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Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy:
Optics and Photonics Congress
June 21-24, 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany
In the vicinity of Karlsruhe there are a lot of historic places to visite.
Map of the Area
The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, © Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
First of all, there is the city of Baden-Baden, internationally known for its cultural festivals and events, hosting part of the Nato-Summit in April 2009.
The castle of Heidelberg
Then, there is Heidelberg, known for the first evidence of human life in Europe, featuring a beautiful castle which was founded more than 700 years ago.
Speyer, image courtesy of PQ3
On the other side of the Rhine, there is Speyer, famous for its cathedral in which 8 german emperors and kings were laid to rest.
The Black Forest, image courtesy of Lusitana
To the East of Karlsruhe lies the Black Forest, known for its beautiful landscape and the manufacturing of Coocoo-clocks.
The Cathedral of Strasbourg
Also not far away - but this time in France - there is Strasbourg, which was classified as World Heritage Center by UNESCO in 1988.