In 2017, STAF will be hosted at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Marburg is located in the heart of Germany, one train-hour to the north of Frankfurt. Its population of 72,000 is made up of 25,000 students and 7,500 university employees, rendering it a typical “university town”. As one of Germany’s oldest universities, founded in 1527, Uni Marburg looks back on a long and rich history. Traditionally focused on the humanities, Uni Marburg has recently gained momentum in science and technology, notably in the medical, nano, and material sciences. Touristic hot spots such as the castle and the beautiful old town Oberstadt with its numerous bars and restaurants make Marburg highly attractive for a visit.

Arrival by public transportation

Starting from Frankfurt airport (Flughafen), Marburg can be arrived by train via one intermediate stop, Frankfurt main station (Hauptbahnhof). The complete trip takes about one hour and 20 minutes. Trains to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof leave frequently from the airport’s regional station (Regionalbahnhof). From Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, about one train per hour goes to Marburg. Tickets for the entire trip can be bought physically at the ticket machines at the platform, or digitally using the RMV app (for Android or iPhone). For full travel plans and up-to-date travelling information, visit RMV.