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Zurich Expats 2012 Visits CERN

Zurich Expats 2012 Visits CERN

Hi There we leave to Geneva and go to the CERN the deepest research right now done globally . this time not to early so all can come, english spoken, and lots of fun combined with knowledge to be gained on this trip

We leave from Zurich to Geneva

Zürich HB Sa,[masked] dep 08:32 2:43 0 IC Geneve arr 11:15than we go to the Guided tours start and end at the Reception in Building 33. To find us if you come by plane, train, car or bus, please click here.

As the CERN site straddles the border between France and Switzerland, some of the tours will entail crossing the border. Do not forget to bring your identity card with you (and possibly your passport with a visa if necessary, depending on your nationality).

There is no restriction on the use of cameras and camcorders. Souvenirs of your visit to CERN and various items of educational documentation may be purchased at the shop at the Reception in Building 33 between 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., from Mondays to Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., on Saturday . The shop accepts credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro), Swiss francs and Euros.

  • There is no possibility to access the underground installations of the lab.
  • Please note that the tour itineraries take you into buildings housing scientific and technical equipment. For safety reasons, high-heeled shoes or open-toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals are not permitted.
  • School groups of minors visiting the site must be accompanied by one adult per 12 students.
  • No smoking is allowed in any part of the Laboratory.
  • The tours may be strenuous for some visitors, particularly for the elderly, pregnant women and the handicapped (e.g. steep stairways).
  • Visitors confined to a wheelchair must give prior warning to the Visits Service.

CERN offers tours for groups of 12-48 persons. All tours are free of charge. For groups up to a size of 24 persons, CERN offers bus transport for the tour. Bigger groups must provide their own bus, which will be used for all journeys during the visit. Private vehicles may not be used for the tour.

Tours are organized from Monday to Saturday and start at 9h00 and 14h00. Each tour lasts about 3 hours and comprises an introduction followed by a film, a visit to one of the experiments and/or to an accelerator located at the surface. Please note that for safety reasons children under 8 years of age are not admitted. The official languages are English and French. On request, we may be able to arrange tours in other languages.

More practical information for guided tours can be found here.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first served basis. You will have to reserve at least 4-6 months - and in some cases as much as one year - in advance. To submit a visit request for groups, please fill in our group booking form below. Our visits service will chose a visit itinerary that will depend on the availability of the areas on the day of your visit.

All visit requests are subject to availability. If the requested date is available, we will send a confirmation of your booking within 5 days. If not, we will contact you via e-mail to find a suitable alternative.

If you have questions, or you have problems filling the form, please look at the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page before contacting us by e-mail at [masked].

CERN welcomes the general public to visit and tour its exhibitions, experimental areas and other facilities. The admission is free. The permanent exhibition “Universe of particles” and the Microcosm exhibition can be visited from Monday to Saturdays from 10h00-17h00, with no reservation needed. Visitor groups who book in advance can also enjoy a guided tour of some of the surface installations of CERN's experimental areas and learn about the fundamental research done at the worldís largest particle physics laboratory. For individual visitors or small groups, we offer guided tours to the ATLAS visitor centre and the permanent exhibition “Universe of Particles”.

Genève Sa,[masked] dep 18:14 than 2:42 0 ICN Zürich HB arr at 20;56

and than go for a drink at Zurich EXpat 2012 drink

if any question pls sent me a mail and get on the link to be informed



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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was absolutely amazing. Got drinks and sandwiches on the train, a guided tour in Geneve and the CERN was something out of this world. Great company !!!

    May 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect stuff, very demanding on braincells. Thanks to organiser :)

    May 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi John, Can you confirm we are meeting in hb? Do we need passports etc for identity purposes?

    May 4, 2012

  • Jacek

    I've got the same question as Elisabeth... Thanks to comfirm, I'd like to know if I have to plan something else this Saturday...

    May 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi John, what happens with the those like me who signed up for this event in glocals? Are we in or not ? Thanks anyway, Elizabeth

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Pedro, I like the idea of meeting in Zurich first.

    May 1, 2012

  • Pedro D.

    Shouldn't we have a meeting point in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof to try going together in the train?

    April 30, 2012

  • Zurich eXpats Zunft A.

    Following your request and our email exchanges, exceptionally we accept your last minute visit request and we are pleased to confirm your visit as follows:

    DATE : Saturday 05 May 2012

    START TIME : 14h00

    LANGUAGE : English


    ***Please note that the number of participants can not be increased and any changes has to be reported to the [masked] immediately!

    PROGRAM : Introductory talk (~30 mins) + Film (~15 mins) + Visit to 2 experimenta

    April 24, 2012

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