Social Events & Partner Programme

 

Social Events At Eumw

 

EuMIC Dinner
Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
Start: 19:00
Cost: Free to EuMIC delegates

Location: Historisches Restaurant “Zum Spiessgesellen”, Rathausplatz 4, 90403 Nürnberg
Due to the generous sponsorship of the Robert Bosch GmbH, it is our pleasure to invite delegates to the EuMIC conference dinner on Monday evening. The dinner will take place in an authentic restaurant in the heart of Nuremberg’s historic city center. As there are a limited number of places, tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Details on ticket collection will be announced during the EuMIC Opening Session.

 
Welcome Reception
Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Duration: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Room Sydney and Restaurant Vasco da Gama

Cost: Free to conference delegates & invited exhibitors
All registered conference delegates, as well as invited representatives from companies participating in the exhibition are invited to the EuMW 2017 Welcome Reception, sponsored by Keysight Technologies, Horizon House Publications and EuMA.

Delegates will need to bring their badge and exhibitors their invite along with them to gain entrance. The evening will begin with drinks at 18:30 followed by the General Chairs’ handover from EuMW 2017, Nuremberg to EuMW 2018, Madrid as well as an address from the Platinum Sponsor, Keysight Technologies. The open-buffet dinner will be served from 19:00.


State Reception
Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Duration: 19:00 until 22:00
Location: Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg)

The Free State of Bavaria hosts a reception at the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg on Wednesday 11th October 2017, 19:00 to 22:00. The medieval Imperial Castle, one of Nuremberg's most prestigious historical landmarks, is easy to reach by public transportation or even by foot. Don't fail to visit it before joining the State Reception. Address: Auf der Burg 13 - www.kaiserburg-nuernberg.de

Tickets will be available for conference delegates and invited persons on a first-come, first-served basis in the registration area (NCC Ost, level 0) on Wednesday 11th October 2017, between 11:00 and 17:00.


Women in Microwave Engineering Event
Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Duration: 13:00 - 17:45
Location: Session Room Seoul, Reception Room HongKong

A special session on “Communications: Past, Present and Future” will be held during this year’s Women in Microwave Engineering Event. After a keynote speech and penal discussion about future trends in communications, the attendees can visit the Museum of Telecommunication in Fürth. For more information please follow the link.
Please register for the social event by sending an e-mail to wim@eumw2017.com

 

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Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Bavaria’s second-largest city and the unoffi cial capital of Franconia, is an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as the coffee. For centuries, Nuremberg was the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of most German kings, who kept their crown jewels here. Rich and stuffed with architectural wonders, it was also a magnet for famous artists, and the most famous of all, Albrecht Dürer, was born here. ‘Nuremberg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,’ gushed Martin Luther.

By the 19th century, the city had become a powerhouse in Germany’s industrial revolution. The Nazis saw a perfect stage for their activities in working class Nuremberg. It was here that the fanatical party rallies were held, the boycott of Jewish businesses began and the infamous Nuremberg Laws outlawing German citizenship for Jewish people were enacted. On 2 January 1945, Allied bombers reduced the city to landfill, killing 6000 people in the process. After WWII the city was chosen as the site of the war crimes tribunal, now known as the Nuremberg Trials. Later, the painstaking reconstruction – using the original stone – of almost all the city’s main buildings, including the castle and old churches in the Altstadt, returned the city to some of its former glory.

If you would like any other information, please contact Sally Garland on sally@connexhotelsandevents.com

 

Nuremburg Walking Tour
Tour highlights in the Old Town include the city walls, Craftsmen's Court, St Lawrence Church, Marketplace with the Beautiful Fountain and Wishing Ring, Old Town Hall, Albrecht-Dürer-Platz and the Imperial Castle Courtyards. At the Rally Grounds, you'll see Nuremberg's former World War I memorial, the Luitpold Arena from "Triumph of the Will" and the site of the Luitpold Hall, The Great Street and the Congress Hall of the Nazi Party.

NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY! You can buy your ticket in advance or simply pay cash to the guide on the day of the tour. We use Germany's efficient and environmentally friendly public transportation for our walking tours and any transport costs are included in the tour prices.

Our goal is to both inform and entertain the English-speaking visitors to this great city. We offer non-strenuous tours led by experienced, fluent English-speaking guides and believe walking is the best way to see Nuremberg.

ALL TOURS LEAVE AT 11:15AM on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday
MEETING POINT: In front of the large centre entrance of the Nuremberg train station (Hauptbahnhof). The guide will be holding a red and white "Nuremberg Tours in English" sign.
PRICES: Full Tour - Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds (4 hours including lunch break in marketplace) - €22.00/students €19.00 Old Town Tour (2 hours) - €10.00/students €9.00


The Nurnberg Card
Spend just €25.00 and reap the benefits of the Nürnberg Card! It gives you 2 days’ FREE admission to ALL museums and attractions as well as 2 days’ FREE travel on ALL public transport services within Nuremberg and the entire region of Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein. One essential requirement: You must stay overnight in Nuremberg or Fürth.

The Nürnberg Card is free for children age 5 and under, children up to age 11 pay only €5.00 (when at least one Adult Card is purchased). Cards can be purchased from any Nuremberg Tourist Offi ces and are also available from reception at most hotels.

The Kaiserburg
Dominating the city skyline, you can’t fail to notice the Kaiserburg. At the time of the Holy Roman Empire, the castle was occasionally home to each of the emperors, and in the Middle Ages, it was one of the most important royal palaces. The sights here include the new castle museum, the palace with the emperor’s living quarters, the Romanesque Double Chapel, the Deep Well and the Sinwell Tower. The neighbouring garden is a must-see, too. It might be small, but it’s a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and is popular with residents, too. The castle's garden is open from April to October.

Address: Auf der Burg 13 www.kaiserburg-nuernberg.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card

 

Albrecht-Dürer's House
The Albrecht-Dürer-Haus is one of the most famous museums and exhibitions in Nuremberg. Between 1509 and 1528, it was Albrecht Dürer’s home and workplace. Today, the building is both a memorial and a museum. The rooms feature period furnishings, and visitors can see a demonstration of the printing procedure used in Dürer’s lifetime in one of the bedrooms. The top floor showcases copies of the artist’s works.

The museum houses a variety of temporary exhibitions featuring original works. We highly recommend taking the guided tour with Agnes Dürer, wife of the famous artist, she gives a faithful account of what life was like 500 years ago.

Address: Albrecht-Dürer-Str. 39 www.museen.nuernberg.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card

 

Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Even today, the former Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi Party Rally Grounds) in the south of the city is still home to gigantic ruins representing the Nazi regime’s deluded notion of grandeur.

The 11 km² complex was where the Nazi Party orchestrated its propaganda campaign. The documentation centre located in the north wing of the Kongresshalle was designed by the Nazis to hold 50,000 people and was never completed. The permanent “Faszination und Gewalt” (Fascination and Terror) exhibition housed in the 1300 m² venue chronicles the causes, relationships and consequences of the Nazi dictatorship.

Address: Bayernstraße 110 www.museen.nuernberg.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card

 
Historic Rock-Cut Cellars
An extensive labyrinth of underground passageways and cellar vaults has existed in the bedrock of castle hill for centuries - the Historic Rock-Cut Cellars. As early as 1380 red beer was stored in the subterranean cellars, sometimes comprising four levels, that had been cut into the Burgsandstein (local Nuremberg sandstone). During the air raids of World War II many citizens found shelter in these historical vaults.

Reservations and Meeting Point: Brewery Shop Tours are offered in German, English Audio-Guides are available.
Address: Bergstraße 19 www.historische-felsengaenge.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card


Memorium Nuremberg Trials
The Memorium Nuremberg Trials is a permanent exhibition. It informs visitors about the background, progression and repercussions of the Nuremberg Trials at the original location where they were held. Audio guides in various languages are available. Guided tours of the Memorium Nuremberg Trials are available for individual visitors at weekends.

