2013 Reunion final schedule announced


All of our plans have been made and our schedule is final. The weather in Vienna will be mild and pleasant for our entire reunion weekend! Here is our schedule:

3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24
Greeting, presentation, tour and reception at IES Center, Palais Corbelli, Johannesgasse 7.
This is a welcome reception and presentation, tour of classrooms and display of archival material about our IES Classes of 1959-64. Please bring your memorabilia and other items you would like to contribute to the archives. Katie Strobel, the IES Wien archivist, can makes copies and return the originals to you.

5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24
Student concert and reception at IES Center, Palais Corbelli, Johannesgasse 7.
IES Wien now includes a strong music department and this is a student music concert followed by a reception. This was a highlight of our reunion two years ago and promises to be a thrill again this year.

8:00 p.m., Thursday October 24
Dinner at Hotel König von Ungarn, Schulerstraße 10.
This is our first evening’s dinner together at a lovely hotel restaurant a few blocks from the IES Center following the student concert and reception. Walk from the IES Center down Kärntner Straße to Stefansplatz and turn right onto Schulerstraße at the horse carriage stand just past Stefansdom. Hotel König von Ungarn is the yellow building on the right about a block and a half down Schulerstraße.

10:30 a.m., Friday, October 25
Sightseeing cruise on the Danube.
The boat will depart promptly at 10:30 a.m. from Schiffstation Wien, located along the Danube Canal at Schwedenplatz. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from Stefansplatz to the ticket office, which looks like a big white boat tied to the canal at Schwedenplatz. Walk down the ramp to the ticket office. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance in order to buy your ticket, 27 Euros per person. This is a circular tour that will bring us back to Schwedenplatz at 1:50 p.m. There is a restaurant on the boat for lunch.

5:00 p.m., Friday, October 25
Dinner at Bastei Beisl, Stubenbastei 10 at corner of Jakobergasse.
We have scheduled this evening meal early so you can have the later evening free for the opera, a concert or enjoying quality time with your fellow IES alumni. The venue is a typical Viennese inn with delicious and hearty local food, beer and wine, not to be missed. The address, Stubenbastei 10, is less than a 10-minute walk from Stefansplatz near Schulerstraße.

10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 26
Walking tour inside the Ring, starting at Neuer Markt.

Stroll along memory lane with IES Wien alumnus (2004) and tour guide Gretl Satorius. Gretl will guide us from Neuer Markt, site of the IES office when we were students, to all our favorite IES haunts inside the Ring with stops at historical monuments and landmarks. The stroll will end with lunch at a favorite restaurant.

5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 26
Evening at Der Rudolfshof, a wonderful Heuringen at Cobenzlgasse 8 in Grinzing.

Der Rudlfshof is the yellow building located less than a block to the left when you get off tram #38 at the Grinzing stop (not the Grinzingstrasse stop). Take bus #1A from Stefansplatz to Schottentor to board tram #38 in the direction of Leopoldsberg/Kahlenberg. Or, take the U-4 U-Bahn to Heiligenstadt and board tram #38 there. When you get to Der Rudolfshof walk through the opening to the restaurant door in the courtyard. This is one of the most appealing wine restaurants in Grinzing. Inside, portraits of Kronprinz Rudolf decorate a setting that evokes an old-fashioned hunting lodge. The proprietor, his wife and his staff are awaiting us with live music. We have scheduled this event early so you can have the later evening free for the opera, a concert or stay to enjoy the Grinzing ambience.

10:30 a.m., Sunday, October 27
Haydn’s Theresienmesse with choir & orchestra, Jesuitkirchen, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz.

Located down Bäckerstraße less than a 10-minute walk from Stefansplatz, this magnificent Rococo church stands just in front of the great hall of the old University of Vienna, where Haydn’s oratorio The Creation and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony had their premiers. The music at this free service rivals a performance by the Vienna Symphony orchestra and chorus. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat, no later than 10:15 p.m. for sure and even earlier if possible.

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