Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

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 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 (0) 2641 941-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2641 941-410

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. All rooms for German delegates will be direct-billed to Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from September 21 (day of arrival) to September 24 (day of departure). All rooms for the U.S. delegates from September 21 (day of arrival) to September 24 or 25 (depending on departure day) will be direct-billed to the National Academy of Sciences. All Japanese delegates are kindly asked to cover expenses for overnight stays individually. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science will reimburse these expenses for all invited Japanese participants after the symposium.

Please note that each delegate will 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 be covered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for all invited participants.

Official conference language

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

Exclusion of liability

Please understand that the Humboldt Foundation is neither liable for any physical injury or damage to property that may occur during your travels to the meeting site and back home nor during your stay at the meeting site itself.


Anke Teubner
Program Coordinator
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


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