21-22 April: afterparty

After a great translators’ conference it’s time to explore the city and the country.

Day trip to Melk and the Wachau region

An obvious and easy day trip from Vienna takes you through the Wachau section of the Danube, an hour West of the capital.  The tour starts with a visit to the baroque Melk Abbey, imposing on the river. After lunch you’ll cruise downriver through one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube, ending up at the medieval castle of Dürnstein where Richard Lionheart was once held.

BP18 Day trip to Melk

Public walking tour

Walking tours

General information

The walks below are offered by Vienna Walks + Talks.  These are public walks, i.e. these are not exclusive to BP18 attendees.  Simply turn up at the meeting points shown and pay the guide in cash.

Click on the ‘more’ link below each walk to see a more detailed description, the meeting point on the map, as well as the guide’s name and photo. ‘E/D’ means the walk is offered in both English and German.

Payments for previously announced and later cancelled exclusive walking tours will be refunded in cash during the conference.

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 9:30

The Old City of Vienna between St. Stephen’s and the Hofburg Palace [E/D]

The main sites of the Old City – history and anecdotes

Meeting Point:  corner Kaertnerstraße/Mahlerstraße   [more]

 

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 13:30

History of Vienna in War and Post-War Times [E/D]

Life of people in war and post-war Vienna

Meeting Point:  Rotenturmstrasse / Schwedenplatz (McDonald’s) [more]

 

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 13:30

Unknown Underground Vienna [E/D]

Baroque burial crypt, Roman excavations and medieval cellars

Meeting Point:  Michaelerplatz, in front of St. Michael’s Church  [more]

 

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 9:30

Vienna at First Glance [E]

Comprehensive introduction to the most important sights of Vienna’s historical centre

Meeting Point: corner Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse (Tourist Information)  [more]

 

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 16:15

The Old City of Vienna between St. Stephen’s and Old University [E/D]

Typical Viennese locations and hidden treasures

Meeting Point:  corner Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse (Touristeninformation)  [more]

 

Friday, 20th April 2018, 9:30

Vienna at First Glance [E]

Comprehensive introduction to the most important sights of Vienna’s historical centre

Meeting Point:  corner Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse (Tourist Information)  [more]

 

Friday, 20th April 2018, 10:15

Vienna’s „Naschmarkt“: Art, Culture and Savoir Vivre in one of Vienna’s most trendy neighbourhoods [E/D]

Art, Culture and Savoir Vivre in and around Vienna’s Central Market.

Meeting Point:  Friedrichstrasse, in front of Secession   [more]

 

Friday, 20th April 2018, 13:30

Jewish Vienna in Leopoldstadt [E/D]

From Shtetl to Emancipation in Vienna’s 2nd district

Meeting Point:   Corner of Rotenturmstraße / Schwedenplatz (McDonald’s)   [more]

 

Friday, 20th April 2018, 16:00

Vienna in the Footsteps of the Third Man [E/D]

See original locations and hear about the making of the movie

Meeting Point: U4 Station Stadtpark, exit Johannesgasse, in front of station  [more]

 

Friday, 20th April 2018, 16:15

The Old City of Vienna between St. Stephen’s and the Hofburg Palace [E/D]

The main sites of the Old City – history and anecdotes

Meeting Point:   corner Kaertnerstraße/Mahlerstraße   [more]

 

Saturday, 21st April 2018, 9:30

Vienna at First Glance [E]

Comprehensive introduction to the most important sights of Vienna’s historical centre

Meeting Point:   corner Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse (Tourist Information)  [more]

Sunday flea market

It’s hard to find a better way to kill a Sunday morning than to stroll along the antique market at Naschmarkt – you can easily combine this with a visit to the nearby Secession building.

Vienna Marathon on Sunday

If you’re really sporty, you might as well run a Marathon after the conference.

This event will likely mean hotel rooms will sell out fast, so book your accommodation early!

Other popular destinations

You can visit Salzburg on a day trip – it’s 90 minutes by train from Vienna, with frequent connections.  Or you may continue by visiting the Salzkammergut region or Munich.

Another easy day trip is Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, just over an hour away by train or bus. You may continue further east to explore Slovakia’s natural and historical sights, although April is not the best time for any hiking in the mountains.

Train buffs will like a journey on Semmering railway.