Social Events and Grand Danube River Cruise

Various social events are foreseen during the workshop. The Grand danube river cruise (limited to 140 persons) OR Historical Vienna with tour through Schönbrunn Palace (limited to 60 persons) scheduled for the free afternoon (Wednesday 10 September) have to be booked.

  • Monday 8 September, 19:30: Welcome Reception, "Kuppelsaal", TU Wien (included in conference fee)
  • Wednesday 10 September, 15:00: Grand Danube River Cruise OR Historical Vienna with tour through Schönbrunn Palace(included in the conferece fee)
  • Thursday 11 September, 20:00: Workshop Dinner, 10er Marie (included in conference fee)

All registered participants and accompanying persons are invited to join these events. Please have a look at the map for the respective locations.

Welcome Reception (TU Vienna)

The University of Technology Vienna was founded in 1815. Its main building was erected in classicistic style in the early 19th century. 

We will have the Welcome reception at the "Kuppelsaal" with buffet food, local wines and other drinks.

Venue: TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 4th floor, 1040 Vienna

How to reach: walking distance approx. 5 minutes

Grand Danube River Cruise

Discover Vienna from the waves, on board ship the MS Vindobona (designed by Hundertwasser). Relax on board with wine tasting, canapés and Vienna music and watch the landscape, and the sights such as the Danube Tower, Millennium Tower, the Ring Tower, the District Heating Plant Spittelau, the Urania Observatory, and many others, passing by. Experience navigating through one or two of the locks as the boat is raised or lowered where the water levels of the Danube differ because of the dams.

This tour is included in the conference fee buthas to be booked (limited to 140 persons).


  • Entrance: Vienna "Schwedenplatz" at 15:00
  • Depature: 15:30
  • Arrival: 19:00
  • End: 20:00

Maximum number of participants: 140

How to reach the MS Vindobona landing stage: Public transportation:U1 (underground) from Karlsplatz (direction Leopoldau) to Schwedenplatz - takes approx. 5 minutes

Historical Vienna with tour through Schönbrunn Palace

To provide you with a first impression of the city, we start our tour at Ringstrasse. This boulevard with an approximate length of 4 km was created in the course of the city’s first expansion in the middle of the 19th century on the area of the former Glacis. We will see buildings like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the City Hall, the Burgtheater, the Parliament, the University, and many more. The highlight of our excursion is a tour through Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the former Imperial House of Austria. Our tour's final destination is the Café Landtmann, where enjoying a piece of fabulous cake and a cup of coffee.

This tour is included in the conference fee but has to be booked (limited to 60 persons).


  • Depature: 15:00 from the Workshop Venue (by bus)
  • Duration: app. 4 hours

Maximum number of participants: 60

Workshop Dinner (Heuriger 10er-Marie)

The CKM2014dinner took place at a "Heuriger", a typical Austrian wine tavern. The one we visited is called 10er-Marie and it is in fact the oldest one in Vienna which is still in use, dating back to 1740 - the year when famous Habsburg queen Maria Theresia entered the throne.

As "Heuriger" is traditionally run by a wine farmer who sells his own wine, nature has it that such places are not found in the city center, but are rather located in the outskirts. Nonetheless, the 10er-Marie can be reached very conveniently by tramway number 2. Enter the tram in front of Opera (direction "Ottakring") and exit at the stop "Johannes Krawarik-Gasse" (the rides takes 21 minutes). The 10er-Marie is just a few steps from that tram station.

Venue: 10er Marie, Ottakringer Straße 224, 1160 Vienna

How to reach: Public Transport: tram #2 (in front of opera, direction "Ottakring" - exit stop "Johannes Krawarik Gasse" (takes approx. 30 minutes)