Venue and Traveling 2020

The GAMM annual meeting 2020 will be hosted by the University of Kassel.


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The city of Kassel combines urban culture and pure nature: museums, art, culture, sports and leisure activities, mountains, lakes and forests as far as the eye can see. At the same time, Kassel is well-connected to Berlin and Munich, the Rhine region, Hamburg and the Ruhr region.

Kassel is famous for its unique spacious landscapes, especially the riverside meadows known as the Karlsaue and the Fuldaaue, and of course the spectacular Wilhelmshöhe – this is Europe´s largest hillside park and includes a castle, famous art collections and the Hercules statue, the city´s most famous and visible landmark. The Wilhelmshöhe has recently been declared a World Cultural Heritage site. It is also very significant to note that two-thirds of the overall Kassel area is green.

Kassel was the residence and workplace of the renowned Brothers Grimm; the library at which they once worked as librarians now belongs to the university library system. The famous brothers also founded modern German studies through their scientific work, and compiled major parts of their world-famous fairytale collection here in the city of Kassel. Every year the University of Kassel appoints an outstanding writer and German philologist to a Brothers Grimm professorship. Kassel has an international reputation as a city of art, with works ranging from antiquity to the modern period.  Kassel is host to excellent museums and galleries, a School of Art and Design, and of course the “documenta” contemporary art exhibition that takes place here every five years.


Individual tours and day trips can be found in:


Campus Center (CC): The building on the Moritzstrasse forms the new center on the Holländischer Platz. With around 4900 square meters of floor space, it offers six lectures halls with a total of about 2420 seats and six seminar rooms. There are also offices and planty of space for central consulting and service facilities of the University and the student service. It was completed and opened in 2015.




  • Opening
  • Plenary and public lectures
  • Minisymposia
  • Young researcher minisymposia
  • Registration
  • General assembly and Closing












Map of the campus "Holländischer Platz"
A map of the campus can be found here
PDF Map of campus "Holländischer Platz" 
Open street map

 Traveling to the Campus Hollaendischer Platz Kassel

City plans for biking and bike renting

 There are no free parking lots next to the conference venue. You will find parking lots with a fee around the conference venue (Moritzstraße, Mönchebergstraße, Henschelstraße, Gottschalkstraße).




By public transport you can reach the University of Kassel (Holländischer Platz) by a local transportation (Tram, Regiotram and Bus, station "Holländischer Platz") both from the railway station "Kassel Wilhelmshöhe" or the cultural station "Kulturbahnof / Hauptbahnhof". For those arriving by ICE or another express train, it is easier and much faster to stop at the station "Kassel Wilhelmshöhe" and then take the tram lines 1 to get directly to "Holländischer Platz". You can get timetables from the journey planner of the local public transport company (KVG):

KVG Journey Planner