The 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves will be held in Mainz, Germany, on September 1 - 6, 2013, at the Congress Center Mainz (Rheingoldhalle), which is said to be located in the heart of Europe. It is situated in the city centre of Mainz on the Rhine, 20 minutes from the Rhine-Main international airport.

How to get there

By train from Frankfurt Airport
The train from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz (Rheingoldhalle) takes about 30 to 40 minutes. On the webpage of the Deutsche Bahn (click here) use "FRA FrankfurtAirport" for departure and "Rheingoldhalle/Rathaus, Mainz" for destination to get your schedule. Pleas take note of the special offer, which you can find below!

From the A3 motorway
At the Wiesbadener Kreuz in the direction of Wiesbaden A66, take the Mainz-Kastel exit in the direction of Mainz Zentrum, through Mainz-Kastel straight over the Theodor Heuss Bridge, in the direction of Innenstadt Mainz.
From the A63 motorway - Kreuz Mainz
From the A60 in the direction of Mainz, take the Mainz Weisenau/ Innenstadt exit in the direction of the Innenstadt – continue straight ahead (approximately 4 km).
From the A60 (coming from Bingen)
At the Dreieck Mainz take the exit to the A643 in the direction of Mainz-Mombach, through the Mombacher Kreisel – straight ahead towards Innenstadt (approx. 3.5 km).
From the A5 motorway - Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt
Take the A3 at the Frankfurter Kreuz (past the airport); take the Mönchhofdreieck exit in the direction of Rüsselsheimer Dreieck, get on the A60 motorway, then take the Mainz-Weisenau/ Innenstadt exit; go in the direction of the Innenstadt – continue straight ahead (approximately 4 km).

Public transportation special offers

The Deutsche Bahn is offering a special event ticket. Click here for details.

Lufthansa invites you and your travel companions to benefit from special fares and conditions in First, Business and Economy class. Details can be found here.


A list of selected hotels for the conference can be found here. The following map shows their location.

Please feel free to choose a hotel from the list according to your individual needs. Your hotel booking can be done together with your registration to the meeting.