Social Programme

Welcome Reception


Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 19:00 - 21:00

Festsaal of the Vienna City Hall
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1
Entrance: Felderstraße 1A

Price: Included in conference fee (accompanying guests € 30,- each)

Meet your international colleagues and enjoy a pleasant evening with snacks and drinks in the great ballroom (Festsaal). The City Hall can be reached within 25 minutes from the conference venue by public transport. For conference participants the Welcome Reception is included in the conference fee. For each accompanying guest € 30,- will be charged.

The City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna's Ringstrasse. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt, it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture of the Ringstrasse is dominated by historicism. In Historicism various stylistic elements of the past were combined into a style in its own right. Friedrich Schmidt however orientated himself just on one particular epoch. The City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals. Today the City Hall is the head office of Vienna's municipal administration.