Accompanying Persons/Touristic Program

Photo: Frank Exß

Dinner (on boat)

Accompanying persons may be registered for the dinner online. This has to be done by the full delegate or student to which the accompanying person belongs.

Touristic Programs

In addition we offer some touristic programs for accompanying persons. As we do not expect many applications for such programs, we organize the programs in rather an individual way. This allows us to realize programs even with a very low number of participants. The tours will be guided by Marlies Wagenknecht, the wife of the conference chairman. The cost needs to be paid by the participants directly before or during the tour (EUR, cash). We plan to offer

Foto: Ulrike Lehmann

Tour to Meißen

Trip to Meissen by suburban train; guided tour around the museum and visit to the demonstration workshop, where you are presented with the perfect opportunity to learn about the manufacturing of Meissen porcelain as well as to admire the exhibited masterpieces; possibility for lunch, shopping in the museum shop or walking around the town; relaxing trip back to Dresden by paddle-steamer along the River Elbe with its picturesque banks and vineyards

  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Tuesday
  • Cost: about 35 EUR plus restaurant

Sightseeing tour in Dresden

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Explore the historic centre of Dresden together with a professional English speaking guide who can tell you a lot about history, architecture, and culture – anecdotes and insider tips included.

  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Wednesday
  • Cost: around 15 EUR

Tour to Saxon Switzerland

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Journey by suburban train into this national park and a short hiking trip onto the Bastei. This stony bridge with its formations overlooking Saxon Switzerland is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The trip starts in the valley of the River Elbe and goes on a great trail upstairs about one hour (height difference of about 200 m). Though the trip is rather a walking tour, you should wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Do not forget to take a bottle of water! Arriving at the viewing platform, you will admire the breathtaking panorama! There are also a couple of opportunities to stop for a rest and a bite to eat over the River Elbe.

  • Duration 6-7 hours
  • Thursday
  • Cost about EUR 17 plus restaurant

Further activities

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