Social Programme

DIS2016 features a number of social events - this page will give an overview.

Reception: Monday, 11 April

The reception takes place at 20:00 in the Hamburger Rathaus.

Concert and Public Lecture: Tuesday, 12 April

        Lecture and Concert for the DIS2016 Conference (poster, more info)
19.30 TALK "Einstein & Music" (in English)
        Humboldt-Professor Dr. Brian Foster (Uni Hamburg, DESY)
        Schubert Octet

Conference Dinner: Wednesday, 13 April

The conference dinner takes place at 20:00 in the Restaurant
Schulauer Faehrhaus, situated at the banks of the Elbe river.

Excursions: Thursday, 14 April

The afternoon of Thursday, 14 April, is devoted to a rich excursion programme. The various options that can be chosen on the registration form are described below. Please note that for some tours there is a limited number of places, which will be attributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Airbus tour: info material and schedule
Other four tours: info material and schedules

Walking Tour: Town Hall to Elbphilharmonie

On this guided tour you will walk through several centuries of history in about two hours, seeing the highlights of the city centre and the old Warehouse District. The connection between Hamburg and its bodies of water will be ubiquitous, with Binnenalster, canals and the old harbour. At the end of the tour, you will arrive in the near future at the soon-to-be-opened Elbphilharmonie.

Hamburg Warehouse District and Chocolate Museum

This excursion combines a walking tour of Hamburgs historic Warehouse District (Speicherstadt) - which was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 - with a visit to Chocoversum, where you will follow hands-on the different stages of chocolate production from roasting a cocoa bean to the final product, complete with a tutorial for making your own bar of chocolate.

On board: Museum Ships

On this tour you will visit two very different ships, both moored in Hamburg harbour. The Cap San Diego is a cargo ship that sailed across the Atlantic until the mid-1980s; its engine room would comfortably house a not-so-small particle physics detector. The sailing ship Rickmer Rickmers crossed the oceans in the first half of the 20th century. You will have guided tours on both ships, and the occasion to fortify yourself with a coffee in between.

Boat Tour of Harbour and Walk in Harbour City

At the beginning of this tour you will follow the footsteps of thousands of harbour workers, crossing the Elbe river underground through the Old Elbe Tunnel. From the south side of the river you will enjoy a postcard panorama of the city and then board a ship for a one-hour cruise. At the end of the tour is a walk through the new Harbour City, the biggest urban construction site in Europe, where an entire new city quarter is being constructed on the site of the old port.

Tour of the Airbus Plant

ALREADY FULLY BOOKED! Hamburg-Finkenwerder is one of the two sites where Airbus planes are constructed and assembled. After a general introduction, you will get a walking tour through the component assembly and final assembly of various airbus models, followed by a tour of the A380 area with a visit to the fuselage structural assembly and cabin equipping hangars.

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