Excursions

By Wednesday afternoon, it will be time for a break. We will split up in small groups to participate in various activities.

 

documenta 14 Kassel

10th of June – 17th of September 2017
The documenta 14 will be the fourteenth edition of the art exhibition documenta and will take place 2017 in both Kassel, Germany it’s traditional home, and Athens, Greece. It will be held first in Athens from 8 April till 16 July, and in Kassel from 10 June till 17 September 2017. As part of the concept of the artistic director Adam Szymczyk the exhibition will proceed in both countries. The artists should work with and on both locations.
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Water Games at Herkules/Bergpark

Unesco World Heritage Monument
28 June 2017
Starts at Kulturbahnhof Kassel with RT5 at 13:19 Track 6
The tour is accompanied by music students.
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10k run to major sights of Kassel and documenta

28 June 2017
Starts at Kulturbahnhof Kassel with RT5 at 13:41 Track 5.
Get back in shape after sitting on chairs for three days in a row and join this 10k run at moderate speed to major sights of Kassel and the documenta art exhibition. We will start out together with the soccer tournament people and have the opportunity to take a shower at the Aueparkstadium at the end.
Guided by Jan Hemming

 

Soccer tournament

28 June 2017
Starts at Kulturbahnhof Kassel with RT5 at 13:41 Track 5.
Get back in shape after sitting on chairs for three days in a row and join the traditional IASPM soccer tournament from 14:00-16:00. We will start out together with the runners group and head for the artificial turf field at Aueparkstadium including the opportunity to take a shower at the end.
Guided by a music & sports student who will also form the teams based on the number of participants.

 

Gedenkstätte Breitenau

The dark side of Germany
28 June 2017
Starts at Kulturbahnhof Kassel with RT5 at 13:19 Track 6.
Memorial site for a small but well-documented early concentration camp from the Nazi era just outside of Kassel. Local English-language guide. You may bring names for research in the Archive.
Accompanied by music students.
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Indoor LaserTag Arena Kulturbahnhof Kassel

28 June 2017
Starts at 14:45 at the entrance door of the conference venue.
Many buildings of Kassel’s former main station are now used for alternative purposes. One of them has turned into an Indoor LaserTag Arena, decorated in a truly postindustrial fashion. A reservation has been made for one group of 15 people at 15:00. The hall is at the far end of the Kulturbahnhof site but you will be picked up at the conference site. It’s best to wear sneakers and dark clothes!
Guided by Dominik Hemming.
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Two weeks of practicing – first gig

The story of punk rock in Kassel
28 June 2017
Spohr Museum inside Kulturbahnhof Kassel right next to the conference office. Starts at 14:00. Take a close look at the temporary exhibit at Kassel’s Spohr Museum running from April 20 – Sep 4, 2017.

 

Day trip to Berlin

Germany’s capital
28 June 2017
Starts at Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe train station at 7:43 in the morning!
First time in Germany? You may want to spare out a day from the conference and use Germany’s high speed train system to see Berlin. Return by 22:15. Will include the Reichstag glass dome, the Holocaust memorial and other major sights plus time on your own.
Guided by music students. Available to 10 people only on a first come – first serve basis.
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On your own

Grimmwelt-Museum – on the collectors of the famous fairy tales
Spohr-Museum – Kassel’s Nigel Kennedy from the 19th century, world famous violin virtuoso and composer
Museum of Local History (Stadtmuseum) – A new era has begun: contemporary exhibition architecture, expanded exhibition space and the historytower (Geschichtsturm) for special exhibitions.
More art and culture here … >

 

Bookings

As the conference is less than one month away, we are now ready to take bookings for the excursions on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 28. You will need your ConfTool-login for this purpose: www.conftool.net/iaspm2017 (in case you forgot your password, please follow the instructions there).
Once you are logged in, you can go to “Edit Your Participant Registration Details” and select from the activities listed. All of them are free of charge and most of them can also be selected for two people if you are travelling with a partner. Some, however, are limited in participation, so it’s a first come – first serve system. You will also be able to book the excursions later at the conference office on site. Also, please note that there is no insurance or liability in case of injuries – please make sure you have a valid international health insurance.
Some of the excursions make use of public transport, so we would like to repeat the advice to purchase the “Kassel Card” (EUR 12 for three days / 2 persons) at the Tourist Information right when you arrive at Wilhelmshöhe station.

Water Games at the Herkules

The river Fulda

Wilhelmshöhe Castle and the Orangerie below