The symposium will be held at the University of Konstanz. The University campus is located just outside of the city with a memorable vista of the lake and the alps. Founded in 1966 and educating about 12.000 students currently, the young university has taken a top position in the Federal Program to support th bes german research universities since inception of this program 12 years ago.
The City of Konstanz
Konstanz, largest city at Lake Constance, has been inhabited since roman times and its medieval old town, dating back to the 14th century, is unique in that it survived World War II entirely undamaged. It is located directly at the lake.
The Lake Constance:
Lake Constance is the third largest lake in middle europe, directly after the Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and Lake Balaton (Hungary). With a maximum length of 63km, a width of 14km and a depth up to 254m Lake Constance builds a huge reservoir for fresh water of drinking quality. The water is used for tap water up to the region of Stuttgart, about 150km to the north.
Lake Constance is filled by the river rhine which flows through the lake and can be noticeable as "Seerhein" within the City of Konstanz.