Social Activities

Scientific Dinner

The scientific dinner of the 2018 Flatlands Conference will take place in the Moritzbastei Leipzig on 5 September 2018. It was built in the 16th century as part of the town fortifications. After it lost its military function in the 18th century, it was used as a school. In the 1970s, the Moritzbastei was rebuilt by university students, since it was destroyed in World War II. From that time on, it is used as a cultural center.
After a scientific talk and announcements about the next year's conference, participants can discuss and exchange their ideas while having dinner at Moritzbastei.


There will be four options for the excursion (slot is on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 between 13.30 and 19.15). The excursion will be covered by sponsoring money.

1) World Famous City of Music - A Walk on the Leipzig Music Trail (14:30 - 17:30):
Special guided tour about the famous musicians of Leipzig (approx. 3 hours). Participants will be taken to the sites where Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Wagner, and Gustav Mahler have been active. Afterwards, participants will visit the Mendelssohnhaus Leipzig.
Max. number of participants: 25
For more information, visit the guides' web page and the web page of Mendelssohnhaus.

Meeting point: Johannisallee 29, at 14:30

2) Visit to the Leipzig Zoological Garden:
Leipzig Zoological Garden is very famous for its large building projects like Pongoland (including for example gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans) and Gondwanaland (including for example lions, tigers, bears). Within Europe, it is one of the most renowned zoos.
Max. number of participants: unlimited
For more information, please visit the zoo's web page.

Meeting point: Johannisallee 29, at 14:15

3) Walk Through Leipzig: A city between merchants, musicians and the German Reuinfication:
1.5-hour walk through the city center. The city of Leipzig has a very vibrant history. It was a center of European music and publishing. The famous Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations) also underlines Leipzig's importance for European's history since it marks the place of Napoleon's defeat in the Battle of the Nations. In 1989, demonstrations in Leipzig (Monday demonstrations) lead to an increasing pressure on the East-German political elites, which eventually made the Berlin wall fall.

Meeting point: Tourist Information, Katharinenstrasse 8, at 15:00

letzte Änderung: 27.09.2018

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flatlands2018 [at] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Postal Address

Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
University Leipzig
Linnéstrasse 2
D-04103 Leipzig