26th European Simulation and Modelling Conference- ESM'2012, October 22-24, 2012, FOM, Essen, Germany, Social Programme

In cooperation with

Social Programme

Lunches and Coffeebreaks

Will be held at:
FOM University of Applied Sciences
Herkulesstrasse 32
45127 Essen

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on October 23rd in the evening at:

Restaurant Wahlberg
in der Philharmonie Essen
Huyssenallee 53
D-45128 Essen
Tel: +49.(0)201.8122.8610
Fax: +49.(0)201.8122.8609


During or after the conference a visit is envisaged either to:


The Zollverein World Heritage Site – also known as “the world’s most beautiful coal mine” – today the most famous industrial monument and centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area. 100 hectares of land in the north of Essen, Shaft XII, Shaft 1/2/8 and the Zollverein coking plant. In 1847 the first shaft was sunk, and in 1986 the last coal was brought to the surface. In 1993 the coking plant was closed down, and in 2000 the buildings and equipment were officially listed. In 2001 Zollverein was inscribed into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our watchword is: preservation through new usage. Zollverein offers a huge range of attractions. History, culture, creativity, events, gastronomy, leisure activities - all this presents Zollverein its around one million visitors per year.

Ruhr Museum

The aim of the Ruhr Museum at Essen is not to be a traditional museum of industry but rather the “memory and showcase of the Ruhr Metropolis”; its permanent exhibition throws light on the Ruhr region’s entire natural and cultural history. And it does so in a space charged with that very history – the former coal washing plant of the Zollverein colliery, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the figurehead of RUHR.2010. In this place, where visitors can sense, breathe and feel industrial history up close, the Ruhr Museum tells of the development of one of the world’s largest industrial regions and takes its visitors, with an unusual exhibition concept, through the story of coal. The journey takes them deep into the earth –and into the past. And also back into the 200-year history of the Krupps Company. Essen’s two most formative histories, perhaps.

Museum Folkwang

A certain quote is always associated with the Folkwang Museum – and with justification: it was one of the co-founders of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paul J. Sachs, who during a visit to Essen in 1932 described the Folkwang as the “most beautiful museum in the world”. But beauty on its own is not everything. Thanks to its highly regarded collections from the 19th century, classical modernism, art after 1945 and photography, Folkwang is also one of the most highly renowned museums of art in the world – and not only since the opening of its spectacular new building in 2010. Financed by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and conceived by David Chipperfield Architects, the new Folkwang Museum receives its visitors with openness, transparency and an interplay of light and high-quality art beyond compare.