Social Program

Gala dinner

On the second day of the conference (June 23rd, 2016) we invite you to a gala dinner in the urban villa of the Bochum “Gesellschaft Harmonie”. In the historical building of the former “Karolinenhof” we will serve national and regional specialties. Meal preferences will be taken into account.

World heritage Zollverein

On the last day of the conference (June 24th, 2016) after the official program, we provide a bus ride to the World heritage Zollverein (info), the formerly largest and most productive coal mine in Europe. Furthermore, we organized a guided tour (“About coal and miners”) of the Denkmalpfad ZOLLVEREIN® in English language, which gives visitors an insight into the history of Zollverein, its production facilities and the path the coal took, when it was brought up from 1,000 meters under ground.

The capacity of the tour we ordered is limited. We will select participants by “first come, first served-strategy”. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Next to the guided tour, we have reservations for a spectacular restaurant (Casino Zollverein) within the coal mine. The dinner will be after the guided tour.

Time table
Departure from University 2pm approx.
after the official program
Start of the guided tour 4pm
End of the guided tour 6pm
Dinner 6pm
Return to the city center of Bochum 9pm approx.

The bus shuttle and the guided tour will cost 10 Euro. The dinner needs to be payed directly.