Jul 11 – 15, 2022
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Europe/Zagreb timezone

Social events

Welcome Reception

A Welcome Reception will take place on Monday July 11th at the Conference Venue, Inter-University Center.

Workshop Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday July 13th at Restaurant Kopun, 20:30h. Meeting point is in front of the Mimoza Restaurant (where we have lunch every day) at 20:15h, from there we can walk through the Old City to the Kopun Restaurant.

Excursion

Those who seek paradise on earth”, George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “should come to see Dubrovnik.” Today, he might add that Dubrovnik is the place for all those who wish to renew themselves and their faith in human nature.  Dubrovnik is not just Croatian treasure but one of the world’s treasures, a fact that was officially recognized when the United Nations declared it a World Cultural Heritage site.

The old city of Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since the thirteenth century. Its medieval ramparts encircle the city which pedestrians can enter through one of two gates – either way, they cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise, to find themselves joining the evening promenade down the broad, stone-paved avenue known as the Stradun.  From the Stradun, side streets scamper up the hill toward the ramparts or wind south toward the port. In either direction, the city is alive with open air markets, artisans’ shops and studios, Baroque churches and Gothic-Renaissance palaces, unexpected courtyards with fluted columns and splashing fountains, and covered loggias in which to sit and watch the world….

 

Excursion will take place on Thursday July 14. Meeting point: Old harbor at 15:15h. We recommend - comfortable (flat) shoes!

Excursion Program:

  • Visit the island of Lokrum – starting by boat ride from Old Harbor. The tradition of gardening and cultivation of exotic plants from the time of the Benedictines via Maximilian von Habsburg until today was continued in 1959, when the Botanical Garden was founded and in 1963 the Island of Lokrum was declared a Natural Reserve. There is no accommodation and visitors should leave the island by last boat. Visit with expert guide.
  • City Tour of Dubrovnik – after visit of island of Lokrum, return by boat to the Old Harbor, followed by guided city tour of Old Town. This is an information-packed walking tour to discover all major city’s landmarks as Rector’s Palace Museum, Cathedral Treasury, Monastery’s Gallery and learn its history.
  • Dubrovnik City Walls – and finally, climb up to the walls, strolling along the medieval fortifications and admire this historic part of the city! Dubrovnik stonewalls built throughout the centuries to protect the ancient republic in those days. Today, these unique ramparts are the major landmark of Dubrovnik. A lot of walking and steps – comfortable flat shoes are must!
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Island of Lokrum City Walls