04 | 07 | 2017

Social Events


Excursions and Conference dinner:

In the following you will find a list of social events and afternoon excursions offered throughout the week. The events can be booked through our online registration system.
The excursions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (in the afternoon) will take place parallel to the scientific program.
The Conference Excursion on Wednesday in the afternoon is for everybody (facultative). There is no scientific program in parallel.

The conference dinner on Wednesday evening is included in the conference fee.

Monday – September, 23
The Tyrolean Panorama and the Kaiserjäger Museum – the Myth of Tyrol icon link-integrate

The Tyrolean Panorama was opened in 2011 and invites the visitor on a time travel through the most important stations of the Tyrolean history.
We start from the center of Innsbruck and travel with the tram to Wilten (a district of Innsbruck), from there a 20 minute walk will bring us to the Bergisel where we can enjoy the marvelous view over Innsbruck. We devote two hours for the Panorama and the Kaiserjäger museum, more than enough time to discover the myths of Tyrol.

Costs: 17 €
(A minimum of 20 participants is required)

Meeting Place: Goldenes Dachl, Time: 13.00

Tuesday – September, 24
Kaiserliche Hofburg Innsbruck icon link-integrate

The Kaiserliche Hofburg used to be the residence of the Dukes of Tyrol. Already enlarged under the emperor Maximilian I, empress Maria Theresia transformed it into its final form as a Baroque palace. We make a two hour visit to the time of emperors and dukes and after that you have the option to visit the Café Sacher and experience the typical Viennese coffee house atmosphere (not included).

Costs: 15 €
(A minimum of 20 participants is required)

Meeting Place: Goldenes Dachl, Time: 14.00

Wednesday – September, 25
Conference excursion – Stift Stams, Zisterzienserabtei icon link-integrate

The first time that „Stambs“was mentioned in an official document was in 1065 AD, long before the abbey was founded. It was then known for its pilgrimage church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, not far from the current parish church.

Some two hundred years later, Count Meinhard II of Görz-Tyrol made a decision that was to bring fame to the small and insignificant village. His aim was to found and build an abbey the main function of which was to provide a place of burial for the Tyrolean rulers. 

A famous legend, on the other hand, implies that the Abbey of Stams was founded at the request of Meinhard’s wife Elisabeth. Her son Konradin had been executed in Naples five years earlier and she might have wanted a monument built for him.

A bus is taking us to Stams. After a tour through the premises of the abbey you will have the chance to participate in a Schnaps tasting from the abbey's own distillery. After that we return to Innsbruck right on time for the conference dinner.

Costs: 25 €

Meeting Place: University, Campus Technik, Time: 14.00

Conference dinner

The Conference dinner takes place in the evening.

Costs: included in the conference fee

Every participant of the conference is invited to the Conference Dinner on Wednesday, September 25 at 19:00. Arrival starts at 18:00 with an aperitif, accompanied by Tyrolean music. The conference dinner takes place in Restaurant Villa Blanka, Weiherburggasse 31.
Participants of the conference excursions will be delivered directly to the restaurant at the end of the excursion.
The restaurant can be reached on foot (25 minutes from the city center), by bus “W” (departing at Marktplatz) or by using the funicular “Hungerburgbahn” from “Congress Innsbruck”, Rennweg 3, to station “Alpenzoo”.
After the dinner, transportation back to the city center will be arranged by bus


Thursday – September, 26
Innsbruck Tour – Explore Innsbruck on foot icon link-integrate

On this two hour tour through the narrow streets of the old town we dive deep enough into medieval times just to make sure we are not missing the modern ages and of course the most famous sights of Innsbruck, like the Golden Roof.

Costs: 10 €
(A minimum of 15 participants is required)

Meeting Place: Goldenes Dachl, Time: 14.00