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, while the Grünhof Freiburg will be the venue on Sunday for Vitaly’s UX workshop and the warm-up party before the conference.

Conference and Workshop Venue from Sept. 11 to 13

Historisches Kaufhaus
Münsterplatz 24
79098 Freiburg
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Workshop and Warm-up Party Venue on Sunday, Sept. 10

Grünhof Freiburg
Belfortstraße 52
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
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Historical Merchants’ Hall

The historic "Kaufhaus" (Merchants’ Hall, built 1520-30) is the venue for the conference and the workshops from Sept. 11th throughout Sept. 13th.

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.

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 15min 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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