Welcome Reception


Monday, 25 August 2014, 19:00 - 21:30
Festsaal of the Vienna City Hall
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, see map
(entrance: Felderstraße 1A)

Meet your international colleagues and enjoy a pleasant evening with snacks and drinks in the great ballroom (Festsaal). The City Hall is close to the conference venue and can be reached by a short walk along the Ringstrasse. For conference participants the Welcome Reception is included in the conference fee. For each accompanying guest € 20,- will be charged.


The City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna's Ringstrasse. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt, it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture of the Ringstrasse is dominated by historicism. In Historicism various stylistic elements of the past were combined into a style in its own right. Friedrich Schmidt however orientated himself just on one particular epoch. The City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals. Today the City Hall is the head office of Vienna's municipal administration."