On this page you find information about Saarbrücken and Germany, your venue to the School center, practical information for the school duration.
Visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, permanent residents of a Schengen state, as well as for a series of other countries. If you need a visa a personal invitation letter may be necessary (see annex documents right below), which you may request from the Organizing Committee. Conditions such as the remaining validity of your passport may also apply. Here are some documents to assist you. We leave it under your responsibility that you check that these conditions still hold at the time of your departure.
Saarbrücken is the lively capital of Saarland, at the border of France.
Saarbrucken can be easily reached by train, which we encourage you to consider, to minimize the carbon footprint resulting from your participation in the school. Yet, in some cases this may not be practical. In case you use the plane, consider avoiding taking several flights in a row, as each take-off and landing highly contributes to carbon emissions. Saarbrucken is well connected by train with Frankfurt and Paris airports, and by a 45 min bus drive from Luxembourgh airport.
The youth hostel is in-between Saarbrucken city center and the campus of Saarland university, and can be easily reached by regular bus service or by a 25 minute walk.