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SoMaS Summer School 2018: General Information




Begin: Sunday 8th July (afternoon)
End: Friday 13th July (after lunch)

Le Mittel
16 rue du Bouxhof
68630 Mittelwihr, France
Tel: +33 (0)3 89 47 93 09

Included in the fee: full board (special diet plans possible) and lodging for all summer school students (i.e., PhD students, post docs and MSc students) who will be housed in a double room (feel free to choose your roommate when registering) in the Centre de Mittelwihr, Alsace, France. It is a sustainable and modern accommodation center flanking the eastern side of the Vosges Mountains, along the Route du Vin (Highway of Wines), situated in the vineyards.

Getting here

  • By plane
    The closest airports are Strasbourg in France, Euro airport Basel/Mulhouse or Frankfurt in Germany. The most convenient airport to get to Mittelwihr is Strasbourg. However, Frankfurt and Basel have more international flights (but it will take you longer to get to Mittelwihr).

    From the airport you go to Colmar by train/bus and from there to Mittelwihr by bus/taxi (see below).
    From Strasbourg airport take the shuttle train to Strasbourg city center (~10 min).  From there take a train to Colmar (~every 30 min, travel time 30 min).

    From Euro airport Basel/Mulhouse take the airport bus (line 50) to Bahnhof SBB (main train station Basel, ~20 min). From there take a train to Colmar (~every 30 min, travel time ~70 min).

    From Frankfurt airport take the train to Colmar either via Offenburg/Strasbourg or via Basel (in total ~3-4 hours, 2-3 changes).


  • Shuttle bus
    For all participants, we will organize a shuttle bus (free of charge) from Strasbourg and Freiburg to Mittelwihr and back at the start and end of the Summer School:

    Sunday, July 8  at 13:00h from Freiburg train station to Mittelwihr
                           at 13:30h from Strasbourg train station to Mittelwihr

    Friday, July 13   at 14.30h from Mittelwihr to Freiburg and Strasbourg train station.

    Shuttle busses do not operate on any other day, please use public transport/car if you intend to come later or leave earlier.


  • By train and bus
    Strasbourg/Mulhouse/Basel → train → Colmar → bus/taxi → Mittelwihr
       From Strasbourg, Mulhouse or Basel there are direct trains to Colmar.

    Freiburg → train+bus → Colmar → bus/taxi → Mittelwihr
       From Freiburg you can take a train (S-Bahn) to Breisach and there the bus to Colmar.

    In Colmar take the regular bus line 106 and get off at Mittelwihr Mairie (Mittelwihr town hall). From here it is 500 meters walking distance to the Centre de Mittelwihr.
  Bus line 106 “Colmar – Route des Vins – Ribeauvillé”
  Departure (Colmar-Train station)   7:00   7:40  11:10  12:10  14:10  16:10  17:10  18:10  19:10
  Arrival (Mittelwihr-Mairie)  7:22   8:02  11:32  12:32  14:32  16:32  17:32  18:32  19:32
  Departure (Mittelwihr-Mairie)  6:27   7:09   8:22   9:29  13:29  15:37  17:29  18:47
  Arrival (Colmar-Train station)  6:50   7:35   8:45   9:55  13:55  16:00  17:55  19:10

      Please note that there are no busses on Sunday.
      If the bus times don’t fit your travel itinerary, please take a taxi from Colmar to Mittelwihr (~20 mins).

  •  By car

From Strasbourg: RN83 – Exit Ostheim - direction Beblenheim, Riquewihr
From Mulhouse: freeway A35 – Exit Bennwihr, Kaysersberg
From Freiburg: via B31 and A5 to Breisach, D415 to Colmar, A35 direction Nancy/Strasbourg/Colmar-Nord – Exit 23 (Bennwihr, Houssen), then take D83 and D4 (direction Kaysersberg) to Mittelwihr



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