ELAZ 2014 - Location

Hildesheim is one of the oldest cities in Northern Germany, it became the seat of the bishopric in 815. The historic market place (Marktplatz) was once considered one of the most beautiful market places in the world. It was reconstructed in 1984–1990 in its former splendour, after its destruction in the March 1945 air raid. The Romanesque St. Mary's cathedral with its ancient bronze doors (Bernward's door, 1015) was built in the 9th century (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985). The “thousand-year-old rosebush” allegedly is the world's oldest living rose. It continues to flourish on the wall of the cathedral apse. St. Michael's church (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) – a noteworthy early Romanesque church in Germany – was built from 1010 to 1022.

Hildesheim is the birth place of Adolf Hurwitz (and his older brother Julius Hurwitz), who did his first remarkable mathematical research together with his teacher Hermann Schubert at the Andreanum, the school he attended in Hildesheim.

The conference will be held at the University, most of it at the main campus (Marienburger Höhe). The morning session on Wednesday with lectures and musical interludes will be dedicated to the memory of Wolfgang Schwarz. It will be held at the Domäne, a medieval estate, now the “culture campus” of the university.

Not far from the city of Hildesheim, there are some great hiking opportunities in the Harz mountains, which belong to the Central German Uplands.