11th International Workshop on Modeling
of Mantle Convection
On this page you can find practical information about the workshop organisation
The workshop takes place in hotel Waldhaus (see more information on Klausen resort hotels) in Braunwald. Braunwald is a small village located in Eastern Switzerland in the canton of Glarus, about 90 km south-east of Zürich (see a map here).
IMPORTANT: HOTEL CHANGE.
Due to technical problems, hotel Alpenblick cannot be used anymore for the workshop. This has two main consequences:
Practically, we will wait for participants at the cable car station, and re-route each person to his hotel. Note that hotel & food expenses will have to be paid once in hotel Waldhaus, whatever the hotel where you are staying.
We apologize for this last minute change!
Reaching Braunwald from Zürich
Braunwald is located on a small mountain plateau and is only accessible by cable car from the train station of Linthal Braunwaldbahn. If you purchased a train ticket with Braunwald as final destination, just show your ticket at the cashier to get a cable car ticket. The ascent lasts about 5 minutes, and there is a departure every 1/2 hour. Note that the last departure is at 22.55. Click here for pictures and details on the travel between Linthal Braunwaldbahn station and hotel Alpenblick. To reach Linthal Braunwaldbahn station by ...
... train. Train connections are very efficient in Switzerland, and thus the easiest way to reach Linthal is by train. It takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to reach Braunwald from Zürich Hauptbahnof.
Note that it is possible to purchase a ticket to Braunwald (train + cable car) directly at the airport or at the Central Station. In that case, you will have to show your ticket at the cable car cashier, and you will be given a cable car ticket.
Download SBB timetables from Zurich Hauptbanhof to Braunwald here. iphone owners may use the SBB application for SBB Online-Fahrplan! For more details, you may have a look at the SBB/CFF/FFS website. Note that you can enter directly enter "Braunwald" as destination.
The hotel has a conference room with about 120 seats only. All people who have pre-registered have been accepted for attending the workshop, provided they completed final registration by June 2.
The registration fee is 150 CHF for regular scientists and free for students. This does not include the cost of hotel room and food, which for the 5 days costs 650 CHF in a shared room or 800 CHF in a single room, to be paid directly to the hotel at the workshop (1 CHF = 0.66 euros = 0.94 USD).
Free time & tourism information
Braunwald and surroundings offer many activities. Below are a few suggestions for the free afternoon (July 1st), and/or for people who plan to spend a few days before or after the workshop.
For more info and ideas, have a look at the following websites: