Conference Dinner

Join us for an evening of fun and feasting! The conference dinner is included with all registrations, and includes a traditional Bavarian meal, unlimited beer and nonalcoholic drinks, live Bavarian folk music and entertainment. Our conference dinner will give all participants a wonderful opportunity to meet with old friends and colleagues, and establish new collaboration partners.

Excursions and tours

The rich history and beautiful architecture of Munich can be explored through our many museums and guided tours. Wednesday afternoon 2-6pm, after the second poster session, we encourage all participants to self-organize into small groups of friends and colleagues and explore the city. Visit one of numerous art galleries (Alte Pinakothek for medieval to renaissance art, Pinakothek der Moderne for modern art), our expansive science, technology, and natural history museum (Deutsches Museum), one of our antiquities collections (ancient Egyptian art, Greek/Roman/Etruscan statues, Antiquities), or visit the historic Munich royal residence and treasury.

Some of the many available city and museum tours and destinations

Münchner Altstadtführung (German language), 2 p.m., duration approx. 1.5-2 hrs – 17€
A guided walking tour through the old town brings you to famous sites, such as Marienplatz – Alter Peter – Viktualienmarkt – Alter Hof – Dallmayr – Hofbräuhaus – Dom – Residenz – Odeonsplatz, etc. You will receive insights into the past and future of Munich through interesting anecdotes and funny facts from the guides.

Free Walking Tour (English language), 2 p.m., duration approx. 2.5 hrs – pay as you wish
This free walking tour offers insights about the origins of the old city, fun legends, cool King’s, Third Reich history, Bavarian culture, beer and more. The free tour concept allows anyone to join for free (but pre-booking online is necessary) and at the end you pay what you think the tour was worth.

München als Hauptstadt der Bewegung / Third Reich Tour (German language), 2:45 p.m., duration approx. 2.5 hrs – 27€
This tour is about the National Socialism and Resistance: Munich played a special role in the Third Reich. On this city tour you will get to know the most important places of the time and their stories.

Wandering Audio Tour through Munich (English language), anytime, duration approx. 1.5-2.5 hrs – ca. 9-10€ (day-pass)
Explore Munich at your own pace with the Around audio tours made by expert guides. You can select between two tours, either the “Munich Highlights Tour” or the “World War II Tour in Munich”.

Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (Multilingual), every 30-60 min, duration approx. 1 hr – from 22.50€ (afternoon pass)
An effortless discovery of Munich on CitySightseeing double-decker buses, that allows you to chose from three different tours, the City Tour, the Nymphenburg/Olympiapark Tour, and the Schwabing Tour. All tours take approx. 1 hr.

Segway Tour Munich (English language), 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. duration approx. 3 hrs – 75€
Discover the Bavarian capital “on your own wheels” and emission-free. This guided tour takes you to more than 20 top sights of the city, such as the Englischer Garten, Königsplatz or Friedensengel, and many more.

BMW World / BMW Museum Guided Tour, 3 p.m., approx. 1 hr – 13€
Experience the history of the company, brand and products in a fascinating way through a guided tour of the BMW Museum featuring 125 exhibits. Entrance to the guided tour is included.

City Viewing Towers, anytime, approx.. 30-60 min – from 6.50€
In case you do not wish to spend too much time on city tours, but just want to get a short and spectacular view of the city (and perhaps the Bavarian mountains), you may want to visit one of the many city viewing towers. For example, great views can be found from the observation deck of the Frauenkirche, the New Town Hall Tower (both have elevators), as well as the Alter Peter (all in the city center), and the Olympia Tower (further to the north, a short metro ride from the conference venue).