The Hornberg Castle is located to the south-west of Germany. This region is better known as the Black Forest. The castle is surrounded by a beautifully wooded landscape and has an ancient ruin nearby. It also has a marvelous view over the romantic Gutachtal Valley and the town of Hornberg. The castle also acts as hotel and will provide accommodation for the participants. Hotel booking can be done via the Registration form from the event.


As part of the social program of the 9th SOLLAB, the participants will have the opportunity to take part in a real "knights' tournament" and try out different activities such as archery, lance piercing and even cow milking. These activities will take place at the end of the Doctoral Colloquium. During the Summer School there will also be a "medieval dinner” at the castle. Therefore, be prepared for a journey to the 15th century!

By plane: The airports of Strasbourg (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Stuttgart (Germany) are approximately the same distance from Hornberg. From there, you can travel either by car or by train as described below.

By train: The town of Hornberg has a train station, which can be reached by local trains. For train connections, please click here.

By car: From Strasbourg take the B33 to Offenburg. From Basel take the A5 to Freiburg. From Stuttgart take the A81 to Rottweil.

The Hornberg Castle is located about 1.5 km away from the town of Hornberg. For pickup service from the train station, please send us an email with your arrival time and number of passengers to

Auf dem Schlossberg 1
78132 Hornberg, Germany