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Interpret Europe Conference | 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary | #iecon18

Hidden Heritage Vienna: The Medieval Origins

Pre-Conference tour (Thursday ─ 22 March)

The pre-conference tour of the Interpret Europe Conference 2018 will provide a prequel to the trans-border event with a one-day hop-on programme focusing on the medieval heritage of Vienna.

The Middle Ages was the period when Vienna developed from a settlement along the Danube to the centre of a multi-ethnic political structure. The urban development of the late Middle Ages defines the grid and the restrictions for all future developments of the core of the Habsburg Empire, once a major power in Europe. The apparent conflict between barely perceivable heritage and outstanding universal value provides opportunities for debate on the role of World Heritage Sites within the heritage and identity theme of the conference.

The tour includes on site insights into the different urban development stages as well as a trial of an app on St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Together we will experience highlights such as the underground Museum of the Middle Ages (opened in 2016) and a specially designed quest for the hidden Medieval heritage of the Hofburg, i.e. the Imperial Palace.
Vienna Main Train Station is well connected to the Vienna Airport through the ÖBB Railjet (departures from the Airport every xx:00 and xx:33) and the Inner City through the Metro U1 (direction Leopoldau).
We recommend all participants to use the luggage storage at the Vienna Main Train Station. This is also the place for our departure to Köszeg. For further details on the luggage storage please visit:
http://www.oebb.at/en/leistungen-und-services/gepaeckaufbewahrung

For those who arrive later in Vienna, the hop-on tour provides the opportunity to join at predefined stops (all hop-on stops accessible by Metro U1)

9:00    Metro station “Schwedenplatz”, Exit “Rotenturmstraße”
9:00-10:00     Guided Tour: the Medieval Beginnings
10:00    Metro Station “Stephansplatz", Exit “Stephansplatz"
10:00-11:00    St. Virgil’s Chapel - A Museum of the Middle Ages
11:00 Metro Station “Stephansplatz", Exit “Stephansplatz"
11:00-12:00    Tryout of the Beyond Arts digital guide on St. Stephan’s Cathedral (Personal Android or iOS based device incl. headset needed)
12:00 Metro Station “Stephansplatz", Exit “Stephansplatz"
12:00-13:30    Lunch break
13:00 Metro Station “Karlsplatz", Exit “Staatsoper"
13:00-16:00    Guided tour through St. Michael’s Church and Quest on the Medieval heritage of the Hofburg
16:00 Metro Station “Karlsplatz", Exit “Staatsoper"

In the afternoon, a bus will pick us up at 17:00 in front of the Vienna Main Train Station from where we will travel to the conference venue in Kőszeg.

* The fee for the pre-conference tour includes all guided tours, museum entrances, the download code for the digital guide for St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Personal Android or iOS based device needed) and the Bus to Kőszeg. Lunch is not included.

 

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