LOCATION


The conference will be held in Strasbourg, France.

Strasbourg, the 7th largest city of France, prefecture of the Low Rhine, is the intellectual, cultural and economic capital of Alsace. Located on the banks of the Rhine, at the German border the city has changed hands between the Germans and the French a couple of times. Today it is a prosperous, beautiful and modern city, big enough to have a metropolitan air.

Its privileged geographical situation as a center of a core of international communications, its post of Latin sentinel on the Rhine, as well as its rich history, assure its exceptional importance and its symbolic position at the heart of the Europe. Strasbourg was chosen as the home of European institutions - the seat of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights.

The city is also known for its Christmas traditions. December here means above all the immense Christmas market, which has existed for more than 430 years. The wonderful festive atmosphere, which reigns in Strasbourg, is unique. It is especially in the late afternoon, just as night is falling, that the magic sets in. Strasbourg impresses by an outshining huge Christmas tree at the Place Kléber and the festival of light with the merry sound of Christmas echoing through every corner of the town. Shops windows gleam, decorations twinkle on facades, the smells of spices and cinnamon bring back childhood memories. The Christmas market itself spreads out into many streets and squares of the city center. With its unique tastes and flavors, and their many hundreds of talented craftsmen, it is a fascinating place to stroll and explore.

The Alsatian gastronomy is known for its sauerkraut, foie gras, baeckeoffe, tarte flambée … Something especially unique is that beer and wine cohabit harmoniously in this region, reaching summits of quality.

Two steps away from the Black Forest and the Vosges, Strasbourg is the starting point of excursions, for example on the beautiful Wine Route.

More information available at: www.strasbourg.com

The auditorium and the poster/demo rooms are in an old monument called Munsterhof (literally The Cathedral Yard) that is located in one of the oldest street historical center of the city, not far from the cathedral. Mozart, Haydn and Liszt gave concerts in this room.

Address: Salle du Munsterhof, 9 rue des Juifs, Strasbourg, France

Photographs: NOTO-CAMPANELLA, ENGE, KAUFFMANN, AIRDIASOL-ROTHAN, Strasbourg Tourist Office.