Feb 6 – 10, 2017
Waldthausen Castle near Mainz
Europe/Berlin timezone

Visitor Information


Kindly be informed that all participants are responsible for their Visa themselves. For information on visa regulations, please visit the Federal Foreign Office Website or contact the German embassy in your country.

If you need any official letters, confirmations etc. in order to apply for your visa, please do not hesitate to contact the MITP Guest Relation Team.


MITP will organize and assume the costs for local housing in Mainz for accepted participants. Housing will be conveniently located in Mainz near the campus so that participants can easily commute via public transportation.

If you have any special needs like travelling with family or in case you will stay in Mainz only during the week and plan to spend the weekend somewhere else, please inform the MITP Guest Relation Team in advance.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance will be issued on request. Please refer to the MITP Guest Relation Team.

Absence during your stay at the MITP

If you plan to be away from the MITP for more than 24 hours (during the week), please notify one of the staff members of your intended absence. Absences from the MITP will affect your housing, so it is very important that you discuss any absences with the MITP Guest Relation Team.


International country code Germany: +49

Mainz area code: 06131 (without "0" when calling from outside Germany)

Car Rentals

There are a variety of car rentals in Mainz or Frankfurt Airport.


  • Wochenkarte (Seven-Day Ticket): This ticket is valid on 7 consecutive days for Mainz and Wiesbaden. It is only available at the MVG office near the main station (Bahnhofsplatz 6a) or at the ticket machines.

  • Tageskarte (Day Ticket): Perfect for day trips. Hop on and off as often as you like. Valid until 4 am of the following day. Ticket available at ticket machines or from the driver.

For schedules and more information see: Website of Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG)


Mainz Taxi call: +49 6131 910910

Emergency calls

Ambulance: 112
Fire department: 112
Police: 110


Police headquarters Mainz
Valenciaplatz 2
55118 Mainz
+49 6131 65-0

For general medical assistance

For medical assistance you can consult any resident doctor during his or her consultation-hour.

Ärztliche Bereitschaftspraxis (on-duty medical unit)
An der Goldgrube 11
55131 Mainz
+49 6131 1617
Behind Vinzenzkrankenhaus, they start work on Friday afternoon around 3 pm and are responsible during the weekend. They do speak English and they can make prescriptions.

Dental emergency services
Call any resident dentist or +49 1805 666160 for emergencies after hours.


University Medical Center
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz
General office: +49 6131 17-0
Poison control center: +49 6131 19240 

St. Vincenz and Elisabeth Hospital
An der Goldgrube 11
55131 Mainz
General office: +49 6131 575-0

Sightseeing in and around Mainz

For information on tourism in and around Mainz, please visit the website of the tourist service center:

Website of mainzplus CITYMARKETING