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At SmashingConf, we always strive to host events in the most memorable of venues. In Freiburg, our home will be the magnificent “Kaufhaus” – a stunning, historical venue that blows our audience away every year. The Kaufhaus will also be home to our workshops on Wednesday.

Conference and Workshops

Historisches Kaufhaus
Münsterplatz 24
79098 Freiburg
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Jam Sessions and the Party

Belfortstraße 52,
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
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Historical Merchants’ Hall

The “Historisches Kaufhaus” (Historic Merchants’ Hall, built 1520-30) is the venue for the conference and the workshops from Sept. 5th throughout Sept. 7th.

It is a symbol of the importance of trade in medieval Freiburg. The municipal market, customs and financial administration building is identified as a center of trade by its arcades hall. Its façade is decorated with coats of arms and statues indicating the city’s links with the House of Habsburg.

The beautiful ambience of the Historical Merchants’ Hall underlines our goal to create something special for you.

#smashingconf Freiburg is about to start in its wonderful location beside the Freiburg Münster.


While Freiburg is a small town - there are still a few hotels to choose from. Below are some of our favorites near the conference venue. Once you have bought your ticket, please do not wait too long to book your room since hotels tend to sell out quickly.

Motel One

Motel One

Friedrichring 1
79098 Freiburg
Phone +49-761-8977690
4 stars

Pricing: from €79,00


Clarion Hirschen Hotel

Breisgauer Straße 47
79110 Freiburg
Phone +49-761-8977690
4 stars

Pricing: from €108,00


Hotel Rappen

Münsterplatz 13
79098 Freiburg
Phone +49-761-31 35 3
3 stars

Pricing: from €129,00


Best Western Victoria

Eisenbahnstraße 54
79098 Freiburg
Phone +49-761-207340
4 stars

Pricing: from €125,00


Getting into Freiburg

By Plane

Basel, Switzerland.
The closest airport is the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg which is 60km away and has many great (and affordable) Easyjet connections. From there, you take the Flixbus, which needs appr. 50 minutes to get into “Freiburg Hauptbahnhof” (Freiburg Train Station), and from there it’s just a 15 min walk to the venue.

Frankfurt, Germany.
Frankfurt Airport is the biggest airport in Germany and has hundreds of international direct flights available. You can take the train from there (“Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof”) which brings you in approximately 2 hours to Freiburg’s central station.

Zürich, Switzerland.
If you want to get into Freiburg via Zürich Airport, there’s also a great Flixbus connection available. The bus needs 2h to get into Freiburg and has WiFi available.

By Train

The central station in Freiburg is a 15 minute walk away from the conference venue and the workshop venue. Freiburg lies within the network of the European railway system and is well accessible by rail from all directions, e.g. 40 minutes from Basel or 2 hours from Frankfurt. Check the Deutsche Bahn website for more details.


Freiburg has a huge amount of parking areas and parking garages, most of them in walking distance of the conference and workshop venues. Check Google Maps for more details.

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