Social Program

As per tradition, we prepare a variety of social activites for a more casual get together during the conference.

Welcome Reception, Sunday 9th July 17:00

All participants are cordially invited to take part in the welcome reception at the conference venue on Sunday evening. You will be able to register for the conference, meet your colleagues, start some discussion early and have some drinks and snacks together.

Social Activity, Wednesday 12th July 14:40

Entlaskeller Beer Cellar Tour

A 332 meter high sandstone hill, quarried in the 15th century. The southern slope has been used to house beer cellars since 1675. The cellar storage made Erlangen a pioneer when it came to exporting beer. The “Erlanger Bergkirchweih” fair has taken place in and around the cellars every Whitsun since 1775. We will go on a guided tour through the “Entlaskeller”, a near endless labyrinth of corridors with nave-like caverns. We will wander through “inner Erlangen”. Having a cool beer in the Entlaskeller beergarden afterwards is highly encouraged.

Guided tour through Nürnberg

Nuremberg was once an emperor’s palace, a mighty imperial city and an international economic center. The prosperity of the city offered the ideal prerequisite for a lively artistic, cultural and intellectual life: numerous buildings, monuments and works of art still bear testimony to their former importance. On this two-hours tour through the Old Town, you will discover interesting and amusing things about the castle and the fountain, the church and art as well as the history and presence of the city.

Franconian Switzerland

In this tour, we will do an excursion to the countryside north of Erlangen and Nürnberg. Franconian Switzerland (“Fränkische Schweiz”) is part of the Franconian Jura mountains. It is a karst landscape that hides many bizarre rock formations, valleys and caves. Most fascinating and beautiful are the flowstone caves, some of which are open to visitors. Please bring solid footwear for a short hike and warm clothing for the visit of the Teufelshöhle (“Devil’s Cave”). Please also bring a little cash to refill energy at dinner in a local inn afterwards. You can check out the hiking trail here.

Conference Dinner, Thursday 13th July 19:30

The conference dinner will take place at

Hotel Bayerischer Hof – Hofgewölbe (Vaulted Cellar)
Schuhstraße 31
91052 Erlangen