Traveling, Arrival, Departure

When do I have to check-in?

Check-In is on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the guest services office in the guest house. Those arriving earlier or later have to register via the early- or late-arrival-list available at the information desk opposite the office. Please also verify your address details given in the address list and leave your signature in the guest book (available during the week).

When do I have to check out?

In connection with the general restriction of our capacity all short-term programs will end on Friday afternoon. Friday is also the general departure day, i.e. afternoon or evening. Accommodation at the MFO until Saturday will generally not be possible, unfortunately. If you want to stay over the weekend please see our list of hotels nearby. Since our staff needs to prepare the rooms for the next week please leave your room after breakfast and store your luggage at the wardrobe next to the dining hall.

How do I get to the train station?

The Institute will arrange car pools from Oberwolfach to the train stations in Wolfach and Hausach. Information on train schedules is provided on the Deutsche Bahn website. Enter the departure time of your train in the taxi-reservation list available on Wednesday at the high desk next to the entrance of the dining hall. The arranged taxi schedule shall be displayed on Thursday before noon. For three groups the MFO can cover the taxi fare. Taxi fares at other times cannot be reimbursed, unfortunately. Please note, that in our rural area it might be that credit cards aren’t accepted in the taxi. We recommend to carry some cash with you.

Where can I park my car?

Please park your car behind the guest house in the designated area. Please do not park in the turn-around or in the front yard between the entrances of the buildings.

Where can I charge my electric car?

A double charging station with 2 x 11 kW AC is available to charge two cars simultaneously. Depending on the type of vehicle and the battery size the charging will take 1.5 to 3 hours for a range of 100 km. Please come to the reception to obtain an RFID charging card and afterwards to pay your bill.

Do I get my travel costs reimbursed?

In general the travel expenses have to be covered by the guest's home departments. In special cases, third-party funds are available to cover travel costs for certain participants. Please follow the quick link "Grants" for details.

I have heavy luggage!

We have a special elevator for goods in the guest house and a passenger elevator in the conference and library building. Please ask at the guest services office for assistance. Note that the elevator in the guest house is not allowed for transport of persons!