MCS14: Travel Information
Traveling by plane
The nearest airport is the City Airport Bremen (BRE) from where you can take the Publicexpress bus for a direct connection to Oldenburg (about 50 minutes). Alternatively, you can use public transport (Tram No. 6) to the central railway station (15m) and from there proceed by train to Oldenburg (30-40m, see below, you can purchase a ticket at price level F that is valid until Oldenburg).
Other nearby airports are in Hamburg (HAM) and Hannover (HAJ), where you can use public transport to get to the central train station (15-30 minutes). From there take a train to Oldenburg (2h, see below).
If you are traveling from overseas and your first stop in Europe is Frankfurt (FRA), you could get a train to Oldenburg from there (5h). Note, you have to change train at least once.
Traveling by train
You can check out the connections to Oldenburg on the train planner of the Deutsche Bahn (DB), where you can also purchase online tickets. Special price tickets ("Sparpreis") are available sometimes, if you book in advance. Note that these tickets are often booked with a fixed connection and are only valid in the trains printed on the ticket.
Traveling in Oldenburg
Information on public transport in Oldenburg (including links to online timetables) can be found on the webpage of the University. Tickets for public transport in Oldenburg for the duration of the Summer School are included in the participation fee.
Arrival and Departure
Please arrange, if possible, your travel plans to arrive at your hotel on
Sunday, August 24, 2014, until 6 p.m.
If you can't make it until then, please let us know about your late arrival. On Sunday evening, a registration desk will be open in your hotel which allows the participants to check in for the Summer School. The exact hours will be communicated to all participants in due time. The Summer School will start on
Monday, August 25, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.,
with some opening remarks. From 8:45 a.m., the registration desk will be open (for those who could not check-in the evening before).
You must check out from the hotel on
Friday, September 5, 2014, until noon.
We will take care that you can leave your luggage in a safe place and pick it up after the end of the Summer School. The Summer School will end after some closing remarks at about 15:15 p.m. After that, participants will be handed out a certificate in a small ceremony.