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Social Events

EuroSys 2009 will have a couple of social events.

Tour of the Driverless Subway

Type: Optional    Date: Tuesday, 31st March    Start: 17:30    End: 19:00

In Nuremberg, fully automatic underground trains (line U3) are running amidst conventional manned subway trains (U2). It is Germany's first fully automatic subway and the mixed operation is unique in the world. When travelling from Nuremberg Central Station or Nuremberg Plaerrer to the venue (station Rathenauplatz), you are using the lines U2 or U3.

We are planning guided tours with explanation of the control technology of the automatic subway on Tuesday evening between the workshop programme and the welcome reception.

Alternatively, you can walk through the city center to the welcome reception and get some of the special Nuremberg fried sausages on your way across the market square.

Welcome Reception

Type: Social event    Date: Tuesday, 31st March    Start: 19:00

The welcome reception is being held at the Nürnberg Akademie.

The Nürnberg Akademie is a former museum of industrial art, which was built as a palace in neo-barock style between 1892 and 1897. At the same time, the museum acted as educational institution for the science of art.

The Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe bought the building, restored and modernized it, and now it serves as “Nürnberg Akademie” as a centre for knowledge, culture, and communication.

Beer Tasting

Type: Social event    Date: Wednesday, 1st April    Start: 18:00 (in parallel to EuroSys AGM)

You'll be served 10 different types of beer from Upper Franconia, which has the highest rate of breweries per capita in the world.

On tap:

  • Hetzelsdorfer Vollbier
  • Löwenbräu Neuhaus/Aisch Hausbräu hefetrüb
  • Hennemann Lager
  • Lindenbräu Gräfenberg Bockbier
  • Krug Bräu Bretenlesau Pils

Bottled Beer:

  • Greif Bräu Forchheim Capitulare
  • Greif Bräu Forchheim Weizen hell
  • Löwenbräu Neuhaus/Aisch Aischgründer Karpfenweisse
  • Rittmayer Hallerndorf leichtes Landbier
  • Huppendorfer Bock (Josephibock)

Beer ingredients and more information about the local breweries are on display. Beer will be served in smaller glasses, so that everyone can try all of the beers. Traditional "Biergarten food" will be served during the beer tasting event.


Tour of Nuremberg Castle

Type: Optional    Date: Thursday, 02nd April    Start: 17:30    End: 19:30

The Nuremberg emperor’s castle (Kaiserburg) was once one of the biggest and most important of the emperor’s residences in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. The tour of the outside of the castle will take you to see the outer courtyard with the administration buildings and the well house, the inner courtyard with the great hall (Palas) and the chambers as well as the former keep known as the Sinwell tower (Sinwellturm). The bastions were built in the middle of the 16th century to protect the castle.

The pentagonal tower (Fünfeckturm), the forecourt and the adjoining Walpurgis chapel (Walpurgiskapelle) were the property of the burgrave (Burggraf) of Nuremberg until the 15th century. Next to the pentagonal tower you will see the imperial stables and the watchtower (Luginsland). Both buildings belonged to the imperial city of Nuremberg.

During the tour of the inside of the castle, you will see the halls in which the kings and emperors held court. Next to these halls is the double chapel (Doppelkapelle), where the emperor had his own gallery. A demonstration of the depth of the well (Tiefer Brunnen) concludes the tour of Nuremberg’s most famous landmark.

Banquet Dinner

Type: Social event    Date: Thursday, 02nd April    Welcome: 19:30    Start: 20:00

Nuremberg council chamber

The EuroSys 2009 banquet dinner takes place in the historical town holl.

The oldest part of the town hall complex is the great ceremonial hall (1332 - 40), at one time the largest secular hall north of the Alps. In 1520, Albrecht Dürer and W. Pirckheimer established the iconography for the painting of the walls.

The end of the Thirty Year’s War was celebrated here with a Peace Banquet in 1649. Beneath the great hall are dungeons which testify to the nature of medieval justice and can be visited. In the years 1616 - 22, the town hall was extended by Jakob Wolff. His plan for a palazzo-like building reflects the influence of the Italian Renaissance. In the facade, the regularity of the window zones contrasts with the three Baroque portals, the central one of which bears the imperial eagle and the city’s two coats of arms.

The entire complex was destroyed by bombs in 1945. Reconstruction, 1956 - 62. Replicas of some of the medieval imperial regalia may be seen in the ”Ehrenhalle“ (ground floor).