Venue & Travel


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IDA 2020 will take place near Lake Constance, in the town of Konstanz (Germany). The conference venue is the Bodenseeforum and is located very close to the lake, right on the River Rhine.

Bodenseeforum is a relatively new building in Konstanz in the Petershausen area of town. The Rhine separates the old town from Petershausen and is easily reached either on foot or by taking a bus. Konstanz has roughly 83,000 inhabitants and borders Switzerland. Maybe extend your stay in Konstanz and take the chance to bike around the lake, or go and visit the nearby Swiss Alps!

Reichenaustr. 21
78467 Konstanz


There are several hotels close to the Bodenseeforum. As IDA 2020 is taking place at the beginning of the tourist season, it’s a good idea to reserve your room well in advance. Konstanz is a popular tourist destination, and hotels tend to book up quickly.

Travel Information

By plane: Zurich airport is the closest and easiest. Just 45 minutes by car

By train: Trains leave Zurich airport every 30 minutes for Konstanz, arriving at the main station. Take another local train on to Petershausen station to get closer to Bodenseeforum or your hotel

By bus: the 13/4 town bus takes you from the main station to Bodenseeforum. The no. 6 bus is an alternative to get to the hotels listed here. This bus leaves the main station every 10 minutes.

By car: there is a large car park opposite Bodenseeforum

By bike: if you fancy biking along the lake or Rhine during your stay in Konstanz, there is a bike rental station next to Bodenseeforum

By foot: from the main station, it is a 30 minute, pleasant walk to the conference venue