The Fragment in The Digital Age

Practical Information

The conference room offers a lot of space
We are in the lucky position to have a very large auditorium from the time around 1900 with free seating. The whole building is very large, with very wide stairs and corridors, so that we have a lot of space, including an outdoor area for catering.

Arriving by car

Hildesheim is situated directly at the freeway A 7. Coming from the south, please take the exit Hildesheim – No. 62 (coming from the north, you have to pass first exit “Hildesheim-Drispenstedt No. 61) and follow the main road B1 to the centre of Hildesheim.

Arriving by rail

Hildesheim railway station is stop of Germany's high speed train “ICE”. The HAWK is within 5 minutes walking distance from Eastern railway station ("Hildesheim Ostbahnhof").
Deutsche Bahn (journey planning German rail) (online booking possible)
Railway network "ICE" of the German rail

Bus connection from central railway station: Bus route No. 2 (direction "Im Mittelfeld")
Bus stop "HAWK-Campus" (appr. 15 minutes, costs ~ 2,50 €)
Bus route No. 2 (central railway station to HAWK-Campus)
Bus route No. 2 (HAWK-Campus to central railway station)
Day bus map
Please note: From 8:00 p.m., the evening network of routes with other bus lines is valid. A detailed timetable enquiry can be found here.
Taxi (ca. 8 minutes, costs appr. 10,- €)

Arriving by plane

The airport Hannover is about 50 km away, but very small and there is no direct train connection to Hildesheim, you usually have to change train once: about 70 minutes, about 12,00 €). With shuttle service it is 45 minutes, 55,00 € (please book in advance,, Tel.: +49 (0) 511 9772240), with taxi 45 minutes, approx. 80,00 €),

From abroad it is usually much more advisable and convenient to fly to Frankfurt or Berlin and from there take the ICE directly to Hildesheim. Early bookers save at Deutsche Bahn a great deal of money.
Frankfurt: Journey time from Frankfurt airport station approx. three hours, costs for return journey: between approx. 110,- Euro (early booking) and 180,- Euro (flex price). Berlin: Travel time from Berlin main station approx. two hours, costs for return journey: between 80,- Euro (early booking) and 150,- Euro (flex price).


We have booked a limited contingent of rooms with a special rate. This contingent is availabe until 25 March 2021 at Hotel "Ibis Styles", Zingel 26, 31134 Hildesheim (located in the city center).
The rate is  expected to be 66,34 € single room/81,34 € double room, including breakfast, W-Lan, Sky TV and calls into German fixed network.(The rate may vary +/- 5 % from the price stated here, as prices for 2021 have not yet been finally negotiated)
The rooms can be called up under the keyword "Tagung Fragment im Digitalen Zeitalter" by telephone or email.
Tel. +49 (0)5121 9128700, Email:

Price comparison for hotels:

Hildesheim's tourist service portal provides information about accomodation and your stay in Hildesheim. Online bookinig of accomodation is also possible.


We recommend a visit of the both UNESCO world cultural heritage churches St Michael's Church and St Mary's Cathedral with Dommuseum and its medieval cathedral treasure. The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum is known worldwide for its important collection of ancient Egypt and for its special exhibitions.


At this stage of the CORONA pandemic, the conference is fully booked and only free online participation is possible.

Cancellations for live participation are requested by e-mail to They are free of charge until 10 days before the start of the conference. Please understand that in case of later cancellation, the full conference fee has to be paid. However, you are welcome to name a substitute.


Hornemann Institute of the HAWK, Tel. 05121/408-174,