Studienzentrum Gerzensee, Dorfstr. 2, CH-3115 Gerzensee, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)31 780 31 31

Fax: +41 (0)31 780 31 00


The workshop will take place in the studienzentrum Gerzensee ( in Switzerland, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet just thirty minutes from downtown Bern.

The rooms are modern and spacious, and the peaceful, well-tended manor grounds are the perfect place to relax during a break. Participants can discuss the day’s topics over a delicious meal in the restaurant in the Schlossgut and enjoy the evenings in the cafeteria in friendly company. All computers have internet access, connecting guests round-the-clock to anywhere in the world. To relax, guests are free to use the fitness room and tennis court or to explore the scenic countryside and the many nearby hiking trails on foot or on one of the hotel’s bicycles.

The hotel is specially geared towards seminar guests. Set in beautiful rural surroundings, the accommodation wing houses 50 modern and comfortable rooms.

With its stunning view, unspoiled nature and mild climate, this area beckons strollers, joggers and cyclists to explore the nearby country lanes and woodland trails. The tree-lined avenue leads from the manor grounds down to the idyllic Gerzensee lake, which is situated in a nature conservation area. The unique location of Gerzensee makes it a popular base for outings to the nearby Bernese Alps. Thun and Bern are just 20 minutes away.

The Study Center offers the following leisure activities:

  • Indoor gym
  • Bicycles
  • TV room, reading rooms and library
  • Table tennis, billiards, card games and table soccer
  • Tennis courts (rackets and balls are provided)
  • Soccer and other games on the large sports field

How to get there:

Gerzensee is located close to Bern. From Geneva airport to Bern by train takes around 2 hours. From Zurich airport to Bern by train takes around 1 hour and a half.

Information on train and bus schedules to and from Gerzensee, and information for those coming by car can be found at

Fee Registration

The workshop will be open to about 25 motivated and inspired students and researchers. Industrial professionals are more than welcome.

The summer workshop fee will be 1450 CHF per participant for early bird registration. For later registrations, the fee will be 1550 CHF up to the final registration deadline. Afterwards registration and payment is only possible at the hotel itself at a fee of 1650 CHF (please check the website to verify whether the maximum number of registrations has been reached already).

This fee includes 6 overnight stays (arriving August 24 th and leaving August 30 th), full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks), welcome reception, all courses and handling material.

Those who wish can additionally register for the afternoon excursion on Tuesday, August 28 th, when we will visit the old town of Bern. Registration for this excursion is required and can be done together with the registration for the workshop. The fee of the excursion is 14 CHF per person and will have to be paid the day of the excursion itself.