Danube River Social Agenda

Our previous East West Oceania Conference

16 - 25 July 2018

Academic Program

The academic program will be released at the Welcome Drinks event.  

Day 1: Monday 16 July | Academic Field Activity, Welcome Dinner with Drinks

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds CPE Conferences tour

Academic Session: Tour of Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

A self guided audio tour of the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, housed in the unfinished Congress Hall. A stake fashioned from steel and glass, providing a striking contemporary architectural counterpoint. The permanent exhibition's emphasis is on the history of the party rallies and mass events used by Nazi propaganda for a stage production of the "Volksgemeinschaft" (the people's community). The exhibition is supplemented by an educational program and special exhibitions. Panels in German and English located all over the former party rally grounds provide information about the history of the site.

The Permanent Exhibition is also part of this independent tour, and informs visitors of the causes, context and repercussions of the era.

Please note that this tour is self guided with the use of audio headsets. 

Location: Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse, Barenschanzstrasse, 72 90429 Nurnberg
Inclusions: All day metro ticket within the city (unlimited use for one day), audio headsets for the Documentation Center, independent access through the permanent exhibition.

Welcome Dinner with Drinks

Join us for dinner in a traditional German Beerhaus, The Barfusser, with an informal and cosy atmosphere located in the heart of Nuremberg. The brewery itself, with traditional Franconian cuisine, has been in existence since 1994 and is an integral part of the city's Old Town. We will be ordering a variety of the Barfusser’s speciality plates which will allow everyone to sample the unique cuisines found in Germany.  

You will be asked when selecting your tickets on the Activity Registration Form to select a menu option. 

Venue: The Barfusser

Day 2: Tuesday 17 July | Networking Day

No activities have been scheduled for this day. 

Day 3: Wednesday 18 July | Academic Field Activity, Embarkation & Welcome Dinner on ship

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Academic Session: Guided tour of Memorium Nuremberg Trials (Memorium and Courthouse 600) 

A tour of the courtroom where world history was written and where the leaders of the Nazi regime had to answer for their crimes before an International Military Tribunal from 20 November 1945 to 1 October 1946. Courtroom 600 remains a working courtroom today and the trials held inside had an enormous influence on the development of international criminal law. Located on the top floor of the Courthouse is an information and documentation center, the Nuremberg Trials Memorial, which provided insights about the defendants and their crimes, the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials of 1946 -1949 and the impact of the Nuremberg Trials up to the present. 

Location: Memorium Nurnberger Prozesse, Barenschanzstrasse, 72 90429 Nurnberg
Inclusions: Return Metro train tickets from the hotel to the Memorium, Tour of the permanent Memorium Exhibition and the historical Courtroom 600 with English speaking guide

 Embark the SS Beatrice: A transfer has been arranged to transport all delegates and accompanying persons from the Le Meridien Grand Hotel to the the port. This will leave at 1:30pm from the hotel.


Welcome Dinner on board the SS Beatrice

Now that all of our delegates and accompanying persons have arrived in Nuremberg and our group has boarded the ship, we have organised a Welcome Dinner on board the SS Beatrice. We would love for you all to join us. 

Location: On board the SS Beatrice

Day 4 - 9 | Sailing along the Danube River

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the conferences. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Featured Excursions on board the SS Beatrice | CPE Team Recommends:


Melk Abbey Library Visit - Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Babenbergs, a great medieval ducal family that controlled a wide swath of Austria before yielding to the Habsburgs, were the first to erect a castle on the hill above Melk, which they subsequently gave to Benedictine monks. These monks, some 900 years ago, turned it into a fortified abbey—and the greatest center of learning in Central Europe. Their library was celebrated far and wide (and still is: Umberto Eco paid tribute to it in his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose); monks there created more than 1,200 manuscripts, sometimes spending an entire lifetime hand-lettering a single volume. Today the library contains some 100,000 volumes, among them more than 80,000 works printed before 1800. This beautiful complex, completely redone in the early 18th century, is a wonderful example of baroque art and architecture, and the views from its terrace are spectacular. As you walk through the abbey’s Marble Hall with your guide, look up at the ceiling fresco painted by Paul Troger: Those classical gods and goddesses represent Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, allegorically bringing his people from dark to light and demonstrating the link he claimed to the original Roman Empire.

After your tour of the abbey, you’ll have time to explore Melk on your own, or you can take the motorcoach back to the ship.

Day 10: Wednesday 25 July | Disembark the SS Beatrice in Budapest, Hungary

Book your activities

To book any of the above activities, please complete the Activity Registration Form that was emailed to you previously with the Social Agenda Release email. Please complete one form per delegate. If your accompanying person is also attending the conference as a delegate please ask them to complete the form that was emailed to their email address.

Please note that the activities within the social agenda are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel, please let a member of the CPE Conference Team know and we will do our best to accommodate this request.

If you have any issues with booking these activities please contact our conference team at [email protected]

Academic sessions will be held on board in the conference room. The academic program will be released at the Welcome Drinks event on Monday 16 July.