Venue, confidentiality, and more

The International Titisee Conferences (ITCs) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) take place at Treschers Schwarzwaldhotel in Titisee, a small village located on a picturesque lake of the same name in Germany’s scenic Black Forest region. The conference begins on Wednesday with a get-together and dinner, and ends on Sunday morning after breakfast. Due to the concept and the purpose of the ITCs, participants are obliged to be present for the whole conference. The BIF will arrange and cover room and board for the entire duration of the ITC. It will also reimburse the scientists' travel expenses. Attendance or company of spouses/family members is not possible.

Hotel and venue

At the ITCs, everything happens in one place:

Treschers Schwarzwaldhotel am See
Seestrasse 10
79822 Titisee

Telephone: +49 7651 80 50 (reception hours: 24/7) (hotel) (village)

Where to go

We recommend that participants coming from abroad fly to Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt (Main), Germany. For participants arriving from the United Kingdom, France or Italy, the airport in Basel, Switzerland, could be an alternative.

  • When flying to Frankfurt Airport, upon arrival, take the train to Titisee via Freiburg (Breisgau). There are two railway stations within walking distance of Terminal 1 of the airport. Please follow the signs indicating “Fernbahnhof" (long distance trains). The trains to Titisee via Freiburg (Breisgau) run every hour and the journey takes approximately three hours. You will have to change at Freiburg (Breisgau) to a local train. Please refer to “By train”, below.

    On your return journey, when leaving from Frankfurt Airport please ensure that your flight does not depart Frankfurt before 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. Even with the earliest train, you will otherwise not have enough time to reach the airport and pass through the security checks, particularly when flying overseas. Please be sure to select a train connection that stops at "Frankfurt (M) Flughafen", which is the railway station directly within Terminal 1 of the airport.
  • When flying to Basel Airport, please exit to the Mulhouse (France) side. From there, take the shuttle bus (Freiburger Reisedienst) directly from the airport to Freiburg (Breisgau). Buses depart regularly and the journey takes about 50 minutes. In Freiburg, take the local train to Titisee. Please refer to “By train”, below.

All major connections to Titisee run via the Freiburg (Breisgau) main station. From there, please take the local train to Titisee (about 40 min). Note that there are two similarly named destinations, so please be sure to book your ticket to "Titisee Bahnhof, Titisee-Neustadt". In the train, the correct stop will usually be announced simply as "Titisee". The railway station is within walking distance (5 min) of the hotel. If you need to use the hotel shuttle service from the station, please let us know your time of arrival.

If you return home via Frankfurt Airport, please be sure to select a connection that stops at "Frankfurt (M) Flughafen", which is the railway station directly within Terminal 1 of the airport.

The easiest way to book your train tickets is through the website of Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn.

For driving directions, please refer to an online route planner, such as Google Maps.

The address is Seestrasse 10, 79822 Titisee, Germany.

Free parking is available at the hotel. When entering the car park, please take a ticket. It will be validated without charge at the reception desk. If you prefer, you can also book a spot in the hotel garage for approx. 15 euros per day. Please contact the hotel directly ahead of your stay.

Can we help you?

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Iris Bodenbender, who will be happy to provide you with any information you require.

Confidentiality policy

The aim of the ITCs is to encourage open exchange and in-depth discussions, in particular with respect to unpublished data and concepts. This special character of the ITCs requires that participants’ data and contributions remain confidential.

Participants are free to use any information that they receive for their own purposes under the following conditions:

  • Any and all presentations must be regarded as personal communications and may not be referenced without the written consent of the presenting or quoted individual, and with acknowledgement in any paper.
  • No presentations or discussions may be recorded, and no presentations may be photographed (e.g. using a mobile phone). If you would like to obtain copies of slides, please ask the presenter directly.
  • It is not permitted to tweet, blog, or otherwise publish online the contents of any ITC.
  • A list of participants will be published on the BIF’s website. If you do not wish to be named on the website, please contact the BIF directly.

Participation in an ITC implies one’s acknowledgement and acceptance of these conditions.