Elevation 1090 m
Grindelwald is known as the glacier village for
it's proximity to the Alpine wonderland of eternal ice and
snow. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (Ogre, Monk and Virgin), three
appropriately fanciful names for peaks of mountaineering legend. The
impressive backdrop of the world-famous snow-capped mountains are
like a stage setting for Grindelwald.
Conference Venue / Accommodation
The workshop takes place at the Hotel Kirchbühl,
one of the many first class hotels in Grindelwald. Participants will
be accommodated in the same hotel. The Hotel Kirchbühl lies on a
sunny and quiet hill with a marvellous view of the surrounding
Registration for the workshop and the hotel accommodation is handled
Participants are asked to register through the
Prices from December 6 – 10, 2004
The room prices for the period of the workshop
include full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks, VAT and
taxes inclusive). Drinks have to be paid by the participants. All
rooms are equipped with a bath or a shower, toilet, hairdryer, Radio,
TV, minibar, phone and a safe.
Room single occupancy CHF 240.00 / per day
Room double occupancy CHF 185.00 / per day /
Hotel apartment CHF 185.00 / per day / person
Apartments are in a separate house
Participants may use the sauna, steam
bath and the whirl pool of the hotel as well as the public swimming
pool and the outdoor ice skating of Grindelwald free of charge.
An excursion to PSI and the workshop
dinner are included in the prices.
for additional accommodation before or after the workshop
Single room CHF 155.00 / per day (incl. breakfast)
Double room CHF 100.00 / per day/person (incl.
Hotel apartment CHF 100.00 / per day/person (incl.
Apartments are in a separate house
Additional CHF 38.00 / per day / person for half-board
Accommodation including full board is to be paid
at the Hotel Kirchbühl. Payment at the Hotel Kirchbühl can
be made by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club) or in cash
Any changes and cancellations must be communicated
in writing to PSI.
Vegetarian meals will be served on request. Please
mention your request in the registration form.
The Swiss currency is the Swiss Franc, written
CHF. Shops accept major credit cards. Cash dispenser machines are
located next to many banks. Currency can be exchanged at banks and at
every major railway station throughout the day.
The main entry points for international flights
are Zürich, Geneva and Basel. The airports are well connected with
fast trains. The train stations at Zürich and Geneva Airport are located at the airport terminal itself and can be reached within a couple of minutes after exiting customs. Basel EuroAirport is served by shuttle bus from Basel SBB main station. Please be aware that a taxi from one of the airports to Grindelwald would cost several hundred Swiss Francs !
Zürich Airport – Grindelwald 3 ½ h / Geneva Airport – Grindelwald 4 h
Trains are a popular and convenient way to travel
in Switzerland. Grindelwald can easily be reached by train. Take a
train to Interlaken Ost, from there you get on the train to
Grindelwald / Wengen. The train is clearly marked in two sections,
the back half goes to Grindelwald, the front section goes to Wengen.
Make sure that you are in the right section!
Shuttle Bus Grindelwald train station – Hotel Kirchbühl
Participants who arrive by train at Grindelwald station may use the
special phone at the station to call the shuttle bus of the Hotel
Kirchbühl. The hotel bus will pick up participants and bring
them directly to the hotel.
PSI does not accept liability for individual
medical, travel or personal insurance, and workshop participants are
strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.
There is no state health service in Switzerland and all treatment
must be paid for.
Snowfall and cold temperature is not unusual for
the beginning of December, average day temperature is approximately
0° C, and it may drop to below 0° C at night.
Workshop Dinner, Thursday, December 9, 2004
A typical Swiss dinner, Cheese Fondue, will be
organized on Thursday evening.
Swiss Light Source - Paul Scherrer Institut,
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
Thursday, December 9, 2004 we will organize a visit to the
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (Train Ticket Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch: CHF 40.00 / per person).
unique trip by modern cogwheel starts at Grindelwald and takes you to
Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From
here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the Eiger Glacier Station and
continues through the Eiger tunnel, to the Eigerwand and Eismeer
stations. At the top of Europe you will enjoy some spectacular
sightseeing in the heart of a glorious glacier world. Just on the
Jungfraujoch begins the Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km the longest
ice-stream in the Alps.
Attractions on the Jungfraujoch: