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The Symposium will be a unique opportunity to share global berry knowledge. 

Pre-Symposium tour from Frankfurt to Zurich, from 23rd until 25th of June 2019, followed by the scientific Symposium in Zürich from 25th to 28th of June 2019. 

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt is a city of great diversity. Banks and big business, trade shows and shopping on the one side, culture, well-being and traditions on the other. One thing is certain: The Main metropolis has something for everyone

Zurich, Switzerland
The city of Zurich and the region around Lake Zurich are full of surprises. Discover the most beautiful places in Zurich.



• Agroscope - Research group berries
• Hochschule Geisenheim University - Institute of Pomology
• Lehr- und Versuchanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau Weinsberg - Section fruit growing
• International Society for Horticultural Science


Official language

The Symposium will be held in English without translation service.



Pre-Symposium Tour
Frankfurt - Welcome reception on 22 June at 16.00 
Intercity Airport Hotel
Am Luftbrückendenkmal 1
60549 Frankfurt am Main
phone  +49 69 69709-9 
Travelling from Frankfurt Airport : by shuttle bus or taxi
By car : route planner 
Symposium Conferences
Zurich - Welcome reception at 18.00 at ETHZ - Welcome desk open since 16.00 

ETH Zentrum Zürich
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
phone  +41 44 632 11 11

Room : NO D - HALLE


Travelling from Zurich Airport :

Public transport : buy only a one-way ticket, you will receive 3 days ticket (valid for zone 110 only=city center) at the welcome desk upon your arrival.  

By tram
Tram stop Tram no. 10 (towards Bahnhofplatz/HB) as far as the “ETH/Universitätsspital” stop. The tram runs every 7 to 15 minutes between 6 o’clock in the morning and 11 o’clock at night. Journey time: 30 minutes.

By rail (several possibilities)
Use the S-Bahn or mainline services. Journey time: approx. 10 minutes. You will require a ticket valid for 3 zones.

By car
Route planner


Recommended hotels


Intercity Airport Hotel  (see Pre-Symposium Tour).

Prices : single € 78.00 - double € 95.00
Date : night from Saturday 22th of June 2019 
Booking : registration form of the Symposium
Payment : directly at the hotel 

For this hotel only, the booking has to be made by the registration form, BUT the payment directly at the hotel. The other hotels for the Pre-Symposium Tour are booked by the organisers and are included in the Pre-Symposium fees.


Prices : from CHF 145.00 to CHF 160.00 (single, with breakfast)
Dates : nights from Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th of June 2019 (English)  - (German)
Payment : at the tourism office Zurich or directly at the hotel

Rooms have been pre-booked by the tourism office Zurich. For all questions :  Phone +41 44 215 40 00 - 

Gala dinner

Zunfthaus zur Schmieden

The Gala dinner will be held in the house of “Zunfthaus zur Schmiden” (blacksmith brotherhood), an amazing location in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town. A building steeped in history, where tradition and modernity merge perfectly.

Date : Wednesday 26 June
Time : 19.30
Location : Marktgasse 20, 8001 Zürich



Mountain Excursion and get together dinner


The Stanserhorn is a mountain located in the canton of Nidwalden with the peak at 1'898 metres above sea level. It is a popular tourist destination, which can be reached from the adjacent town of Stans by a funicular railway and cable car.

We'll start from Zurich at 13:30 and join the funicular railway station by bus. After an amazing ascent to the top of the mountain by funicular, we'll be back to the city of Zurich for a free get together dinner. 

Date : Thursday 27 June
Time : 13.30
Location : departure of the buses at ETHZ, Sonnegstrasse 5, 8092 Zurich 




The organizers have the pleasure to invite all the participants to a free get together dinner at the Bauschänzli, a very own miniature island – with a cozy beer garden under large chestnut trees.

Date : Thursday 27 June
Time : 19.30
Location : Bauschänzli, Stadthausquai 12, 8001 Zurich




Registration fees for the Pre-Symposium Tour and Symposium Conferences

Payment by bank transfer only. Details will be noted in the confirmation Invoice.

The amount must be free of charge or bank commission. Please specify your Surname and First Name along with the "Rubus Ribes Symposium" as reason of payment.

Room prices
Intercity Airport Hotel Frankfurt : directly at the hotel
Hotels in Zurich : at the tourism office Zurich or directly at the hotel

Exchange rates (June 2019) : 1 CHF = 0,89 EUROS = 1,003 US$ 


Please inform yourself about the visa requirement for Germany and Switzerland. In general, an acceptance for the Schengen countries is needed.

Last modification 04.06.2019

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