Social Program

Welcome mixer

All Congress participants and their accompanying persons are cordially invited to the reception on Wednesday evening, September 3, 2003, 6.30pm. This informal get-together will take place in the University Canteen of the Vienna University of Technology, Freihaus.


Please choose one of the following two tours (indicate your choice on the registration form) which will take place on Friday, September 5, 2003 at 4.00pm – 10.00pm. This tour is included in the registration fee.

Visit of Schönbrunn Palace

The tour guides through Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family. You will visit in this baroque palace, which was reconstructed in the reign of Maria Theresia, the private apartments with the original furniture of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi. Enjoy the good old atmosphere at this very important building of Vienna.


Visit of Vienna Zoo

The tour guides through the Vienna Zoo, which was founded by Franz Stephan von Lothringen, the husband of Maria Theresia, in 1752. It was renovated recently and accommodates a big variety of animals, elephants, polar bears, tigers, monkeys, lions, cheetahs, seals, giraffes, penguins, and hippopotamus being the most visited ones. Enjoy to watch some of these animals in a very natural environment.


”Heurigen” Reception

Participants of both tours will experience a memorable evening in the typical Viennese ”Heurigen” village ”Grinzing”. Enjoy a few hours in a warm atmosphere with music, wine and home cooked local speciality food (non-alcoholic beverages and diet food can be served as an alternative).