The 5th International Symposium
on Intelligent Data Analysis

Berlin, Germany
August 28-30, 2003

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Conference Venue

Berlin - Capital of Germany

Berlin lies in the centre of Europe. Vienna, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Prague and Moscow are all within quick reach of the city which is the gateway between East and West. With about 3.4 million inhabitants, Berlin is the biggest city in Germany. With its 38 kilometres long and 45 kilometres wide and an area of 889 square kilometres it is the largest city of Germany, too. Its uniqueness stems from the merger of a beautiful environment, culture, science, politics and commerce.


Berlin - Architecture

Berlin has a great architectural tradition as well as promising perspectives. Schinkel, Knobelsdorff, Schlüter and Stüler are among the most famous master builders. The War and the German Unification in 1990 gave way for a new wave of architectural activities. Famous architects from around the world such as Sir Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Aldo Rossi, Daniel Libeskind and many others have shown that modern architecture may become a fascinating event. Catch this spirit and have a look at the Reichstag Dome.


Berlin - Long History

Berlin is slightly less than 800 years old. It may be called young relative to other European cities. However, it experienced so many highlights and disasters over the last couple of centuries that hardly any other city can surpass Berlin. Tolerance and terror as well as splendor and misery have influenced the development of the city. Famous scientists like Planck, Heisenberg or Einstein did their research here, Prussian Kings like Frederick II and German Emperors ruled here and politicians like Napoleon, Stalin, Truman, Kennedy and others stayed at Berlin - what reasons so ever they had.


Berlin - Culture

More than 170 museums await the visitor. Archeological finds, modern and classical arts collections such as Queen Nefertiti, the Pergamon Altar, Rembrandt, Picasso or the contemporary avant-garde like Beuys or Warhol can be visited. They provide what makes Berlin so very attractive. The Museum Island in the city centre is a part of the world's cultural heritage. Of course, Berlin's fine art of music is impressive. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as well the various operas should not be missed. Principal conductors like Abbado, Barenboim, Nagano or Sir Simon Rattle are world-wide known. If you prefer open air concerts - Classic or Pop - make sure to visit the "Waldbühne". Living at the frontier of East and West for more than four decades causes stagnation or cultural dynamics. Berlin dedicated itself to entertainment. Musical theatres, cabarets, or the Friedrichstadtpalast fascinate as much as was the case in the "Golden Twenties".


Berlin - Dining and Dancing

Since ever Berlin is a merger of people coming from nearly all directions. Since the wall came down and the German Parliament marched in the level of gourmet cooking is steadily increasing. Combine your own culinary tour within the city. As Berlin does not have a "Polizeistunde" (closing hour) you can later enter one of the many bars, clubs or ballrooms of the "scene" at night and leave before noon of next day.


Berlin - Shopping

The visitor of Berlin should not go to London in order to shop at Harrod's or Selfridge. It is fully sufficient to stop at the KaDeWe - the largest department store of Europe with thousand and thousand of articles in about 1500 shops. But there is more like Lafayette, Friedrichstrasse or Arkaden, Potsdamer Platz. As Berlin is a large city, it has many centers ideal for shopping. This is what the visitor has to find out himself.


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