If you arrive by train, either go to Hof in Bavaria or to Oelsnitz in the Vogtland (not Oelsnitz in the Erzgebirge).
There is a regional train from Hof (Erfurther Bahn, EB 13 - 81062) to Gutenfürst. A so-called "Rufbus" (line 57)goes from Monday to Friday from Gutenfürst to Weischlitz, which also stops in Triebel, the location next to Dhamma Dvara. For this "Rufbus" it is necessary to register in advance at the local transport provider at least 2 hours in advance. The total journey time is around 45 minutes, the train costs just about 5 euros, the call bus also (January 2020). Further information and the exact departure times of the regional train are available from the train travel information at www.bahn.de to find.
From Oelsnitz to Triebel there is a bus connection from Monday to Friday, also as a "callbus" (line 55). Registration by telephone is also necessary here.
The "Rufbus" already starts with just one person.
The telephone timetable information of the transport association Vogtland for the Rufbusse 55 and 57 and can be reached under the service telephone 0049 3744-19449. Here also the necessary registration, at least two hours in advance, maximum 1 month in advance. The phone can be reached Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oelsnitz is much closer to the center than Hof and the center can therefore be reached comparatively cheaply by taxi or even by foot (partly beautiful forest path).
From the Triebel / Warte bus stop you can reach the center after a 1 km walk up the hill (see map).
In exceptional cases, especially on weekends when there are no more buses to Triebel, we can also pick you up from Hof or preferably from Oelsnitz / Vogtland. In this case, please let us know beforehand.
The former direct bus connection from Hof to Triebel (V44) was canceled April 1, 2019 without replacement. A journey by public transport is still possible, details can be found in the text above.
For course participants, we recommend using the pick-up and delivery service we organize, see details below.
Especially at the beginning of a service period (i.e. on the first day), a shared taxi can be organized if required (Hof - 4.35 p.m., Oelsnitz - 4.50 p.m.).
If you are looking for or would like to offer a ride, you can use our ride sharing list on our website.
This option is also available to look for a ride from Hof or Oelsnitz - especially if you arrive on sunday.
If you will come by car and have one or more seats available, it would be nice if you were aware of the carpool requests - maybe you may take someone from Hof or Oelsnitz
To reach the center by public transport, a private pick-up and drop-off service can be arranged for the days of arrival and departure for a course.
These buses, organizedby the center, drive either from the station HOF or from the station OELSNITZ / Vogtland. Participation in the ticket prices (from Hof currently about 7 euros, from Oelsnitz 4-5 euros) is necessary and is to handle directly with the busdriver! A single ride in a taxi to Hof is about 30 €. Meeting point is on the specified arrival day directly in front of the station. Departure times Shuttle service for students: from HOF 16:35 / from OELSNITZ / Vogtland 15:10.
Please inform us no later than two days before the start of the course, stating your name, date of arrival and pick-up station, if you would like to use of this service. Taxis are also available for the return journey on the day of departure (usually 8:45 am). You can register for this on the last day of the course in the appropriate list. Often it also turns out that other students offer a free seat in their car.
Also for those who have already taken a course in Vipassana and want to give service, this service is available, but only on Sundays, because there are no public buses!
For train schedules and prices you may visit www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml. If booked well in advance special offers for long distance journeys can be obtained which can make travel on German trains quite cheap. Please try to arrive at the stations of Oelsnitz/Vogtland or Hof from where it will be easiest to arrange onward travel to the centre.
For long distance coaches check out Eurolines (www.touring.de/Bus-lines-international.3.0.html?&L=1). Eurolines runs long-distance buses from many European cities to Nürnberg, Hof, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and other German cities, often travelling overnight, so onward connections can be made the following morning.
From the north: Take motorway "A9" to the junction “Dreieck Bayrisches Vogtland", then change to "A72" to the direction of "Plauen / Chemnitz". Go on to the junction "Dreieck Hochfranken". There change to "A93" to the direction of Prague. Take the exit "Regnitzlosau" and then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach "Triebel".
From the south: Take motorway "A9" to the junction "Hof / Autobahndreieck Bayerisches Vogtland", then change to "A72" to the direction of "Plauen / Chemnitz". Go on to the junction "Dreieck Hochfranken". There change to "A93" to the direction of "Prague". Take the exit "Regnitzlosau" and then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach "Triebel".
or: If driving north on the "A93" exit at "Regnitzlosau". Then keep on driving towards "Oelsnitz" until you reach “Triebel”.
From the Czech Republic: From Prague drive through Karlsbad and Cheb until you reach the border crossing point "Vojtanov / Schönberg". In Germany drive on via Bad Brambach to Adorf. In Adorf turn left to Triebel.
Follow the main road in the direction to Oelsnitz. Shortly before you reach the end of the village turn left into the steep uphill road (if you come from Oelsnitz turn right into the uphill road shortly after you have entered the village). You will see the centre after about 500 metres to the right on the hill.
Nürnberg (English: Nuremberg) (www.airport-nuernberg.de/english) is the closest airport to the centre. U2 subway line connects the airport in 12 minutes with Nürnberg central train station. The train ride from Nürnberg central railway station to Hof takes approx 1 hr and 40 min, to Oelsnitz/Vogtland it is approx 1 hour more. Most trains are through trains.
Leipzig/Halle (www.leipzig-halle-airport.de/en/index.html) is the second closest airport to the centre. The train from Leipzig/Halle airport to Leipzig central railway station takes approx 15 minutes. The train ride from Leipzig central railway station to Oelsnitz/Vogtland takes approx 2 ½ - 3 hrs.
München (Munich) (www.munich-airport.de/en/) airport would be the next closest airport to the centre. Being an international airport almost all major airlines fly to Munich. The train ride from Munich central railway station to Hof takes approx 3 – 3 ½ hrs. There are also some through trains. Trains from Munich to Oelsnitz/Vogtland would take appr. 4 - 4 ½ hrs.
Berlin and its two airports „Tegel“ and „Schönefeld“ (www.berlin-airport.de/EN/index.html ) can be reached easily by various budget airlines from all parts of Europe. Airport shuttles and subways connect easily to Berlin’s central railway station, from where Oelsnitz/Vogtland can be reached in approx 3 ¾ - 4 ¾ hrs.
Frankfurt/Main airport (www.airportcity-frankfurt.com/) is served by all international airlines and has a direct train connection. Budget airlines only serve Frankfurt/Hahn, which is not so convenient for reaching the centre, because it is 1-2 hours further away. Trains from Frankfurt/Main airport to Hof take approx 4 ½ – 5 hrs and approx 1 hour more to Oelsnitz/Vogtland.
Prague airport (www.pragueairport.co.uk/ ). The train ride from either one of the two Prague railway stations to Oelsnitz/Vogtland or Hof takes approx 5 hrs.
You may also try to find flights to the airports of Dresden (www.dresden-airport.de/en/) and Erfurt (www.airport-erfurt.de/en/), which are also close to the centre. However, flights to and from these small airports are not so frequent and somewhat more expensive. Trains from Dresden or Erfurt to Oelsnitz/Vogtland take approx 2 ½ - 3 hrs.