The Social Programme of the Conference will include:
- Welcome Reception on Tuesday June 9 from 18:20 to 19:35
- Sponsored by Chemical Computing Group
The participation in the Welcome Reception is free of charge for all registered participants, but subject to prior reservation. Please indicate your intention to participate during your online registration process.
- Conference Dinner on Thursday 11 June at 20:00 at the Maison Kammerzell
The Kammerzell House (Alsatian: Kammerzellhüs, French: Maison Kammerzell) is one of the most famous buildings of Strasbourg and one of the most ornated and well preserved medieval civil housing buildings in late Gothic architecture in the areas formerly belonging to the Holy Roman Empire. Built in 1427 but twice transformed in 1467 and 1589, the building as it is now historically belongs to the German Renaissance but is stylistically still attached to the Rhineland black and white timber-framed style of civil (as opposed to administrative, clerical or noble) architecture. It is situated on the Place de la Cathédrale, with whose rosy colour it contrasts in a picturesque way when seen from the opposite direction. The building's inside has been decorated on all floors by lavish frescoes by Alsatian painter Léo Schnug (1878-1933).
The participation in the Dinner is optional, and subject to prior booking at the price of 60,00€. A limited number of places is available, so make sure to book your place in time!
- Guided tour of the Cathedral of Strasbourg on Friday June 12 at 14:15
- FULLY BOOKED
Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Notre-Dame de Strasbourg reflects the engineering prowess of men. A thousand years have passed since the first stone of a Romanesque building was laid in 1015 by Bishop Werner von Hapsburg. The Cathedral, also known as Strasbourg Minster, is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Although considerable parts of it are still in Romanesque architecture, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for major contributions from 1277 to his death in 1318.
At 142 metres, it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874 (227 years), when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai's Church in Hamburg. Today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world and the highest structure built entirely in the Middle Ages.
Described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel" and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God", the cathedral is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue.
2015 represents the year of the Millennial Celebration for the Cathedral’s Foundations. A free guided tour will be held on Friday June 12, from 14:15 to 15:15. Participants willing to take part are invited to register during their online registration. A limited number of places is available for the tour and registration is mandatory!