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Directly after the conference we will offer the opportunity to explore the unique landscape of OstWestfalenLippe and the worlds largest Computer Museum which is located just around the corner of the conference venue.

On Thursday, 24th in the afternoon (2.00pm - 6.00pm) an excursion to famous regional sights will be offered. If you are interested in getting an additional deep impression about OstWestfalenLippe and its surroundings you are cordially invited to join this excursion. Here you will find information about costs. The transfers to the places will be organised. Please notice, that the number of participants is limited to 50 people. Currently, we are planning to offer the following program.

First stop: Hermannsdenkmal Monument

The Hermannsdenkmal Monument is located in the Teutoburg Forest and is one of the main landmarks of Detmold and the whole region. The monument is 53,5 m high and commemorates the famous Varus battle of the Teutoburg Forest in which Germanic tribes under Arminius recorded a decisive victory over three Roman legions under Varus in 9 AD. The victory of the German tribes had a major influence on the further development of the Roman empire towards the northern part of Germany. The monument is build on a large defensive earth and stone ring from old Germanic fortifications. It provides a plateau of 500 m long and 400 m wide. It was built in the 19th century by the architect Ernst von Bandel and took 37 years to be completed.

Picture: Hermannsdenkmal
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Second stop: Externsteine

The Externsteine are a distinctive rock formation located not far from the city of Detmold. The rock formation is a tor consisting of several tall, narrow columns of rocks which rise abruptly from the surrounding wooded hills. The name probably means "stones of the Egge". The Externsteine were a centre of religious activity for the Teutonic peoples and their predecessors prior to the arrival of Christianity in northern Europe. At the top of the tallest stone a chamber can be found, probably used for sacrifices formerly. One wall has a circular hole cut into it which is some form of calendar. On the exact day each year, when summer turns to winter, the sun shines exactly onto this hole.
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Third stop: Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

HNF is the world's largest computer museum. The permanent exhibition depicts the history of information technology in a journey through time spanning five millennia, from the origins of numbers and characters right up to the 21st century. Visitors will find hightech exhibits waiting to be tried and tested. New worlds of experience such as robotics, artificial intelligence and mobile communications demonstrate the state of the art in present-day research. During WFCS there is a special exhibition at HNF. Germany's Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn is to pay tribute to the achievements of this equally academic and awkward scientist with an ambitious exhibition entitled "Eminent & enigmatic - 10 aspects of Alan Turing". Its aim is to present Alan Turing's outstanding achievements to visitors in the form of original exhibits and innovative and artistic installations alike. Here you will find some more information about HNF and the exhibition.
Picture: HNF
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