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The City of Brussels

 

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. The city accommodates most of the institutions of the European Union (i.e. the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and one of the two chambers of the European Parliament). The headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) also contribute to the city’s political significance.

 

Brussels has acquired its unique character through the coexistence of French and Flemish cultures. While both French and Dutch are official languages and widely in use, modern-day Brussels is home to people from all over the world, and many other languages can be heard in the streets of the capital, adding a cosmopolitan flavour to its atmosphere.

 

Diversity and contrast can also be found in the different architectural styles of the city which range from old gothic cathedrals via Art Nouveau to modern skyscraper constructions that reflect the sky in Brussels’ European quarter.

 

The cityscape is composed of picturesque medieval streets, lively squares and parks, beautiful boulevards with impressive monuments and cosy cafés and restaurants. An active cultural life, richer than the richest chocolate, and a diverse cuisine of the highest international level further enhance the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

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The European Conference on Colon Cancer Prevention on 9 May 2007 will take place in the Bavarian Representation in Brussels, the former Pasteur Institute.

 

The VIP Dinner (for invited guests only) which follows the European Conference on Colon Cancer Prevention on 9 May 2007 will take place in the Representation of the State Baden-Württemberg to the European Union.

 

1: Bavarian Representation (Conference) 2: Representation of Baden-Württemberg (VIP Dinner)

1: Building of the Bavarian Representation in Brussels, Rue Wiertz 77 (Conference)

2: Building of the Representation of the State Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Rue Belliard 60 - 62 (VIP Dinner)

 

 

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Building of the Bavarian Representation in Brussels

 

The European Conference on Colon Cancer Prevention on 9 May 2007 takes place in the facilities of the Building of the Bavarian Representation in Brussels, the former Institute Pasteur:

 

 

Building of the Bavarian Representation in Brussels

Rue Wiertz 77,

1000 Brüssel.

Belgium

 

Phone: +32 (0)2 – 2374 811

Fax: +32 (0)2 – 2374 943

 

Website:

http://www.bayern.de/Europa/Bruessel/

 

 

© Bayerische Staatskanzlei

 

The architectural complex comprising the Institute, a villa and horse stables was constructed between 1903 and 1905 in the so-called architectural style of historism. It was originally designed to house an “Anti-Bacterial and Bacteriological Research Institute“.

 

The task of establishing and heading this research institution was assigned by the Province of Brabant to the Belgian physician Jules Bordet who had been recruited by the renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris when he was only 24. The new research establishment received the permission to call itself the “Institut Pasteur du Brabant“. In appreciation of his work relating to immunity, Jules Bordet eventually received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1919. In 1906, he isolated Bordetella pertussis in pure culture in cooperation with Octave Gengou and posited it as the cause of whooping cough. Jules Bordet died in 1961 in Brussels.

 

The buildings of the Institut Pasteur had stood empty since 1987 and were in urgent need of repair when the Free State of Bavaria acquired and subsequently redeveloped them, adding new facilities to the villa and the stables with great care and artistic sensitivity while fully complying with the architectural conservation laws. As a result, the building complex blends in harmonically with its surroundings of the Leopold Park. The Institute accommodates offices and administration rooms as well as facilities for the Prime Minister and the Ministers of the State, an assembly hall and a wine bar.

 

The villa with its extension accommodates offices and technical facilities. The stables featuring kitchen and cloakroom now serve as the servicing space for events hosted in the Institute. They are connected with the beer cellar as well as the large assembly hall and the smaller conference room which together can hold up to 300 people.

 

 

Travel Instructions:

 

Arrival by plane

Take the Airport Express (Line 12) from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) to the Gare du Luxembourg (Luxembourg B).

Once you have arrived at the station, you cannot fail to spot the huge buildings of the European Parliament. Take the underpass under the nearest building which will lead you straight to Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian representation (77, Rue Wiertz) is the building surrounded by trees to the left of the second building of the European Parliament.



Arrival by train

Get off at the Gare du Midi (Brussels South) and take the subway (Metro)  Line 2 in direction of Simonis to the station Trône. Leave the station through the exit Rue du Luxembourg.

Turn to the left and walk down the Rue du Luxembourg. You will already see the buildings of the European Parliament at the end of the street. Take the underpass under the nearest of these buildings which will lead you straight to Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian representation (77, Rue Wiertz) is the building surrounded by trees to the left of the second building of the European Parliament.

 

Arrival by car

Coming from Aachen

Drive down the A44/E40 straight into the centre of Brussels (do not take the ring road!), following the directions to the EU institutions.

