Magdeburg is the capital city of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany situated on the Elbe River. The more than 1200 years long history of Magdeburg is strongly related to Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor and founder of the archbishopric of Magdeburg and Otto von Guericke, a scientist, inventor, politician and the name patron of Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg.
Our conference venue, the Johanniskirche, is located in the immediate vicinity of the town hall at the Alter Markt and the Elbe. Since October 1999 it has been open to the public again as a restored building. The reconstruction has created an impressive, modern concert, conference and exhibition venue that is unique in Germany and has given the state capital of Magdeburg back its silhouette on the banks of the Elbe.