Before, during and after the congress we will offer a variety of guided tours in Cologne and Bonn as well as excursions into the wider region.

The list of available excursion options will soon be finalized. Excursions can be booked through Converia with your user account. Please note that a minimum number of 15 participants per excursion must be reached for it to take place. If the excursion is cancelled due to low enrollment, the full amount of money will be refunded.

Whitmonday, 21 May

Excursion A: Cologne - Aachen | 10.00-16.00 | 35 Euro


  • Bus ride from Cologne to Aachen (and return to Cologne)
  • Guided tour by the municipal archaeologist, Andreas Schaub: 'From the Roman City to the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz): A Topographic-Archaeological Tour through Aachen's Old Town'
  • Free time in Aachen's old town, visits to the Aachener Dome and the town hall are possible
  • Lunch package and info material

Sunday, 27 May

Excursion A: Bonn - Mainz (further information will follow)


  • Bus ride from Bonn to Mainz (and return to Bonn) 
  • Guided tour of the Museum for Ancient Shipping, which houses an impressive collection of shipwreck finds and ship reconstructions

Excursion B: Bonn - Mayen | 09.00-18.00 | 50 Euro


  • Bus ride from Bonn to Mayen (and return to Bonn)
  • Full day guided tour by the colleagues of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz. The tour includes visits to the Roman tuff mine, which preserves original tunnels and mining traces (tour with Holger Schaaf and Angelika Hunold), the Mayener Grubenfeld, which is one of the most famous ancient quarry site of basalt lava (tour with Stefan Wenzel and Lutz Grunwald); and the labs of the experimental archaeology (Michael Herdick)
  • Free time at the Museum 'Terra Vulcania'
  • Free time in Mayen's old town
  • Lunch package and info material

Excursion C: Bonn - Trier | 09.00-19.30 | 50 Euro


  • Bus ride from Bonn to Trier (and return to Bonn)
  • Full day guided tour by the UNESCO representative of the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Georg Breitner. The tour includes directions to important points of view and visits to the most famous archaeological sites inside and outside of the historical city of Trier (amphitheatre, Barbara-baths, Porta Nigra, Trierer Dome, imperial baths, cattle market and more)
  • Lunch package and info material

Excursion D: Bonn - Frankfurt (further information will follow)


Under the patronage of the Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet

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