Social program for conference attendees and accompanying partners

Sunday, 8 September 2013, 10.00–18.00

Brunch at Heck-Art restaurant and a visit to the hunting lodge of Augustusburg 

We invite you to a relaxing brunch in the trendily designed Heck-Art. Located downtown, the Heck-Art is a modern restaurant and café that provides stylish ambience with culinary deliciousness in an art-inspired atmosphere. 

After brunch, everyone is welcome to join a tour to the magnificent hunting lodge/castle of Augustusburg. Thanks to its impressive hill-top location, the castle of Augustusburg is known as the Crown of the Ore Mountains. Internationally famous for motorbike and vintage car meetings, the renaissance castle near Chemnitz houses a variety of interesting museums such as the Motorcycle Museum, the Museum for hunted animals and birds or the carriage collection. Anyone who wants to know more about the castle’s history can attend a guided tour. During this approximately one-hour tour, visitors will not only see the so-called Affenstube (‘ape room’) they will also have a chance to hear the castle organ in full blast and get up close and personal with an altarpiece by Lucas Cranach the Younger, depicting the Elector and his family. The tour ends in the well house where you can inspect the 130.6-metre-deep castle well.

Price: 65€/person incl. VAT, min 15 persons    

The price includes:

  • Private bus transfer
  • English-speaking guides
  • Brunch at Heck-Art restaurant (10.00 - 14.00), incl. two drinks/person
  • Tour and entrance at castle of Augustusburg




Monday, 9 September 2013, 9.30–18.00

Guided tour through the ore mountains and the cities Seiffen and Annaberg-Buchholz

Seiffen is Germany's official christmas village. It is known globally for the production of wooden candle pyramids, angels, nutcrackers, candlesticks and christmas related toys. The production of carefully crafted christmas decoration has become the main source of income for the village. The village of Seiffen is especially beautiful during the christmas season where hundreds of candles illuminate the streets and visitors can enjoy a hot punch or tea on the snow-covered christmas market. If you like, you can visit one of the several wood workshops to observe the skilful production of traditional wooden handcrafts.

Afterwards we welcome you to lunch in one of the idyllic and family-ran restaurants in the village. At the afternoon our excursion guides you through the ore mountains, through Olbernhau and Marienberg to Annaberg-Buchholz. You will also see St. Anne's Church (German: St.-Annen-Kirche) in Annaberg-Buchholz. With a length of 65 metres and width of 40 metres, it is the largest, true hall church of the late gothic in Saxony. Its tower is 78 metres high, the interior of the church 28 metres high.

Price: 79€/person incl. VAT, min 10 persons                                                  

The price includes:

  • Private bus transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Guided tour and entrance to Seiffener Volkskunst (traditional workshop)
  • Lunch (drinks excluded)
  • Guided tour and entrance to St. Anne`s Church




Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11.00–16.30

Lunch at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach and trial session on the golf course

The charming water castle located on the edge of Chemnitz houses several centers under its roof: a candle shop, a porcelain studio as well as several restaurants and café's. Idyllically positioned in the parklands next to the Würschnitz, the castle is known for its unique roof in the form of two crossed ogival arches. Our guests are invited to a refreshing lunch in Wasserschloss Klaffenbach where they can enjoy culinary delights in royal atmosphere while getting a sense of the former glory of the castle. Thereafter, you can enjoy a 1 to 2 hours trial session on the natural and tidy golf course right behind the castle. Feel free to play a challenging round or perform a first try with the support of an experienced coach.

Price: 89€/person incl. VAT, min 10 persons

The price includes:

  • Private bus transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (drinks excluded)
  • Trial session with coach on the golf course




Please note for all social programs:

If the required number of persons is not reached, the program might be cancelled, substituted by another program with notice to participants, or may proceed at an altered rate with the consent of all participants.


Booking and Cancellation of the social program:

Booking of the social program can be done within our conference registration form online. You will receive a summary of all bookings and a receipt.

Cancellations must be sent in writing to the conference secretariat or as scan to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For the cancellations received before 25 August 2013, an administrative fee of 10€ will be charged to your credit card or applied towards the refund of payment made by bank transfer. Unfortunately, all the cancellations received after 25 August 2013 are not refundable.