Social Dinner

On Tuesday March 29th 2011, participants from the REFSQ’11 conference will be able to attend a dinner at the „Dampfe“, a historical German brewery in Essen. The dinner will start with a champagne receiption at half past 6pm. In such a scope there will be the possibility to compare notes with the other conference participants in a comfortable and historical atmosphere. After this the buffet will be opened at 7pm and will take place in tastefully furnished rooms which reflect the long history of the brewery.

Picture of the brewery.

Besides the buffet there will be two grandiose highlights this evening. A live band called “Lounge Band” will cater for musical entertainment. This band can resort to a large song repertoire in the fields of Bar Jazz, Soul, Pop and Saxophon. Furthermore all participants from the REFSQ’11 conference will be able to view the brewery in the form of a guided tour.

History of the brewery

1895/96 The Marx & Co. Brewery was founded. The brewhouse and the beer cellar were built and the first steam-engine launched.
1903 The Marx & Co. Brewery was renamed in “Borbecker Brauereigesellschaft”.
1905 A new brewhouse was built and a more powerful steam-engine was used.
1908 The brewery became an incorporated company.
1982 The brewery was renovated and a restaurant was established in the old beer cellar.
1983 The beer garden and the beer hall were established.
1984 The whole complex was opened.
2003 The festival room was renovated.
2004 The beer garden was expanded.
2009 The 25th jubilee of the “Dampfe” was celebrated.

How to get there

REFSQ’11 wants you to have a pleasant stay and easy ways to the different locations, so we organise a bus shuttle that takes you to and from the brewery. After the last session busses will pick you up at the Atlantic Congress Hotel and directly go to the social dinner location. After the event busses will pick you up again and take you back to the Atlantic Congress Hotel with an additional stop at Essen Main Station from where you have best access to the public transport system. The underground, trams, busses or from have past 11pm on night busses will take you to nearly every part of Essen.

The plan for the shuttle busses will be published later on at this place!

If you cannot or do not want to take the bus to the brewery you can either use the public transport system or come by car.

More possibilities…

Public transport system is a good alternative to go to and from the brewery. You find the needed information at the page Travel & Venue -> Directions. Please note that the directions start at the main station. To go to the main station just take the underground U11 directed to Gelsenkirchen Buerer Straße.