The Conference Venue
Schloss Hofen, the prominent Renaissance castle of the Earls of Raitenau, has been home to the International Center for Science and Continuing Education since 1981. It is situated at the shore of Lake Constance in Lochau, which is right next to the region’s capital Bregenz.
How to get there
The address for gps-navigation is: Schloss Hofen, Hoferstrasse 26, 6911 Lochau, Austria
- From Austria /Switzerland: Take the highway A14 through the “Pfändertunnel” and exit at Lochau-Hörbranz. Take a left into Lochau. After 700 meters turn left again at the OMV gas station. You will arrive at Castle Hofen on your right after 550 meters.
- From Germany: Take highway E43 and exit after the former customs office “Hörbranz Zollamt”. From there, proceed as described aboveafter the exit at Lochau-Hörbranz.
By Public Transportation
Take the train to Bregenz and then please take a taxi. NB! Please do not go to Lochau by train or bus as there are no taxis available in Lochau.
Bregenz does not have an airport. There are several international airports nearby: Friedrichshafen (FDH, 30min by taxi) and Munich (MUC, 3h by train to Lindau and then 20min taxi) in Germany, Altenrhein (ACH, 30 min by taxi) Zurich Airport (ZRH, 1h train to Bregenz + 15min taxi) in Switzerland. Most conference participants come via Zurich, train and then take a taxi from Bregenz train station.
Direct Trains from Zurich Airport to Bregenz Main Station
|Station||Departure/ Arrival||Duration||Change at|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||07:14||01:39||Direct train|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||07:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||08:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||09:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||10:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||11:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||12:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||13:14||01:39||direct train|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||13:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||14:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||15:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||16:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||17:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||18:14||01:39||Direct train|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||18:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||19:23||01:47||St. Margarethen|
|Zürich Airport||dep.||20:23||01:47||St.Gallen and St. Margarethen|
last updated on 2 September 2019.
For other connections please consult Swiss Railways SBB website.
We have established a bus shuttle from Bregenz to Castle Hofen. Download it here.