Social Events

Conference Dinner

Friday September 13th, 2024 at 19:00 for registered participants.

Fuhrgassl-Huber: Neustift am Walde 68, 1190 Wien

Organised shuttle transport (free for registered participants) will be available. Detials tba.

Route Description via public transport:

From WU (conference location) head north and follow Messeplatz to find subway U2 Messe-Prater to your left (~8 min)

  • Take U2 (direction: Schottentor), to Schottentor (~6 min)
  • Take tram 38 (direction: Grinzing*) to Gatterburggasse (~15 min)
    *tram 38 starts on lower grounds, not on streets above
  • Take bus 35A (direction: Salmannsdorf) to Neustift am Walde (~15 min)
  • to your right is the destination, Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber (~1 min)

Social Programme

Zentralfriedhof Wien /Central cemetary Vienna - A walk through one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Europe

Details
Date: Saturday September 14th
Meeting Point: 09:45 Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery Vienna) - Gate 2
Start: 10:00
Duration: ~ 2hrs

Description

In 1918, at the time of the Spanish flu there were so many casualties each day that the horse-drawn corpse transports were no longer sufficient. At night, the coffins were placed in the carriages of the streetcar (line nr 71), which was already electrified. Public tram line 71 still operates today and leads the way to the Zentralfriedhof Vienna.

Furthermore the Zentralfriedhof is home to many native animals and until the mid-1980s was an official hunting ground with its own forest population that was controlled by a hunter appointed by the forestry administration.

Let's walk through the Zentralfriedhof together, admire some of the Art Nouveau jewels and hear the fascinating stories of the prominent personalities who have their final resting place at Zentralfriedhof - Vienna's Central Cemetery.