Skip to main content

You are here

Social events


Date/Time Event Venue
May 05, Sunday
19:00 – 20:00

Get Together

Included in the registration fee

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW)
May 06, Monday
18:30 – 22:30

Included in the registration fee
Ship Tour through Berlin City
including dinner buffet
start: Maerkisches Ufer

May 07, Tuesday
19:00 – 22:00
IAA Dinner
€ 120.00 / person
The Regent Hotel Berlin
Charlottenstraße 49, 10117 Berlin

May 08, Wednesday Free evening
May 09, Thursday
20:00 – 22:00
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anton Bruckner
Philharmonie Berlin
Herbert-von-Karajan Str. 1, 10785 Berlin

May 09, Friday
09:00 – 13:00
Excursion DLR - German Aerospace Center



Ship Tour through Berlin City
Monday, May 6, 2019, 18.30 – 22:30 (18:00 meeting point BBAW)

Berlin Ship Tour

Experience Berlin by the luxury ship “Brasil” and discover new perspectives of the capital. Modern boat with an exclusively designed panorama salon at the bow. Together with the second salon it guarantees a simple, stylish elegance, maximum 130 seats. An outdoor area is of course also available. City cruise through the inner city via Mühlen-dammschleuse, Nicolai Quarter, Hum-boldt-Forum, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Government Quarter, House of World´s Cultures), Schloss Bellevue, Schlossbrücke with view of Schloss Charlottenburg and back. For further information please visit the
This reception is included in the registration fee.


The Regent Hotel Berlin
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 19:00 – 22:00 (18:45 meeting point BBAW)

Berlin Regent Hotel

At its special location on the Gen-darmenmarkt in Berlin-Mitte, the Regent Berlin convinces with a view of the magnificent 18th-century French cathedral and the famous concert hall. Perfect personal service and comfort in a stylish and noble ambience invite you to enjoy. The Salon Gontard offers an unforgettable experience for its guests, with authentic 17th-century interiors and festive atmosphere.

For further information please visit

Fee: 120,00 €
This dinner is not included in the registration fee

Excursion to DLR-Site Berlin
May 10th, 09:00 – 13:00 (9:00 meeting point BBAW)

Welcome at DLR: The History of half a Century of space research in Berlin

Learn about the historical space research from the late 50ies up to today. Get an impressive overview of the variety of research subjects in Berlin. Discover relicts of international collaboration programs and have watch items of historic space missions.
Learn about the Insight mars mission and preparation of the ongoing challenging mercury mission. Fly over the Mars in 3D and colour.
See examples of hyperspectral imagery onboard the ISS or high resolution images from satellite.
Discover a century of Flight and 50 Years of Cosmic research at Adlershof.

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) – German Aerospace Center | Rutherfordstraße 2 | 12489 Berlin

The bus tour to Berlin-Adlershof is included in the registration fee.

Sightseeing and Tours

During the symposium local sightseeing tours and tours to Potsdam with an English-speaking guide will be arranged on demand by ConTour GmbH for accompanying persons. If you wish to order tickets for other events, concerts or theatres, please contact the concierge of the Hilton Hotel close to the BBAW or ask the hostesses on site at the Symposium Registration Desk.

City Circle Tour (by bus) – daily
Every 15 minutes - starting from 10:45 up to 15:45
A sightseeing tour bus will pick you up at Gendarmenmarkt close to the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. There are 18 bus stops at the most beautiful places in the town, where you can leave the bus and discover the town by your own as long as you want. The next bus will take you off and bring you to the next stop and at last home. Information in many languages is available at the sightseeing busses by headsets.

Meeting place:    Station Gendarmenmarkt (for the clearly defined place please ask the hostesses at the Symposium Registration Desk or the Concierge Hilton Hotel)
Departure:         10:45 – 15:45
Fee:             € 20.00 / person (tickets at the Concierge Hilton Hotel)            

Tour to Potsdam (by bus) – daily except Monday
Duration:        approx. 4 hours, German- and English-speaking guided

The rococo Palace of Sanssouci became the favourite refuge of Prussia’s greatest King, Friedrich II. Here, the Philosopher of Sanssouci entertained some of the most educated men of his time, among them the French poet Voltaire who was a frequent guest over many years. If you want, our excursion takes you on a tour of the famous Sanssouci Palaces and the magnificent gardens.

Meeting place:     Berlin Hilton    
Departure:         09:15 / Fee: € 39.00 / person

International Academy of Astronautics