The Welcome Reception will take place in the Grand hall (Aula) of Palais Universitaire de Strasbourg, 9 Place de l’Université from 19:00. The Palais is striking for the statuary of its façades, which pay hommage to  a number of scientists, theologians, theoricians and thinkers with Germanic  connections, thirty-six in all, including Luther, Leibniz, Calvin, Kepler, Kant, Spener, Lessing and Gauss.

 

The Conference Dinner will be held at Maison Kammerzell.

     
The Kammerzell House (French: Maison Kammerzell) is one of the most famous buildings of Strasbourg and one of the most ornate and well preserved medieval civil housing buildings in late Gothic architecture in the areas formerly belonging to the Holy Roman Empire. Built in 1427 but twice transformed in 1467 and 1589, the building as it is now historically belongs to the German Renaissance but is stylistically still attached to the Rhineland black and white timber-framed style of civil (as opposed to administrative, clerical or noble) architecture. It is situated on the Place de la Cathédrale, north-west of the Strasbourg Cathedral, with whose rosy colour it contrasts in a picturesque way when seen from the opposite direction.

 

 

Strasbourg boat tour (optional +20 €, paid through online registration)