Social Events

71st Annual Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
The Monarch
Bad Goegging and Manching
Bavaria, Germany
May 5 - 10, 2012 


Sunday, May the 6th

Nymphenburg Palace and Flugwerft

Nymphenburg PalaceTo celebrate the birth of their son and heir, Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort Henriette Adelaide of Savoy charged architect Agostino Barelli with the building of a summer residence west of Munich. The simple cube-shaped building, begun in 1664, was enlarged under Max Emanuel and Karl Albrecht from plans by Henrico Zuccalli and Joseph Effner.

The massive Great Hall("Steinerner Saal") was decorated in the Rococo style by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés the Elder under Elector Max III Joseph. A famous feature of the palace is the Gallery of Beauties, painted for King Ludwig I by Joseph Stieler.
Beside the palace the extended historic park invites to walks.

After this visit we will have a short bus ride to Schleissheim Palace. After lunch in the Palace restaurant we will visit the Flugwerft.

The Flugwerft Schleißheim branch is located some 18 kilometres north of Munich's city centre close to Schleißheim Palace. It is based on the premises of one of the first military airbases in Germany founded just before World War I. It comprises the old air control and command centre building as well as modern buildings added in the late 2000s after strong endorsement from Franz-Josef Strauss, the at the time prime minister of the local state of Bavaria, who was a passionate flyer.
The "Flugwerft Schleißheim" displays various interesting airplanes for which not enough space was available at the "Museumsinsel" site in downtown Munich. Among the more prominent exhibits there is a Horten flying wing glider built in the 1940s, restored from the few surviving parts. A collection of the German constructions of VTOL (vertical take off and landing) planes developed in the 1950s and 1960s is quite unique. A range of Vietnam era fighter planes as well as Russian planes taken over from East Germany after the reunification are shown. This outstation also features a workshop dedicated to the restoration of all kind of airplanes for the purpose of static display.


Monday, May the 7th

Regensburg tour

RegensburgLocated on the Danube River, the Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof is an exceptional example of a central-European medieval trading centre, which illustrates an interchange of cultural and architectural influences. A notable number of buildings of outstanding quality testify to its political, religious, and economic significance from the 9th century. The historic fabric reflects some two millennia of structural continuity and includes ancient Roman, Romanesque, and Gothic buildings. Regensburg’s 11th- to 13th-century architecture still defines the character of the town marked by tall buildings, dark and narrow lanes, and strong fortifications. The buildings include medieval patrician houses and towers, a large number of churches and monastic ensembles as well as the 12th-century Stone Bridge. The town is also remarkable as a meeting place of general assemblies until the 19th century. Numerous buildings testify to its history as one of the centres of the Holy Roman Empire.


Monday evening, May the 7th

Bavarian evening

At a typical bavarian tavern at Bad Gögging we will spend a bavarian evening with bavarian music and food.


Tuesday, May the 8th

Munich tour and shopping

MunichMunich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located aside the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.35 million people live within the city limits. Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.

The city's motto is "München mag Dich" (Munich likes you). Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" (Cosmopolitan city with a heart). Its native name, München, is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "at the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms. Black and gold—the colours of the Holy Roman Empire—have been the city's official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian.

The year 1158 is assumed to be the foundation date, which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned in a document. The document was signed in Augsburg. By that time the Guelph Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, had built a bridge over the river Isar next to a settlement of Benedictine monks - this was on the Salt Route and a toll bridge.

The inner city:

At the centre of the city is the Marienplatz—a large open square named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column in its centre—with the Old and the New Town Hall. Its tower contains the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Three gates of the demolished medieval fortification have survived to this day—the Isartor in the east, the Sendlinger Tor in the south and the Karlstor in the west of the inner city. The Karlstor leads up to the Stachus, a grand square dominated by the Justizpalast (Palace of Justice) and a fountain.

The Peterskirche close to Marienplatz is the oldest church of the inner city. It was first built during the Romanesque period, and was the focus of the early monastic settlement in Munich before the city's official foundation in 1158. Nearby St. Peter the Gothic hall-church Heiliggeistkirche (The Church of the Holy Spirit) was converted to baroque style from 1724 onwards and looks down upon the Viktualienmarkt, the most popular market of Munich.

The Frauenkirche is the most famous building in the city centre and serves as the cathedral for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The nearby Michaelskirche is the largest renaissance church north of the Alps, while the Theatinerkirche is a basilica in Italianate high baroque which had a major influence on Southern German baroque architecture. Its dome dominates the Odeonsplatz. Other baroque churches in the inner city which are worth a detour are the Bürgersaalkirche, the Salvatorkirche (St. Salvator), the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, the St. Anna Damenstiftskirche and St. Anna im Lehel, the first rococo church in Bavaria. The Asamkirche was endowed and built by the Brothers Asam, pioneering artists of the rococo period.


Tuesday evening, May the 8th

Roman and Celtic museum guided tour and dinner

On Tuesday we will spend the evening in a Roman and Celtic museum with two tour guides. After the museum tour we will have a dinner inside the museum.


Wednesday, May the 9th

Danube river boat ride and Weltenburg Abbey tour

Weltenburg AbbeyThe Danube is a river in Central Europe and is Europe's second longest river after the Volga. It is classified as an international waterway.

