Social programme

Opening reception

On the evening of Thursday, 11th February 2016, you are cordially invited to an opening reception with a warm buffet in the "Claudiana", a historical building in the old town of Innsbruck (cf. "Sights") that holds several institutions of Innsbruck University (the International Relations Office and various country centres such as the centres for Italy, France or Russia).

We are proud to begin our reception with a programme including musical entertainment by our students in Claudia Hall (second floor, photos). After that you are invited to enjoy a rich buffet in Thüring Hall (first floor) with an opportunity to socialise.

=> Flyer: Buffet on Thursday, 11th February 2016

City walk

On the afternoon of Friday, 12th February 2016 you can opt to be taken on a walk around the city of Innsbruck where we will show you the most important sights of the historical city. The walk will lead us from Innsbruck's landmark, the Golden Roof, via Maria-Theresien-Street to the Triumphal Arch and it will end right at the conference venue on Karl-Rahner-Platz (cf. "Sights").

Conference Dinner

On the evening of Friday, 12th February, we will dine together in "Stiftskeller", a restaurant that is renowned for serving traditional Tyrolean cuisine (cf. It is located at the entrance of the old town of Innsbruck and it takes only a couple of minutes to get there from the conference venue afoot. The price for the conference dinner amounts to around € 40.

=> Menu: Conference Dinner in Stiftskeller on Friday, 12th February 2016

Trip to Bergisel after the conference

After the end of the conference we would like to take you to the Panorama- and Kaiserjägermuseum on Bergisel (ca. 15 minutes by bus from the conference venue) in the afternoon of Saturday, 13th February 2016. This museum is noted for holding the famous "Riesenrundgemälde". This giant round painting portrays the battle on Bergisel on 13th August 1809, in which the Tyroleans defeated the Bavarians. The painting not only impresses with its total surface of 1000m2, but also with the fact that it displays the battle on 360° (website of the museum).

After visiting the two museums, we will also have a look at the Bergisel ski jump slope, where the Olympic games of 1964 and 1976 were held and where still various ski jump competitions take place. Among others, it is one of the venues of the renowned "Vierschanzentournee" that is held every year in the beginning of January. To end our trip in a relaxing way, we will take the elevator up to the Panoramacafé "Bergisel Sky" (, where we can enjoy a spectacular view over the city. Shortly after 5pm, we will return to the bus that will take us back to Karl-Rahner-Platz.

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