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Annual General Meeting of the German Friends of LSE in Düsseldorf


Annual Meeting of the German Friends of LSE in Düsseldorf


Düsseldorf, the former fishing village at the mouth of the idyllic Düssel, which flows into the great River Rhine, looks back on more than 800 years of eventful history, on counts and prince electors who shaped the beginnings of today’s metropolis. Goethe’s visit left its traces in “Poetry and Truth”, Napoleon’s visit the sobriquet “Little Paris”. The poet Heinrich Heine praised his native town as being “very beautiful”.

Today, Düsseldorf is a successful combination of traditions and trends, a city of five seasons: During the “foolish season”, i.e. carnival time, the city bubbles over with sheer zest for life. The city pulsates, it is palpable everywhere. Above all in the Altstadt (Old Town), the legendary square kilometre on the banks of the Rhine with its around 260 restaurants and inns, pubs, rustic breweries and cafés, which earned it the name “the longest bar in the world”. This is the home of the “Altbier”. Nowhere else does this top brewed beer taste as delicious as at the historic microbreweries. But the Altstadt (Old Town) is more than that: Quiet lanes with cobblestones, the old palace tower saluting the ships passing by, the twisted spire of St. Lambertus church leaving its observer puzzled, the splendid old private houses a reminder of past glamour.

We cordially invite you to our annual meeting with the following programme:

Saturday, 17th October 2015

12.45 pm Meet in front of the Schifffahrtmuseum at the Schlossturm
Burgplatz 30, 40110 Düsseldorf

1.00 pm Guided tour of Altstadt (Old Town) and Schifffahrtmuseum

3.00 pm Coffee Break
Laterne im Schlossturm, Burgplatz 30, 40110 Düsseldorf

4.00 pm Visit of Exhibition “Francisco de Zubarán”
Museum Kunstpalast, Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf,

6.30 pm Reception
Restaurant Im Goldenen Ring, Burgplatz 21, 40213 Düsseldorf

7.00 pm Lecture
“Anglo-Saxon Exceptionalism Put to the Test: Britain's 2017 EU Referendum” by Professor Maurice Fraser, Head of the European Institute at the LSE
Restaurant Im Goldenen Ring, Burgplatz 21, 40213 Düsseldorf

8.00 pm Dinner
Restaurant Im Goldenen Ring, Burgplatz 21, 40213 Düsseldorf

Sunday, 18th October 2015

10.00 am Brunch
Eigelstein, Hammer Straße 17, 40219 Düsseldorf

Children, friends and relatives are most welcome. The participation fee for members is 50 € and for non-members to 75 €. Children pay a reduced fee (please contact us).

The participation fee includes guided tours, coffee break, reception and dinner at the restaurant “Im Goldenen Ring” (drinks during the dinner are not included).

Please register by Friday, 18th September 2015 by sending a completed registration form by email to [email protected] or by fax to 02222-952113.

Once you have registered, we kindly ask you to transfer the participation fee to our account:

Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf, IBAN: DE57300700240612018200, BIC: DEUTDEDBDUE, recipient: Freunde der LSE e. V., reference: Annual Meeting 2015.

If you cancel your registration up to one week prior to the event, we will refund your fee.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Düsseldorf.