GetConnected@HHU - Cultural programme for researchers

You are new in Düsseldorf or you just would like to meet other researchers at HHU (doctoral researchers, postdocs or professors) and share activities with them? We would like to invite all researchers at HHU (Germans and Internationals) and their families to participate in our cultural programme.

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Drachenfels in Königswinter (Hiking Tour)

There are several legends around Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock) but the famous one is that, long, long time ago the dragon Fanir lived on the Dragon’s Rock in Königswinter. Every year, a virgin was offered in sacrifice to the dragon to show graciousness of the inhabitants to it. As Siegfried, the hero of Nibelungenlied (the Song of Nibelungs) had appeared and killed the dragon, the region was free from this curse.
In reality, the ruined Burg Drachenfels (which still stands on the summit of the 320 metres high hill) was built in 1130 by the Archbishop Arnold I of Cologne. Nowadays, this ruined castle is the landmark of the late-stage German Romanticism. In order to reach the ruined castle , we will hike up the hill or take the romantic Drachenfels-Bahn. We can enjoy the beautiful panorama from the summit of the hill, in good weather. By the way, a delicious cake and a cup of coffee would bring you further pleasure after we climb up to the ruined Burg Drachenfels.

Sunday 22.10.2017, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

Ice hockey: Düsseldorfer EG - Iserlohn Roosters

Surely, HHU backs DEG! We will strongly support Düsseldorf Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) on 17th November 2017  at their game against Iserlohn Roosters in the domestic stadion - ISS Dome. The slogan of the evening: You don’t learn science here, you learn passion. Well, let’s get ready to rumble!

Friday 17.11.2017, 6:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

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K21: In orbit - Tomás Saraceno

Suspended at a height of more than 25 m above the piazza of K21 is the enormous installation in orbit, a work by the artist Tomás Saraceno. The physically accessible work is constructed of virtually transparent steel mesh that interlaces three levels spanning the massive glass dome. Five air-filled "spheres" are positioned within the net structure that encompasses an area of 2500 m².
After a guided tour we are invited to enter the installation, and explore it by climbing. Once several people enter the structure simultaneously, it is set to motion, altering the tension of the steel cables and distances between the three levels of the interlaced net.

Sunday, 28.01.2018, 11:00 am - undefinedAnmeldung
K21, Ständehausstrasse 1, 40217 Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge)

Ice hockey: Düsseldorfer EG - Berliner Eisbären

Surely, HHU backs DEG! We will strongly support Düsseldorf Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) on 2nd March 2018  at their game against Berliner Eisbären in the domestic stadion - ISS Dome. The slogan of the evening: You don’t learn science here, you learn passion. Well, let’s get ready to rumble!

Friday 02.03.2018, 6:00 pm - undefinedRegistration
(Participation is free of charge)

Schloss Benrath "Hidden Rooms"

This guided tour takes you to the everyday world of the servants and aristocratic residents of the late Baroque period. You get to see the little rooms of the intermediate storeys and the attic, as well as astonishingly positioned, hidden servants' stairs in the main building.

Sunday, 29.04.2018, 2:00 pm - undefinedAnmeldung
Schloss Benrath, Benrather Schlossallee, 40597 Düsseldorf
(Participation is free of charge)

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