He studied at Erfurt and the University of Paris. At the latter university he obtained the degree of Master of Arts, and he taught philosophy and theology at the University of Paris for several years.
Conrad himself calls his native place Megenberg, hence continued confusion on his birthplace. By 1337 he was living in Vienna. That year he became head of Saint Stephen"s school.
He relocated, in 1342, to Regensburg.
There, he became a priest, then a preacher, and eventually a cathedral canon. In 1357 he made a journey to the Papal Curia in "Babylonian exile" at Avignon.
He died at Ratisbon (and alternative name for Regensburg) on 11 April 1374.
He was also a member of the local town council.