Dresden and Accommodation


A certain number of rooms have been reserved in hotels and hostels nearby the conference location. Additional details concerning locations and costs will be made available in a second circular in spring 2018.

The conference will start on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and last until noon of Friday, March 9, 2018. We hope you will consider spending extra sightseeing time in the beautiful city of Dresden before and after the symposium.


Dresden, the capital of the German Federal State of Saxony, is well known for its cultural and scientific history as well as for its development to a centre of high-tech industry (the so-called German “Silicon Valley”).

Spread along the riverbank of the river Elbe, it has been recognised worldwide as an outstanding cultural landscape, an ensemble that integrates its celebrated baroque setting and suburban garden city into an artistic ensenble within the river valley.

It should be mentioned, that the city of Dresden itself was a victim of the so-called “once-in-a-century flooding catastrophe” of the rivers Elbe and Weißeritz in August 2002.

The city and its hinterland offer many opportunities for sightseeing and activities: The ‘Ore Mountains’ with their history of mining played an important role in the past, whereas the famous ‘Saxonian Switzerland’ calls for hiking or climbing among spectacular rock formations of weathered sandstones.

Visitors can enjoy baroque gardens in Pillnitz and Großsedlitz or the worldwide famous MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory and museum. Dresden with its more than half a million inhabitants is situated in the South-East of Germany and is easily accessible via long distance trains or plane.