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The KRDB research centre in the faculty of Engineering of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is situated in the charming town of Bozen-Bolzano in South Tyrol at the heart of the Dolomites – the pink mountains of the Alps. The nature around the city is a tourist haven for people interested in hiking in the mountains, mountain climbers, biking along the valley and in winter skiing brings millions of tourists to the area. The city is trilingual between the major languages Italian and German and the minority language Ladin. Due to the large degree of tourism in the city, the majority of the population also speaks English. The colourful medieval, Gothic and Belle Epoque buildings, with their stepped gables, turrets and attractively faded frescoes, have a north European feel. Yet the main commercial street feels Mediterranean, and at Piazza delle Erbe, described with pleasure by Goethe in his Italian Journey, the two flavours meet. Some of the cosiest bars and cafes are hidden behind the stalls of fruit and flowers, spices and cheeses. Bolzano is also the home of Ötzi the Iceman; found in melting glacier ice in 1991 he is one of the oldest human mummies at roughly 5000 years.

How to reach us

The KRDB research centre is in the city centre of Bozen-Bolzano in South Tyrol. Bozen-Bolzano is on the main arterial road between Austria/Germany and Italy and it is easily accessible from everywhere by train, car, bus or plane.

Our address

The KRDB research centre
Faculty of Engineering
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Domenicani, 3
I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy
Phone: +39 0471 016 120
Fax: +39 0471 016 009

📩 KRDB contact email:

To enter the building from the main entrance, ring the bell or dial the phone number of the person you’re visiting (16xxx (5 digits) followed by the “*” asterisk); somebody will answer shortly and open the door.

Arriving by plane

Airport Verona Villafranca (1 hour 15 minutes drive from the research centre; direct train every hour)
Airport Innsbruck (A) (Less than 1 hour drive from the research centre; direct train every hour)
Airport München (D) (Direct train to Bozen-Bolzano, 3 hours 30 minutes)
The airports of Milano Malpensa and Linate, Venice, Bergamo, Treviso, Bologna are also viable choices.

Arriving by car

Brennero Highway A22, exit “Bolzano Nord” or “Bolzano Sud” (map)
A-road 12 from Verona/Trento (south) and from Innsbruck/Brennero (north, Austria)
A-road 38 from the Resia Pass (Switzerland)
Parking place in Via Josef Mayr Nusser Parcheggio BZ-Centro Parkplatz BZ-Mitte: from the highway exit, follow first the signs to the city center, and then follow the explicit signs to the parking place BZ-Centro BZ-Mitte

Arriving by train

IC and EC trains from and to Bozen-Bolzano: timetables and bookings
The train station of Bozen-Bolzano is in the city centre (200 meters from KRDB)


Use the online hotel search and booking web site.
There are plenty of Airbnb apartments and rooms in the city centre.

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