In the time of the Berlin Wall, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) at the Berlin Friedrichstraße station was a border crossing point between West and East Berlin. Nowadays, it's an interactive museum with an exhibition about the Cold War and the German reunification. This historical site, where many Germans had to goodbye to their loved ones, offers a moving exhibition allowing visitors to learn about life in divided Germany and experience some of the border crossing procedures. More information can be found on their webpage.
On the first day of the conference, Wednesday February 20th, there will be a group visit to the Tränenpalast. A tour guide will take us through the exhibition, giving background information and stories beyond the mere exhibits.
The guided tour will start at 17:30. All conference participants interested in joining the event should let the organizers know by noon that day. This can be done via email or during registration on Wednesday morning. Please note that the tour is limited to 25 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
To get to the Tränenpalast, we will meet on the ground floor of TU Berlin near the main entrance after the last talk on Wednesday and will leave TU at 16:45. If you prefer, you can meet us at the entrance of the Tränenpalast at 17:20.
Our traditional Wine & Cheese evening is one of the highlights of the BMS year. It's an opportunity for all conference participants (including many current and prospective BMS students!) to socialise in a relaxed environment. As its name indicates, this social event is accompanied by different kinds of cheese and wine that have been selected by the organizers for the event. For those to don't drink alcohol or don't like cheese, there will be non-alcoholic drinks and some other snacks as well.
The Wine and Cheese will take place at the BMS Lounge in the Technische Universität Berlin, starting at 19.00. More information about its location can be found on the venue page. More information about the schedule can be found on the schedule page.
Every conference participant is invited to join the Wine and Cheese!
(©2017 András Tóbiás)
(©2017 András Tóbiás)