Some practical details about the Summer Campus

We hope that most of the questions raised by many of you will be answered. However, if you still have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Travel Expenses and Reimbursement

Within the tight limitations of our budget we can help individual students with their travel expenses, if their university was unable to contribute to your fare and the student makes a formal request.


By train:

You arrive at the main station of Strasbourg. See plan_1 and plan_2 for the layout of the main station. Buy a single fare at the ticket machines, 1.60 Euro. The ticket machines are located directly on the platform.

Attention you have to validate the tram ticket on special machines BEFORE you get on the tram!! For the busses you have to validate your ticket inside the bus. It is important that you have to revalidate your ticked anytime you change tram or bus!!!

To get to the University: Take line C (yellow) direction "Esplanade". Exit at stop "Université" and walk to the physics faculty "UFR Physique et Ingénierie", 3 rue de l’Université as indicated on the map on our web site. See also “Transportation in Strasbourg".

By plane:

The main airport is in Entzheim. In order to get to Strasbourg, take the train from the airport to main station Strasbourg and from there, proceed by tram. See above.

There is a second airport close by, Baden-Baden airport in Germany, close to Karlsruhe.

A third possibility is the Airport in Basle-Mulhouse:

By coach:

Many but not all coaches arrive at the "Place de l’Etoile". Take tram A (red) direction "Hautepierre" or tram D (green) "Rotonde" and change at station "Homme de Fer", to tram C (yellow) direction "Esplanade". Exit at stop "Université" and walk to the physics faculty "UFR Physique et Ingénierie ", 3 rue de l’Université as indicated on the map on our web site (30 m., left, 30 m., left, 30 m).


All students of the Summer Campus will be accommodated at the FEC, “foyer de l'étudiant catholique” in the center of Strasbourg,17 Place St Etienne, nearby the university:

The individual rooms are equipped with a shower, lavabo (washing basin) and toilette, refrigerator and small kitchen corner. Bedding etc will be provided. Bring a bar of soap and towel(s). If you plan to come a day earlier or to leave later, you might be able to stay at the University residence within some limits, however, you have to ask us well in advance, so we can make the reservation and you will be charged 22,- Euros per night.

Check in:

The keys will be given to you at the registration at the UFR Physique (university) so please go there first.


Lunch will be served at the university restaurants close to the site of the Summer University. These restaurants can also be used in the evenings when there is no evening programme, see detailed programme. Tickets will be provided free of charge during the week.

Please let us know early if you are vegetarian or need special food. This is in particular important for the outings organised.


Breakfast will be provided at the residence. There are also some facilities at the residence to prepare tea and coffee in your room.

How to find the different Restaurants and Buildings of the University

An interactive Map of the Campus is available at:

Transportation in Strasbourg

Many places in Strasbourg centre and around the university can easily be reached on foot.

Map of tram and bus system:

Complete information on the bus and tram connections and time tables you may find at
and schematique.pdf

some maps of useful lines: bus #15

map of bus #10

Weather and Outings

Normally it is quite warm in July. So take summer clothes, but also a sweater for the evening to sit outside. However we also have seen quite strong rain or thunderstorms at this time of the year, so please take something against rain.

Walk in the Vosges:This walk is not a must but very popular. If you decide to go, please bring some walking shoes in which you can walk for about 1-2 hours in the forest. It is not a strenuous hike, but good shoes are recommended.