Accompanying the meeting, several field trips are planned: A registration is required for all field trips. Please note that for organisational reasons all sightseeing tours can only take place if the minimum number of participants has been reached. There is also a maximum limit for some tours. Unless otherwise noted, the tours are in English.

Tour: Geology of the Upper Rhine River Area, Museum of Natural History, Karlsruhe

"Granite, gneiss, sandstone and much more – the Upper Rhine River area is truly rich in geological treasures. The permanent display brings life to a history that has turned to stone. Five different subjects with impressive large-scale models, interactive elements and lively displays make geological processes comprehensible for museum visitors." (Source: http://www.smnk.de/en/exhibitions/permanent-exhibition-ground-floor/geology-on-the-upper-rhine/)

Date: 09.03.2014 14:30 – approx. 15:30

Price: 6 € / person

Meeting Point: Natural History Museum 14:25

Link: Natural History Museum

Tour of Karlsruhe: City of justice

For over 50 years, Karlsruhe has presented itself as „the residence of justice“ for the modern, democratic state of Germany. Learn all about the history of rights up to the present legal system. The tour leads to the Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Court.

Date: 09.03.2014 16:00 – approx. 17:00

Price: 6 € / person

Meeting Point: In front of the Natural History Museum 15:30

Link: Tour of Karlsruhe: City of justice

Tour of Karlsruhe: Walk through Karlsruhe in the evening

A leisurely walk at evening time has its own appeal. Your guide will accompany you on a detailed leasurely tour through Karlsruhe's city center and you will pass by many tourist attractions. You will hear tales about their late history as well as contemporary anecdotes.

Date: 10.03.2014 20:00 – approx. 21:00

Price: 6 € / person

Meeting Point: Stairs of the Protestant town church on the Marktplatz (market place, opposite of the Town Hall) 19:55

Link: Tour of Karlsruhe: Walk through Karlsruhe in the evening

Brewery tour through the "Hoepfner Burg"

Hoepfner is a traditional brewery. Founded in 1798, the brewery is one of the oldest active companies in Karlsruhe. In the "Hoepfner Burg" built in 1896, the beer is brewed and bottled in the eastern part of Karlsruhe. "Fresh wind in old walls" expresses the desire to connect tradition with new ideas. Within the historic walls, you will find a very modern and innovative company which is managed by the guidelines "quality, continuity and partnership“.

Date: 13.03.2014 15:30 – approx. 17:30

Price: no cost

Note: Tour probably only in German!

Meeting Point: Conference Office 15:30

Link: Hoepfner brewery

Tour to Campus NORD: ANKA and bioliq

„ANKA is a synchrotron light source, a particle accelerator dedicated to the production of light in its full spectral rage and facets for the sake of research and technological innovation.“ (Source: http://www.anka.kit.edu/english/2184.php)

bioliq® is a reply to the search of sustainably produced and high-quality biofuels. The multi-stage method takes into account both the decentralized structure of the supply of biomass and the need to economically worthwhile and large-scale production.

Date: 13.03.2014 15:30 – approx. 19:00

Price: 5 € / person

Meeting Point: Conference Office 15:30

Links: ANKA, bioliq

Tour to Campus NORD: KATRIN and TOSKA

„The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which is presently being assembled at Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe on the KIT Campus North site, will investigate the most important open issue in neutrino physics: What is the absolute mass scale of neutrinos? Neutrinos probably are the most fascinating species of elementary particles. The "ghost particle of the Universe" is a key to open issues in science on many scales, linking the microcosm of elementary particles to the largest structures in the Universe.“ (Source: https://www.katrin.kit.edu/index.php)

The TOSKA (ToroidalSpulen Testanlage Karlsruhe) complex was constructed in the early 1980s to test large superconducting magnets for fusion energy.

Date: 13.03.2014 15:30 – approx. 19:00

Price: 5 € / person

Meeting Point: Conference Office 15:30