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Social Programme

The International symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics has a social tradition that distinguishes it from other types of conferences.
With the 33rd Symposium, we are building on this rich tradition with a social programme that provides ample opportunity for the informal exchange that is so vital for growing and strengthening our community.

The social programme of the 33rd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics will include:

  • Welcome Reception on Monday, 15.07.2024
  • Excursion to Goslar on Wednesday, 17.07.2024,
    followed by the Symposium Dinner
  • Farewell Party on Friday, 19.07.2024 

Participants who wish to take part in the supporting program are requested to indicate this when registering. 

Welcome Reception

15 July 2024 (Monday)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00


© GustoDeluxe GmbH, Dransfelder Str. 3, 37079 Göttingen

Restaurant Bullerjahn
Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.:  +49 (0) 551 307 0100


The welcome reception will take place in the Bullerjahn restaurant, which is located in Göttingen's beautiful historic centre in the Old Town Hall right next to the Gänseliesel fountain. The BULLERJAHN combines modern hospitality with good German cuisine and offers a contemporary interpretation of old traditions.



Excursion to Goslar

17 July 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 – 18:45

Preliminary plan:


Distribution of lunch packages at the conference site


 starting Bus boarding


Departure to Goslar


Guided tours in Goslar

16:00 – 17:15

Brewery Goslar (optional)


Departure to Göttingen




When registering, please indicate whether you would like to take part in a tour and which of the two tours you would like to join. Please note that capacity for the individual tour options is limited and registration for the tours is on a first-come, first-served basis


Guided tours in Goslar

You have the option of choosing between 2 different tours when you register:

Tour 1 - Rammelsberg / Mine Railway

A shrill bell warns you when the mine train arrives. Now the adventure can begin! Like the miners of the Rammelsberg, you will travel deep into the mountain to your workplace "on site". You will experience a typical miner's day with the mine guide:

After "Anbeißen" (the miner's breakfast), you will drill, blast and finally load the ore rock. When the shrill bell of the mine railway sounds again, you board the passenger carriages for the journey to the surface. Behind you lies a "shift" in which you can see the mining machines in action, which made the miners' work easier. Nevertheless, it remained hard and exhausting.

The Rammelsberg ore mines are the only mines in the world that have been in continuous operation for over 1000 years. The mines and the medieval old town of Goslar with the Imperial Palace were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.

© GOSLAR marketing gmbh_ Fotograf: Stefan Schiefer

More information:


Tour 2 – Goslar / Guided City Tour
Goslar is a thousand-year-old town on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains. With its historic old town and half-timbered houses, it is a popular holiday destination for cultural and city travellers. Where emperors and kings once reigned, visitors today find a lively town with picturesque alleyways and squares.

Built between 1040 and 1050, the imperial palace, a unique monument to secular architecture, is a must-see for every visitor to Goslar. For over 200 years, German history was written here at numerous imperial assemblies and court meetings.

© GOSLAR marketing gmbh_ Fotograf: Stefan Schiefer

Please follow the link to get more information about Goslar.

After the tours all participants meet at Brauhaus Goslar, Marktkirchhof 2, 38640 Goslar, for a get-together. (4 - 5 p.m.) There will also be an opportunity to take part in a guided tour in the brewery. The Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.



Symposium Dinner

17 July 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:30 – 23:00

Restaurant Bullerjahn
Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.:  +49 (0) 551 307 0100



© Bullerjahn



Farewell BBQ

19 July 2024 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 – 18:00

Restaurant Bullerjahn
Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.:  +49 (0) 551 307 0100



© Bullerjahn

The Bullerjahn restaurant will be organising a farewell barbecue on Göttingen's central market square,
where vegetarian dishes will of course also be on offer.