Programme available June 6-10, 2010 - Hamburg, Germany
Organized by GDMB Gesellschaft für Bergbau, Metallurgie, Rohstoff- und Umwelttechnik e.V.
with support of
AurubisAtlantic CopperOschatz GmbHKüttnerWielandHatchAnglo AmericanCytecPSISMS GroupBrochot HydrometGDMBOutotecxstrata

Social Programme

Hamburg, the Gateway to World

There are good reasons why the green city on the river is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Whether Elbe, Alster, HafenCity (PortCity), Speicherstadt (Storehouse City), Fish Market or Reeperbahn – something new can be discovered, experienced and marveled at every day. With 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany and it offers singular features to its guests: Arts and culture at its finest, worldwide successful musicals, superior and entertaining theatre, a great variety of hotels, excellent restaurants, exquisite shopping possibilities, exciting night life and loads of historical landmarks that were left by the 1200 years old history of the city. Hamburg is young, modern, friendly and open to the world – and a city full of contrasts at the same time. On the one hand, the colourful and simultaneously poorest quarter of the city, St. Pauli with its Reeperbahn, the most sinful mile in the world. On the other hand the rich and tidy quarter Blankenese with its numerous villas and romantic-beautiful views from the Elbhang and the lower beaches of the river Elbe. Each corner of Hamburg looks different but nevertheless everything joins together harmonically. And in the Port of Hamburg, in the heart of the city, ships from all over the world land. A selection of interesting visits and tours will be presented to delegates in the frame of the social programme.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

S1 – from 18.00 h Welcoming and Opening Reception

Copper 2010 will be inaugurated at the opening reception, which will take place on Sunday, June 6, 2010 starting at 18.00 h at the foyer of the CCH Congress Center Hamburg.


S2 – June 7, 2010 19 EURO

S3 – June 8, 2010 19 EURO

S4 – June 9, 2010 19 EURO

Monday, June 7, 2010

C1 – The old Hamburg and the Harbour 60 EURO

Departure 9.00 CCH

The walking tour leads us to the typical highlights of Hamburg, the 19th century town hall, halftimbered houses of the baroque period (17 – 19th c.) and Hamburg’s landmark, the protestant St. Michel’s Church, the largest baroque church in North Germany. There we will listen to an organ recital played on the famous organs.

During our lunch we will have an outstanding view over the Elbe river. After lunch we will take a barge to see the bustling port and also the Köhlbrandbrücke, landmark of the port. The tour will end in the afternoon with a short walk in the “HafenCity”, currently Europe’s largest inner-city development project.

S5 – from 20.00 h Come together at Hamburg’s “Gröninger” 60 EURO

After a long day of lectures you have the opportunity to discuss with other participants in a rustic setting by having solid regional food and fresh draught beer.

Due to limited capacity, the participation will be on first-come, first-serve basis.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

C2 – Visit to the Hanseatic City of Lübeck 85 EURO

Departure 9.00 h CCH

A bus tour will lead us to the former “Pearl of the Hanseatic League”. Lübeck has been included in the list of the “Cultural and Natural Heritage of the World”. Seven towers give the city its unmistakeable silhouette. We enter Lübeck by the Holstentor, a former city gate of the 15th c. The town hall and the churches are medieval monuments in brick. Well kept merchants’ houses from the 13th until the 16th century can be seen in the Petersgrube.

Lübeck was also the home of the famous poets Thomas Mann and Günther Grass.

As far back as 1800 Lübeck was already famous for its “Marzipan”, made of honey and almonds. You will be able to taste it at Niederegger, it really is delicious!

Lunch will be offered in a typical restaurant called “Schiffergesellschaft” where in former times the ship owners met.

We will be back in Hamburg at about 4 pm.

S6 – from 20.00 h Congress Banquet 85 EURO

In a nice setting, the Hamburg “Handelskammer” you have the opportunity to discuss further details with your dinner partners or just have relaxed conversation by having a nice meal.

Due to limited capacity, the participation will be on first-come, first-serve basis.

The Congress Banquet is friendly sponsored by Aurubis AG

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

C3 – Hamburg the town of Copper and Alster boat trip 40 EURO

Departure 9.00 h CCH

The CCH was built on Hamburg’s former fortification and is surrounded by lovely parks. On our walk to the Alster we will see extraordinary art-deco-entrances and some of the shopping arcades for which Hamburg is famous.

The “Binnenalster” is a lake in the middle of the city, formed by the river Alster. It is also called the “lounge” of Hamburg. We start our cruise there. On our tour we will see all the green copper roofs around the Binnenalster, and later on we will be able to admire the lovely houses with their attractive gardens built on the banks of the Alster and the romantic tributaries.

The afternoon is free for shopping, relaxing or visiting one of Hamburg’s museums on your own.