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14-18 September 2014

Berlin, Germany

Social Programme

Welcome Reception

You are cordially invited to join the welcome reception on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Best Western.

LEEM_PEEM_Lake WannseeLake Wannsee
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Conference Dinner Cruise

Our Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday, 17 September aboard the MS Havelstern on Lake Wannsee, one of Berlin's most popular recreation areas. While cruising along these idyllic waterways, we will pass the historic castle of Babelsberg, the Glienicke Bridge, the Cecilienhof Palace, the Church of the Redeemer at Sacrow and many other places of interest.

Buses have been organized to take guests from the Hotel Best Western to the pier (Kronprinzessinenweg / Königstraße) at 18:30.

Transport back to the Hotel Best Western, Hotel Wyndham and Hotel Metropolitan will leave from the same pier at 23:00.

 Map of the Wannsee area (PDF, 52 kB)


Companion Programme

This year we are pleased to offer a selection of guided sightseeing tours around Berlin as part of our Companion Programme for anyone accompanying the LEEM/PEEM conference delegates.

LEEM_PEEM HerbstAutumn in Berlin
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If you are interested in exploring Berlin's eventful past, or Berlin’s charming neighbouring city Potsdam – home of unique Prussian castles and gardens and a designated UNESCO World Heritage site – or even some of the 22,000 types of plants in one of the world's biggest botanical gardens, please contact by 28 August 2014.

Please note that the bus tours require a minimum of 15 participants.


  • Monday 15 September 2014, 13.30 - 17.30:
  • “Historical Berlin” city tour by bus with several stops at places of interest


  • Tuesday 16 September 2014, 13.30 - 18.30:
  • Potsdam city tour by bus with several stops at places of interest


  • Wednesday 17 September 2014, 13:30 - around 18:00:
  • Group excursion to the famous Botanical Garden Berlin-Dahlem on foot (no official guide provided). Created between 1897 and 1910, it is one of the world’s biggest and most important botanical gardens and welcomes more than half a million visitors each year.

Additional Information



Conference Office

Margret Frey

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Peter Grünberg Institute 


Phone: +49 2461 61-6139

Fax: +49 2461 61-2620



Conference Chair 


Prof. Claus M. Schneider 

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH 

Peter Grünberg Institute 

Electronic Properties (PGI-6) 

52425 Jülich, Germany