Side program for all non-delegates!

We have put together an interesting program for you all under the sign of the world-famous Leica camera and the theme of photography. Use the Saturday for photographic moments and book yourself for one of the activities:

Perfect pictures with the smartphone!

Let yourself be drawn into the spell of photography in this workshop - even without a camera. Because here you'll learn how to take impressive pictures with your smartphone in the future. After this workshop, you'll get the most out of your smartphone when it comes to photography. Leica photographers will show you how.

Sharpen your eye for conscious photography during the 1.5-hour group workshop and exchange your "snapshots" for exciting photographic stories.

24,00 € per person

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A tour through the Leica world

60 minutes, countless impressions. Insider knowledge and product history. The guided tour through the Leica world fascinates with exciting insights into the company history and the manufactory. On this tour, the Leica brand is given a face. Many faces: those of our employees. Learn about the process of creating a Leica product, look over the shoulders of our employees as they produce, manufacture and assemble Leica cameras, lenses and binoculars. And experience how outstanding engineering skills and precise craftsmanship combine to produce the highest quality "Made in Germany".

6,00 € pro Person

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Leica Academy Workshop through the Old Town of Wetzlar

A photographic foray through the historic old town of Wetzlar. With its carefully restored half-timbered houses and the Lahn Bridge, which is famous beyond the region, the old town, which is protected as a cultural monument, is ideal for unusual picture motifs. If required, a Leica camera can be provided.

29,00 € pro Person

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Guided tour of the old town of Wetzlar (1.5 h)

In the old town with its medieval squares and winding alleys, charming half-timbered houses next to representative buildings from the time of the Imperial Chamber Court characterize the townscape. Goethe's stay in Wetzlar is commemorated in the Lottehaus. Experiences in the summer of 1772 inspired the poet to write his first great literary success, the epistolary novel "The Sorrows of Young Werther". Fascinating is also the unfinished gothic cathedral, which reflects a piece of the city's history with its combination of Romanesque and gothic style elements.

The city tour takes place at 10 am. Payment before the event.

Registration by e-mail to:

Visitor mine „Grube Fortuna" (Fortuna Mine) (1 hr.)

During the 1 hr mine tour (from 6 years) our guests walk underground through the gallery to the shaft. From there, the pit cage takes them vertically down to the 150-meter level. Afterwards, they take the mine train to the mining area, where experienced mine guides demonstrate the original machines and explain work processes as well as special features of the mountain. The noise of the machines, but also the mysterious silence give an impression of the fascinating world of the miners underground.

For booking please use the portal of Grube Fortuna:
1. link: booking
2. select May 21st
3. book time. It takes 15 minutes by car to get there from Wetzlar.
Address Grube Fortuna 1, 35606 Solms
- Hungry and thirsty go to the "Grubengaststätte zum Zechenhaus".

What else you can do

Visit to the Ernst Leitz Museum:
Step into the fascinating world of Leica photography. The new Ernst Leitz Museum in Wetzlar opens its doors to everyone who wants to touch, shape and understand photography. Discover great photographers in the temporary exhibitions and go on an interactive expedition between history and innovative technology that will not only make your head "click".

Climbing enthusiasts have the opportunity to climb in the indoor climbing center Cube of the DAV. You can take it a bit easier at the Attighof Golf Club - a real insider tip for friends of the well-kept greens. Or maybe you'll meet one or two of our tablers "underground" on a trip to the Grube Fortuna visitor mine.