Saturday, 22nd August 2015 at 19.00–22.00
The congress dinner will be served at Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland), which is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands. Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site as a unique monument of military architecture. Although Suomenlinna is a bastion fortress, it is irregular in shape as a result of being built on a cluster of rocky islands with highly variable terrain, requiring a very free adaptation of the theory of fortifications developed in Central Europe. Another special feature of the fortress is that in the course of its history it has served in the defence of three realms: Sweden, Russia and Finland. Moreover, it continues to be a living, tended and inhabited district of the city of Helsinki. Nowadays Suomenlinna is popular with tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site.
Suomenlinna is accessible only by water. The trip to Suomenlinna takes approximately 15–20 minutes and offers magnificent views of Helsinki and the surroundings from the sea. The transportation is included in the congress dinner fee (45€). Please note that unlike all other program during the congress, the dinner is not included in the registration fee.