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Arrival & Departure

Please note that the official course programme will start with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the evening. Optional preparatory courses in Biology or Computing will take place before the opening ceremony from Sunday Morning until evening.

The programme ends on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the evening with the Final Keynote Address followed by the Farewell Dinner & Party. Departure day is Saturday, March 8, 2014!

ARRIVAL in Innsbruck:

The registration fees include full board and lodging (6 nights) at the venue. Shuttle to the airport and the train station will be provided on the departure day only (Saturday, March 8).The hotel is located within walking distance from the train station for those who prefer some fresh air after their travel. 


The venue of the course is the "Hotel Grauer Bär****" in Innsbruck with indoor leisure facilities such as a fitness center, indoor pool and sauna. Rooms have been pre-booked by the organizers and therefore no booking by participants is necessary. Innsbruck, the place of two Olympic Winter Games, invites you to enjoy downhill as well as cross-country skiing slopes to foster informal scientific discussions in fresh air. Rental gear and instructions will be available. Double and Triple rooms will be available for students and postdoctoral fellows.

Should you need accomodation for additional nights before and/or after the meeting, please contact the Course Office.

Travel to Innsbruck

The world-famous City of Innsbruck is located in the heart of the Austrian Alps and can be conveniently reached by several means of transportation:

  • By airplane: Innsbruck has an international airport well connected to every major hub in Europe.
  • By train: Travel to Innsbrucks main train station "Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof" with the Austrian Railways.
  • By car: Innsbruck is situated at the intersection of the european highways E60(A12) and E45(A13). Please let us know if you need more precise directions to find your way or use a routeplanner such as map24.

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