NEW - Hamburg Ship Model Basin Tour
Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) is a central point for applied research in all areas related to transport systems and ship technologies in open water and ice. As an international, independent company, HSVA offers advanced technologies and modern test facilities. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardization and numerical procedures to solve complex problems. Today, HSVA is a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most knowledgeable partner in science and services in the field of arctic engineering, hydrodynamics and related areas. The fee for the HSVA Tour is €20 and includes transfer by subway to and from HSVA from the CCH. To register for the HSVA Tour please visit the Registration page.
HSVA TOUR ITINERARY - Friday, 9 June
09:15: Meet in CCH lobby for subway transfer to HSVA
10:00 – 12:30: Tour HSVA and observe ice model test
12:30: Depart HSVA for return trip to HSVA via subway
13:00: Arrive at CCH
NEW - Welcome to Hamburg Reception - Tuesday, 6 June
19:30 – 21:00
Hamburger Rathaus (Hamburg City Hall)
Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg
On behalf of the City of Hamburg, Senator Gunnar Uldal, Head of the State Ministry for Economic and Labour Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, welcomes OMAE delegates to Hamburg with a reception at Hamburg City Hall (Hamburger Rathaus). Drinks and appetizers will be served. All delegates are welcome to attend.
Welcome to OMAE 2006. Join your colleagues for a drink and a chance
to see old and new friends at the Welcome Reception. A great way to start
off the conference!
Climb aboard our charter yacht for a unique Hamburg dining experience!
You’ll have unparalleled views of the city skyline as we explore the harbour
of Hamburg. We’ll sail past the different harbour basins to give you a close-up
view of the massive container ships and discover the many channels, canals
and shipyards in the harbour. As we cruise through the harbour a delicious
dinner will be served on board. Treat yourself to one of Hamburg’s favourite
dining experiences; it’s like dining in all of Hamburg’s finest waterfront
restaurants in one evening!
25th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 25 years of OMAE conferences as we recognize some of our
colleagues from the past and present that have been instrumental in establishing
a tradition of great conferences at the Technical Session Organizers lunch on Wednesday.
Accompanying Persons Program
There is so much to see and do at OMAE 2006. Included in the
Accompanying Persons registration is admission to the Welcome Reception,
two lunches and the incredible Final Banquet. Start the conference off by
joining the other accompanying persons for a Hamburg City Tour on Monday morning, 5 June. What
a great way to discover Hamburg and the tour is included in your registration
fee! The fee for each Accompanying Person is €180 (before April 13) and €240 (after April 12). To register please click on the “Registration” link.
Berlin - The Rejuvenated German Capital
East and West, Prussian splendour, the grand boulevards and the cosy Barn
District – Berlin is the most fascinating melting pot in Western Europe. Today
you’ll visit the Reichstag with its famous glass dome, the Museum Island, the
new Holocaust Memorial and the rejuvenated Potsdamer Platz. See the famous
Brandenburg Gate and the boulevard Unter den Linden, Berlin’s magnificent
boulevard and the centrepiece of the Old Berlin. Your fee includes lunch at a
restaurant in the Barn district, coach transportation around Berlin, and transfers
to and from Hamburg to Berlin by coach. The fee for the Berlin City Tour is €89. To register for the
Berlin Day Tour please visit the Registration page.
BERLIN DAY TOUR ITINERARY - Friday, 9 June
- Depart Hamburg and Arrive in Berlin by Coach
Bus departs from Dammtor Station (Hamburg) at 07:30 AM and arrives
at Reichstag (Berlin) at 10:30 AM
- Visit the Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz – The Heart of Berlin.
On the very spot where the wall used to be, a thriving and exciting neighbourhood
is developing with a unique mixture of official buildings (including the French
and British embassies), hotels and the famous Holocaust memorial.
- Visit the Holocaust Memorial
Designed by U.S. architect Peter Eisenman, the memorial consists of 2,711 gray
gravestone-like slabs of varying height that form a tight grid pattern through
which visitors can wander. It sits on a vast plot of land between the Brandenburg
Gate and the buried remains of Adolf Hitler’s bunker.
- Walk to the Reichstag
The Reichstag, now the seat of Germany’s Parliament, has become a symbol of
the unified Germany. From the glass dome, you can enjoy spectacular views over
the centre of Berlin; a mixture of modern buildings, Neo-Gothic church towers,
domes and the famous East German TV Tower.
- Coach transfer to the Potsdamer Platz and the Cultural Forum
In the 1920s and 30s the Potsdamer platz was the busiest and one of the liveliest
squares in Europe. Left to ruins by Allied bombing it became a no-man’s land,
completely flattened with the construction of the wall in 1961. Redevelopment
has brought new life to the Potsdamer Platz and the area is set to gradually regain
its former status as one of the liveliest squares in Europe. The Cultural Forum is
home to a number of prestigious cultural institutions such as the New National
Gallery and the Philharmonic Orchestra.
- A short walk through the Sony Centre
The modern architecture of Helmut Jahn’s Sony European headquarters has
become a landmark in Berlin with its huge fibre-glass elliptical roof.
- Coach Tour the boulevard Unter den Linden - The Aristocratic district of Berlin
We will start at the Brandenburg Gate and end at the Castle Bridge in front of the
Museum Island. “Unter den Linden” looks like a royal avenue lined with palaces,
embassies, museums, hotels, Opera houses, cafés and restaurants, and the famous
- Lunch in the Barn District - one of the hippest areas of Berlin
- Walk through the Barn District - the Revived Old Heart of Berlin.
The Barn District has become a trendy part of Berlin with galleries, eclectic
restaurants, hip cafés and specialized shops. We will explore hidden court yards
and discover some fascinating buildings which date back to the 17th and 18th
centuries. The buildings have been masterly renovated after being badly damaged
during World War II and neglected during communist times.
- Coach transfer to Gendarmenmarkt
A unique Architectural Monument – in the historic district of Berlin
- Free Time in Berlin as of approximately 4:00 PM
- Depart Berlin and return to Hamburg by coach
Bus departs from Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin) at 09:00 PM
and arrives at Dammtor Station (Hamburg) at 11:50 PM