Visa Requirements

Non EU-citizens: given current changes in visa systems, please check if travel from outside the Schengen area to Germany
requires visa. If letters of invitation are needed let us know.


For us, free software is part of a broader philosophy of thinking in eco-systemic terms – live, work and consume in ways that support living wages, foster cooperation, and contribute to minimizing our environmental footprint. As local organizers of LGM 2019, we adopt a „zero waste“ approach, integrating whatever measures can help us make this happen. However, there is only so much that can be done locally – decisions regarding travel play a major role in that effort. If there is a choice between modes of transportation, we encourage you to choose the one with lower environmental impact. Depending on the outcome of our sponsorship efforts, we might even be able to cover CO2-compensation measures ( ) for those who receive travel stipends – stay tuned for updates.


By train:

The main station is Saarbruecken Hauptbahnhof (Saarbruecken Hbf, Am Hauptbahnhof 4, 66111 Saarbruecken) and is on the European high-speed rail network:

– Frankfurt > Saarbruecken 2,5 hrs
– Paris > Saarbruecken 2 hrs
– Strasbourg > Saarbruecken 2 hrs.


By bus:

Multiple bus lines offer trips to Saarbruecken, the long-distance bus station is 20 mins from the conference venue.
(ZOB – Zentraler Omnnibus Bahnhof, Dudweilerstrasse 98, 66111 Saarbruecken)


You can fly into the following airports:

Frankfurt International
Frankfurt Hahn


Local Transportation:

Saarbruecken is a walkable city, but we hope to be able to offer a discounted pass for participants for use in local buses and trams throughout the event. Click here for a trip planner that will allow you to map (and visualize) your way across the city:.