25th Congress of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy“Dreaming with the Hands“

Requesting a visa to enter Germany

You must submit your visa application and the required supporting documentation to the German Consulate/Embassy relevant to your country of residence.
Please include with your visa application documentation the Summit Invitation Letter (in addition to the Visa Invitation Letter) sent earlier to you (or to your Minister, for the members of the official delegations and accompanying persons OR other participants).
To request a letter of invitation in order to attend the symposium, please send us an email at uhinsch@gmx.de indicating your name, gender, birth date, nationality, passport no., expiry date, address and German embassy or consulate to apply to for visa.

Fees for visa applications are at the responsibility of the delegate.

For assistance or queries on visa matters please contact: uhinsch@gmx.de

VISA / Invitation Letter

Nationals of EU countries are allowed to enter the Federal Republic of Germany without a visa. You will find an overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany at the following link: German Federal Foreign Office

Official Language

The language of the conference is English.

Climate and Clothing

In September the average temperature is 23,4°C (74,12°F).


Tipping in restaurants and bars is generally at 5-10%. Tipping taxi drivers is also a common practice.


The voltage in Germany is 230 V. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use.


The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.



Impressions of the Congress will follow soon.

Download Program

The program is now finalized and can be downloaded here.

Donation campaign

Appeal to all participants: We are planning to collect figures and sell them for little donations and give the money to a developing sandplaygoup in East Europe.

Please bring some figure of your collection and deliver it on the reception desk before Friday, September 6th, 2019 evening.

Important Dates

    • May 2, 2018
      Call for Abstract opens

    • August 1, 2018
      Online Registration open

    • December 31, 2018
      Deadline abstract submission

    • March 31, 2019
      Abstract Acceptance Notification

    • May 1, 2019
      Early Bird Deadline

    • September 5 - 9, 2019
      ISST Congress 2019



DGST Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sandspieltherapie e.V.
Roscherstraße 12
D-10629 Berlin, Germany


Conference Agency


Sylvia Neumann
Zellescher Weg 3
01069 Dresden, Germany

 +49 351 32017320
 +49 351 32017333