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Andrea Schneider

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Registration and Welcome 

4.00 – 7.00 p.m.
at Hotel Tanne, Lindenstraße, Ilmenau 

The trains leaving Erfurt at 2.47 p.m., 3.38 p.m. and 4.47 p.m. will have an extra stop right in front of Hotel Tanne (Station Ilmenau Bad). It is the next stop behind Ilmenau Station. This service is provided to you by Erfurter Bahn GmbH. All other trains end at Ilmenau station, about 1 km walk to Hotel Tanne.

Welcome Reception 

All participants are invited to join the informal welcome reception at Hotel Tanne (4.00 – 7.00 p.m., 9.00 – 10.30 p.m.) and the concert at St. Jakobus Church, Ilmenau: 

7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Concert “Jump for Joy” – 
Gospel, Blues Ballades and Classic Jazz
St. Jakobus Church, Ilmenau 

You are kindly invited to enjoy Thuringia’s hospitableness in an informal atmosphere at the Hotel Tanne.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Travelling as in the age of the Industrial Revolution: steam locomotive trip to Thuringia’s most altitudinous station

5.00 - 8.00 p.m. 

We invite you to join a trip with the steam train Rennsteigbahn to the Rennsteig station. It is one of the steepest railways in Germany running through the beautiful countryside to the roof of the Thuringian Forest. A small meal and drinks will be served at the restaurant Gleis 1. The Rennsteig is Germany’s oldest and most frequented ridge walk which marks an ancient boundary pathway.

MME Get-together

8.00 - 10.30 p.m.

We invite you to the MME get-together at the Hotel Tanne. 

Enjoy a convivial get-together away from purchasing decisions, presentations and business deals. Everything is laid on for a fun evening after a successful day at the congress. 

For information about the Hotel Tanne go to

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

General information

5.00 - 8.00 p.m.

  • All social event packages start at the same time.
  • Free choice: Please register for one package only. We ask for your understanding that the number of participants per package is limited.
  • Snacks and beverages are included in each case.
  • Registration deadline for social event packages: July 31, 2012

Package 1

Nature and fitness: Hike to the Kickelhahn 

The highest local mountain is the Kickelhahn (861 m) with its 24 metres high view tower. Together, they are one of the town’s landmarks, offering a stunning view of the densely wooded mountains. Scrambling up the mountain, you will cope with an altitude difference of more than 350 metres in less than (?) one hour.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a famous German poet, loved the beauty and silentness of this place, visiting it often.
You are invited to visit the historic hunting-ground as well as the Goethehäuschen which are located only a few steps from the tower.

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 40

Package 2

Technology – in the past and today: guided tour of a tourist mine and through the Ilmenauer Fass

The tourist mine Volle Rose provides a unique insight into the history and the future of the region’s mining industry. Visitors are vested with miner’s working clothes and go by mining railway into the historical gallery Volle Rose where a guided tour delivers insight into fluorspar mining in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).


The Ilmenauer Fass (“The Barrel of Ilmenau”) is a large-scale experimental facility to investigate turbulent convection.
Thermal convection is a ubiquitous type of fluid flow controlling phenomena as diverse as the greenhouse effect, the cooling of electronic circuits, and the motion of water in a saucepan. In spite of its widespread occurrence, thermal convection is still difficult to predict. This is especially true if the flow is strongly turbulent and the volume of the fluid is large as in the case of Earth’s atmosphere. The “Barrel of Ilmenau” is a unique experimental facility which permits us to obtain a spectacular view into the unexplored world of small eddies in turbulent thermal convection.

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 3 groups, 10 participants each

Package 3

Sports and action: bobsled ride on a competition racing track

The bobsled run Wolfram Fiedler is a competition slide for luge sports. Its overall length is 430 metres at an average slope of 12 per cent. Velocities of approx. 77 km/h can topped out when national and international tournaments are held. Ilmenau was and is famous for its luge sports. The visitors of this attraction will be vested with competitive sport suits and compete in the lower section of the professional racing track themselves. By the way: from the bobsled run, you can enjoy a stunning view over the town and the Ilm valley.

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 3 groups, 10 participants each

Private Party

... for the MME nighthawks

All MME people who we did not wear down during one of the event packages are kindly invited to our party for the MME nighthawks subsequent to the package activities. Experience the flair of the original on-campus student’s club BH. Enjoying (amazingly affordable) drinks, singing along charts and party hits from the seventies until today, chilling out and chatting with (known and unknown) people, playing games – everything is possible until you are really wiped out …

The entrance is included in the conference fee; drinks have to be paid in cash everyone for himself.