11th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Philipps-Universitšt Marburg, Germany, MARCH 30 - APRIL 2 2012
Elisabeth Kirche Schloss



The University town of Marburg is around 80km north of Frankfurt, clustering on the slopes of the Lahn valley crowned by the amazing castle. The stunning picturesque town is filled with a maze of narrow streets and beautiful medieval buildings. 


In order to accommodate everyone for the welcome reception we had to change the venue from the Old University to the Hörsaalgebäude, the same site where the conference will take place. However, you still have a chance to see the Old University if you participate in one of the guided tours on April 2 or if you ask a member of the local Organizing Committee to take you there during one of the lunch breaks. 


If you have registered for the guided tour you will be able to sign up for one of the following tours on-site:
The Church of St Elizabeth (cost of admission extra)
The Assembly Hall of the Old University (cost of admission extra)
Tour through the Old Town


The Conference Dinner will be held at Marburg Castle, which rises on the river Lahntal west of the city center. The castle was the residence of the Landgraves of Hessen from the 13th century to the 17th century. With stunning grounds and an impressive collection of medieval artifacts you can still see the original paving in the chapel.

The conference dinner is now sold out


Restaurant “Zur Sonne”

Markt 14 35037, Marburg Tel. 0 64 21/1 71 90

The restaurant was founded in 1569. It is located in the middle of the historical town center in the market place. They offer you typical German and regional specialties in a historical atmosphere. You can also enjoy your food on the terrace, if the weather is fine.

Restaurant “Hostaria del Castello”

Markt 19 35037, Marburg Tel. 0 64 21/2 58 84

This restaurant is also located in the market place. They offer you exclusive Italian specialties in a romantic atmosphere.

Weinstube “ Weinlädle” (Wine tavern)

Schlosstreppe 1 35037, Marburg Tel. 0 64 21/1 42 44

The “Weinlädle” is located at the brink of the market place. From here you have a nice view of the town hall. In the comfortable atmosphere you can drink a cool beer or eat German specialties like “Maultaschen” or “Flammkuchen”.

Restaurant “Kostbar”

Barfüsser Str. 7 35037, Marburg Tel. 0 64 21/1 61 170

Small but nice. Here you find selected meals in a modern atmosphere. In summer you can dine in the sun.

Restaurant “Auflauf”

Steinweg 1 35037, Marburg Tel. 0 64 21/6 81 34 3

Eat – drink – enjoy with a nice view over the river Lahn to the Spiegelslustturm. A friendly bright restaurant with a casual atmosphere.