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Gala Dinner on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We would be pleased if many participants join us for a pleasant evening at the historical Guildhall “zur Meisen”. We’ll have a delicious and typical Swiss Dinner, music and dance.

The cocktail starts at 7.30 pm. End of the evening 12 pm.

The Guildhall is situated beside the river Limmat and is reachable by foot or by tram easily for anybody individually.

price for 1 person CHF 150.—

Please book when registering to the conference or send an e-mail to spica2008@grg.com, if you decide later.

Some sentences regarding the location:
Consider ambience. The „Zur Meisen“ Guldhall is the most outstanding 18th century Rococo structure on the left shore of the river Limmat. Built during Zurich’s Golden Age of Bodmer and Breitinger, it is amply deserving of its ranking as Zurich’s most impressive and esthetically pleasing guildhall.

The „Zur Meisen“ Guild of vintners, publicans, saddlers and painters, was founded in 1336. When its Marktgasse domicile became too small, guild leaders commissioned renowned architect David Morf (1700-1773) to design the present Rococo palace with its French court of honor and elegant wrought iron gate.

If you are interested in more history, download a pdf.


Zurich and Switzerland is a great experience. Take the chance to see more than only the conference site, you have a wide variety of trips or tours to choose of. You can book directly through the link onto the page of “Best of Switzerland”. Here just three classics:


Titlis from Zurich - Eternal Snow at 10 000 ft at CHF 147.00

Coach journey via Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to Lucerne. Short City Tour with main sights and visit of the Lion Monument. Approx. 1 hour at leisure. We continue to Engelberg, where the breath-taking journey upwards begins, surrounded by high alpine glaciers. Spectacular sight of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car. At the top, magnificent views of the Alps await you. Restaurants, a sun terrace, Ice Grotto are further attractions. By IceFlyer you go close to the crevasses and enjoy the FunLift in the snow! Entire tour with multi-lingual guide.

daily, departure: 09:30 am , duration: 9 1/2 hours.

View over Limmat

The Best of Zurich - 2 1/4 hours City Tour at CHF 33.00

Discover this unique city, winner of the award "City of Best quality of life" in a comfortable air-conditioned bus! See the castle-like National Museum, the shopping and business centre on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town and view to the Lindenhof, where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from the invaders, the largest church clock-face of Europe on St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, the Opera house with its famous June-Festivals, the lake (picture stop). Read more here...

The tour ends after a short walk through the Old Town. Live guided: English Spanish, German

daily 10:30 am or 01.00 p.m., departure: from Zurich Sihlquai, Duration 2 1/4 hours.

Swiss Mountain Passes at CHF 95.00

Coach journey over the Brünig Pass (1008 m) to the Bernese Oberland. Here we visit the impressive Aare Georges. Walk through the georges on a secure footbridge. This is an unforgettable nature adventure. Read more here...

June to September 2008, Monday, Saturday and Sunday. Departure: 10.30 am, duration: 9 hours

Departure point (see map under General Information): Bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Stop: Sihlquai, Streetcar: 4 / 13

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