Helpline during the conference
0041 79 793 12 68
Sunday, 01.02.2015 from 8 AM until Saturday, 07.02.2015 to 6 PM
Where is Interlaken
Interlaken http://www.interlaken.ch/en/discover-interlaken.html is situated in the heart of Switzerland, 70 km south-east of the capital Berne. It is a small town which lies between two alpine lakes, the lake of Thun and the lake of Brienz and surrounded by mountains, the most famous ones being Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Map of Interlaken showing all hotels and and the workshop venue Congress Centre Kursaal (Strandbadstrasse 44): MapInterlakenHotelsCongressCentreKursaal
How to get to Interlaken from Zurich Airport (ZRH):
There are trains from the airport to Interlaken-West or Interlaken East with one change in Bern every half hour (at xx:13 and xx.40). Traveling time: approx. 2h 10m.
Recommendation: Buy a single ticket from Zurich Airport to Interlaken.
Single ticket 2nd class: CHF 71.- CHF (EUR 57/ USD 78)
Single ticket 1st class: CHF 125.- (EUR 104 / USD 136)
How to get to Interlaken from Geneva Airport (GVA):
There are trains from the airport to Interlaken-West or Interlaken East every half hour (at xx:53 and xx.23) with two change in Geneva and Bern. Travel ling time: approx. 3 hours.
Recommendation: Buy a single ticket from Geneva Airport to Interlaken.
Single ticket 2nd class: CHF 71.- (EUR 57 /USD 78)
Single ticket 1st class: CHF 125.- (EUR 104/ USD 136)
Swiss Railway time table SBB
Public transport tickets for Switzerland
The workshop will take place at the Congress Centre Kursaal in Interlaken, Strandbadstrasse 44 http://www.congress-interlaken.ch/en/home.html . It is situated in the middle of town. All suggested hotels are within a 15 minute walk of the workshop location.
February is the coldest season in Switzerland, with an average temperature of 1° C (33 F). Interlaken is in the Swiss Alps, so snow and temperatures below 0° are very likely: be sure to bring warm clothes.
Gratuity for services provided is already included in hotels, restaurants and taxi bills. For special services a small tip is of course welcome.
Middle European time (GMT + 1 hour).
220 volt, 50 hertz
Interlaken is located in the German speaking part of Switzerland. Besides German, most people speak English and French.
Banks/money exchange/credit cards
Interlaken has many banks able to exchange money. At both train stations of Interlaken (West and East), money can also be exchanged. Hotels also exchange money, but usually at higher rates. Credit cards (Visa, Master/Eurocard, and Amercian Express) are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Opening times of banks: 8 am – 12 pm / 1:30 pm – 5 pm (Monday – Friday)
Exchange offices at the stations are open until 8 pm.