Register to EYE2018
Yo!Fest @ the EYE2018 is completely free. Participants will need to cover their own costs for transport, accommodation and meals. You can register through the EYE website. All young Europeans aged between 16 and 30 (as of June 2018), can take part. You need to registered as a group of at least 10 people, from any EU Member State or another European country. No individual registrations will be accepted. Deadline for registrations is December 31. All registered participants will be able to book activities in spring 2018, using their profiles on the registration website.
The city offers a variety of accommodation options both close to the European Parliament and to the city centre. The Strasbourg Tourist Office lists several hotels on their website. For those who prefer cheaper options, hostels are also available. If you want to discover Strasbourg through the eyes of its locals, make sure to check out couch surfing and airbnb.
We advise you book your accommodation early to avoid any disappointment.
Getting to Strasbourg
At Yo!Fest we promote green travel in Europe. If you are travelling to Yo!Fest we encourage you to use the most sustainable mode of transport. If you are unable to do so we encourage you to consider carbon-offsetting your trip.
In addition to the city airport situated 10 km from the city centre (20-25 minutes by bus shuttle), Strasbourg can easily be reached from other international airports such as Karlsruhe- Baden or Basel-Mulhouse, located in proximity. The city can also be reached by train or highways. Airports located in the proximity of the city, provide low-cost airline flights and offer the opportunity for cheaper travelling choices. For example, Ryanair operates from Karlsruhe-Baden Airport, situated approximately 40km from Strasbourg; while Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport offers Easyjet flights.
Strasbourg has the second largest railway station in France offering a wide range of train connections with other parts of the country, as well as with Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and other European countries. Another option is to get a train to Kehl or Offenburg in Germany both located near Strasbourg.
Strasbourg can be reached by bus from several European destinations with companies such as Eurolines, Flixbus and GoEuro.
There are several carpooling options that you can consider when travelling to Strasbourg. We encourage those of you who prefer to come by car, to do it as a group.
Strasbourg can be reached from various directions:
From the west (Paris, Benelux) taking the A4 highway (E25). About 4 hours from Paris;
From the south (Switzerland, Lyon), taking the A35 highway (E25). About 5 hours from Lyon;
From the north and east (Germany), taking the A5 highway (E35).
Things to Do
When you're not busy taking part in our exciting programme, Strasbourg is a great city to enjoy and explore. Described as the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – a city that feels both French and German and both reflects it's medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style. You can find out more about Strasbourg and what all that is going on by visiting the Strasbourg Tourism board website.