Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Arriving by air
Arriving by train
InterCity trains usually stop at Offenburg, in the south-west of Germany, and sometimes even at Hausach. Trains from Offenburg to Hausach or even to Wolfach run quite frequently. Do not mix up Hausach with Haslach. Do not get off the train at Haslach!
The current timetable is available at German Railways (Deutsche Bahn AG). The input "Wolfach" is said to be ambiguos by mistake. Just click on "Search connection" once again without making any changes. These pages contain a ticket service.
Train connections to Hausach:
Train connections to Wolfach:
Arriving by car
Although you can have your route conveniently planned online, here are some short descriptions for the main directions to Oberwolfach-Walke. If you are in Oberwolfach-Walke, take the direction to Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach. Just before leaving the village Oberwolfach-Walke, turn to the right over a small bridge following the sign "Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut" until you reach the Institute.
Take the motorway (Autobahn) A5 to Offenburg. From there, follow the signs for Villingen-Schwenningen (B33) - Hausach - Wolfach - Oberwolfach until you reach Oberwolfach-Walke.
Take the motorway (Autobahn) A5 to Freiburg. Exit at Freiburg-Nord and follow the signs for Waldkirch - Haslach - Hausach - Wolfach - Oberwolfach until you reach Oberwolfach-Walke.
Take the motorway (Autobahn) A81 from Stuttgart direction Singen. Exit at Rottweil/Schramberg and follow the signs for Schramberg - Schiltach - Wolfach - Oberwolfach until you reach Oberwolfach-Walke.
The Institute will offer free taxi transfer from the train station in Hausach to the institute on Sunday evening at the following fixed times:
4:40 pm at Hausach (with stop 4:50 pm at Wolfach train station)
5:40 pm at Hausach (no stop at Wolfach)
6:40 pm at Hausach (no stop at Wolfach)
The taxis will wait directly in front of the station building in Hausach (respectively next to the station platform in Wolfach) and will display a sign "MFO".
For the return trip we will organize car pools from Oberwolfach to the train stations in Wolfach and Hausach. For three groups we will also cover the taxi fare.
Taxi fares at other times cannot be reimbursed, unfortunately.
Usually, taxis are waiting in front of the train station in Hausach and they run until midnight on Sundays.
A taxi can also be called from the telephone box in front of the train station in Hausach. Two local taxi companies
Taxi Luke +49 (0)7831 533 and Taxi Heizmann +49 (0)7834 333
are indicated in the telephone cabin.
A taxi from the railway station to the Institute costs about 31 EUR from Hausach (12 km) and about 21 EUR from Wolfach (7 km).
Local timetables including buses and trains can also be searched. To find the bus from Wolfach Station to the Institute you would enter as starting point Wolfach, Stop: Railway Station, and as destination Oberwolfach, Stop: Walke.
Other stops like Stuttgart Airport (i.e. Flughafen) are possible. Due to the infrequency of the local bus service it is advisable to search the long distance and the local bus separately.