Food and Beverages

When are the meals served?

Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There is a break for discussions, tea/coffee and cake from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For lunch and dinner, the Institute’s bell will ring and call you to come. The menu of the week is displayed at the info point in the dining hall. Snacks and sweets are provided in the cupboards on the right side of the entrance hall in the guest house.

Can I have wine or a beer?

A variety of beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) is available at the cost price from the bar in the conference and library building and in the dining hall of the guest house.

Do you serve vegetarian food?

Yes. Please specify your special wishes (no fish, no pork, allergies, etc.) before your arrival by email (or latest on Monday morning in the guest office).

Is the distribution of names at lunch and dinner random?

The distribution is random and furthers communication within the participants. In 1960 this arrangement of seats was taken to formulate a mathematical problem, the so called Oberwolfach Problem. You can find several publications on it on the Internet.

Do I have to tell you if I do not appear for meals?

Yes, please tell us in advance (at the guest office).