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OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME RECEPTION


Date: Sunday, 26 June 2005
Time: 18.30 - 22.00
Price: Included with registration

Following the Opening Ceremony, which will take place in the Auditorium of the International Congress Centre Munich (ICM), all participants are invited to join the Welcome Reception which will take place in the foyers of the ICM. Light food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. The Opening Ceremony and the Welcome Reception are open to all registered delegates and their registered guests at no additional fee. Please tick the box on the registration form. Name badges are required.

CONGRESS EVENING / ALL-CONGRESS EVENT

Date: Monday, 27 June 2005
Time: 19.00 - 23.00
(The museums will be open from 19.00, but food will be served from 20.00). Price: Included with registration

Exclusively for the delegates of the WAC 2005, the famous three Pinakothek museums all located in the city centre of Munich and within 3 minutes walking distance from each other (www.pinakothek.de) will be opened during the evening. One of the world's largest museums for visual art of the 19th and 20th century in Munich is the Pinakothek of Modern Art, which opened in 2002. The collections of the Old Pinakothek provide paintings from famous European artists from between the 14th and the 18th century. Among these are Duerer, Rubens, Raphael or Rembrandt. The New Pinakothek has concentrated its contents on the painters of the 19th century. Together they form a unique museum complex covering art from late medieval times up to today. International food and drinks will be served during the evening at a central area between the three museums. The Congress Evening/ All-Congress Event is open to all registered delegates and their registered guest at no additional fee. Exhibitors can buy tickets at a price of EUR 70. Please tick the box on the registration form Name badges are required.

BAVARIAN EVENING

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2005
Time: 20.00 - 24.00
Price: Euro 70

A typical Bavarian evening will take place at one of Munich's famous beer halls. Participants will enjoy home-brewed beer
and local specialities together with Bavarian entertainment in an informal party atmosphere which will give you a feeling of the original "Oktoberfest". It will be great fun to watch Bavarian folk dancers and listen to the famous "Goaßlschnalzer". In addition, the local organising committee will provide a big surprise during the evening, which you
should not miss.
   
Please note that there will be a limited number of places, so make sure to register early. Attendance at the Bavarian Evening is limited to 1000. Tickets for registered delegates and their guests (EUR 70 each) are available on a first come-first served basis.

MUNICH ORIENTATION TOUR

Date: Sunday, 26 June
Time: Every hour between 12.00-17.00
Price: Included with registration

On this sightseeing tour by bus you will see the most famous places in the city and you will get an impression of the culture, the history and the way of life of Munich's citizens.We will see places of interest like the Deutsches Museum, the Angel of Peace, the Bavarian State Opera, the Royal Palace, the Field Marshall's Hall with the famous
Theatiner Church.

The tour continues with the Königsplatz, the Old, New and Modern Pinakothek and the Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the electoral princes and kings of Bavaria. Time permitting you also get a view of the Olympic Park, the Olympic Tower and more. Included in the registration fee provided that you have registered for the tour on the registration form. Make sure to wear your badge on the tour!

Half Day Tours

MUNICH CITY TOUR

Date: Monday, 27 June Tuesday, 28 June
Time: 08.30-13.00
Price: EUR 51

Departure from and return to the ICM. Day tour with guided bus. Tour price incl. bus, guide, entrance fees, coffee. On this tour your guide will show you by bus the most beautiful places in the city centre of Munich and you will get an impression of the culture, the history and the way of life of Munich's citizens.We will see places of interest around Königsplatz, the Lenbachhaus, the Old, New and Modern Pinakothek, the Theatinerkirche, the Royal Palace and many more.

Passing the Olympic Park of the 1972 games, the tour leads to Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the electoral princes and kings of Bavaria. You will be expected for a guided tour inside the palace, where you can also admire the legendary "Gallery of beauties" of King Ludwig I. The tour ends with coffee in the famous "Palmengarten Café".

DACHAU

Date: Wednesday, 29 June Thursday, 30 June
Time: 08.30-12.30
Price: EUR 33

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. guide, transportation ticket, entrance fees. Sightseeing in Dachau means to look back to the most tragic chapter of German history. You will be guided through the memorial site and be shown the original places and pictures of the Concentration Camp Dachau. Please be aware that this day may be experienced as very sad, even threatening.

BMW DRIVER TRAINING

Date: Friday, 1 July
Time: 07.30-12.40
Price: EUR 206

Departure: Meeting point at the BMW ground. Transfer to be arranged if necessary. Price incl. guide, transportation ticket, training, BMW 316i. This well-known training provides you with the theory of road vehicle dynamics as well as with practical driving exercises. You will be trained in how to cope with the most risky situations that can occur in road traffic.

There will be exercises, e.g. emergency braking and obstruction avoidance in realistic road situations, to install a feeling of security in you; conducted at city speeds.


Full Day Tours

GLENTLEITEN / MONASTERY BENEDIKTBEUERN

Date: Thursday, 30 June
Time: 08.30-18.00
Price: EUR 92

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, entrance fees, lunch. This tour takes you through one of the most beautiful regions of Upper Bavaria to the Open-Air Museum of Glentleiten. It introduces you to the life and work of the Bavarian people (especially country people) from the past until today. Afterwards, before proceeding to Monastery of Benediktbeuern, one of the oldest monasteries in Bavaria, you will enjoy your lunch in a typical Bavarian guesthouse.

BERCHTESGADEN AND LAKE KÖNIGSSEE

Date: Wednesday, 29 June
Time: 08.30-19.00
Price: EUR 119

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, cruise, entrance fees, lunch. Crossing the towering Alpine foothills along the Chiemsee, the largest lake in Bavaria, the tour will take you to the picturesque city of Berchtesgaden, near the famed "Eagle's Nest" of recent history. After lunch you will see the indescribably lovely Lake Königssee, a refulgent sapphire set amidst the massive Alpine peaks.

An hour's cruise on the lake includes the celebrated Chapel of St. Bartholomew, which seems to float magically on the lake's deep blue water. Then back to Munich through an Alpine wonderland, passing Bad Reichenhall, a spa long famous for its brine springs and mud packs as well as for its breathtaking surroundings.

SALZBURG

Date: Tuesday, 28 June
Time: 08.30-19.00
Price: EUR 108

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, entrance fees, lunch. Get enchanted by the charm of this wonderful city. Among the sights we will see are the Town Hall, the Old Market surrounded by pastel-coloured Patrician houses, the Jewish quarter, the Mozart square, the carillon, the world-famous castle Hohensalzburg and many more. This walk gives you a first impression of Salzburg's culture and way of life.We will have lunch in a cosy restaurant in the historical city centre. After lunch you will visit the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

ROYAL CASTLE TOUR

Date: Wednesday, 29 June
Time: 08.30-18.00
Price: EUR 97

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, entrance fees, lunch. Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. On this excursion we will see these extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavaria's fairytale King.We will make a short photo stop in Oberammergau – famous for its brightly painted houses (the so-called “Lüftlmalerei“) and woodcarvers.We will then have four hours time to visit the castle Neuschwanstein and to have lunch in Hohenschwangau just opposite.

LAKE AMMERSEE / DIESSEN / KLOSTER ANDECHS

Date: Tuesday, 28 June
Time: 10.00-18.00
Price: EUR 94

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, cruise, lunch. With its mixed forests and bird kingdoms in bush and hedgerow, the landscape of the Lake Ammersee is enticing. After the visit to a monastery church with its splendid high altar and the wonderful frescoes, you will take a cruise across the Lake to Herrsching. A 40 minutes walk leads you to Monastery Andechs, the “Holy Mountain” of the Bavarians, famous for its brewery and its motto: “It is our tradition to be progressive and we can attribute our progress to a great tradition.”You will have the opportunity to get to know this tradition and the fabulous beer in the ancient Klostergasthof.

ZUGSPITZE

Date: Friday, 1 July
Time: 08.30-18.00
Price: EUR 129

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, cable car, lunch. The drive from Munich to Garmisch- Partenkirchen leads us through one of the most picturesque regions of Bavaria.We stop to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Ettal before continuing on to Garmisch- Partenkirchen, once venue of the Olympic Games and situated at the foot of the "Zugspitze" – Germany's highest mountain (2.996 metres high).

After the lunch break, the cable car takes us right up the summit. The ascent by cable car takes about 50 minutes. On a clear day you can see thousands of Bavarian, Austrian and Swiss mountain peaks. In the afternoon, there will be a stop at the Benedictine Monastery of Ettal, before returning back to Munich. For this trip warm clothing is recommended.

HERRENCHIEMSEE

Date: Monday, 27 June
Time: 08.30-18.00
Price: EUR 104

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, guide, cruise, entrance fees, lunch. Traveling southwards from Munich you will pass through the typical Chiemgau landscape to the shores of Lake Chiemsee. From Prien, a steamer will ferry you across to the islands "Herrenchiemsee" and "Fraueninsel". On "Herrrenchiemsee" you will have a walk to the castle, the "Bavarian Versailles" built by King Ludwig II based on the marvelous castle near Paris.

LAKE STARNBERG / BUCHHEIM MUSEUM / KLOSTER ANDECHS

Date: Thursday, 30 June
Time: 10.00-18.00
Price: EUR 110

Departure from and return to the ICM. Price incl. bus, cruise, guide, entrance fees, lunch. On this excursion your bus will bring you to the well-known "Starnberger See", Munich's favourite lake for bathing and relaxing. You will take a cruise across the lake to Bernried, with wonderful views over the countryside to the Alps.
The Buchheim Museum shows you the exciting and unique collection of Lothar- Günther Buchheim, paintings and paper works in immediate proximity to arts and crafts from all over the world. You can find Bavarian 'folk art' along side cult objects from Africa and other non-European countries. Afterwards, we will visit Monastery Andechs, the "Holy Mountain" of the Bavarians, famous for its brewery. You will have the opportunity to get to know its fabulous beer in the ancient Klostergasthof.


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Cancellation of social events

Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Congrex. Cancellation of social events will be accepted until 10 May 2005 up to which date the total amount will be refunded. We regret that no refunds can be made for cancellations received after 10 May 2005.


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