|Star Formation in Galaxies: The Herschel Era
Venue, Travel, Logistics
List of Participants
Star Formation in Galaxies:
The Herschel Era
Sunday to Saturday, June 19 &mdash 25, 2011
Schloß Ringberg, Bavaria, Germany
The venue for the workshop is
Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle),
a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian
Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of
Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains
and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule,
and attendance limit of 65 set by the capacity of the venue are all
conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many
opportunities for stimulating discussion.
Travel to Munich:
The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport lies approximately 17 km
and 30 km north-east of Garching and Munich, respectively.
Most major carriers offer service to Munich, although often with
stopovers involved on the more distant (North American, for example)
routes. There are many cheap fares available if you shop around,
and these will normally require staying over one Saturday night.
Munich Central Station can be reached from anywhere within Europe.
From there, there are good public transportation connections to
all of Munich. There are even railway connections to Tegernsee,
in the vicinity of Schloß Ringberg.
Schloß Ringberg is located about 70 km SE of Munich. For those
interested in driving directly to the castle, the Local Committee
can send out detailed maps and instructions in advance of the
workshop. Most major car rental companies have branches at the
Munich Airport. Cars usually need to be reserved in advance,
and rates are often more favorable if the cars are booked by an
overseas travel agent. There is ample parking at the castle,
and at the hotels in Kreuth-Weissach and Rottach-Egern near
For those staying in Munich either before or after the workshop,
note that parking can be a problem there and is often quite
expensive as well.
Travel to Schloß Ringberg:
We plan to hire a bus to take participants from the
Munich airport to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, leaving the airport in the
mid-afternoon at about 15:00. People wishing to use this bus should indicate this on
the web registration form. The bus will return participants to the airport on
Saturday 25 June, leaving Ringberg promptly after breakfast. Final bus departure
times and locations will be given in the final announcement.
Instructions to reach Ringberg castle by other means can be found here.
Note that check-in at the castle on Sunday is possible only from 16:00 on.
Meals and Lodging
The LOC will pay for lodging and meals of participants for the duration of the
workshop. We will arrange that everyone stay either at Ringberg Castle (which has
rooms for 35-40 people) or at hotels in nearby villages. Lunch and dinner are
provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle. Unfortunately,
we cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying guests. Please send us an email
asking about rates in this case. Vegetarian meals and other special dietary
requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice is given. Please indicate
these when filling in the web registration form.
Due to the limited recreational facilities up at the castle, those
people traveling with accompanying persons and/or families are strongly recommended
to stay in a hotel. For those staying in hotels daily transportation to the castle
(about a 10 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the
first session, and then again in the
evening before dinner and back to the hotels after dinner and some socializing time.
Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer to stay at the castle or
at the hotel. We will try as much as possible to adhere to people's wishes for
lodging, but it will probably not be possible for everyone to have his/her first
choice. To those affected, we apologize, but we're sure that you'll find both
accommodations to be very pleasant.
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19/06/2011, editor of this page: Amélie Saintonge