Monte Verità


The symposium will be held at the Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF), the international center for seminars of the Technical University (ETH) Zürich and the Canton Ticino. The center is located on Monte Verità above Ascona in the Italian speaking south of Switzerland (Canton Ticino). The address is: Seminar Center, Monte Verità, CH-6612 Ascona.
(local MAP; click to open this and other thumb-nail pictures)

The center lies amidst woods with a beautiful panorama of the mountains (the Alps) and the lake (Lago Maggiore). Ascona is a famous small village on the lake within a short distance from the town of Locarno. The railway station of Locarno is approx. 3 km from Ascona and the symposium venue. The closest airport is Lugano (see below).

The conference hotel on Monte Verità has 43 rooms (17 single and 25 double). Further information on the history of the buildings, on the accommodations available there, and travel information is given on the homepage of the Centro Stefano Franscini.



MAP of Europe MAP of Switzerland

Zurich Airport Homepage

Train time table

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The office of the Conference Center on Monte Verità ( Phone: +41-(0)91-785 40 55; Fax: +41-(0)91-785 40 50; Centro Stefano Franscini) can organize your room reservations either at the Conference Center or in a hotel in the vicinity.

Ascona/Locarno has more than 80 hotels. You may therefore also consult the homepage of the region's bureau of tourism to find appropriate lodging, in an apartment or a hotel. Further links are Ascona tourism or Ascona hotels.

All categories from one-star to five-stars hotels are available.

Low-budget accommodations

Youth hostel Locarno

Per person and night in a dormitory, incl. breakfast:
approx. 33.- Swiss francs

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Further touristic informations

An interactive Swiss map along with touristic information is found here: Lonely planet.

Take a livecam look at Ascona at this moment! ...or closeby Locarno.

This site gives you a view through several Swiss live cameras right at this moment
(active camera closest to Ascona is at Melide/Lugano, Canton Ticino). You may also try this address.

You can look for hotels in the region of Locarno / Ascona using Lonely Planet - Destination Switzerland

Touristic information of the region of Lago Maggiore.

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