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Social Program and Tours


Dresden is always worth a visit and offers a wide variety of places of interest.  We have selected the following tours and events for conference participants and their accompanying partners.  Please see below for our social program of the TTM conference. 

There is no need to book in advance.  Please sign up for your choice of tour(s) when registering at the Hilton Hotel in Dresden. 

You will find the Tour Registration Desk in the Reception area of the Hilton Hotel Dresden from 22-25 May 2012.

Accepted forms of payment:  Credit and Debit Cards (Visa, Master, EC), Cash. 

Overview Tours

Tues 22 May 2012


Wed 23 May 2012

Thurs 24 May 2012

Fri 25 May 2012


Welcome reception

Various times

Dresden by bus


Various times

Dresden by bus

Various times

Dresden by bus




Dresden by bus, cable car and boat


Guided walk through historic Dresden



Dresden by bus, cable car and boat





Semper Opera House



Industry visits







Banquet dinner


Welcome reception

Date: 22 May 2012

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Place: Hilton Hotel, Piano Bar

Description: A perfect opportunity to network and to make first contacts in the Piano Bar of the Hilton Hotel.  Food and drinks will be served. 

Dresden by bus, cable car and boat

Dates: 23 May / 25 May 2012

Times: 12:15 – 15:15 / 14:15 – 17:15

Meeting point:  Wilsdruffer Straße / Stadtmuseum

Price: €23

Language: German

Description:  Discover the beautiful city of Dresden by using three modes of transport (red double-decker bus; historic cable car and steam ship).  Enjoy the fascinating view from the terrace of the Luisenhof – a popular restaurant situated high above the city.  A stroll through the arty district Loschwitz, just off the Blaue Wunder – the famous blue bridge over the River Elbe, will make this tour a true discovery of Dresden. 

Guided tour of the Semper Opera House

Dates: 24 May 2012

Times: 15:15 – 16:15

Meeting point: Semper Opera House Main Entrance – please ensure to be at the meeting point no later than 10min prior to departure

Price: €20

Language: English

Description:  Enjoy the magnificent Semperoper on the River Elbe.  This tour will guide you through the dazzling interiors of one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.  Experience the unique history and the marvelous architecture of the Semperoper. 

Dresden by bus          

Dates: 23 May / 24 May / 25 May 2012

Times: 9:30 – 11:00 / 11:30 – 13:00 / 13:30 – 15:00 / 15:30 – 17:00 

Meeting point: Wilsdruffer Straße / Stadtmuseum

Price: €13

Language: English and German

Description:  The original city tour by double-decker bus takes you through Dresden’s historic city center and the baroque New Town.  Highlights of the tour are the Große Garten – a huge park in the middle of Dresden, the exclusive villa district in the east of the city including the bridge Blaues Wunder and three castles along the River Elbe. 

Guided walk through historic Dresden

Date: 24 May 2012

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Meeting point: Wilsdruffer Straße / Postplatz (Customer Service Center DVB)

Price: €8

Language: English

Description: A guided walk through Dresden’s historic city center.  Enjoy a close-up of world-famous sights such as the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger, the Fürstenzug (procession of nobility) and the Neumarkt.  

Banquet dinner

Date: 24 May 2012

Time: 18:30 – 22:30

Location: Albertinum

Please find your own way to the Albertinum. 

Description: A three course dinner will be served at the Lichthof of the Albertinum.  Following speeches and dinner, the Sculpture Collection will be open to enjoy a visit of this famous exhibition of pieces from Romanticism to present. 

Industry and Research Excursions

As a highlight of the TTM conference we have planned excursions to local companies in Dresden.  These field trips can be booked in advance or at the tour registration desk at the Hilton Hotel from 22-25 May 2012. Please sign up for for the excursions. 

Please note that these industry visits are for conference participants only. There is a maximum of 30 participants per trip.   

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Excursion 1

Visit to the Volkswagen Gläserne Manufaktur.

Excursion 2

Visit to the Life Science Campus. (

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