General information

This web-site provides information on the following items

1. Date and duration - 2. Conference fee - 3. Accommodation - 4. Accompanying persons - 5. Travel - 6. Non-scientific program - 7. Registration - 8. Payment - 9. Deadlines

1. Date and duration

STC2001 starts on Sunday, 23 September 2001 with the opening of conference office and registration desk at 15.00 h and an informal meeting at 20.00 h. It ends after lunch at 13.30 h on Thursday, 27 September 2001. Official travel days are September 23 for arrival and September 27 for departure.

2. Conference fee

The full conference fee is 110.- DM, reduced to 55.- DM for students. The fee includes the costs for the Book of Abstracts and other printed matter.

No conference fee is charged to accompanying persons.

3. Accommodation

Participants will be accommodated at the House of the Church / Haus der Kirche - Evangelical Academy Baden and nearby hotels in Bad Herrenalb . The conference venue has 93 rooms, of which 86 are for single room occupancy and 7 double rooms. All rooms have showers/WC, a desk, TV connection (televisions can be rented at the reception) and telephone.

In the registration forms, space is provided for listing preferred partners sharing the apartments/rooms.

Categories and prices

Prices in DM per day for full board Single Room Double Room
Haus der Kirche      115,-      110,-
Nearby standard hotels
(Fidelitas, Hotel Kull, Kühler Brunnen)
ca. 125,- ca. 120,-
Nearby comfort hotels
(Treff-Hotel, Landhaus Marion)
ca. 145,- ca. 140,-

Full board includes : breakfast, lunch buffet (including vegetarian dish), evening buffet (warm and cold), refreshments and snacks during coffee breaks.
Note that lunch and evening buffet are in the Haus der Kirche for all participants.

Reduction for half board (if requested) : DM 16,- per day

4. Accompanying persons

The hotel arrangements listed in item 3 are also appliable to accompanying persons. In case of accompanying children under 12, please contact the organisers as soon as possible for an efficient handling of the accomodation (

5. Travel

Arrival by car

Electronic map : WEB.DE Routenplaner

Road map

The road map shows the main routes to Bad Herrenalb. A more detailed map is also available.

From the North : motorway A 5, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, direction Basel, exit Karlsruhe Rüppurr / Ettlingen / Bad Herrenalb.

From the South : motorway A 5, Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg, direction Frankfurt, exit Karlsruhe Rüppurr / Ettlingen / Bad Herrenalb. (other route)

From the East : motorway A 8, München, Stuttgart, direction Karlsruhe, exit Karlsbad / Langensteinbach / Bad Herrenalb. (other route)

Through the Alb valley to Bad Herrenalb. In the town centre, left direction Dobel / Pforzheim. Past the Catholic church on the left hand side and follow the road another 100 yards. The Haus der Kirche - Evangelische Akademie Baden is on the left hand side.

From Pforzheim / Calw via Dobel and from Baden Baden via Gernsbach / Loffenau to Herrenalb. There are car parks above the conference venue on the right hand side.

Arrival by plane

Nearest airports :

The main train station of Karlsruhe is easily reachable from both airports by train (more details are listed at next item).

Arrival by train

Electronic timetables:

German Rail

Public transportation in Baden-Württemberg

Train to Karlsruhe, then with the local tram S1 from Karlsruhe main station to Bad Herrenalb via Ettlingen, every hour between 6 and 24 o'clock. Another possibility is by bus from Pforzheim, Baden Baden or Wildbad / Calw. From Bad Herrenalb station it takes approximately 10 mins. by foot or by taxi.

6. Non-scientific program

Two alternative excursions will be organised on Tuesday afternoon (duration from 14.30 - 18.30h approx.):

The fee for either excursion is 25.-DM and should be payed together with the conference fee.

Tourist information is available on the following sites: Bad , Bad , Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Northern Black Forest, Black Forest or Castles in Baden-Württemberg.

Information on (private) bike tours from Bad Herrenalb : 1.Through the Albtal (in German) 2.Adventure tour along the Alb (in German)

Weather forecast

7. Registration

Important note: Due to space limitations in the Haus der Kirche the total number of participants will be restricted to about 240. Please register early to ensure your participation!

Please note that the symposium is booked out! Incoming registrations will be put on a waiting list and be further proceed later, if existing registrations are cancelled. Please do not pay the registration fee unless you receive explicit request to do so (beyond the automated response).

Online registration is strongly encouraged. Please use the following electronic registration form.

You will receive an automatic e-mail acknowledgement of your registration.

Registration by postal or e-mail is also possible. You may download the registration form in ascii text format regbypost.txt . Print and complete it, and send it by postal mail to the following address :

Institut für Theoretische Chemie
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
D-69120 Heidelberg

or send it as an e-mail to

8. Payment

Payment of the conference fee must be made by money transfer upon registration (DM 110,- regular, DM 55,- for students). Your payment should also include the amount due (25.- DM) for the excursion on Tuesday afternoon, if you wish to participate. The total amount due will appear on the confirmation form. Please transfer the sum free of charges for the recipient to the following account:

BW-Bank Heidelberg
BLZ : 672 200 20 (German bank ID)
Account No. : 5302787600
Swift-Code : BWBKDE6S672 (for international bank transfer)
Recipient : Dr H. Köppel, Univ. Heidelberg
Comment : TC-Symposium 2001, Sachauftrag 7203961

Accomodation charges (including meals) are to be paid separately to the Haus der Kirche. Please note that the charges are due to the Haus der Kirche also if you have accomodation in one of the nearby hotels. The precise amount and the address of your hotel (if applicable) will appear in a letter of confirmation which will be sent during the month of August.

9. Deadlines

Please observe the following deadlines :

In the case of further question, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers (