Harnack-Haus. The Conference Venue of the Max Planck Society, Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin, Germany.
The Harnack House is located on the campus of the Free University of Berlin. The restaurant with its historic ambience is the dining room of the house. The menu will be influenced by the internationality of our conference guests.
"The Harnack House (German: Harnack-Haus) in the Dahlem district of Berlin, Germany was opened in 1929 as a centre for German scientific and intellectual life. Located in the intellectual colony of Dahlem, seat for example of the Free University Berlin, it was founded by the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft (KWG) on the initiative of its first president, the theologian Adolf von Harnack, and of its then chairman, Friedrich Glum.
The original purpose of the Harnack House was to provide a conference centre and visitor accommodation for major events designed to promote German science and overcome the isolation that German academics suffered after the First World War. Many notable German scientists resided or worked there, including Nobel prize winners Fritz Haber, Otto Hahn and Albert Einstein.
The House was not significantly damaged in the fall of Berlin in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, and after a short period in Soviet hands it became an officers' mess for the occupying U.S. Army, though because of its historical prestige it was also used for cultural and diplomatic events. In 1994 it was returned to German control and reverted to its original use in the hands of the Max Planck Gesellschaft, the post-war successor organisation to the KWG. It now offers excellent facilities for conferences, with meeting rooms and restaurants, and also accommodation for visitors to the various Max Planck Institutes in Berlin; the architecture and furniture remain in the original style." (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The boat trip will take us from Wannsee along the so called *Seven Lakes Tour* to Potsdam and back again. Along the way you will see large sections of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Includes bus transfer to Lake Wannsee, guided tour (in English), coffee and cake, transfer back to the conference venue.