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Social Events at MCM2001

Welcome reception (buffet style dinner): The welcome reception was held in the "Cafeteria" beside the "Mensa" on Monday 10th, 19:30 - 22:30.

Guided tour through Salzburg (ancient center): On Tuesday evening, September 11th, we planned to walk from the conference site to the historical center of Salzburg, ending at the well known beer-drinking hall "Braeustuebel". The event was canceled due to the tragic happenings in the US.

Conference Dinner: The conference dinner took place at the "Klessheim Palace" on Wednesday September 12th. This palace also hosts the Casino of Salzburg where we had some "real-life Monte Carlo experience" (start-up jetons were provided free of charge).

Photo by Doris Wild

Photo by Doris Wild

Coach Tours: On Thursday afternoon, September 13th, we offered two different coach-tours in cooperation with Panorama Tours Salzburg to experience the beautiful surroundings of Salzburg. Descriptions from Panorama Tours:
  • "The Original Sound of Music Tour": Salzburg is a city that is known for the world-famous movie production "The Sound of Music", and Panorama's busses take you to the sites of the filming. This movie is a favourite, enjoyed by many, due to the breathtaking landscapes that were filmed throughout this area. Let Panorama's Sound of Music guides tell you about the history of the area, while you visit the many historical landmarks of Salzburg that were seen in the movie; then sit back, relax and take in the beauty of the countryside, while listening to those famous songs. This combination city and country tour starts in the city of Salzburg, where you will be seeing: Mirabell - Leopoldskron - the Fortress of Salzburg - Palace Hellbrunn - the Nonnberg Abbey - and many more city sights. Then the tour route takes you out into the luscious country area, where some of the most impressive scenery was filmed in the making of the Sound of Music, some highlights include: the area of Fuschl - St. Gilgen and the Wolfgang Lake - the Schafberg - the town of Mondsee and the wedding church from the movie. This tour is fun and enjoyable for all, a favourite among favourites.

  • "Saltmines Tour": Something very different awaits you, should you decide to visit the Salt-Mines. In "Hallein" near Salzburg we will go up to the mountains to Bad Dürrnberg. Wearing the traditional miner`s clothes, you enter the mines and hear the historical as well as legendary tales of the fascinating underground world. From Celtic times to the reign of the Salzburg Prince Archbishops, salt brought with it great wealth and affluence. The Celts began mining Mt. Dürrnberg for it "White Gold" as early as 600 B.C. Precious objects found in tombs, such as the world-famous beaked jug and the Tomb of the Prince are impressive testimonies to the period. Immerse yourself in the mysterious underworld, travelling by mine train through deepest tunnels and descending on swift double chutes to the bottom of the mountain. Visit the leading Salt Gallery in the world and take in the 3-D Pictorial Exhibit of Life in Celtic Times and the real live Celtic tomb. Accompied by an ethereal cluster of sounds, journey across the subterranean lake and be entertained by the riveting story of "The Man in the Salt".

Auspices: The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation