Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU)
Department of Data Science (DDS)
Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship


How to get to Erlangen?

From Nürnberg airport you might get:

  • By taxi. The best choice. Expect to pay: 35 EUR – 40 EUR aprox. for one trip (Duration: 15 mins.)
  • By bus. Take Bus Nº 30.
    Frequency: 20-30 mins. Expect to pay: 02 EUR – 04 EUR (Duration: 30 mins.)

    Tickets for local public transportation can be purchased at the Customer Service Offices of the transportation companies or from ticket machines at major stops.

How to get to our FAU DCN-AvH Chair office?

From the main train station (in the center of Erlangen) you can get to the offices of our Chair at Cauerstrasse:

  • By taxi. Expect to pay: 15 EUR – 20 EUR aprox. for one trip, from the center to the DDS – Department of Data Science (Duration: 10-15 mins.)
  • By bike/car. Coming by bike/car? In front of the building you will find a huge parking lot available! (Directions on Google maps)
  • By foot. Distance: 4Kms. approx. from the downtown to our building. Expect to walk: 45 mins.
  • By bus. Take Bus Nº 287 or Nº 293.
    The bus ride rides from the main bus station (Bahnhofsplatz 1, city center)
    Go off the bus at “Erwin-Rommel-Strasse” station.
    The bus arrives at the DDS – Department of Data Science (Southern campus)
    Frequency: 20 – 30 mins. Expect to pay: 02 EUR – 02.50 EUR (Duration: 25 – 30mins.)

    9 EUR ticket (month) for public transport: valid all over Germany (regional trains only, no IC/ICE) during June, July and August 2022.

    You can buy the 9 EUR ticket: online, at the VGN office in Goethestrasse and at train station.

    More info:

    See more details on bus information:

Quick links

Internet access

Signing-in by eudoram (use your home institution’s credentials).

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Public holidays

All shops and businesses are closed on (make sure doing your shopping on time):

  • January 1st: New Year’s day
  • January 6th: Epiphany
  • April 15th: Good Friday
  • April 18th: Easter Monday
  • May 1st: Labour day
  • May 26th: Ascension of Christ
  • June 6th: Whitsun Monday
  • June 16th: Corpus Christi
  • August 15th: Assumption Day
  • October 3rd: Day of German Unity
  • November 1st: All Saint’s day
  • December 25th: Christmas day
  • December 26th: 2nd. Christmas day

Semester and Lecture periods

  • Semester duration: October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 (Winter) | April 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 (Summer)
  • Lecture period: October 18, 2021 to February 11, 2022 (Winter) | April 25, 2022 to July 29, 2022 (Summer)
    * no lectures: December 24, 2021 to January 5, 2022 | June 7, 2022

Saving energy

  • Cut the power at the socket when you do not use electrical appliances; do not leave appliances on stand-by
  • Take short showers instead of long hot baths (maybe install a water-saving shower head)
  • Wash clothes at lower temperatures (use the dryer only in bad weather)
  • Reduce the heating temperature in your home by one degree (will hardly be noticed but saves a lot)

Enjoy Erlangen!


Based on good experiences we can recommend the following hotels in Erlangen.

*Special FAU conditions might apply, feel free to ask directly at the hotel


For longer stays, an apartment with a kitchen or kitchenette is ideal:

Average rental rates per month in our area:

• Furnished room with shared kitchen/bathroom: approx. 350 to 500 EUR

• Furnished 1-bedroom (single)-apartment: approx. 500 to 800 EUR

• Furnished 2-bedroom-flat: approx. 900 to 1,100 EUR

• Furnished 3-bedroom-flat: approx. 1,400 to 1,700 EUR

• Furnished house: approx. 1,600 to 3,000 EUR


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