CPM 2013

24th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching

Bad Herrenalb, Germany, June 17–19, 2013



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Local attractions

The most beautiful sight in Bad Herrenalb is the surrounding nature: the Black Forest with its gentle wooded hills, rising to altitudes of roughly 1,000 metres. There are numerous hiking options for the active participants, ranging from easy walks to demanding treks. We are planning to offer at least one such hike, possibly giving two options for beginners and more advanced hikers.

For relaxation, the area has several spas with natural hot springs. One is directly in Bad Herrenalb, and two others are in nearby Bad Wildbad (the ''Vital Therme'' and the ''Palais Thermal''). The latter is one of the oldest spas in Europe and boasts with a beautiful art-deco style.

To the West of Bad Herrenalb, the Black Forest drops towards the Upper Rhine Valley, a main tourism region of Germany and France most famously known for its mild climate and good wines. The closest city is Baden-Baden, a famous spa town whose hot springs were already appreciated by the Romans. During the 19th century, the town rose to become a meeting place for celebrities, who were attracted by the hot springs as well as by the famous Baden-Baden Casino and the luxury hotels. Nowadays Baden-Baden has two beautiful spas, the ''Friedrichsbad'' and the ''Caracalla Spa'', and a casino, made famous through Dostoyevsky's novel The Gambler.

On the other bank of the Rhine river there is French Alsace with nice towns (such as Wissembourg and the city of Strasbourg.

There are also other beautiful villages in the northern Black Forest such as Calw (home town of Hermann Hesse). There are also many other castles and palaces in the surrounding (Bruchsal, Ettlingen, etc.).

For participants extending their stay in South West Germany we also recommend visiting nearby places such as Karlsruhe (a big palace and a famous museum for modern arts), Maulbronn Monastry (the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe and now a Unesco World Heritage), Freiburg (with its beautiful old town and fabulous views on the Southern Black Forest), Frankfurt (some first class arts museums), Heidelberg (well-preserved baroque style old town), Speyer (Romanesque style cathedral), Stuttgart (museums of car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and Porsche), and Ulm (Gothic church with the tallest steeple in the world and the birthplace of Albert Einstein).