Fragile Earth
Organized Trips
Places of interest in Munich and the immediate surroundings
Munich's skyline with the Alps in the background (Source: Tourismusamt München, 2011)

Touristic Program

Dear conference participants and guests,

Welcome to Munich, world city with heart. As an ancient residence of secular and spiritual leaders, Munich offers a whole series of sights, recreation facilities and shopping possibilities, which can be reached easily on foot or by public transportation. Also Munich's surrounding countryside offers many beautiful as well as many historic places of interest.

Below you find proposals that will certainly offer something for everyone's taste. Where requested, we ask you to make an appropriate reservation, that we can inform our external service providers. In most cases, registration and payment will be carried out through our conference homepage according to special conditions we have negotiated with the service providers. We reserve the right to cancel offers, if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Please be aware of the information about registration deadlines, cancellations and reimbursement of costs posted on our conference webpage (follow the link "Registration"). You can also book these trips directly through the homepages of our service providers if you prefer to join the trips at a different time or if you would like to organize them by yourself.

Please consider visiting the “Weiβe Rose” (“White Rose”) memorial sites, located within the atrium of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University's main building, as well as outside the building at the “Geschwister-Scholl-Platz”.

Together with her brother Hans Scholl, Christoph Probst and others, Sophie Scholl called the Germans for a passive resistance against Hitler and the Nazis in 1942/43. The group of young students of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU) designed six leaflets under the name of the “Weiβe Rose” (“White Rose”). The sixth and last of those leaflets would be their undoing, when they distributed it to the students on February 18th 1943 at the university. They were caught by the Gestapo and arrested.

Together with her brother Hans Scholl and Christoph Probst, Sophie was executed in the afternoon of February 22nd 1943 by guillotine. The three resistance fighters still lie buried in the cemetery close to the “Perlacher Forst”. At the “Geschwister-Scholl-Platz”, in front of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University's main building, you can still find the former leaflets embedded in the ground (Source: Tourismusamt München, 2011).