University of Freiburg, main building and view of the library

The conference starts at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 27th July, with a reception and a small exhibition to celebrate 50 years VPR at the university library (UB — the black glass building in the background of the picture, s. also the campus map). The conference finishes Saturday early evening (29th July, ca 6 pm). For pre- and post-conference tours see below.

Online conference registration

Registration covers the conference fee, all coffee and lunch breaks, and the wine reception on Thursday night.

Early bird registration (ends 15th May) is €100 for graduate students, independent scholars and retired faculty, €150 regular rate. From 16th May, the rate for graduate students, independent scholars and retired faculty is €120, while the regular rate is €180.

The registration desk of the conference opens at 4 pm in the Aula of Kollegiengebäude I (KGI, Platz der Universität, entry between the two statues pictured above, follow the signs to the first floor).

The conference dinner (three-course meal plus wine) on Friday evening at the Greiffenegg Schlössle can be booked separately on the registration form (€60). Please note: Dinner registration closes on 24th July.

Additional tours of local attractions will be offered before and after the conference on Thursday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to participate in the pre- and/or post-conference tours:

Thursday, 27th July, 2 pm — ca 3 pm: Walking tour of Freiburg town and cathedral (no extra cost). The tour starts at the entrance to the KGI, at the statues of Aristotle and Homer (s. campus map and picture above)

Sunday, 30th July, 1.30 pm – ca 7 pm: Excursion to the Schauinsland. A 20-minute ride on cable-car takes one to the top of the highest mountain close to Freiburg (1284 m). In good weather one enjoys a phantastic view of Freiburg, the Rhine valley, and the Kaiserstuhl and Vosges mountain ranges. On top of the mountain various activities are available, for those who like to do some walking, visit a museum, or those who would prefer to just enjoy the view and some black forest cake. (Individual charge for restaurant, museum entry and public transport as used.)

Departure for the Schauinsland tour at 1.30pm at the tram stop ‘Holzmarkt’ (marked on the Freiburg map in your conference programme)

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