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  • Sunday, May 27

    Day 1 of GPP18

  • 3:00 pm Meet at Hotel St. Joseph

    Hirschengraben 64/68CH-8001 Zürich

  • Seminar 1

    Briefings on: UZH, ETH, UniBasel, FHNW Design School, and Université de Strasbourg

  • 6:30 – 8:00 Dinner at Swiss Chuchi

    Rosengasse 10, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

  • Return to Hotel St. Josef

    Hirschengraben 64/68CH-8001 Zürich

  • Monday, May 28

    Day 2 of GPP18

  • 9:30 - 12:00 Visit to Universität Zürich

    University of ZurichRämistrasse 71CH-8006 Zürich

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at ETH Dozentenfoyer

    Located in the ETH hauptgebäude (Main Building)

  • 1:14 - 1:30 Shuttle to ETH Hönggerberg Campus

    Board at Bahnhofplatz

  • 1:30 - 5:30 Visit ETH Zürich

    ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, 8093 Zurich

  • 5:30 - 5:45 Shuttle to ETH Main Campus

    Board at Bahnhofplatz

  • 7:00 Dinner at Wirtschaft Neumarkt

    Neumarkt 5 CH-8001 Zürich

  • Return to Hotel St. Josef

    Hirschengraben 64/68CH-8001 Zürich

  • Tuesday, May 29

    Day 3 of GPP18

  • 07:08 - 8:13 Train from Zürich to Basel

    Depart from Zurich HB and arrive at Basel SBB

  • 8:21 - 8:30 Tram to Spalentor

    Board tram 30 at Basel SBB – 6 stops to Spalentor

  • 8:40 Arrive at Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel

  • 8:40 - 9:10 Leave Luggage at Front Desk of Hotel

    We will collect public transport passes from the front desk. Gather anything you might need for the day. We will check-in to our rooms in the evening before dinner.

  • 9:15 - 10:00 Walking Tour of Basel

    Walk by Spalentor (ancient city gate), Petersplatz (main building of UniBasel), and more

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Visit of Basel's City Parliament

    Will meet Cantonal Deputy, Dr. Michelle Lachenmeier (a former GPP Basel Participant)

  • 11: 30 – 12:00 Visit Alte Universität

    Welcome and Introduction to EUCOR by Dr. Miriam Rohnsdorf

  • 12:00 -1:00 Walk to Münsterplatz for lunch

    Be sure to have Swiss Franc for the food vendors in the market

  • 1:00 - 1:30 Tram to FHNW Academy of Art & Design

    Board tram 11 at Marktplatz – 8 stops to Dreispitz

  • 1:30 - 3:00 Visit FHNW Academy of Art & Design School

    Presentation by Director Prof. Kerstin Langkilde

  • 3:00 - 3:30 Tram to Basel Library

    Board tram 11 at Dreispitz – 9 stops to Schifflände

  • 3:30 - 5:00 Viewing of Special Collection "Basiliensia"

    University of Basel Library

  • 5:00 - 5:15 Walk back to Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel

  • 5:15 - 6:30 Check-in to Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Time to check-in to rooms and get ready for dinner

  • 6:40 Gather in lobby for walk to dinner

    The walk to dinner should take about 10 min.

  • 7:00 Dinner at Restaurant Wilhelm Tell

    Rosengasse 10, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

  • Return to Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel

  • Wednesday, May 30

    Day 4 of GPP18

  • Breakfast at Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Served from 7:00 – 10:00

  • 08:50 – Depart Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    4 min walk to Spalentor

  • 8:58 - 9:02 Tram to Basel SBB

    Board tram 30 at Spalentor – 6 stops to Basel SBB

  • 09:21 – 10:37 Train to Strasbourg

    Arrive at Gare de Strasbourg-Ville.

  • 10:48 - 11:02 Tram to Université de Strasbourg

    Board tram C at Gare Centrale – 14 stops to Observatoire

  • 11:00 - 3:00 Visit Université de Strasbourg

    46 Boulevard de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg, France

  • 3:00 Walking tour of campus

    With PhD students from the International PhD Program

  • Walking tour of Strasbourg on the way to dinner

    Including stop at Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

  • 6:00 - 8:30 Dinner at Au Pont Saint-Martin

    15 Rue des Moulins, 67000 Strasbourg, France

  • 8:45 - 9:00 Walk back to Strasbourg Station

    Place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg, France

  • 9:21 – 10:39 Train to Basel

    Depart from Gare de Strasbourg-Ville for Basel via train

  • Tram to Spalentor

    Board tram 30 at Basel SBB – 6 stops to Spalentor

  • Return to Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel

  • Thursday, May 31

    Day 5 of GPP18

  • Breakfast at Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Served from 7:00 – 10:00

  • 9:00 Seminar 2

    Debriefings on: UZH, ETH, UniBasel, FHNW Design School and Université de Strasbourg. Briefings on: Politecnico di Milano, Milan and Bellinzona

  • 10:45 – Be in lobby with luggage and checked out of hotel.

