An Evening with Culinary Pleasures
The traditional banquet will take place at beautiful historical buildings around the market square in Aachen, which are within walking distance from the Eurogress. Use the opportunity to exchange with other experts about the latest topics in the field of automotive and engine technology and socialize with international participants.
In the connection we invite you to a drink which takes place before the restaurant “Goldener Schwan”.
The free shuttles will be available on the marketplace for your return to the hotel in Aachen.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
07:30 p.m. Entrance
08:00 p.m. Traditional Banquet
Starting in 1727, this room was redecorated by Italian stucco artists and transformed into the Town Hall‘s small celebration hall. In addition to the handmodelled stucco work, six portraits of prominent figures catch the eye. These are the envoys of the powers that brought an end to the Austrian War of Succession with the “Aachen Peace“ in 1748. The best known of them is the British noble John Montagu, the third Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), famous most of all for the fast food named after him. His portrait hangs on the south wall on the right. Before leaving the room, take a look at the magnificent work of the Italian stucco artists. Keep your eyes open for a winged “horse“ with a goat‘s head, a bird‘s tail and woman‘s breasts! In the four medallions you can see symbols of antique sovereign virtues: the fasces and yoke, the sword pointed towards heaven between the Pillars of Hercules, the Ten Commandments with a pair of scales and finally a lion with a sceptre.
Aula Carolina looks as former monastery church at a long and eventful history. First mentioned in the 13th Century, the foundation stone of the building was placed at 11. May 1663. After an extensive renovation in 1980, it now serves as a school auditorium for the Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium and can be used outside of class time for a variety of events.
Zum goldenen Einhorn
In the Middle Ages, the “Goldenes Einhorn” was the oldest recorded inn, later a butcher, a fruit shop and a florist, after the Second World War it became a restaurant.
Today, the “Golden Einhorn” is managed by Dieter Becker and one of the quaintest restaurants in Aachen with a large terrace vis-a-vis the Town Hall.