The river originates in the Black Forest mountain area in Germany as the much smaller Brigach and Breg rivers which join at the German town of Donaueschingen. After that it is known as the Danube and flows southeastward for a distance of some 2,872 km (1,785 mi), passing through four Central and Eastern European capitals, before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

Known to history as one of the long-standing frontiers of the Roman Empire, the river flows through or acts as part of the borders of ten countries: Germany (7.5%), Austria (10.3%), Slovakia (5.8%), Hungary (11.7%), Croatia (4.5%), Serbia (10.3%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Moldova (1.6%), Ukraine (3.8%) and Romania (28.9%). (The percentages reflect the proportion of the total Danube drainage basin area).

Weltenburg Abbey (Kloster Weltenburg) is a Benedictine monastery in Weltenburg in Kelheim aside the Danube in Bavaria, Germany.

First foundation:

The abbey is situated on a peninsula in the Danube, on the so-called "Weltenburg Narrows" or the "Danube Gorge". The monastery, founded by Irish or Scottish monks in about 620, is held to be the oldest monastery in Bavaria.
The monastery courtyard is surrounded by Baroque buildings, the highlight of which is the abbey church, dedicated to Saint George, which was built by the Asam Brothers between 1716 and 1739. The chapel underwent extensive restoration from 2003-2005.
The abbey was dissolved in 1803 during the secularization of Bavaria.

Second foundation:

On 25 August 1842 Weltenburg was re-founded as a priory of Metten Abbey. It has been a member of the Bavarian Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation since 1858 and was raised to the status of an independent abbey in 1913.
Besides the traditional duties of hospitality, the abbey has pastoral responsibility for four parishes.

Abbey brewery:

Weltenburg Abbey brewery (Weltenburger Klosterbrauerei) is by some reckonings the oldest monastery brewery in the world, having been in operation since 1050, although the title is disputed by Weihenstephan Abbey. Their Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel was given the World Beer Cup award in 2004 as the best Dunkel beer in the world. The wing of the monastery that faces the Danube River houses a large restaurant on the ground floor operated by a tenant. The traditional Bavarian menu includes the monastery's cheese and beer, and guests are also served in the monastery courtyard, which houses a large open-air biergarten during the warmer months.


Thursday, May the 10th


All conference attendees are invited to visit the CASSIDIAN site at Manching. After a welcome and a short introduction it is planned to visit the Eurofighter Final Assembly Line and the maintenace facilities for Tornado, C-160 Transall etc. After the tour and a lunch the visitors will be returned to the hotel.


Conference Registered Events

In addition to the many technical events at this conference, there will also be several opportunities for social interaction, networking, and meeting new and old friends. These events are: the Sunday night Welcome Reception, the Tuesday Standards and Practices Luncheon, and the Wednesday night Awards Banquet. Registration is required for each event. Please note that the Welcome Reception is included in the 3-Day Registration for members and non members. All members and their guests are invited to join us at the following events: 

  1. Welcome Reception - The Central European chapter is pleased to invite you to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening for a great social atmosphere and a tasty German buffet. The reception will be arranged at the Café Prinzregent inside the Monarch Hotel. The buffet will be composed of a variety of smoked fish on cranberry horseradish cream, Rolls of turkey ham stuffed with Waldorf salad, black forest ham, meat loaf with mustard and potato cucumber salad, variety of salads, rustic bread basket with butter, potato cream soup with croutons, marinated beef with raisins and almonds, chicken breast on mushroom ragout, hash browns, warm apple cake with vanilla sauce, black forest cherry cream and foamy wine cream with glaced grapes. The hotel also has an onsite bar for your convenience and enjoyment.

  2. Standards and Procedures Luncheon - The Monarch hotel will serve a Spring menu consisting of creamy asparagus soup with truffled oil, roast medaillons of saddle of veal under a sesame mustard crust on morel cream sauce with glazed spring leek carrots, vegetable and spinach tagliatello. As dessert the hotel will serve strawberry-rhubarb tiramisu and mint sorbet on white chilli-chocolate sauce. Our lunch speaker will be Mr. Chris Worning, CASSIDIAN Eurofighter Typhoon test pilot. Chris will talk on Highlights of the Eurofighter Typhoon Flight Test Program.

  3. Awards Banquet  - As every year, the cherry on the cake of the conference is the Award Dinner. This event concludes our conference activities and features introduction of our International Officers, the announcement of Society Fellows and/or Honorary Fellows, the award of the Best Paper Award, and many other recognitions of the accomplishments of the year. The Monarch hotel will serve a Summer Menu. The entrée will include an eummerly leaf salad on sweet mustard vinaigrette with fried pike-perch fillet followed by pinapple-basil sorbet. The main course is chicken breast with a shrimp-asparagus filling on cherry tomato papaya salsa and Cognac sauce, and grilled Thai asparagus on curry potato puree. The dinner will be finished with a tonka bean-hazelnut canapé in two kinds of peach with rasberry pulp. A cash bar will be available.

Date Day Price Event
5/5/12 Saturday 30 € Board of Directors Lunch
5/6/12 Sunday 42 €* Welcome Reception
5/8/12 Tuesday 42 €* Standards and Procedures Luncheon
5/9/12 Wednesday 42 € Awards Banquet

 *Included in three-day registration