On Wednesday September 9th, 2009 from 3 to 7 pm cultural-historical and biological excursions are planned. Below please find a preliminary survey. Detailed information are available from December 1st, 2008 onwards.
The costs of the excursions will be covered by the conference fee. The deadline for excursion registration is April 30th, 2009.
Auwaldcrane Project - http://www.uni-leipzig.de/leipzigcanopycrane/lak/deutsch/
Panometer "Amazonia"The Panometer at Richard Lehmann-Str. 114, an attraction of Leipzig, is also an event lacation. The Berlin professor Yadegar Asisi presents his Panoramic Picture „Amazon" beginning 28.03.09.
At a size of 106 m in length and 34 m height, the observer can behold the green living environment near the equator from a pedestal in the middle of the image. A lifesize scale reveals the complexity and beauty of the remote Amazonian region.
Reclamation and Utilization of a mining landscape: http://www.leipziger-neuseenland.de
Time history museum ("Zeitgeschichtliches Museum")
Insights into the STASI story: http://www.runde-ecke-leipzig.de/
Museum of Musical Instruments
The Leipzig Gewandhaus was destroyed by bombing during World War II, in 1944, and the present Gewandhaus is the third building with the name. It was opened in 1981, with Kurt Masur as conductor. The building is home to the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and it is the oldest extant symphony orchestra in the world.
Leipzig's Opera House conception goes back to 1693. It was the third civil musical theater in Europe, following those in Venice and Hamburg. In 2007, the foyer of the opera house underwent extensive restoration. The opera house on Augustusplatz was opened in 1960 with a performance of Wagner's "Meistersinger von Nürnberg".
The Nikolai Church was a starting point for the peaceful revolution in 1989 and is a symbol of German reunification. Martin Luther is said to have preached from the ornate 16th-century pulpit. Inside the church is a soaring Gothic choir and nave.
Thomas Church is the starting point musical heritage of Leipzig. The church was founded in 1212. For almost 800 years, the church has been housing the famous St. Thomas Boys Choir, and the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach had a great influence on the atmosphere and reputation of the St. Thomas Church. Each year, the church is the center for the Bach Festival, when Bach fans from all over the world meet in Leipzig.
During the nearly 600-year history of University of Leipzig, students accounted for a large proportion of the urban music scene. Many musical events were closely tied with the University Church near Augustusplatz, which was destroyed in 1968. Currently, at the former site of the Paulinerkirche, construction continues on a new auditorium/church.
Leipzig GalleriesThe Museum of Contemporary Art is located in a Villa which was converted by Peter Kulka in the Nineties. In 1999 he got the Architectural Prize of Leipzig.
The Galerie EIGEN+ART is located at Spinnereistraße 7 Halle 5.
The Galerie am Sachsenplatz has a 35-year in the historic Fregehaus.
FineArt organizes and operates art exhibitions (art gallery) and art auctions (fine art auction house) in the city center of Leipzig.
The Gallery Schwind GmbH was founded in 1989 in Frankfurt am Main. Its business leader, Charles Schwind, maintained contact with the art scenes in Leipzig and Dresden, which is why Leipzig artists have been represented in the gallery since its beginning