Directions and Accommodation for the 2017 GfA Meeting

This page contains information on how to get to the 12th meeting of the Society for Anthropology (GfA), 18 to 22 September 2017 in Geislingen a. d. Steige (Germany) and where to stay during the meeting.


There will be several events at Geislingen in September 2017, so please arrange for accommodation as early as possible.

Special Arrangements

Until 31 July 2017, rooms are reserved for meeting participants under the keyword „GfA“ at the following hotels and hostels (please indicate your participation at the meeting upon reservation):

These three hotels are connected with the city centre, including the meeting venue, by public transportation. Bus schedules will be made available here and distributed at the conference. Only these three hotels will also be frequented by a shuttle service, organised by the GfA, covering afternoon sessions and evening activities.


Other accommodation options are available and include the following:

Please note that most accommodations are not within easy walking distance.

If you have questions or problems concerning directions and accommodation, please contact Eva Peiker.


By train: Trains from the direction of Ulm and Stuttgart (RE or IRE) stop at the Geislingen train station twice each hour. The Central Bus Station (Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof ZOB) is located directly at the train station of Geislingen. Please check the bus services from the ZOB to the hotels as explained below.

By plane: Stuttgart Airport, then the S-Bahn or train to Geislingen (approx. 1.5 hours).

By car: Both the A8 freeway and B10 road pass through Geislingen. From Stuttgart, please take the exit Mühlhausen. From Munich please take the exit Dornstadt. If you take the A7 freeway, please exit at the highway junction Elchingen, continue your journey on the A8 freeway in the direction to Stuttgart (Exit: Dornstadt).

By bus:

  • Schedule of bus departures (summary)
  • Bus 51: Geislingen Kuchen Gingen (schedule)
  • Bus 55: Geislingen Seebach Bad Überkingen Hausen Unterböhringen (schedule)
  • Bus 56: Geislingen Bad Überkingen Deggingen Bad Ditzenbach Mühlhausen Wiesensteig (schedule)
  • Bus 360: Geislingen Türkheim Aufhausen Merklingen Blaubeuren (schedule)