Practical Information

COVID-19 Measures

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all participants of the summer school (and hotel staff). The event will be held in accordance with the local public health regulations valid at the time.

As of today (March 19), a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is necessary, both for travel to Germany and at the conference venue. Masking (FFP2/KN95/N95) is required in public transportation and might also be required while moving around the venue.

Update: As of today (July 2022), almost all COVID restrictions have been lifted. Masking is still required in public transportation, but a simple medicinal mask will do. Due to rising case numbers, we just ask participants to do a voluntary self-test prior to their arrival.

The regulations may be subject to change, and we’ll do our best to update the information accordingly.

We won’t be able to provide individual guidance regarding possible travel restrictions. Participants from abroad should consult official government sources (and possibly their airline) prior to their departure.


The participation fee of €450 includes 5 nights accommodation in a (shared) double room at the conference hotel:

  • Check-in: Monday August 1
  • Check-out: Saturday August 6

Please let us know if your dates of arrival or departure differ. If you want us to reserve a room for additional nights, we can try to do so at extra costs.

If the summer school can take place at full capacity,  most students will share a double room with one other person (we will do our best to take your preferences regarding the roommate into account). A limited number of single rooms is available, but we can only honor requests for a single room under special circumstances.


Schloss Aspenstein
Am Aspensteinbichl 9-11
82431 Kochel am See

How to Reach the Venue

By plain

The nearest airport is Munich (MUC).

By train

The venue is roughly 20 minutes walking distance from the train station Kochel am See.

From Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof), there is a direct train connection with the regional train RB 66. During day time, this connection is available at least once per hour. The train ride takes approximately 1h 10min.

From Munich Airport, you can take any S-train to Munich Central Station and  then change to the above mentioned regional train. An alternative train connection to Kochel am See is avilable via München-Pasing.

To check the train schedules and purchase tickets online, visit the website of the Deutsche Bahn. (As destination enter: Bahnhof, Kochel a. See)


On the arrival and departure day, we will organize a few car/taxi rides from, respectively to, Munich Central Station and Munich Airport. Please be aware that the availability here is very limited.

What the Fee Covers

  • Accommodation for five nights in a single or double room
  • Full board (including dinner on Monday and breakfast on Saturday)
  • Water in the lecture rooms and at the meals (other drinks can be purchased at vending machines)
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks during coffee breaks.