The symposium will be held at the “Altes Kurhaus” in Bad Reichenhall in Bavaria, Germany. Bad Reichenhall was founded as a salt mining town, first mentioned in 1323. In 1820 it became a spa. Today Bad Reichenhall’s combination of modern resort facilities, leisure activities and sightseeing attractions characterizes it as one of the leading European spas. It is located at the northern slopes of the Alpes, only 15 km from Salzburg.

Bad Reichenhall has a large pedestrian area (all points of interest are within walking distance), many hotels and guest houses (all categories), fully licensed casino, cable car to the Predigtstuhl mountain top, many restaurants and pubs, public swimming pool, large Spa garden, mild climate.


By car:
Via motorway “Autobahn A8” between Munich and Salzburg/Austria, exit “Bad Reichenhall”, distance from Munich Airport ca. 150 km, car parking available at most hotels, central public parking is restricted

By plane:
Via Salzburg Airport, distance to Bad Reichenhall ca. 15 km by bus, S-Bahn or taxi (taxi fare less than € 30)

By train:
Within Germany Deutsche Bahn (DB) Intercity (IC) connections to “Freilassing” or “Salzburg”, change train to “Bad Reichenhall”

The Bad Reichenhall city center between Spa garden (with “Altes Kurhaus” and “Rotunde”) and most of the recommended hotels are located within the pedestrian area (see map). However, all use of local busses within Bad Reichenhall and suburbs is included in the hotel accommodation.

Bad Reichenhall City Map

Registration Desk

The registration desk in the conference centre will be open on Sunday 7 June 2009 between 16:00 and 21:00 hrs. During the conference it will be open every day from 8:00 hrs until the last lecture of the day.


The local Organizing Committee has made block reservations with special rates at the following hotels:

***** Hotel Axelmannstein
Telefone: +49 (0) 8651 777475

**** Park Hotel Luisenbad
Telefone: +49 (0) 8651 6040

**** Hotel Residenz Bavaria
Telefone: +49 (0) 8651 7760

**** Hotel Golden Tulip
Telefone: +49 (0) 8651 76330

Please note that these special rates are for a limited number of rooms and on a first come, first serve policy
All bookings should be made as early as possible to secure those rates given above with reference to the ESA Symposium 2009
All bookings have to be made directly with the hotels, weekly rates or other specials can be asked for.

There are many other *** (or lower) hotels within walking distance of the Altes Kurhaus. For further accommodation options, please contact the Tourist Information Office of Bad Reichenhall at info@bad-reichenhall.de (www.bad-reichenhall.de).