Address: Bärenschanzstraße 72 www.museen.nuernberg.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card

 

Main Market Square, Church of Our Lady and Beautiful Fountain
The large market square located at the heart of the city centre is surrounded by a multitude of must-see sights. The daily market takes place here too, where you can buy all sorts of tasty treats, flowers and spices. The ornate Beautiful Fountain is a well- hotographed sight. The two rings on the fence are the focus of much attention. A legend says that if you turn the “golden ring” and make a wish, it will come true.

The black ring, meanwhile, is said to bless women with children. The main market square is characterised by the facade of the Church of Our Lady constructed as an imperial royal chapel. Every day at noon the "Männleinlaufen" (mechanical clock and glockenspiel) takes place here - a daily event not to be missed!


Germanisches Nationalmuseum
The "Germanisches Nationalmuseum" is one of the largest museums of German art and culture in the world. The exhibitions take you on an exciting journey through time, showcasing hand axes from the Stone Age, the Ezelsdorf Golden Cone, medieval sculptures, the oldest globe in the world, paintings by Albrecht Dürer, baroque masterpieces and contemporary art. Other rooms feature textiles, clothes, jewellery, stained glass, handicraft, furniture and much more. The GNM is also home to the largest library of German art and culture, with more than 650,000 books.

Address: Kartäusergasse 1 www.gnm.de
Free entrance with the Nürnberg Card


Handwerkerhof
A sight with special flair. Situated at the heart of the city and surrounded by the towers and walls of the medieval fortifications, from the middle of March till the end of December the Handwerkerhof invites visitors to discover a wealth of experiences. The “little city at
the Königstor” (King’s gate) opposite the Hauptbahnhof offers both traditional crafts and Franconian hospitality in charming surroundings.

Why not round off your visit by trying some hearty specialties, washed down with a fresh Nuremberg beer or Franconian wine in one of the cosy restaurants.

Address: Königstor opposite the Hauptbahnhof www.handwerkerhof.de

GoHo
For a proper hedonist, there is no lifestyle without culture and cuisine, which is why they feel so much at home in Gostenhof. You can stroll from the vintage shop to the cycle workshop, from the friendly optician to the crazy designer shop. The hip district of Gostenhof on the edge of the Nuremberg city centre is still a kind of insider tip. Gostenhof is a must for devotees of individual treasures of the beaten track.

Address: Gostenhof www.in-goho.de

Tanners' Lane
The largest ensemble of old artisan houses in Nuremberg can be found in the Weißgerbergasse (tanners' lane). Predominantly half- timbered, the historical town houses, often with their own wells and garden, testify to the affluence that could be attributed to the art of leather making. Instead of the busy tanners in the Middle Ages, the Weißgerbergasse today is populated with cafés, bars, small boutiques and handicraft workshops.


Trödelmarkt
The Nuremberg Trödelmarkt, located between Unschlittplatz and the Karlsbrücke (Charles Bridge), was originally a trading area for junk. Today this 1000 m² square accommodates cosy little shops offering the unusual. Here you will find extravagant jewellery stores, individual boutiques, assorted wooden toys and amusing living accessories.

 
Bamberg City Tour with optional Brewery Tour
Duration about 2h/4h, start 10:00h
Cost: €6-10 depending on number of participants, minimum 10, maximum 25.
Travel to Bamberg has to be arranged individually, regional trains run twice an hour, cost about €20 round-trip. Bamberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany with its winding, narrow lanes and romantic facades with extravagant paintwork. It is called the “Franconian Rome” as it is also spread over seven hills.

Bamberg has been assigned as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993. Amongst other highlights, you will visit the cathedral and the Rose Garden where you have a marvellous view of the Old Town. If booked with the brewery tour, you will get an insight in Bamberg’s beer variety. If you wish to participate at this tour, please contact Rainer Wansch (rainer. wansch@iis.fraunhofer.de) no later than two weeks prior to EuMW. 

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