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

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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.