Social Program

We are happy to offer you social activities, which are fun, interesting and provide opportunities for socializing and networking.

Registration for the congress and booking for the social activities will soon be available here.
Please take a look also at the program overview and at the scientific program.

Wednesday, September 19th at 17:30: 
Scenic teleferic trip up to “Herzogstand” mountain hut
After a short bus transfer you will take the cable car with beautiful views down to lake Walchensee. An easy and scenic 5 min walk leads you to the Herzogstand restaurant, where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset on the peaks of the Alps. Have your Bavarian dinner while listening to some traditional live music.


Thursday, September 20th at 17:30: Your choice between 3 parallel options:

a) Glentleiten open air museum


b) Franz Marc art museum


c) Boat trip on lake Kochelsee
Try the echo of your yodel reflected from the mountains


Friday, September 21st at 20:00: Bavarian Gala Dinner: Cozy get together in a traditional Bavarian setup. Enjoy regional or international food accompanied by live music from “Koitabach-Musi”. We invite you to bring your Bavarian “Dirndl” or “Lederhosen” or wear a traditional dress from your country!


Optional self organized suggestions for accompanying persons or before/ after the conference:

Celebrate the first day of the famous Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich
on September 22nd:
Extend your stay in Kochel and take the train to Munich (1h each way). This is a much better option than trying to find affordable accommodation directly in Munich during the Oktoberfest.


Self guided bicycle tour to Benediktbeuren Monastery: Just a few km from Kochel you can enjoy a coffee or a cold beer in a nice surrounding.This is only one of many options for cycling around Kochel. You will find bike Rental stations in town.


Soaking in thermal waters at Trimini: Relax in the newly renovated wellness paradise


Self guided walking tours: Many nice options around the lake in the surrounding mountains.


Self guided paddle-boat/ rowboat tours: Boats for rent available in town


Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station: Tours available