WEATHER

October is often cold, and there may or may not be snow. A warm jacket is strongly recommended, though it may not be necessary on all days. Inside the building, the seminar rooms are typically quite warm; layers are optimal.

CLOTHING

Dress for winter weather. Bring one formal dress or suit for Certificate Presentation Dinner. Black tie attire if you plan to attend the Casino.

MEALS

It is common practice that drinks are not included at most events, so be sure to pay for your drink at the end of each dinner. The waiter will take your drink order directly and you will pay him directly.

All dinners are included, and lunches are included if there is travel by bus. In Baden-Baden, you are on your own for lunch, which allows you more freedom to browse around Medicine Week. As Baden-Baden is a beautiful historic town, many guests also opt to explore the town and try the local restaurants.

Tips are optional; however, no tip means you are dissatisfied with the service. We recommend 15% gratuity. Bills can be paid in US or EU currency.

BRINGING PARTNER/FAMILY

Yes, however they do need to pay for their food, transportation, extra room charge etc. Please give us a call first to make sure we have the space.

SPECIAL DIET

We do our best to communicate with the chefs. German food overall is of higher quality than average American food, though the vegetable selection is often somewhat more limited than it is in the US.

SUPPLEMENTS

Bring what you normally take, plus extra enzymes, Pleo-Sanum remedies, etc.

SHARED ROOMS

Double occupancy are most common. We will do our best to match you with the most compatible roommate. If you require a single room, please let us know right away.

NAME/ADDRESS STAMP

It's a good idea to carry a self-inking rubber stamp with your name and address on it. As you walk around Medicine Week, different companies will likely offer to give you sample of their products. It's easier for the company so they don't misread your handwriting. It will also save you from writing your name and address over one hundred times/day.

AIRPORTS

Arriving Airports:

Option 1--Fly to Zurich, Switzerland: After you arrive in Zurich, take the train directly from the airport to St. Gallen. This will take about 45 mins, cost is 28 Swiss Francs. When exiting St. Gallen Bahnhof (train station), turn left and walk three minutes to Hotel Metropol where you will stay the next 3 nights.

Option 2--Fly to Frankfurt, Germany: Once you reach Frankfurt, board the train directly from the airport to Zurich, Switzerland. The trip to Zurich will take 4 hours, cost varies from 39 euros to over 100 euros depends on the season and the ticket you purchase. After reaching Zurich airport train station, take the train directly from the airport to St. Gallen. This will take about 45 mins, cost is 28 Swiss Francs. When exiting St. Gallen Bahnhof (train station), turn left and walk three minutes to Hotel Metropol where you will stay the next 3 nights.

Departing Airport:

Frankfurt, Germany: Our last night will be at ACHAT Comfort Hotel Airport Hotel Frankfurt. The hotel shuttle will take you directly to Frankfurt Airport, Germany.

 

VISA

You do not need a visa traveling from the U.S. to Europe

VACCINATIONS

You are not required to have vaccinations entering Germany, France or Switzerland

ELECTRICITY

Europe uses 220 volts. Make sure you have an adapter (converting 2 prongs to 3 prongs) and a converter from 110 to 220 for all your appliances.

ARRIVING EARLY/LEAVING LATER

Contact the hotels before you arrive to make sure they have room reserved for you for the extra days. You will need to pay them directly. Your tour begins Saturday October 27th at 6pm through breakfast Tuesday November 6th, 2012

 

I DON'T SPEAK GERMAN

Most Germans, especially in Baden-Baden, speak English. Baden-Baden is a very safe and friendly town, and the Germans love a chance to practice their English. However, a few basic greetings in the local language are always appreciated.