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HLF Review 2016

Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday, September 21 Boat Trip After all participants returned to the Altstadt (Old Town) of Heidelberg, they boarded the virtually brand new Königin Silvia (Queen Silvia) for a relaxing and scenic boat trip along the Neckar River valley. The ship provided plenty of room for the guests to mingle, while the majority remained in the fresh air and sunshine on the upper deck, some guests preferred the quieter option of the large cabin downstairs. Everyone shuffled amongst each other and the laureates were surrounded by inquisitive groups of young researchers. The cruise passed through two different lock systems and crossed the state line between Baden-Württemberg and Hessen in order to arrive in Neckarsteinach. There, the impressive vessel made a U-turn to bring the passengers back. Throughout the trip, the weather only seemed to improve. With the boat safely docked, most of those on board headed into the city, while plenty stayed around to enjoy the views from on the water and were rewarded with a spectacular sunset. 80

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