Venue and accomodation

Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – the 3DMM2O Conference 2020: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems will take place in Schöntal Monastery, Germany, from March 29 to April 2, 2020.

Schöntal Monastery is a former Cistercian abbey (foundation 1157) located in the southern part of Germany between the cities Heilbronn and Bad Mergentheim. It is nestled in a truly idyllic location: on the banks of the winding Jagst River in the district of Hohenlohe.

The abbey church houses the remains of Götz von Berlichingen, central figure of the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Overlooking the Jagst River, the nice baroque architecture with its two big towers and the unique and peaceful location of Schöntal Monastery provide the perfect atmosphere for the conference.

Even though Schöntal Monastery is located in a rural region, the surroundings offer further attractive opportunities for sightseeing and holidays. The cities of Stuttgart and Würzburg are close, but also Frankfurt and Nürnberg are easy to reach. Schwäbisch Hall with its beautiful historic city centre, the palace and garden of Weikersheim or Langenburg Castle are also located in the nearer surrounding area. For all sports enthusiasts, there are nice hiking and cycling trails around the monastery.

For more information about the venue, please click here.


Bildungshaus Kloster Schöntal
Klosterhof 6
74214 Schöntal, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)7943 894 0
Fax: +49 (0)7943-894 100
bildungshaus@kloster-schoental de


Accommodation is provided in the Schöntal Monastery or nearby. It is covered by the registration fee and includes the stay in a single or double room. Some family rooms are available.

The rooms are located in the different parts of the monastery district, some of them directly in the historic abbey, others in the adjacent building and hotels in Schöntal and Jagsthausen.


The conference venue Schöntal Monastery is completely accessible. The conference halls can be reached by lift and without using stairs. Two barrier-free rooms are available. 


Near airports

Frankfurt airport (175km), Nürnberg airport (190km), Stuttgart airport (95 km)

Train & bus

For reaching Schöntal Monastery by public transport, take the train to Möckmühl and then bus 11 from the Möckmühl train station (direction Bieringen/Dörzbach/Krautheim) until you reach the stop Schöntal Kloster.

For more information on connections and timetable inquiries, please see:

For trains: Deutsche Bahn

For bus from Möckmühl to Schöntal: Nahverkehr Hohenlohekreis

Shuttle service

A shuttle bus with specified departure times from Möckmühl train station will be available for transport on the first and last days of the meeting at no extra cost. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. There will be also a free shuttle bus for all participants hosted at the hotel in Jagsthausen.


The Monastery has parking space for visitors, so arrival by car is another comfortable option:

Highway accesses North-South:

A81 Stuttgart-Würzburg (exit Möckmühl), A81 Würzburg-Stuttgart (exit Osterburken)

Highway accesses East-West:

A6 Nuremberg-Mannheim (exit Neuenstein), A6 Mannheim-Nuremberg – Weinsberg intersection to A81 (exit Möckmühl)