23rd Annual Conference
June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Bavaria/Germany

Useful Information

Useful Information for your journey and your time in Regensburg

Visa Information

EU nationals
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners do require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180-day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.
You will find an overview of countries and a visa requirements, here:

If your stay is no longer than 90 days, you just need a Schengen Visa category C, which is a simplified form and only requires:

  • An invitation letter which you can get from Interplan! (During the Conference Registration)
  • a confirmation of your travel insurance, which covers at least 30.000€
  • the fulfilled application form, which you can download here: (on the right)

With these documents, you can request the Visa at your responsible German diplomatic representative.
The fee is between 35 to 60€.
PLEASE CHECK: AND the website of competent German mission in your homeland!

Transportation within Regensburg

In Regensburg, you can use busses to get from your hotel to the conference location. For more detailed information please visit:
Below are the timetables of the bus routes which connect the city center with the University:

You also can get to the conference location by taxi in about 5-10 minutes from the inner city.
If you need a taxi please call +49 (941) 520 52 or +49 (941) 194 10

Banking & Currency

The German currency is EURO (€). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport. Local banks, where Traveler's Cheques and Eurocheques can be cashed, are open between 9:00 and 16:00 hrs. All major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most German restaurants, shops etc.

Credit Cards

Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and stores, but visitors are always advised to check with the vendor before a purchase is made. Cash machines with 24-hour access are available in many convenient locations.


The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions.

Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.


The electric current is 230V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. European Standard Type C plugs with two round pins are used.

Time Zones

Germany is in the Central European Time (CET) Zone and thus in summer, two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Tax and service charges are included in the cost of all goods and services. Although it is not mandatory, a small tip is expected for good service, especially for food and beverage. As a guideline, add about 10 % to the total bill. Normally, you are expected to leave a cash tip when paying by credit card.