Sep 16 – 21, 2018
Abtei Frauenwörth
Europe/Berlin timezone

Information for Participants

1. General Information

This summer school is tailored for PhD students of physics and nuclear physics.

Master Students
There will be a few admissions to selected Master's students. Please apply by sending a motivation letter, your up-to-date CV, a transcript of your grades, and a recommendation letter by at least one of your supervisors to

There will be a welcome reception to start the school on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at
7:00 PM in the yard of the abbey.
The scientific program begins on Monday, September 17 at 8:45 AM and it ends on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 15:00 AM.

Check-in starts on Sunday afternoon or earlier depending on the date/time  your arrive at the abbey.
Earlier arrivals can be arranged for you upon request. Please let the organizers know at least 1 week in advance.

2. Location

The "Abbey Frauenwörth" is  an active Benedictine abbey with a seminar centre and is an assembly of large and 300 year-old buildings on the island Frauenchiemsee in the middle of the Chiemsee. The access is only possible via boat from the villages Gstadt, Prien or Seebruck (see Map and Boat Schedule).

From the train station in Prien the port in Prien/Stock can be reached by a 20 minutes walk or a ride on a mini-train shuttle the "Chiemseebahn". From there you can take a ferry to the island Frauenchiemsee.

In Gstadt there is a parking house right opposite the pier.

3. Accommodation

All participants will stay in guest rooms at the abbey. 
They abbey offers rooms with humble comfort and the majority has a view on the lake and the Alps.
Please note that the abbey is in active use by Benedictine sisters. Participants are therefore required to behave in a calm and appropriate manner, and particularly observe the times of night rest.

Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire abbey, including the lecture hall and seminar rooms.

4. Payment Instructions

Details can be found on Cost & Payment. The fee for non-members is 660,00 Euros including full board, accommodation, one excursion and the conference dinner.

5. Travel Information

Participants from PRISMA or the Graduate School 'Symmetry Breaking' of Mainz university are expected to use the bus shuttle. All other travel arrangements are at your own expenses and cannot be reimbursed.

5.1.1 By plane:
Airport  Munich-"Franz-Josef-Strauß" (at around 100km);
'S-Bahn' (train) No. 8 to Munich-"Ostbahnhof"; then train to "Prien am Chiemsee"; from Prien train station to the harbor Prien-Stock take a walk (20 Minutes) or bus, taxi or the little Chiemsee-train (8 minutes); then a boat to Fraueninsel (25 minutes).
Link to Homepage of Munich Airport
Link to map of train stations at Munich airport

5.1.2 By plane (alternative):
Airport Salzburg-W.A. Mozart (around 70km); bus or taxi to Salzburg main train station; train to Prien am Chiemsee; from train station to the harbor Prien-Stock (20 Minutes walk) or bus, taxi or the little Chiemsee-train; boat to Fraueninsel (25 minutes).

5.2 By train:
Railway line Munich-Salzburg, trains leave every hour or so to "Prien am Chiemsee" ('S-Bahn' and 'Regional Express', it takes 1:45h); from Prien train station to the harbor Prien-Stock take a walk (20 minutes) or take a bus, taxi or the little Chiemsee-train (8 minutes); then go aboard the ferry ship to Fraueninsel (25 minutes).

5.3 By car:
Highway A8 München-Salzburg; about 100km; Exit "Bernau",  continue to Prien, then direction to Rimsting/Breitbrunn and arrive at Gstadt. From Gstadt take a ferry ship to Fraueninsel (10 minutes).

5.4. Car park
You will have to leave the car on a pulic car park in Gstadt (recommended; public parking in "Breitbrunner-Straße" or "Seestraße" or a parking house in "Seeplatz" near the pier).
You cannot access the island by car!

Link to boat schedule (Chiemsee-Schiffahrt)

5.5.  Bus shuttle from Mainz University (Sunday, 16.09.2018)
(for members of PRISMA and the Graduate School)
Meeting point: Car park Ackermannweg (on the university campus, next to the IMB building).
The meeting point for the shuttle bus is at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday morning (September 16, 2018).
For the return trip on Friday (September 21, 2018) the ferry will leave at 1:55 PM on "Hauptsteg" on the island. Arrival time in Mainz will be at around 10 PM Friday night.

Participants from other institutions or universities are welcome to use this bus shuttle as long as seats are available.
Please register for the bus by ticking the box on the registration form.

6. School Secretariat

The secretariat will be open from Sept. 17 – 21, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Our address will be:

Abtei Frauenwörth
Secretariat Summer School
Ellen Lugert
D- 83256 Frauenchiemsee
Phone: +49 8054 - 907-0;
Fax:     +49 8054 - 7967

7. Internet Access
Internet W-LAN connections will also be available (max. 80 accounts).

8. Meals
The meals are provided by the restaurant 'Klosterwirt' in close vicinity to the abbey. Vegetarian food will be offered upon request. Please tick the box on the registration form.

Meals are served at the following times:
Breakfast:   8:00 h - 8:30 h
Lunch:       12:00 h
Dinner:      18:00 h

Coffee and tea will be served during the day and is free of charge for all participants. Softdrinks, wine, and beer can be purchased during the main meals.

9. Afternoon Excursions

The region invites to go hiking, climbing, swimming or sailing. 
The school secretariat provides a list of suggestions, addresses and some flyers for your individual endeavors.

The group excursions are planned for Wednesday afternoon.
There will be either of two organized excursions to choose from:
1. Outdoor: Hiking tour 'Kampenwand' (1467 metres above sea level; sturdy shoes needed)
2. Cultural: 'Herrenchiemsee' (King's Palace and Art Gallery)

More details will be given at the check-in.

10.  Weather & Clothing

Weather statistics over the last years show an average of 1 day with rain and 5 hours of sun each day for the summer school week.
The temperatures vary from a maximum of 17-23 degrees Celsius during the day to 9-15 degrees Celsius during the night.
We advise you to bring some warm and rain-proof clothes for the island. It can get chilly especially in the evening hours!

For our hiking excursion on 1467m above sea level you should bring sturdy shoes or hiking boots, wind- and rain-proof clothes, and sun protection.

11.  Additional Information

There are no supermarkets or grocery stores on the island.
There is no ATM/cash dispenser on the island. Cheques are not accepted.