The conference takes place at the University of Applied Science in Erfurt. Erfurt and its surroundings have a long history in horticulture, especially in breeding and growth of ornamentals (

Erfurt is the capital and biggest city of the Free State of Thuringia. The city was mentioned for the first time in 742. The ancient city centre with the cathedral “Erfurter Dom” and many other famous sites from the Middle Ages make Erfurt a must-have-seen for foreign tourists visiting Germany.

Neighbouring cities as Weimar and Jena are famous centres of various scientific research institutions and universities. In Weimar, only 15 mins by train from Erfurt, you can visit e.g. the Bauhaus museum as well as the historic houses of Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche and Liszt.

Erfurt is easily accessible from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by a direct train in less than 2.5 hours. Alternatively Erfurt can be reached in the same time with one transfer from the two Berlin international airports, Tegel (TXL) and Schoenefeld (SFX).