27th International Conference on Electrical Contacts 

Explore the highlights of Dresden 

Monday June 23, 2014

Guided Tour to Neues Grünes Gewölbe - New Green Vault –

The world-famous, former treasure vault of the Prince of Wettin reveals it’s magnificence in the western part of the Royal Palace. In the New Green Vault, there are about 1000 selected masterpieces of the art of the royal workshops in non-glare showcases, wonderful to marvel at in detail. (Among them are the unique showpieces of Dresden’s Court Jeweller, Dinglinger, as well as fascinating jewellery made of gold, silver and precious stones. Inside the Dresden Armory (Rüstkammer) you will see is one of the world's largest collections of ceremonial weapons, armors and historical textiles. The Turkish Chamber (German: Türckische Cammer) is a separate collection within the Dresden Armory that is focused on art from the Ottoman Empire

Departure: June 23, 2014 in the afternoon
Meeting point: in front of the Maritim Congress Center
Duration: 1, 5 hour
Price per person: 20, 00 €

Guided Tour to Frauenkirche – Church of our Lady –

Unmistakable emblem of the city of Dresden, particular by the dome of the monumental protestant church building; constructed 1726-43 destroyed in the Second World War; reconsecration in 2005

Departure: June 23, 2014 in the afternoon
Meeting point: in front of the Maritim Congress Center
Duration: 1 hour
Price per person: 10, 00 €

INFO: The visit of the Church of Our Lady is free of charge during church services.

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Bus tour to Meissen

Meissen – More than one thousand-year old city; internationally famous for the manufacture of the Meissen porcelain – the first porcelain of Europe – since 1708; birth place of winegrowing in the Saxon region of the river Elbe.
On site you will explore, together with a tour guide that historic old town of Meissen with its cathedral and castle Albrecht, and the visit of the porcelain (china) factory.
Time for sightseeing and lunch is scheduled.

Departure: June 24, 2014 at 10.00 a.m.
Meeting point: in front of Maritim Congress Center
Duration: 6 hours

Price per person (excluding lunch): 50, 00 €

Wednesday June, 2014

Excursion to Saxon Switzerland


Saxon Switzerland – Impressive rock landscape right in front of the gates of Dresden with magnificent backdrop for hiking, strolls and climbing tours.

The tour starts with the visit of the fortress Königstein. After the Elbe crossing in Bad Schandau the tour goes on through the world of rock bastion area. Along the way, you can expect the most beautiful panoramic views
of the Saxon Switzerland. The bastion offers a great view of the rugged rocky landscape, the wide Elbe Valley. Time for sightseeing and lunch is scheduled.
The return to Dresden will be with the Saxon Steamship.
Departure: June 25, 2014 at 10:00
Meeting point: in front of Maritim Congress Center
Duration: 8 hours

Saxon Steamship Company owns the Oldest and largest paddle steamer of the world. Consisting of nine historical paddle wheel steamers; route leading along the Saxon Switzerland to the Elbland.

Departure with the steamboat: 3:20 p.m
Meeting point: at pier Rathen
Arrival back in Dresden: approx. 6 p.m.

Price per person (excluding lunch): 70, 00 €

Thursday June 26, 2014

Technical Program (only for conference participants, limited space)


Executive tram ride tour to Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden (Volkswagen Transparent Factory) Volkswagen plant completed in 2002 for finishing fabrication of the luxury car „Phaeton“, fascinating combination of technology and design as well as the world of processing and experience, place of many events. Spare capacity was also used to construct Bentley Continental Flying Spur vehicles destined for the European market until 2006, when all work was transferred to Bentley's plant in Crewe, England.
The guided tour includes coffee break.
Afterwards an excursion with test demonstration of the high voltage station at TU Dresden is planned.

Departure: June 26, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Meeting point: in front of the Maritim Congress Center
Duration: 5 hours
Price: included in conference registration, students on request

Limited space!!! First come, first serve base.

Semperoper – Semper Opera

One of the most beautiful opera houses worldwide; built 1838-41 in the style of Italian high-period Renaissance by Gottfried Semper; 1945 nearly completely destroyed; restoration 1977-85; reopening in 1985.
Schedule during the conference:
June 22, 2014: Elektra - Tragedy in one act by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
June 26, 2014: Il barbiere di Siviglia / The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini
June 27, 2014: Turandot - Dramma lirico in three acts by Giacomo Puccini

For further information and to buy tickets please see the website of Semper Opera


 General Information: 

The Official Tourist Information Center provides a wide variety of offers and information so that you can discover even the most hidden and picturesque corners of Dresden. TIC will gladly advise and assist you in planning your Dresden visit. Their trained, multilingual employees are happy to provide you with information about the diverse offerings in Dresden and its surroundings, and will help you plan and carry out your personalized trip to Dresden.

For more information please visit the website www.dresden.de/dig/en
or call (0049) - (0) 351-501 501.


Dresden Information GmbH
Neumarkt 2

01067 Dresden


0049 - 351-501 501


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