Social Programme

Social Programme

Social Events

Sunday: Welcome Reception
With the welcome reception, the ITS 2017 at the University of Passau will officially start at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, 30th of July. It
will take place in a typical Bavarian beer garden in front of the old town hall at the Danube bank with a view to the fortress Oberhaus. Special beer, Rathaus Zwickl, will be served from a unique beer fountain. The Ratskeller Zwickl (Town hall beer) is a bottom-fermented full beer, unfiltered and naturally cloudy, alcohol 5,5 %, original wort 11,6 %, a marigold colour beer with fine-aromatic beer flavour, full-bodied with balanced bitter hops.
Find more information about the Loewen-Brauhaus. Passau here:


Tuesday: Conference Dinner
On Tuesday evening, August 1, 2017, the conference dinner of the ITS 2017 takes place on board of the gala boat “Regina Danubia” at 6.30 p.m with a delicious buffet. On this trip you will experience the beauty and cultural variety of the Bavarian / Austrian Danube River Valley. Typical historical Danube villages, monasteries and castles can be seen along the narrow and steep river scenery.



Passau – Guided Tours through the Three Rivers City
If only buildings and places could talk …
in Passau they would have interesting stories to tell. Passau has always been shaped by historical events. Therefore, the wide range of sights reflects the variety of historical testimony in this town.
History, stories and anecdotes …
Charming, funny and odd stories and anecdotes on Passau’s present and past. Explore the Three Rivers City with qualified local guides.

Experience Passau’s history first hand! This guided tour leads through the winding alleys of the romantic Old Town, directly past sights like the cathedral, bishop’s residence and town hall.

City Tour
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
Venue: University of Passau, Nikolakloster
Duration: ca. 1,5 h
Costs: € 6.00/person

Information regarding registration will follow, payment to be made on site.

The Guided City Tour will end in time in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Guided Tour including Organ
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece. The choir area and transept are Gothic, while the towers and nave are Baroque. Within the interior, architecture, stucco and paintings come together to create an overall Italian Baroque work of art. The incredible dimensions reflect the cathedral’s former importance as the mother church for both the Danube region and Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral. With 17,974 organ pipes, 233 stops and 4 carillons the organ is the world’s largest cathedral organ. All five parts of the organ can be played from the main key board, one at a time or all together, offering the visitor an unforgettable acoustical delight.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Organ Tour
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 5 p.m.
Venue: in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Passau
Duration: ca. 1 h
Costs: € 7.50/person

Information regarding registration will follow, payment to be made on site.