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Vienna City Tour - 1 July 2018

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Start at the conference venue at: 09.00 am & 02.00 pm

During this tour, you will get your first comprehensive impression of Vienna, its location and vastness, its inhabitants and of course its history. The Prater area is one highlight with the Giant Ferris Wheel, next passing the “Hundertwasser” house from Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. You will see stunning buildings along the “Ringstrasse”. This grand boulevard was built to replace the city wall. It runs along the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History Museum, the parliament, the city hall, the Burgtheater and the university.

Opening Cocktail - 2 July

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Start: 06.15 pm

Enjoy the first evening at the congress venue with nice food and drinks, networking possibilities with delegates and exhibitors.

Technical Tour: Danube & Freudenau, the Vienna City hydropower plant - 3 July

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Start & end at the conference venue at: 09.00 am & 01.30 pm

Note: there is limited capacity, bookings are based on a 'first come – first served' principle

The Vienna-Freudenau power plant is the tenth and most recent power station on the Danube river. It was built between 1992 and 1998 using the wet construction method.

Since its opening in 1998, it has been supplying hydroelectric power. The fishpass was the first of its size and was decisive for the ecological power station construction. The powerhouse in the middle of the stream houses six Kaplan-pipe turbines between the lockage and weir. The impeller diameter of 7.5 meters ranks among the biggest turbines in Europe. Each one boosts a directly paired three-phase alternator. Since 2011, the power plant in Freudenau has served as the central station of all nine Danube power plants, with Jochenstein being the only exception. The output of electric energy from renewable sources amounts to approximately 1100GWh each year.

Welcome Reception - 3 July

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours

Start at the Town Hall: 07.00 pm

The Mayor of Vienna and ATCOLD invite all delegates to a charming reception to the festive hall of the Viennese Town Hall. The design of the richly adorned facade is guided by the Neogothic architecture of Flemish and Brabant secular buildings like the Brussels Town Hall. It features five towers including the central tower with a height of 98m. On 21 October 1882, the Rathausmann statue was installed on the top, which soon became one of the symbols of Vienna.

Concert Evening - 5 July

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours

Start at the Wiener Konzerthaus: 07.30 pm

When, in 1913 the Wiener Konzerthaus was officially opened it was one of the most modern buildings of the Danube Monarchy. Architecturally the Konzerthaus presented a rare combination of Historism, Secessionism and Art Nouveau styles. On this evening we will enjoy a classical Viennese concert with famous melodies of Mozart, Strauß & more performed by the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna.

Farewell Dinner - 6 July

Duration: 4 hours

Start at the congress venue: 07.00pm

The host of the world congress invites all delegates to a typical Austrian dinner with a musical journey from the mountains of Tyrol, the charming lakes of the Salzkammergut and the romantic Danube valley to Imperial Vienna. Traditional folklore tunes and elegant waltz dances will be performed, and typical Austrian food will be served.

This will be the perfect evening for you to wear your own national costume!