Ultrafast Optics 2013 will take place in the Congress Centre Davos, which is located in the middle of Davos (Graubunden, Switzerland), between Davos Dorf and Davos Platz (show map).

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For detailed information about the Congress Centre please visit its official site or download brochure (.pdf file).


Davos is the clear leader in the global meeting market in the mountains. With good reason: Davos has a strong tradition of congresses, the most modern congress centre in the Alps and, thanks to the World Economic Forum (WEF), is a source of outstanding international profile.

The roots of the business go back to the 19th century, with meetings and congresses in Davos. Even then, famous guests and doctors from across Europe were living in Höhenkurort. They shared their expertise at congresses. In 1923, Davos doctors organized the first international congress. The Physical-Meteorological Observatory followed in 1925 and Albert Einstein opened the first "university course in Davos in 1928". 
This elevated Davos to the status of a congress city and it began to be recognized as
a meeting point for the intellectual elite

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The health resort of earlier days has developed into the Davos research center. The knowledge accumulated here – primarily in the fields of natural science and medicine – has been passed on in courses since the beginning of the 20th century. The advanced training courses in medicine have always been extremely popular and in 1969 led to the construction of the Davos Congress Centre.

However, Davos is not only a meeting center. It is a vibrant cosmos packed with contrasts that are mutually attractive and enhancing: a sports eldorado, health resort, business city and cultural metropolis merge together in the middle of stunning mountain scenery and transform Europe’s highest-altitude Alpine town into the place of a thousand possibilities.

For more information about Davos please visit its official site

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Map of places to be:

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Fondue on the mountain will be organized on Saturday, March 2 for attendees of the short courses.

Welcome reception will take place on Monday, March 4 at Bolgen Plaza restaurant (

Conference dinner will take place on Wednesday, March 6 in Schatzalp restaurant (, the unique place at an altitude of 300 meters above Davos with unforgettable mountain view and cultivated charm, which was the main scene of Thomas Mann’s famous novel "The Magic Mountain".

Visit of Monstein beer brewery (, the highest brewery in Switzerland situated at 1625 meters above sea level in the place which has, until today, the unmistakable character of a typical Walser village, will be organized on Thursday, March 7. There will be also an apero at restaurant close to it ( and snow shoeing for those who are interested.