    You should have your luggage packed before the morning seminar

  • 11:00 – Depart Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    4 min walk to Spalentor

  • 11:06 - 11:11 Tram to Basel SBB

    Board tram 30 at Spalentor – 6 stops to Basel SBB

  • 11:15 - 11:50 Get Lunch/Snacks for trip to Riva S. Vitale

    5 hour train trip to Riva. There will be a food car on the train but your best options are to get food in the station before we depart.

  • 12:04 – 5:17 Train to Riva San Vitale

    12.04 – 14.24: Basel SBB (Plattform 7) to Erstfeld (Platform 2) >>>> 14:37 – 16:41: Erstfeld (Platform 4) to Lugano (Platform 2) >>>> 17:04 – 17:17: Lugano (Platform 2) to Capolago-Riva S. Vitale

  • 5:17 Drop luggage with Daniela and Michele

    Walk to Steger Center (aka the Villa)

  • 5:30 – 6:30 Check-in process at Steger Center

    Villa Maderni, via Settala 86826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

  • Evening – GPP Switzerland Opening Reception at Steger Center.

    Dinner and History of Steger Center and Riva San Vitale with Daniela Doninelli

  • Stay at Steger Center

    Villa Maderni, via Settala 86826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

  • Friday, June 1

    Day 6 of GPP18

  • Breakfast at Villa

    Time TBD

  • 07:22 – Depart (on foot) for train station.

    We will leave as a group

  • 07:47 – 08:50 Train to Milan

    Depart Capolago/Riva San Vitale – Arrive Milano Centrale

  • 9:10 - 9:15 Metro to PoliMi

    Board Metro 2 (Direction Cologno Nord) Centrale – 3 stops to Piola

  • 9:30 - 2:30 Visit Politecnico di Milano

    Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano MI, Italy

  • 2:49 - 3:18 Tram to Duomo di Milano

    Board Tram 19 at P.za Leonardo Da Vinci (Politecnico) – 16 stops to Duomo

  • Explore Duomo and Milan

    You are free to explore on your own for the rest of the day

  • Open Dinner

    Self paid

  • Train back to Capolago-Riva S. Vitale

    Do not forget about the activities on Saturday. You can use the SBB mobile app to find different options for your return. The last train from Milano Centrale leaves at 10:52 and arrives in Riva at 12:39am. The last train from Milano Porta Garibaldi leaves at 11:09 and arrives in Riva at 12:39 am.

  • Return to Steger Center

    Villa Maderni, via Settala 86826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

  • Saturday, June 2

    Day 7 of GPP18

  • Breakfast at Villa

    Time TBD

  • 8:50 – Depart Villa (on foot) for train station.

    You are responsible for making to the train station ON TIME

  • 9:09 - 9:57 Train to Bellinzona

    Depart Capolago/Riva San Vitale – Arrive Bellinzona

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Explore market and castles around Bellinzona

    The market is a great place to get some local foods and small gifts to bring home

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Make your way to Castlegrande

    We will have lunch at Grotto San Michele located in Castlegrande

  • 12:30 - 2:30 Lunch at Grotto San Michele

    The restaurant is inside a castle!

  • 3:00 (ish) Train back to Riva S. Vitale

    You can stop in Lugano to explore if you wish, but you will have to buy your own train ticket back to Riva

  • Wine Tasting hosted by Daniela

    Time TBD. Snacks will be served afterwards for those who are hungry.

  • Stay at Steger Center

    Villa Maderni, via Settala 86826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

  • Sunday, June 3

    Day 8 of GPP18

  • Breakfast at Villa

    Time TBD

  • Working day with time to explore Riva San Vitale

    You can spend the day working on your presentations and also exploring the local area. Ask Daniela for suggestions

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Steger Center

  • 1:15 - 2:15 Seminar 3

    Debriefings on visit to PoliMi. Briefing on: SUPSI, USI and talk about Lucy Ferrari

  • Minibus to Corona

    Time TBD.

  • Dinner at Grato

    Beautiful view of Lake Lugano. Great place for pictures if its not too cloudy.

  • Minibus to Riva

    Time TBD.

  • Stay at Steger Center

    Villa Maderni, via Settala 86826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland