Preliminary Excursion Program

Please note all information is subject to change. A finalized version of our Excursion Program will be published closer to the date of the Symposium.

Optional excursion to Berlin (not part of the symposium)

  • Optional excursion to Berlin (13.10.2017 – 15.10.2017) For further details about our optional excursion to Berlin (13.10.2017 – 15.10.2017), please click here to download the provisional itinerary.

Trips in Hamburg (part of the symposium):

  • International Maritime Museum (IMMH)
    Explore 3000 years’ worth of maritime history and witness how historical documents and sea charts have influenced our modern world-view. Atlantis Majoris (1657), the first nautical atlas printed in the Netherlands, promises to be of particular interest.
  • Staatsarchiv Hamburg
    Hamburg’s State Archives contain over 30,000 metres of fascinating manuscripts documenting the city’s fascinating history. Included within the collection is a 12 metre-long original map which dates back to 1567 and depicts the course of the River Elbe.
  • Planetarium
    Located in a former water tower in Hamburg’s sprawling Stadtpark, the Planetarium is one of Hamburg’s most-loved attractions. Having recently undergone refurbishment work, intergalactic exploration promises to be even better than ever.

Excursions outside of Hamburg (part of the symposium):

  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
    Once the leading city of the Hanseatic League, Lübeck is a fascinating city. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its extensive Brick Gothic architecture, it’s one of Northern Germany’s must-see cities. Be sure to try the famous marzipan!
  • Hansemuseum Lübeck
    The largest museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Hanse. Featuring staged historical scenes, interactive technology and fascinating artefacts, it’s no surprise that the Hansemuseum is a nominee for European Museum of the Year.
  • Eutiner Landesbibliothek – Provincial Library of Eutin
    The Eutiner Landesbibliothek is one of the most historically significant libraries in Northern Germany, containing treasures from the 18th Century, the Renaissance and the Baroque Period. The Eutiner Landesbibliothek is furthermore proud to host the cartographic legacy of former IMCoS president, Oswald Dreyer-Eimbcke.