Cultural and Social Programme
The conference dinner (excluding beverages) will be held on Thursday, 17th of September 2015 at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg (Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg). You can chose between the following main courses; they include a pumpkin ginger soup beforehand:
- Suckling pig (Spanferkel), accompanied by dark beer gravy, bread dumplings and vegetables (20 €)
- Gratinated sheep’s cheese, accompanied by vegetable ratatouille and basmati rice (20 €)
- Salmon filet, accompanied by coconut-curry sauce, rice and a small salad (23,40 €)
If you would like to participate, please select so during the registration process.
Guided Tour of Heidelberg and its Castle
A guided tour through Heidelberg and a visit of the castle is planned after the end of the conference on Saturday, 19th of September 2015, at 3.00 pm. The guided tour will be held in both German and English. We will meet at the "Löwenbrunnen" (lion well/fountain) at university square to start the tour.
The guided tour will take about 2 hours and cost approximately 12 Euros (not included in the registration fee, payable directly at the conference).
Tourist Attractions in and around Heidelberg
For time tables for public transport (including Heidelberg, Mannheim and Schwetzingen), please see Verkehrsverbunds Rhein-Neckar. For more information regarding tourist attractions see Heidelberg Marketing.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 9-20 pm.
You can currently visit only the château park.
Entrance fee: 5 €
How to get there: Take the bus (31# or 32#) at University square to Bismarckplatz. Change to tram line 22 to Eppelheim. Get off at the final station called "Kirchheimer Straße" and get on the waiting bus 713 to Schwetzingen (every 20 min) and get of at "Schlossplatz". It takes around 45 minutes.
Boat Trip on the Neckar
Tours around Heidelberg, Mannheim, Neckargemünd, etc.
Please see the link above on duration, costs, opening hours.
How to get there: Take the bus (31# or 32#) from Bismarckplatz and get off at "Kongresshaus". It takes around 5-8 minutes by foot from university square.
Palatine Museum Heidelberg
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10-18 pm
Entrance fee: 3-6 €
How to get there: It takes around 5-8 minutes by foot from the university square, in direction to Bismarckplatz.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday,10-17 pm
Eintrance fee: 6-8 €
How to get there: Take the bus 32# from university square to Heidelberg main station. Take the trains S1, S2, S3 or RE to Mannheim (around 14-18 minutes), trains leave every 10 minutes. Get off at Mannheim main station and get to the castle by foot in around 10 minutes.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11-18 pm
Entrance fee: 2,50-12 €
How to get there: Take the bus 32# from university square to Heidelberg main station. Take the trains S1, S2, S3 or RE to Mannheim (around 14-18 minutes), trains leave every 10 minutes. Get off at Mannheim main station and take the tram 1, 3, 4 or 5 and get off at "Paradeplatz", trams leave every 10 minutes. Get to the museum by foot in around 4 minutes in direction to town hall E5 and Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen.