Kirchberg in Tirol can easily be reached by train or by car. The railway station "Kirchberg in Tirol" is well connected to the international airports in Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck. From Munich and Salzburg airports, a minibus shuttle service can be booked.

All participants of the winterschool will be accommodated in the hotel Sonnalp or in nearby hotels or private houses. Dinner will be served for all participants at the hotel Sonnalp.

The Hotel Sonnalp is a modern, Tyrolean style building with a very cosy atmosphere, a big lecture room and several special facilities like indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, etc. for your recreation.

Please remember that the winter in Tirol can be quite cold. 


The winterschool includes your accommodation. Therefore you will be required to choose your preferred accommodation category when applying for participation.

Three categories of accommodation are available:

  • A: Bed in a twin or double room at the Hotel Sonnalp or in a nearby hotel
  • B: Bed in a three-bed room at the Hotel Sonnalp
  • C: Bed in a twin or double room with private bath in a nearby bed and breakfast place

The accommodation includes breakfast at your hotel and dinner at the Hotel Sonnalp. Also included are use of the sauna and swimming pool at the Hotel Sonnalp, available to all IWEPNM participants.

A very limited number of single rooms in category A hotels will be available for an extra charge (category S).

You may bring along accompanying persons (i.e. persons not participating in the scientific part of the conference), depending on availability. If you'd like to receive free child care for accompanying children during conference sessions, please let us know during the registration process.