Sunday Aug. 27 Symposium Mixer (free) Monday Aug. 28 Reception (free) Tuesday Aug. 29 Organ Concert (free) Wednesday Aug. 30 Afternoon Excursions (3 Alternatives) Thursday Aug. 31 Symposium Dinner
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EXCURSIONS, AUG. 30, 2000On Wednesday afternoon no scientific sessions are scheduled. Symposium Delegates and Accompanying Persons are invited to select and book one of the three alternative tours described below.
1) City and Harbor Tour Including Old Warehouse DistrictFrom 13.30 - 18.30 hrs2) Excursion to Lübeck
A three hour City Tour gives the guests a remaining impression of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its manifold faces.
Participants will take a closer look at the main churches in Hamburg (St. Nikolai, St. Jakobi and St. Petri), the famous red-light district the "Reeperbahn" as well as the TV Tower and the huge inner city park, "Planten un Blomen".
A panoramic cruise around the inner city Lake Alster offers a stunning view of the beautiful villas and mansion houses as well as of the impressive skyline of Hamburg. The guests will have the chance to explore St. Michaelis church, the landmark of Hamburg and the "Krameramtsstuben", until 1783 home of the widows of rich Hanseatic citizens. Another possibility for the guests is to stretch their legs at a particularly picturesque spot on the Lake Alster.
Following the City Tour with visits to the most interesting points of Hamburg the guests will embark on a special charter boat for a harbor cruise.
Including: Transfer in a deluxe motorcoach; English-speaking guide; cruise in a comfortable launch; information material.
Minimum:35 participants; fee p.p. Euro 44.00From 13.30 - 21.00 hrs3) Boat Trip on River Elbe
The beautiful town of Lübeck has preserved its original flair and gives the visitors a perfect impression of an old Hanseatic town with narrow cobblestone streets, brick churches, scenic backyards etc. Lübeck is protected as an UNESCO World Heritage City and therefore large parts of the city remain closed for cars and busses. Most of the Lübeck tour must be done by walking.
After the guided transfer, the English speaking hostess will provide some initial information and impression of the destination.
One of the most popular "institutions" in Lübeck is "Niederegger", the famous Marzipan Factory, home of the marzipan, the traditional sweet from Lübeck. After arrival the guests will have coffee and a piece of marzipan cake there. In the evening dinner will be served at the "Schiffergesellschaft":. Originally in 1535 built as a meeting house for the shipmasters, it shows unique interior and treasures from the world of shipping, and is now in use as a restaurant with excellent service and food.
Including: Transfer in a deluxe motorcoach; English-speaking guide in Lübeck, coffee and pastry at "Niederegger"; dinner at "Schiffergesellschaft"; information material.
Minimum: 35 participants; fee p.p. Euro 57.50
From 13.30 - 17.30 hrs
This tour includes the transfer to the "Landungsbrücken" where the guests embark on a typical Hamburg boat which will be cruising in the Elbe for two hours. Meanwhile the guide will explain the harbor, the warehouse city and the picturesque former fisher village Blankenese.
After arriving in Wedel the guests will walk to the "Schulauer Fährhaus" to enjoy coffee and pastry and the beautiful view of the passing ships. The transfer back to the city center will be by bus (approx. 1 hr).
Including: Transfers in a deluxe motorcoach; English-speaking guide; boat rental, coffee and pastry in the Schulauer Fährhaus; information material.
Minimum: 35 participants; fee p.p. Euro 47.50
SYMPOSIUM DINNER, THURSDAY EVENING AUG. 31, 2000The Symposium Dinner will take place in the Hamburg Stock Exchange in a traditional Hanseatic atmosphere.
Fee p.p. Euro 80.00
Downtown Hamburg with Inner Alster Lake
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last change: 1st Mar. 2000, V. Vill & G. Peters