Conference venue

Greifswald is surrounded by reeds. Along the Baltic coast, the inland lake shores and the streams in ice marginal valleys, thick peat deposits illustrate the lasting relation of reeds with the land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Therefore, also peatland studies have a history of 200 years in Greifswald. Over the last 20 years research focussed i.a. on peatland restoration and sustainable peatland utilisation.

The Hanseatic city of Greifswald

The city of Greifswald, situated in northeastern Germany at the Baltic Sea coast, is a founding member of the Hanseatic League of Towns. It is situated amidst extensive forests, peatlands, and lakes, including seven national parks and biosphere reserves and many large restoration projects. The market square with its medieval churches offers the visitor one of the most beautiful Northern German market place ensembles.

Host institution

The Greifswald Mire Centre is the interface between science, policy and practice in all peatland related questions – locally and globally. It unites some 50 peatland experts in one place. Partners in the Greifswald Mire Centre are the University of Greifwald, the Michael Succow Foundation and DUENE e.V. The Greifswald Mire Centre offers science-based solutions for social challenges related to peatlands such as climate protection, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

General information

Universität Greifswald
Website of the University of Greifswald

Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald
Website of the Hanseatic city of Greifswald

Touristeninformation Greifswald
Website of the tourist information of Greifswald

Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Website of the tourism association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


We suggest to arrive to Greifswald by train. The fastest possiblities are ICE trains. Please avoid unnecessary flights.

By train ~ 2.5 h from Berlin or 3.25 h from Hamburg.

By bus there are long-distance bus lines from Berlin and Hamburg to Greifswald. Please search for Fernbus Greifswald.

By car ~250 km via A10/A20 from Berlin or Hamburg.

By airplane via Berlin or Hamburg.

Hotels and Apartments

The availability of accommodation during the conference week in Greifswald is getting limited. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible. You can use the attached form and contact Greifswald Information ( for your reservations. Form.

You may also use your favourite booking service, e.g.