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Haifa Tour and Dinner
Time: Nov. 6, departing from the conference (by bus) at 15:00

Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and one of its prettiest, with a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, and scenery. Our tour will depart from the IBM building (conference site) which is located on the Haifa Mount Carmel surrounded by abundant nature.

The bus will take us through the panoramic views of Haifa, the north part of the city, the Bahai Gardens, and then to a tour of the German Colony, in the footsteps of the German Templars.

With residents from the three largest religions as well as from various minority faiths, Haifa is also a symbol of outstanding co-existence and tolerance. Haifa's reputation for tolerance extends to the Bahai faith whose World's Center is located in the city. The Bahai center, an expansive and well designed complex on the slope of the Carmel, is famous for its magnificent gardens and its impressive gold-domed Shrine of the Bab.

At the foot of the Bahai Gardens lies the picturesque German Colony, founded in the nineteenth century by German Templars who came to establish a Christian community in the Holy Land. The pretty stone houses lend charm and romance to the neighborhood and reflect its special qualities. Some of the houses have been preserved, and some still have the names of the original residents etched onto them.

The tour will end at one of the local restaurants. Anyone interested in a nice place for dinner can stay on to eat there.

The tour begins at 15:00 pm and will last approximately 4 hours.

Student's night out!
Time: Nov. 5, 19:00
Place: Details will follow

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