Pre-Symposium guided tours start on Sunday, September 15, 2019. You can sign up for the tours in the registration form along with your Symposium registration. All tours are offered on a first-come, first served basis, with a minim number of participants by guided tour. The organizers reserve the right of cancelling a guided tour in case of insufficient attendance or any other reason (refunded guaranteed).

Please note: Please bring comfortable shoes, appropriate head cover and clothes in case the weather is rainy, and a water bottle.

Tour 1: Hohenheim Palace, the Hohenheim Gardens and the German Agricultural Museum

Price: 20 Euros
Departure: 10.30 am
Return: 04:00 pm

You will visit the Hohenheim Gardens with buildings from the ducal period and modern works of art. There, you will observe giant trees over 200 years old, rare Magnolia trees, a promenade lined with poplars. Research and teaching at the University of Hohenheim is supported by the Hohenheim Gardens. You will enjoy the Botanical Garden leading through various aspects of vegetation history, the Exotic Garden constructed by Duke Carl Eugen and Franziska von Hohenheim, and the Landscape Garden offering a chance for relaxation and experiencing nature. The new greenhouse houses hosts more than 1,800 plant species. The lunch will take place at the Wirtshaus Garbe, next to the University of Hohenheim, a traditional Swabian cuisine. After lunch you will visit the German Agricultural Museum at the University of Hohenheim, which shows the development from simple agricultural tools up to the most modern agricultural technology. Then, you will enjoy the Hohenheim Palace, the former summer residence of Herzog Carl Eugen von Württemberg. The current form of the Hohenheim Palace was built on the model of the Palace of Versailles in France.

Tour 2: City tour in Stuttgart including the Porsche Museum

Price: 35 Euros
Departure: 10.00 am
Return: 05:00 pm

You will visit the center of the city Stuttgart, the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Many historic buildings were reconstructed after the Second World War. You will visit the Palace Square, the Koenigstrasse - the longest pedestrianized street in Germany, and other unique places in the city center.  The lunch will take place at the Carls Brauhaus, next to the Palace Square, a traditional brewery with the local Swabian cuisine. Following this, you will visit the Porsche Museum. The dynamic nature of the Porsche brand is reflected in the architecture of the museum. You will have also the opportunity to enjoy a special exhibition called “50 Years of Porsche 917 – Colours of Speed” in the Porsche Museum.


Tour 3: Wine tour - Mausoleum, walking tour in the vineyards, winery with wine tasting

Price: 45 Euros
Departure: 09.45 am
Return: 04:30 pm

You will visit the Württemberg Mausoleum standing on the peak of the Württemberg Hill in the middle of the vineyards along the river Neckar. Its circular structure made from local sandstone and its domed roof are visible from a distance. You will walk in the vineyards, enjoying an astonishing view of the city of Stuttgart. The lunch will take place at the Alte Kelter, next to the vineyards, a cosy family-run restaurant with traditional Swabian cuisine. It is known for its Maultasche, a pasta dough that encloses a filling. Following this, you will visit the Wilhelm Kern GmbH, a local winery run by the Kern family since 1903. You will visit their winery with a guided tour in their facilities and enjoy a wine tasting at the end.