The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences invites participants of the General Assembly to attend two different cultural activities:
Berne Scientifique | 9 May 2019 | 18:30PM
Throughout the years, Bern has proven to be a scientifically important city. Even Albert Einstein got the inspiration for his revolutionary theory of relativity in this very place. You will explore this place from an unconventional perspective. So, let us stroll through the alleys of this mesmerising and historic city and enjoy dinner in a surprising location.
Cultural-Scientific Visit to Basel | 10 May 2019 | 8:15AM – 16:30PM
The culturally and scientifically enriching excursion to Basel starts with a visit of the unique architecture of the Novartis campus, where architectural masterpieces by Marco Serra, David Chipperfield and Frank Gehry among other world-famous architects have their works presented. Aside from a stroll across the Novartis campus, there will be an exclusive guided tour of their laboratories. Next stop is the historic centre of Basel with one of the city’s most famous monuments, the redbrick cathedral. To round off the day there will be a tour and an aperitif at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
The visit to Basel will incur a fee of €50, which will cover the costs for transportation (Bern-Basel-Bern), meals and entrance tickets. Payment will be requested in the conference venue at the registration desk.
Please be aware that the tour will conclude at 16:30 and a return bus transfer from Basel to Bern will be provided. The expected time of arrival in Bern is 18:00.