If you arrive by train, head to the train station of HOF or OELSNITZ/Vogtland (not Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge!) in and take a local bus from there. From the bus station "Triebel/Warte“ you reach the centre after a short walk uphill of about 1 km. Exceptionally, for example on weekends, when there are no buses to Triebel, we may arrange a lift for you from the station of Hof or preferably the station of Oelsnitz/Vogtland, which is much closer to the centre. Please give us a message beforehand.
Bus time tables (all buses only Mon.- Fri.)
Oelsnitz to Triebel, Warte
|Bus line||from Oelsnitz Busbhf.||to Triebel Warte|
|V 41||3.01 pm||3.14 pm|
|V 41||4.18 pm||4.31 pm (minibus)|
Hof to Triebel, Warte
The bus connection from Hof to Triebel (V44) has been canceled without replacement since April 1st, 2019. Access by public transport from Hof is still possible but connected with 2x transfers, higher fares than our shared taxi and a journey time of two hours. We therefore recommend to use the shuttle-service organized by us.
To help getting to the centre by public transport, there is a private shuttle-service on the arrival day and on the departure day. There will be a bus from the train station of HOF and from the train station of OELSNITZ/Vogtland. The students are asked to share the costs of the ride among themselves and pay the fee directly to the driver (from Hof about 7 Euro, from Oelsnitz 4-5 Euro). A single drive to Hof is about 30€. Meeting point is directly in front of the station.
Shuttle Servie : Departure time from HOF 4:35 pm / from OELSNITZ/Vogtland 3:10 pm.
Please let the centre know latest two days before the course starts, if you want to reserve a seat on the shuttle. For this the centre will need to know your name, the day the course begins and from which station you want to join the shuttle.For the way back there are also taxis available on the last day (normally at 8:45 AM). To reserve a seat then, you can put your name on a list on the last day of the course. Often it also turns out to be possible to share a ride with other course participants in their car.
For train schedules and prices you may visit www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml. If booked well in advance special offers for long distance journeys can be obtained which can make travel on German trains quite cheap. Please try to arrive at the stations of Oelsnitz/Vogtland or Hof from where it will be easiest to arrange onward travel to the centre.
Long distance coaches
For long distance coaches check out Eurolines (www.touring.de/Bus-lines-international.3.0.html?&L=1). Eurolines runs long-distance buses from many European cities to Nürnberg, Hof, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and other German cities, often travelling overnight, so onward connections can be made the following morning.
From the north: Take motorway "A9" to the junction “Dreieck Bayrisches Vogtland", then change to "A72" to the direction of "Plauen / Chemnitz". Go on to the junction "Dreieck Hochfranken". There change to "A93" to the direction of Prague. Take the exit "Regnitzlosau" and then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach "Triebel".
From the south: Take motorway "A9" to the junction "Hof / Autobahndreieck Bayerisches Vogtland", then change to "A72" to the direction of "Plauen / Chemnitz". Go on to the junction "Dreieck Hochfranken". There change to "A93" to the direction of "Prague". Take the exit "Regnitzlosau" and then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach "Triebel".
or: If driving north on the "A93" exit at "Regnitzlosau". Then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach “Triebel”.
From the Czech Republic: From Prague drive through Karlsbad and Cheb until you reach the border crossing point "Vojtanov / Schönberg". In Germany drive on via Bad Brambach to Adorf. In Adorf turn left to Triebel.
Follow the main road in the direction to Oelsnitz. Shortly before you reach the end of the village turn left into the steep uphill road (if you come from Oelsnitz turn right into the uphill road shortly after you have entered the village). You will see the centre after about 500 metres to the right on the hill.
Nürnberg (English: Nuremberg) (www.airport-nuernberg.de/english) is the closest airport to the centre. U2 subway line connects the airport in 12 minutes with Nürnberg central train station. The train ride from Nürnberg central railway station to Hof takes approx 1 hr and 40 min, to Oelsnitz/Vogtland it is approx 1 hour more. Most trains are through trains.
Leipzig/Halle (www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/en/index.html) is the second closest airport to the centre. The train from Leipzig/Halle airport to Leipzig central railway station takes approx 15 minutes. The train ride from Leipzig central railway station to Oelsnitz/Vogtland takes approx 2 ½ - 3 hrs.
München (Munich) (www.munich-airport.de/en/) airport would be the next closest airport to the centre. Being an international airport almost all major airlines fly to Munich. The train ride from Munich central railway station to Hof takes approx 3 – 3 ½ hrs. There are also some through trains. Trains from Munich to Oelsnitz/Vogtland would take appr. 4 - 4 ½ hrs.
Berlin and its two airports „Tegel“ and „Schönefeld“ (www.berlin-airport.de/EN/index.html ) can be reached easily by various budget airlines from all parts of Europe. Airport shuttles and subways connect easily to Berlin’s central railway station, from where Oelsnitz/Vogtland can be reached in approx 3 ¾ - 4 ¾ hrs.
Frankfurt/Main airport (www.airportcity-frankfurt.com/) is served by all international airlines and has a direct train connection. Budget airlines only serve Frankfurt/Hahn, which is not so convenient for reaching the centre, because it is 1-2 hours further away. Trains from Frankfurt/Main airport to Hof take approx 4 ½ – 5 hrs and approx 1 hour more to Oelsnitz/Vogtland.
Prague airport (www.pragueairport.co.uk/ ). The train ride from either one of the two Prague railway stations to Oelsnitz/Vogtland or Hof takes approx 5 hrs.
You may also try to find flights to the airports of Dresden (www.dresden-airport.de/en/) and Erfurt (www.airport-erfurt.de/en/), which are also close to the centre. However, flights to and from these small airports are not so frequent and somewhat more expensive. Trains from Dresden or Erfurt to Oelsnitz/Vogtland take approx 2 ½ - 3 hrs.