Sunday Aug. 27 Symposium Mixer (free) Monday Aug. 28 Hamburg City Tour (free) Reception (free) Tuesday Aug. 29 Excursion to Schwerin Organ Concert (free) Wednesday Aug. 30 Afternoon Excursions (see Regular Participant's Social Program) Thursday Aug. 31 Alster Canal Cruise Thursday Aug. 31 Symposium Dinner (see Regular Participant's Social Program)
Sightseeing City Tour of Hamburg: Monday Aug. 28, 2000From 14.00 - 17.00 hrs
A three hour City Tour gives the participants a lasting impression of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its manifold faces. The tour encompasses the main churches in Hamburg (St. Nikolai, St. Jakobi and St. Petri), the "Reeperbahn", the famous red-light district, as well as the TV Tower and the huge inner city park "Planten un Blomen". A panoramic cruise around the inner Alster Lake offers an idyllic view of the beautiful villas and mansion houses as well as of the impressive skyline of Hamburg. The guests will have the chance to have a closer look inside the St. Michaelis church, the landmark of Hamburg and the "Krameramtsstuben" which was until 1783 home to the widows of rich Hanseatic citizens. Participants may also stretch their legs at one of the many beautiful recreation areas on the Alster Lake.
Including: deluxe motorcoach; English-speaking guide; information material.
Minimum:35 participants; free of charge for Accompanying Persons; fee p.p.for Regular Participants Euro 22.50
Excursion to Schwerin: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2000From 9.00 - 19.00 hrs
After a picturesque ride through the Mecklenburg countryside, the guests arrive at the former East German town of Schwerin, the second largest town in the region and capital of the new Federal State of Mecklenburg - Vorpommern.
After leaving the coaches at the theatre of Schwerin, a short walk will lead to the huge castle of Schwerin, located on an island at the edge of the charming Lake Schwerin. Surrounded by fifteen turrets and a beautiful park, the Neo-Renaissance castle is a unique mixture of historical styles, due to almost a century of fires, renovations and additions. The castle with a surrounding moat is a copy of the French Chateau Chambord. It currently serves as the official residence of the Mecklenburg - Vorpommern Federal State Government.
After visiting the castle and a stroll back into the city, lunch will be served in a wine restaurant. On the way to the restaurant the Neo-Renaissance State Theatre is passed and a look at the "Staatliche Galerie" with its collection of paintings by nineteenth-century German artists is offered.
After lunch, the half timbered houses of another era and the old Gothic Cathedral, built in the 13th century, with its 320-foot tower will be viewed. The Cathedreal is the oldest building in Schwerin and its bronze baptismal font dates from the
After transfer to Güstrow (approx. 1 hour), the "Gertrudenkapelle" with grave and sculptures of the famous German artist Barlach, as well as his former atelier "Haus am See" with exhibits of Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz can be visited.
Including: Transfer in a deluxe motorcoach; English-speaking guides in Schwerin and Güstrow; all entrance fees; lunch; information material;
Minimum: 35 participants; fee p.p. Euro 69.00
Alster Canal Cruise: Thursday 31, 2000From 10.00 - 13.00 hrs
The boat trip will be on the Inner and Outer Lake Alster and continue along the canals of the Lake Alster. It will provide an unforgetable impression: stately villas, carefully tended parks, modern flats, garden allotments and natural vegetation of many lakeside areas present a picture of constant variety.
Start: Landing stages "Alsteranleger Jungfernstieg", (city center, a short walk from the Town Hall).
Including: coach trip; Englishspeaking guide; cruise in special launch.
Minimum: 35 participants, fee p.p. Euro 37.50
Please register using the enclosed Social Program Registration Form B.
Tours and excursions and the Symposium Dinner have to be paid for in advance when the registration is submitted. These events will take place only if a minimum number of participants is reached. If this is not the case, the amount paid in advance for this particular event will be refunded in full. In the event of cancellation, no refund will be made unless the booking can be transferred to another participant.