14-16 September 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Practical information


The attendance to the workshop is free of charge and the MPI Plön provides meals (lunch and dinner) and coffee breaks for all participants for free.

Each participant has to arrange for their own accommodation.

Accepted applicants will receive a list of hotels nearby upon request.


You can find detailed directions to get to Plön from Hamburg Airport on the MPI website.

The train station in Plön is 10 - 15 min away by foot from the MPI.

During your stay

You may need to pay with cash in some occasions. You can find ATMs here:

- Hamburg Airport

Förde-Sparkasse (bank in downtown Plön)

Plön gas station

The closest supermarket to the MPI is Aldi. You can also find Rewe in downtown Plön.

A pharmacy (Apotheke) is just a few minutes away from the MPI.


The weather in Plön is unpredictable. Please plan for the possibility of rain.

COVID related

Current health regulations as of August 2022 require you to wear a medical mask (surgical or FFP2) in all public transport. When in doubt, please assume a mask must be worn.

If you need a test during your stay or before returning home, tests can be scheduled at multiple centers in town. Go to: https://www.ploen.de/PL%C3%96N-aktuell/Coronavirus-Aktuelles-Hilfe/Corona-Testzentren/ 

Before you arrive, and at any point during the meeting, if you feel you have any cold-like symptoms, please do not come to the institute - stay in your accommodation. You can message us for further instructions and help if you become sick.

Traveling grant

We might be able to subsidize traveling costs for a few applicants. If you want to apply to this fund, either fill the form with the required information or send an email to Maren Lehmann (lehmann@evolbio.mpg.de) with a cover letter justifying your request.