The social events are located at the city center of Hildesheim. The events can be reached by foot in about 17 minutes (longest way from Novotel / Hotel Stadtresidenz to Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum).
Wednesday, January 21, 7pm (19:00 Uhr)
Guided Tour and Welcome Reception in the Roemer- und Pelizaeus Musuem
The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim is a house with a broad spectrum. It owns one of the most important ancient Egypt collections of the world, through which we will have a guided tour. After the guided tour, we will have the welcome reception at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus Musuem
Hermann Roemer (1816-1894) and Wilhelm Pelizaeus (1851-1930), citizens of Hildesheim, donated their collections to the city of Hildesheim, thus establishing the basis of the museum. Senator Hermann Roemer – jurist and geologist – initiated and financed collections and purchases. In 1907, the businessman Wilhelm Pelizaeus gave a significant collection of Egyptian antiquities to his hometown that could move into a museum of its own in 1911 – the former Pelizaeus-Museum.
After a time of stagnation during the 1930s and the destruction of the buildings during World War II – the pieces were evacuated – the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum could be reopened in 1959. [http://www.rpmuseum.de/english.html]
Thursday, January 22, 7pm (19:00 Uhr)
Dinner at hotel Van der Valk
The dinner will take place at the Van der Valk hotel, which is located at the ancient marketplace of Hildesheim.