Social Events(for all participants of any ARES 2007 Conference and Workshops)
Guided tour to the Monastery of Klosterneuburg and Conference Dinner, Tuesday, April 10.
Klosterneuburg is located on the Danube, immediately north of Vienna, from which it is separated by the famous hill of Kahlenberg.
We will have a guided tour through the magnificent buildings (erected 1730-1834) of the Augustine canonry, founded in the twelfth century by Margrave Leopold the Holy. This foundation is the oldest and richest of the kind in Austria. Among the points of interest within it are the old chapel of 1318, with Leopold's tomb and the altar of Verdun, dating from the 12th century, the treasury and relic-chamber, the library with 30,000 volumes, the picture gallery, the collection of coins, the theological hall, and the wine cellar.
After the visit of the monastery we will have a typical Dinner at the Wine Cellar (Stiftskeller) of the Monastery.
Reception Dinner in Rathaus, Wednesday, April 11
The Bürgermeister der Bundeshauptstadt Wien invites all ARES 2007 participants to a dinner in the Rathaus (Vienna City Hall), 7:30 pm.The Rathaus is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna’s famous Ringstraße. Historicism dominates the architecture of the Ringstraße, combining various stylistic elements of the past into a style in its own right.The Rathaus was built in Gothic style. Today the Rathaus is the head office of Vienna’s municipal administration.Public transportation from Karlsplatz: U2 to Rathaus; or if you prefer sightseeing: from tram station Gußhausstraße with tram line D (direction Nußdorf) to Rathausplatz/Burgtheater.