Guided Tours

Historical Vienna

This tour shows you some of Vienna's most impressive buildings; the famous Ringstrasse with the State Opera, the national museums, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament, City Hall, ”Burgtheater” (the Imperial Theatre), the University and Votive Church. Highlight of this tour is a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Austrian emperors.

Duration: approx. 3,5 hours
Minimum required: 15

Art Nouveau in Vienna

In the course of this tour you will become acquainted with some of the most important and well-known buildings of the ”Art Nouveau” era in Vienna, designed by great Austrian architects such as Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos or Otto Wagner. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the church ”Am Steinhof” by Otto Wagner, which has been excellently restored and is one of the major contributions to ”Art Nouveau”. Although the church is much admired and gladly frequented today, initially it was a highly controversial building. We invite you to learn more about the church.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Minimum required: 15

Museum of Fine Arts

This tour through the Museum of Fine Arts will show you one of the finest art collections in Europe, representing the aesthetic preferences of the Habsburgs. In addition to a rich and fascinating Egyptian collection and several rooms of objets d'art, the main gallery is divided into two sections: the Flemish/German collection with a good selection of Brueghel, Dürer and Rembrandt paintings and the Italian/Spanish collection with works by Tizian, Veronese, Tintoretto and Velazquez.

Duration: approx. 2,5 hours
Minimum required: 15

The Leopold Museum

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The Leopold Museum situated in the Viennese Museum's Quarter is home of the world famous, once private, collection of Rudolf Leopold. Nineteenth and twentieth century works by a variety of Austrian artists are exhibited on 5 levels in an environment flooded with light. The highlights include works by Gustav Klimt, Richard Gerstl, Koloman Moser and Oskar Kokoschka as well as the world's most important collection of works by Egon Schiele. At the Leopold Museum, you will experience an image of Austria unequalled in its quality and variety. The Leopold Museum is ranked with the great international museums and a museum that you have to see to be able to say you have seen Vienna. Following the guided tour is a visit to the coffeehouse in the Leopold Museum – the Café Leopold. This attractive cafe was designed by Angela Hareiter of the Ortner & Ortner architectural firm. A giant window in the back left corner provides a wonderful view of the Interior Courtyard of the new Museum's Quarter.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Minimum required: 15

Fuchs-Villa

Otto Wagner, the famous Jugendstil architect, built a summerhouse for himself and his family in Hütteldorf in 1888, when Hütteldorf was still a suburb of Vienna. The house was inhabited all year round from 1895 until Otto Wagner sold it to the former owner of the Varieté Ronacher, Ben Tiber, in 1911, after Wagner's children had left home and the house had become too large for him. It is thanks to Ernst Fuchs that the Villa has been saved from destruction and opened up to the public as a museum –hence the name of the Villa which is known today as the ”Fuchs Villa”.

Duration: approx. 2,5 hours
Minimum required: 15

Albertina: Art – Museum - Palais

The ALBERTINA is one of the biggest and most famous museums in the world. Its collection ranges from Michelangelo to Rembrandt, from Dürer to Picasso. Located in the centre of Vienna, the Albertina was once a Habsburg residence, and is also one of the remarkable neo-classical palaces in the world. Thus, the Albertina houses the most important Dürer collection in the world. Renovated for EUR 90,- million and just re-opened March 14, 2003!

Duration: approx. 2 hours
Minimum required: 15

House of Music

The House of Music Vienna invites visitors on a musical journey. On 6 floors music becomes audible and visible in real and virtual experience rooms. Infotainment, edutainment and entertainment are the 3 principles of the House of Music. The first floor is home of the Vienna Philharmonic Museum – a self-contained museum in which the orchestra with the unique sound presents its history. The second floor is the ”Sonosphere” – with Instrumentarium and Polyphonium. On the third floor all important composers are presented in historical settings. Thus you are invited to have a go at conducting the Vienna Philharmonic! Every visitor has the chance to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with the Virtual Conductor. Function rooms, shops and the ”Casino Restaurant” overlooking the rooftops of Vienna complete the outstanding impression.

Duration: approx. 2 hours
Minimum required: 15

Full-Day-Excursion to the Danube Valley ”Wachau”

This trip takes you directly to Melk where you will visit the Benedictine Abbey with its famous library and ceiling frescos. After lunch the bus takes us to Dürnstein. We round up our excursion with a city stroll through this picturesque little town with its romantic narrow streets and well-known ruin, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned.

Duration: approx. 8 hours
Minimum required: 25

Post Congress Tours to Salzburg, Budapest and Prague

For instance, take the chance to go on a trip to Salzburg, the famous Mozart`s town of birth and become acquainted with the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and its numerous lakes where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays.

Or experience the beauty of Budapest with its famous sights such as the Heroes’ Square, Gellert Hill, Castle District and Fisherman’s Bastion and the famous ”Gerbeaud” coffee house.

Minimum required: 25


Please note that all programmes and prices are subject to alterations and tours may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. Deadline for cancellation with refund is April 6, 2004 (a cancellation fee of EURO 35 will be charged). No refund for cancellations after April 6, 2004.

For more information contact:

Mondial Congress
Safety 2004
Faulmanngasse 4
A- 1040 Vienna, Austria, Europe
Tel: +43-1- 588 04 - 0
Fax: +43-1-586 91 85
Email: safety2004

 
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last update: March 31 2003
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