A tunnel will take you down the Avenue de Cortenberg to a roundabout, the Rond Point Schuman. Take the second street to your right out of the roundabout (Rue de la Loi). Turn left at the first opportunity (Rue de Trèves) and make another left turn at the next set of traffic lights (into Rue Belliard). Take the first turn to your right (past the entrance to the underground parking lot of the European Parliament) and follow the street’s left-hand curve into Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian Representation (77, Rue Wiertz) is straight ahead of you.



Please note that you cannot park your car anywhere on the grounds of the Representation.

Coming from Luxembourg

Drive down the E 411 from Luxembourg via Namur to the exit Brussels Ring. After a tunnel, take the E 40 in direction of Brussels Centre / EU Institutions to another tunnel which will take you to the Avenue de Cortenberg.Drive down the Avenue de Cortenberg to a roundabout, the Rond Point Schuman. Take the second street to your right out of the roundabout (Rue de la Loi). Turn left at the first opportunity (Rue de Trèves) and make another left turn at the next set of traffic lights (into Rue Belliard). Take the first turn to your right (past the entrance to the underground parking lot of the European Parliament) and follow the street’s left-hand curve into Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian Representation (77, Rue Wiertz) is straight ahead of you.

 

Please note that you cannot park your car anywhere on the grounds of the Representation.

 

 

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Building of the Representation of the State Baden-Württemberg in Brussels

 

The VIP Dinner (for invited guests only) which follows the European Conference on Colon Cancer Prevention on 9 May 2007 will take place in the Baden-Württemberg Representation in Brussels:

 

Building of the Representation of the State Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Rue Belliard 60 - 62

1040 Brussels

Belgium

 

Phone: +32 (0)2 - 741 7711

Fax: +32 (0)2 - 741 7799

 

Website:

http://www.stm.baden-wuerttemberg.de/

 

 

© Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg

 

In late 2003, the Representation of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg at the European Union moved into a new building which is located in the heart of Brussels’s European quarter. The central location is integrated into the traffic network which interlinks important European institutions such as the European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission, allowing the Representation to work more effectively and to broaden its range of activities.

 

The “Haus Baden-Württemberg in Brüssel“ has been equipped with state-of-the-art AV and lighting equipment and is capable of providing customized spatial arrangements for the different requirements of speeches, presentations and seminars. Institutions from the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg to host cultural events and congresses mainly use its facilities.

 

As a reminiscence to the city’s historical galleries, the atrium has been covered by a light and open glass roof. This serves to create a very special atmosphere, and the atrium has subsequently become the centrepiece of the building’s event space. The State Representation also provides a number of different assembly halls and smaller meeting rooms for conferences, seminars, presentations and exhibitions. And after a hard day’s work, the Representation’s guests can enjoy the hospitality and relaxed ambiente of the Black Forest Inn, the “Schwarzwaldstube“. 

 

Travel Instructions

Arrival by plane

Take the Airport Express (Line 12) from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) to the Gare du Luxembourg (Luxembourg B).

The station is located in the Rue de Trèves. Turn right out of the station exit and walk down the Rue de Trèves. After two blocks, turn left into Rue Belliard and look for house number 60 – 62.

 


Arrival by train

Get off at the Gare du Midi (Brussels South) and take the subway (Metro)  Line 2 in the direction of Simonis to the station Trône. Leave the station through the exit Rue du Luxembourg.


Turn left down the Rue du Luxembourg. After three blocks, turn left into Rue Marie de Bourgogne and follow this street (for two blocks) until it crosses Rue Belliard. On the far side of the street, you can already see the Baden-Württemberg Representation (60 - 62, Rue Belliard).

 

 

Arrival by car

Coming from Aachen Drive down the A44/E40 straight into the centre of Brussels (do not take the ring road!), following the directions to the EU institutions.
 
A tunnel will take you down the Avenue de Cortenberg to a roundabout, the Rond Point Schuman. Take the second street to your right out of the roundabout (Rue de la Loi). Turn left at the first opportunity (Rue de Trèves) and make a right turn at the next set of traffic lights (into Rue Belliard). The Baden-Württemberg Representation (60 – 62, Rue Belliard) is located in the building almost immediately to your right.
 

Coming from Luxembourg Drive down the E 411 from Luxembourg via Namur to the exit Brussels Ring. After a tunnel, take the E 40 in direction of Brussels Centre / EU Institutions to another tunnel which will take you to the Avenue de Cortenberg.

Take the second street to your right out of the roundabout (Rue de la Loi). Turn left at the first opportunity (Rue de Trèves) and make a right turn at the next set of traffic lights (into Rue Belliard). The Baden-Württemberg Representation (60 – 62, Rue Belliard) is located in the building almost immediately to your right.  

 

 

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