6th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2015

Conference information

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a picturesque small town with approx. 27.000 inhabitants and the capital of Ahrweiler district in the German Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate. Situated in a unique natural environment on the banks of the river Ahr, the historic town with its two centres Neuenahr and Ahrweiler is embedded in vineyards of the beautiful Ahr valley. Over a distance of 89 km the river meanders its way through the valley until it reaches the Rhine River near the city of Remagen. As one of the northernmost red wine producing areas in the world with more than 1300 hours of sunshine every year, vines in the Ahr valley have been cultivated since Roman times.

Celts, Teutons, ancient Romans, Lords, Archbishops and the French settled one after the other in Ahrweiler. The medieval town walls with their moat, gates and towers built in the 13th century are still almost entirely preserved. The church of St. Laurentius at the old market square is the oldest gothic hall church in the Rhineland.

Bad Neuenahr, the younger part of the two sister towns, has become famous as a spa town because of its springs, especially because of the well-known Apollinaris Mineral Water spring. It is characterized by white noble houses, the neoclassicist old thermal spa, the old casino in art nouveau setting, marvelous parks as well as the spa gardens with their beautiful old trees, and the river Ahr which runs across the town.

For more information on Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and the Ahr valley region please check http://www.ahrtal.de/en/

Hotel Accommodation and Meeting Site

Steigenberger Hotel Bad Neuenahr
Kurgartenstraße 1
53474 Bad Neuenahr
Phone: +49 2641 941-0
Fax: +49 2641 941-410


Surrounded by gently rolling hills, steep vineyards, endless woods of the Eifel and idyllic riverbanks, the Steigenberger Hotel in Bad Neuenahr welcomes its guests in the centre of the romantic valley of the Ahr. With its historical facade and direct access to the Ahr Resort, a large thermal bath and sauna landscape, the guest can enjoy the comfort of a first-class hotel.

The hotel has 188 comfortable guest rooms. Free WLAN is available in the hotel for all participants of the symposium.

Accommodation and Meals

A block of single hotel rooms has been reserved for all symposium attendees at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Neuenahr. Your room will be direct-billed to Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from September 10 (day of arrival) to September 13 (day of departure) or September 14, 2015 (BRAGFOST 2016 OC members only). Please note that any additional nights apart from these dates will have to be covered by the individual participant. You will also be responsible for additional charges, e. g. if you wish a double room, or for any incidentals, upon check-out. To avoid duplicate reservations, please do not contact the hotel directly.

The following credit cards are accepted by the hotel: Visa Card, American Express, Master Card/Eurocard, and Diner's Club.

Costs for meals as indicated in the conference program will also be covered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for all participants.

Official Conference Language

The official conference language is English. It will be used for all printed materials, presentations, and discussions.

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