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Workshop, Arrival, Departure

When does the workshop start?

The lectures usually start on Monday morning after breakfast. The detailed programme is decided by the organizers during the workshop. It is usually announced in the mornings at the info points next to the lecture halls or in the dining hall.

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 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 guest office. Please also verify your address details given in the address list and leave your signature in the guest book (available during the week). Check-Out is on Friday evening or Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Please enter your departure time and last meal in the departure list and taxi/bus-reservartion-list (available from Wednesday noon onwards in the dining hall). Please note that a shorter stay at the Institute means that our capacities are not fully used. Since our staff needs to prepare the rooms for the next Workshop we would appreciate if you leave your room on Saturday after breakfast (respectively on Friday after breakfast if you leave the MFO on Friday) 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 or at the information desk on the upper floor of the conference and library building, opposite the elevator. Enter the departure time of your train in the taxi/bus-reservation list in the guest house (at the bar in the dining hall). The arranged taxi schedule will be displayed on Friday before noon.

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 office for assistance. Note that the elevator in the guest house is not allowed for transport of persons!

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 in the picture list available in front of the lecture hall and collect your picture on Friday at lunch time in the guest office. You can download a digital copy on the Oberwolfach Photo Collection, a photo database of mathematicians and mathematical events.

How can I apply for a workshop or any other programme?

Please consult the information about applications.

  • 2018