The city is also hosting the first meeting of the recently formed European Union of Tall People. Delegates from 13 countries are attending.
Membership rules are simple: women must at least 180 centimetres in height to join with the minimum height for men at 190 centimetres. Some members, though, have a height in excess of two metres.
Conference delegates stress that tall people are not just bold and beautiful but also face difficulties in society because of their height.