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Wednesday, 9 September 2009; 14:30 h
Majolika manufactory - guided tour (approx. 2 hours)
(free of charge, but limited number of participants)
For participation, pre-registration before the end of August is recommended

For a hundred years the "Karlsruher Majolika" stands for a successful combination of craftwork tradition and innovative appreciation of art.
The Majolika manufactory is known for individual ceramics by famous artists, treasured collectibles of highest quality and stable value not only for connoisseurs. Little ceramic art sculptures, unique items of artists, flagstones, vases, bowls or plates - the ceramic objets d'art of the "Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe" convince by their creative expressiveness.
Famous artists like Hans Thoma, Wilhelm Süs, Max Laeuger, Martha Katzer, Carl Hubbuch or Erwin Spuler once founded the reputation of the "Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe" as prominent centre of ceramic art.
The Majolika studios are an important part of the creativity smithy Majolika. At all times, they are the place, where several artists deal with the material clay. In the past, there were names like Fritz Behn, Karl Albiker, Otto Lindig und Max Ackermann. Today Jürgen Goertz and since 1990 also Markus Lüpertz have been cooperating with the Majolika among a lot of other artists. In cooperation with experienced staff ceramic works of art are created, at which the fields of sculpture, painting and architectural art merge.

More information: http://www.majolika-karlsruhe.de/index_englisch.html

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Wednesday 9 September 2009; 15:00 h
Guided tour of historic KARLSRUHE (appr. 2 hours)
(free of charge, but limited number of participants)
For participation, pre-registration before the end of August is recommended

 

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Wednesday 9 September 2009; 19:00 h - 22:00 h
Oktoberfest at the Festhalle Durlach
(entrance ticket 10 Euro, ticket includes a voucher with 5 Euro value)
For participation, previous registration before end of August is recommended

"Gemuetlichkeit” is an important feature of German Oktoberfests, which usually take place in September. Relax and enjoy the evening together with friends and colleagues. Have a beer, good conversation and listen to the music.
Our Oktoberfest will be held at a traditional beer hall in the historic city of Durlach next to Karlsruhe (www.festhalle-durlach.de). The "LYRA"- brass band from Eggenstein will entertain us with Oktoberfest music. Beer and local specialties can be purchased at economical prices at the location.
Festhalle Durlach may be reached easily within 13 minutes by tramway Nr.1 (direction Durlach) with your free KVV- ticket. Get on the tramway Nr.1 at Karlsruhe-Marktplatz and exit at Durlach-Friedrichsschule. A short walk will get you to the destination (see the map of the EAC 2009 homepage)
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Thursday 10 September 2009; 19:00 h - 23:00 h
Conference Dinner

 

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Saturday 12 September 2009; 9:00 h - 15:00 h
Bus tour to STRASBOURG including a boat trip on the river Ill and self guided city tour
(participation fee 28 Euro)
For participation, pre-registration before the end of August is recommended

Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, with 702,412 inhabitants in the metropolitan area in 2007. Located close to the border with Germany, it is the préfecture (capital) of the Bas-Rhin département.
Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions such as the Council of Europe with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory, the Eurocorps as well as the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union. Strasbourg is an important center of manufacturing and engineering, as well as of road, rail, and river communications. The port of Strasbourg is the second largest on the Rhine after Duisburg, Germany. The city is the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine.
Strasbourg's historic center, the Grande Île ("Grand Island"), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. Strasbourg is beautifully fused into the Franco-German culture (Alemannic), and is regarded as the bridge of unity between modern France and Germany. Strasbourg is also a bridge for Germanic and Latin culture.
Strasbourg Cathedral which began undergoing construction in the 12th century, was completed in 1439.
The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite-France district alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
Notable distinctly medieval streets: Rue Mercière, Rue des Dentelles, Rue du Bain aux Plantes, Rue des Juifs, Rue des Frères, Rue des Tonneliers, Rue du Maroquin.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg


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Saturday 12 September 2009; 9:00 h - 18:00 h
Bus tour to KLOSTER MAULBRONN and HEIDELBERG incl. two guided tours and lunch
(participation fee 50 Euro)
For participation, pre-registration before the end of August is recommended

KLOSTER MAULBRONN
History
Maulbronn Abbey (German: Kloster Maulbronn) is the best preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe. The monastery was founded in 1147 under the auspices of the first Cistercian pope, Eugenius III. The main church, built in a style transitional from Romanesque to Gothic, was consecrated in 1178 by Arnold, Bishop of Speyer. A number of other buildings — infirmary, refectory, cellar, auditorium, porch, south cloister, hall, another refectory, forge, inn, cooperage, mill, and chapel — followed in the course of the 13th century. The west, east and north cloisters date back to the 14th century, as do most fortifications and the fountain house. After the Reformation broke out, the Duke of Württemberg seized the monastery in 1504 and built his hunting lodge and stables there. Half a century later, the former abbey was given over to a Protestant seminary, currently known as the Evangelical Seminaries of Maulbronn and Blaubeuren, which has occupied it ever since. The Protestant clerics adapted the monastic buildings for their own needs, e.g., they rebuilt the refectory. Maulbronn monastery has been registered as one of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage sites since December 1993.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulbronn_Abbey


HEIDELBERG
History
Approximately 600,000 years ago, the "Heidelberg Man", whose jaw-bone was discovered in 1907, the earliest evidence of human life in Europe, died at nearby Mauer.
In the 5th century BC there was a Celtic fortress of refuge and place of worship on the Heiligenberg, or "Mountain of Saints". Both places can still be identified.
In 40 a fort was built and occupied by roman troops. The Romans built and maintained castra (permanent camps) and a signalling tower on the bank of the river Neckar, and built a wooden bridge across the Neckar. The first civilian settlements would develop under the protection of the camp. The Romans remained until 260, when the camp was conquered by German tribes.
Modern Heidelberg can trace its beginnings to the 5th century when the village Bergheim ("Mountain Home") is first mentioned in documents dated to 769. Bergheim now lies in the middle of modern Heidelberg.
In 1386, the University of Heidelberg was founded by Rupert I, Elector Palatine. The University played a leading part in the era of humanism and reformation and the conflict between Lutheranism and Calvinism in the 15th and 16th centuries. Heidelberg's library, founded in 1421, is the oldest public library in Germany still intact. A few months after the proclamation of the 95 theses, in April 1518, Martin Luther was received in Heidelberg, to defend them.
The old town
The old town, in German "Altstadt", located at the southern side of the Neckar, is long and narrow and is dominated by the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle which perches 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep, wooded side of the Königstuhl ("King's chair" or throne) hill. The Karls'gate (Karlstor) is a triumphal arch in honour of the Prince Elector Karl Theodor, located at Heidelberg's very east. It was erected from 1775 until 1781 and designed by Nicolas de Pigage. The house "Zum Ritter Sankt Georg" (Knight St. George) is one of the few buildings, which survived the war of succession. The building opposite of the Church of the Holy Spirit was build in the style of the late Renaissance period. The house is named after the sculpture at the top.
The "Marstall" was an arsenal of the Heidelberg Castle in which several different goods were stored. The 19th century building we see today was created in a neo-classical style. Since 1971, the "Marstall" houses lecture halls of the university.
The old bridge is a stone bridge which was erected from 1786 to 1788. There is a medieval bridge gate on the side of the old town, originally part of its town wall. Baroque tower helmets were added as part of the erection of the stone bridge in 1788.
Heidelberg Castle
The castle is surrounded by a park where the famous poet Johann von Goethe once walked. The Heidelberger Bergbahn (funicular railway) runs from Heidelberg's Kornmakt to the summit of the Königstuhl via the castle.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg