Traveling, Arrival, Departure

When do I have to check-in and check-out?

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).

NEW! Departure day: In connection with the general restriction of our capacity (cf. our news from January 2023), all workshops will end on Friday afternoon. Lectures can be held on Friday morning (9 am - 12:30 am) and optionally after lunch (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm). Friday is also the general departure day, i.e. afternoon or evening. Starting in summer 2023, accommodation at the MFO until Saturday will generally not be possible, unfortunately. Please enter your departure time and last meal in the departure list and taxi/bus-reservation-list (available from Tuesday noon onwards at the high desk next to the entrance of the dining hall). Since our staff needs to prepare the rooms for the next Workshop please leave your room after breakfast and store your luggage at the wardrobe next to the dining hall.

How do I get to the airport or train station?

The next train stations are in Wolfach and Hausach. You can use a taxi to get there. Information on train and bus schedules is provided on the website Enter the departure time of your train in the taxi/bus-reservation list in the guest house (at the high desk next to the entrance of the dining hall). The arranged taxi schedule will be displayed on Friday before noon.

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.

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.

Can I prolong my stay for the weekend?

It is not foreseen for the guests of our week-long activities to stay over the weekend as we need our rooms for the upcoming workshop starting on Sunday. If you like to stay longer, our staff members will gladly assist in booking a suitable hotel room.

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!