German Society Study Weekend 2018 – Vienna present and past

The weekend will take place in Austria’s capital, Vienna – a city that offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. All guided tours will be in German.


Friday 14 September
The weekend starts with an optional tour of the United Nations. You can join the scheduled tours. For more information, click here.

16:00      Cold War Vienna bus tour, including a visit to the Third Man Museum
19:00      Networking dinner

Saturday 15 September
 Guided tour of Das Rote Wien in Waschsalon at the famous Karl-Marx Hof, including a tour of the housing complex. For more information, click here.
12:00      Networking lunch at a traditional Heuriger

No events have been planned for the early afternoon which gives attendees an opportunity to discover Vienna for themselves.

In the late afternoon attendees will meet up again to visit a Viennese Caféhaus. The Viennese coffee house has been added by UNESCO to their list of intangible cultural heritage, saying that the coffee houses have a “very specific atmosphere” and are places "where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill."

In the evening, attendees can join committee members at either an opera, concert or a visit to Vienna’s English theatre; alternatively they can make their own arrangements.

Sunday 16 September
 Tour of the Erste Weltkrieg section and the Republik und Diktatur room at the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum

After the tour, attendees are welcome to visit the other exhibits in the museum.


If you are interested in attending the 2018 Study Weekend in Vienna please contact Jadwiga Bobrowska, German Society Treasurer, directly at Deadline for registrations is Friday 27 July 2018.

In addition to your own travel, accommodation expenses and meal costs, participants will be asked to pay a registration fee prior to the departure of the bus tour on Friday afternoon (or whichever event you attend first):

€ 25       GS and/or CIOL members
€ 35       Non-members (who accompany members)

Please note the German Society has not reserved a contingent of rooms at a hotel. However, upon request Jadwiga can email you a brief guide to accommodation and travel in and around Vienna.


September 14th, 2018 10:00 AM   to   September 16th, 2018 4:00 PM
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