IDO World Ballet, Modern and Jazz Championships 2016

Getting there and shuttle services

Wetzlar is located in the heart of Germany, hardly one hour drive from Frankfurt Airport. For our guests and dancers from all over the world, Wetzlar may easily be reached by different means of transportation. On this page we provide some helpful information for all visitors.

Coach Services from/to Frankfurt Airport
Nations, participating in our World Champs with a large team, might require a shuttle service from Frankfurt Airport to their hotel and back.

We recommend two different companies, having the required capacities to facilitate transportation to large teams and with large pieces of luggage. We ask those teams to contact the companies directly, using the email addresses indicated:

Gimmler Reisen, Wetzlar
Telefon: +49 6441 – 90100

Gimmler Reisen have lots of different vehicles, also suitable for smaller groups. Payment can be made by credit cards as well as by bank transfer.

Sippel Bus, Frankfurt
Telefon: +49 6122 – 95500

Sippel Bus have coaches for more than 30 persons only. Payment can be made by credit cards as well as by bank transfer.

Getting Around in Wetzlar – Citybus Wetzlar

During the period of our Worlds, all dancers are intitled to use Citybus Wetzlar free of charge at any time. Citybus Wetzlar allows comfortable commuting between Wetzlar city centre, the venue and your hotel in Wetzlar.

Citybus departs all 30 minutes:
Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm
Saturday from 10am to 3pm
(Last departure at 6:40pm or 2:40pm respectively)
Please be aware: Citybus has a capacity of appr. 30 seats, meaning it is not suitable for the transport of large groups of people at the same time.
The routing of Citybus Wetzlar is shown in this map:

Wetzlar by foot – Sightseeing included

The city of Wetzlar including Rittal Arena may easily be explored by foot. The pedestrial area starts right across the main station, located close to Rittal Arena.
Please refer to the city may to get an overview about Wetzlar and the many spots of interest:

Travel to Wetzlar by public transport (Bus/Rail)

Situated at Wetzlar Train Station (beside Wetzlar Forum - a shopping mall), Rittal Arena is directly linked with cities like Frankfurt, Giessen, Kassel and Limburg. Detailled information can be found at Deutschen Bahn.
Stadthallen Wetzlar is located in the upper Old Town. You find a car park and bus stops in close distance. Access by public transportation system

Travel to Wetzlar by individual car/coach

Wetzlar can be reached by using the following German motorways:
A 45 Dortmund - Hanau
Exits Wetzlar-Nord / Wetzlar-Ost / Wetzlar-Süd
A 3 Köln – Frankfurt
Exit Limburg-Nord, connect to B 49
A 5 Kassel – Frankfurt (via Reiskirchener Dreieck)
Frankfurt – Kassel (via Gambacher Kreuz/A 45)
Overview about travelling to Wetzlar by car/coach:

Parking in Wetzlar/at the venues

Stadthalle Wetzlar (competitions on October 23 and 24) has an own car park.

In direct neighbourhood of Rittal Arena (competitions as of October 25) you may find the shopping mall "Forum Wetzlar" – their parking facilities may be used by our visitors as well.

Here you may find an overview of all parking facilities in Wetzlar:

For teams arriving with their own travel coach, we provide limited parking for coaches close to the venue. Please advice in advance.

Stadthallen Wetzlar Rittal Arena Wetzlar   Sportland Hessen

 Schwarz Rot Club e.V. Wetzlar Deutscher Tanzsportverband e.V The Actiondance Federation of Germany International Dance Organization