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Please find below further information for this year's Winter School. Most important  please fill out the following form so that we can collect info on your travel, payment modalities, experience (machine learning and winter sport):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUMsO55o8AcPFGgO7-TWZRnXhjvAWa9MddCYd8ItRZarSUKg/viewform


Info on how to directly get to the venue can be found here www.berghotel-sudelfeld.de.
Please note that we are in a remote place. There is no super market or infrastructure in the near surrounding!
Please bring enough cash for lunch at the bars/coffeeshops in the ski area.

1. Logistics
Those arriving at the airport (MUC), please make your way via train to "Bayrischzell" (unless scheduled for the bus from Munich).
You need to change at station "Donnersbergerbrücke" (platform 2).  Duration 2:15 hrs, costs approx. 25€ one way.
Information is available here (in English also): http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de
If you follow signs to the trains at Munich Airport there is a helpdesk for train travels.

In Bayrischzell you will be picked up and accompanied to the hotel. From Sun 15:24 there will be a pickup serive at Bayrischzell every hour.
Contact phone numbers will be provided shortly before the school.

The phone number of the Berghotel Sudelfeld is: +49 8023 81990 (just for emergencies).

Transport from Munich downtown will be possible (limited number). The meeting point is the parking area (North side) of our Department at Theresienstrasse 41 in Munich. Allocation based on your feedback.

Those who arrive early at MUC could either make their way to the Department for the transport by van (please notify!) or go directly to Bayrischzell and hang out there until we pick them up after 15:24. Bayrischzell is a pictoresque small town. Transport back to Munich on Friday afternoon will be organized during the meeting.

2. Computer practicals.
The Winter School will have a strong practical part and we expect that participants bring their own laptops.  For the Programming Practicals we will use the free Python distribution Anaconda. Please go to https://github.com/obspy/obspy/wiki/Installation-via-Anaconda-for-MESS for the installation instructions. Please do the installation before and report back if everything is OK or if there are problems. For ML specific software we will get in touch shortly before the meeting.

3. Winter sports
If you plan to be outside and do winter sports in the lunch break please bring appropriate clothing (e.g., gloves, anorak, waterproof trowsers, cap, etc). Also as this year we are more please be prepared to walk to the ski rental place by yourself. Bring shoes with which you can walk on compact snow for a few hundred metres. Temperature might still be below freezing. The hotel is approx at 1000m altitude. There have been big changes to the Sudelfeld ski area. There is a new rental service and I strongly urge you to book the ski equipment in advance! This speeds up getting to the slopes on Monday. 
http://www.skimieten.de/

If you are an absolute beginner we offer free ski lessons on Monday. Usually with this kick-off you can ski yourself in the beginners area for the rest of the week. The winter school ends Fri lunch  time so it makes sense to rent the equipment Mon-Thu

4. WLAN
Will be available at the hotel free of charge.

5. Costs
In the  days before the workshop fee  will be charged to your credit cards or you can alternatively by by bank transfer (preferred). Deadline for payment is February 10. Please indicate in the form linked above how you want to pay. Transfer details NOTE: the BKZ reference is extremely important :

Name of Bank: Bayerische Landesbank
Address: BayernLB, Brienner Str. 20, 80333 München, Germany
Account Holder: Staatsoberkasse Bayern
IBAN: DE 53 700 500 00 00000 24868
BIC: BYLADEMM
Amount: 500 Euro
Reference:  BKZ 4200.0250.7505
Winter School Sudelfeld 2019
Name of participant

 

This covers everything except lunch and drinks. In addition to breakfast and dinner there are also two coffee breaks (one in the morning, one in the afternoon with pretzels and cake). If you plan on wintersport activities there are bars/coffee shops in the ski area, best to bring some cash even though payment by card is usually possible. If you have any further questions please don t hesitate to contact us. I wish you all safe travels! Looking forward to another exciting winter school!