Safety Issues

Please note that the open staircases in the upper floors of the guest house are not safe for children and that it is not allowed to climb on the Boy surface in front of the conference and library building (stability and injury risk). The Institute will not be liable for any injuries or accidents.

Can you provide socket adapters for my electronic devices?

We offer a variety of adapters in the guest services office to borrow. Note that, electric sockets at the Institute are German style Schuko with 230 V AC. Please check by yourself if your electric device is able to connect to 230 V AC before you plug in.

Where can I get a copy of the picture with all workshop participants?

The picture is usually taken on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Please add your name to the picture list available in front of the lecture hall and collect your picture on Friday at lunch time in the guest services office. You can download a digital copy on the Oberwolfach Photo Collection at opc.mfo.de, a photo database of mathematicians and mathematical events.

How can I post a letter?

Opposite the guest services office in the guest house you will find a table with a mail slot that leads to our outgoing letter box. There, you can also find post cards, stamps and envelopes.

Is there a shop nearby?

Supermarkets can be found in Oberwolfach-Kirche and Wolfach (5-8 km distance). A small selection of goods (soap, tooth paste, stationeries, shaving kit, hygiene and toilet articles, etc.) is available at the guest services office. You will find a bakery if you go down the hill and turn left after you have crossed the bridge.

Where can I buy cigarettes?

There is a cigarette vending machine in the village of Oberwolfach-Walke next to the Hotel “Hirschen” (7 minutes walk). To use this machine you need an EC or credit card to confirm your age. Please note, that smoking is not allowed inside the Institute buildings.

I have some suggestions, where can I leave them?

Please write your suggestions, wishes, remarks and any type of feedback into the “Wunschbuch” (“Wish-Book”) available at the information desk opposite the guest services office in the guest house. Additionally there is a “Wunschbuch” in the library and an online form at www.mfo.de/library to place suggestions for books.

Whom do I address with other questions?

Please consult the guest services office. If the office is closed you can address the colleagues in the conference and library building or the housekeeping staff (please ask a German speaking colleague to help translating).