West Entrance

Exterior view from the Alexander Street

Remains of the histrorical city wall


The symposium took place in the futuristic Darmstadtium Science and Congress Centre, located in the heart of the city of Darmstadt. Darmstadt is located just 30 km south of Frankfurt am Main in Hesse. The city enjoys a reputation as a ‘City of Science’ thanks to the many public and private scientific research establishments located there, not to mention the Headquarters of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the European Space Agency Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC).

Darmstadt is not only a “city of science”, but also a city of art and culture. Home to top researchers, musicians, engineers and artists for centuries, today’s Darmstadt is the product of a unique fusion between artistic traditions and technological advancement. The pedestrianised area in the city centre offers numerous restaurants, shopping and relaxation possibilities. Just a short trip out of town lays the beautiful Odenwald mountain range a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts and also home to the famous Bergstrasse, one of the best wine regions in Germany.


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