Excursions, Sightseeing

Sightseeing, tours and events in the context of the conference

In the context of the GameDays //2012 and Edutainment //2012 conference, a sightseeing program is offered in cooperation with Darmstadt Marketing.

The concrete offer and booking will be available via the website of Darmstadt Marketing.

Among others, guided tours in Darmstadt as well as organised trips to Heidelberg (castle etc.) and the river Rhine (boat trip, castles, etc.) are planned.

Welcome to Darmstadt - Receiption and Dinner

09/17/2012 6:00 p.m.

Duration: 3 hours
The event will take place only with a minimum of 20 persons
Price: 25,00 €

The event inclueds a champagne reception in the vaulted cellars of the oldest Darmstadt Restaurant, followed by dinner (excluding drinks).

In the cellar there will be an interesting lecture by Mr. Rainer Heiss, the owner of the Bockshaut. One of 40 historical restaurants in Germany!

The interior alone makes a gem out of this restaurant which already has a long history. In 1580 the "Bockshaut" was founded as a presbytery and from 1760 on was used as a tannery. In 1795 it was transformed into a wine tavern and restaurant and the emblem of the guild, the skin of a male goat (Bockshaut) was chosen as the name for this tavern. The Bockshaut is the only restaurant in the State of Hessen to receive the "Historical German Hostelry Prize" from the German government.

For the German government, it is an absolute necessity to preserve original and traditional hostelries. They play a social role, as well as a cultural role and can be linked to the history of Darmstadt and Germany.

Meeting point: Market place, entrance hotel Bockshaut

Open Booking Page

Trip to Heidelberg

09/17/2012 10:00 a.m. until approx. 4:00 p.m.

Duration: 6 hours
The event will take place only with a minimum of 25 persons
Price: 47,00 €

Route: Bergstraße via Zwingenberg - Bensheim / Auerbach, - Weinheim - Heidelberg

Return: On the highway.

In Heidelberg, you will experience a guided tour around the castle and then have free time to stroll. Arrival in Darmstadt approximately 16:00 p.m.

Meeting point: Holding bay in front of the darmstadtium

If you're interested please send us an e-mail to: GameDays-Edutainment_2012@kom.tu-darmstadt.de

City Tour Darmstadt

09/20/2012 11:00 a.m. until approx. 01:00 p.m.   or
09/20/2012 02:30 p.m. until approx. 04:30 p.m.

Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Price: 7,00 €

The tour gives you an overview of Darmstadt´s history and most important sights. Starting in the city centre with the Luisenplatz, the market place and the castle, the tour leads to the Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt´s art nouveau ensemble, with wedding tower, Russian chapel and artists´ colony.

Meeting point: entrance darmstadtium

Note: There are two identical tours on different times

Link to Booking page for tour at 11 am
Link to Booking page for tour at 2:30 pm

Boat Tour on the River Rhine

09/20/2012 07:30 a.m.

Duration: 11 hours
The event will take place only with a minimum of 5 persons
Price: 35,00 €

Meeting point: Main railway station

You’ll go by train via Mainz to Bingen. In Rüdesheim you enter the boat and will have a beautiful trip on the river Rhine. After coming back to Rüdesheim you’ll have free time. The trip is hosted by an assistant of the Gamedays. Arrival in Darmstadt is approximately at 18:30 p.m.

If you're interested please send us an e-mail to: GameDays-Edutainment_2012@kom.tu-darmstadt.de