Guided tour of historic Dresden

After the end of the conference we offer you a guided tour of historic Dresden. Dresden’s historic city centre with its baroque flair is famous beyond the frontiers of Germany. It is part of the Dresden Elbe Valley, which is recognized as world heritage site since 2004, and captivates millions of visitors every year. You will discover the city by foot, walking around the Theater place with its unique ensemble of Semper Opera House, Zwinger, and the bordering Residential Castle, over the Brühl Terrace, also called „Europe’s balcony“, to the Cathedral, the Procession of Princes – a 101-metres-long wall painting on 20.000 tiles of Meissen porcelain – and to the Church of our Ladies. A guide will lead you in English through the baroque city. The tour ends around 7 pm, so you can have a look for a nice dinner location after the tour.

Date / Time

Thursday, June 20, 2024 I 17:00-19:00

Meeting point

King Johann's equestrian statue at the Theatre Square


20.00 EUR per person

Rules / Registration

Minimum number of participants 10 persons. Registration via the online registration form starting soon

Excursion HZDR and Post Conference Tour to "Saxon Switzerland"

The bus brings you first to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Here you have the opportunity to visit the thermohydraulic test facilities.
After your tour of the HZDR we continue the bus ride to the Elbe sandstone highlands, also called „Saxon Switzerland„. The famous nature highlights such as the Barbarine rock and the Schrammsteine have inspired artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. During our stop at the world-famous Bastei, which is located on the highest rock in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Elbe valley and the surrounding rock formations. The Lilienstein and Königstein mesas are seemingly close enough to touch.
Seats have been reserved for lunch in the Bastei Restaurant with a phantastic view. Please select a dish during registration. Drinks must be paid individually on site.
The bus takes you to Königstein at the river the Elbe, where you continue your journey on the Elbe steamer to Pirna through the fairytale landscape of the national park – a „pure nature experience“.
From the Elbe River, Königstein presents an imposing picture: the town stretches up the valley of the Biela River for several kilometers. High above towers the landmark – the Königstein Fortress. Due to the military impregnability of the Königstein, Saxon electors and kings sought refuge behind the thick walls in troubled times and stored art treasures and the state treasure here. In addition, because of its scenic location, the Königstein was a popular place for sumptuous festivities of the court. Later it served as a feared state prison of Saxony.
The bus will return you from Pirna to Dresden, passing the impressive castles on the Elbe, embedded in the vineyards of the Elbe Valley.
The tour ends around 6:30 pm, so you can have a look for a nice dinner location after the tour.

Date / Time

Friday, June 21, 2024 I 08:45-18:30

Meeting time / point:

08:45 in the hotel lobby of the Hotel Elbflorenz (Workshop Venue)


99 EUR per Person • Price includes Bus, tickets for Ship, Guide, Plate meal for lunch, entrance fees. • Food and drinks during the river cruise and drinks for lunch are NOT included.

Rules / Registration

Minimum number of participants 20 persons. Registration via the online registration form starting soon. Please note that it is a full day tour and it is NOT possible to end the tour earlier (the research center and the other destinations are NOT in the center of Dresden).

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