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International symposium miCROPe2024 "Microbe-assisted crop production - opportunities, challenges and needs", July 15-18, 2024, Vienna, Austria

Social Events

To enjoy Vienna in the summer, do consider bringing along your spouse/family for a city trip. Taking into account that many of you have already been to Vienna, we have arranged the social program to show you new angles of the city. We are sure that you will enjoy the variety of social events that will be a relaxing complement to the scientific program.

Within the premises of Schönbrunn is the "Schönbrunner Bad"- a great place to cool off after sessions (open till 21:00 hrs).

Join us at the following social events:

  • On Monday 15.7. in the evening will be the traditional Welcome Reception & Networking (included in registration fee).
  • On Tuesday 16.7. we will offer a night tour to the animals of Schönbrunn Zoo & a guided walk trough the old imperial Vienna (optional events).
  • On Wednesday 17.7. will be a guided walk on the Kalhlenberg followed by the conference dinner at the traditional wine tavern "Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber" in the outskirts of Vienna (optional event).

Secure your participation for each event by booking them online via the registration system (login required). Additional tickets for accompanying persons can also be added in the booking system. Participant numbers for social events are limited and will be assigned on a first come - first serve basis.

IMPORTANT: Please note that booking and payment for social events is only possible via the registration system and bank transfers are not possible for social events. Hard copy ticket vouchers for the events will be provided at the venue by the organizers. All prices include all handling and transfer fees. Some events will only be held if a minimum number of participants are reached. If an event is cancelled participants will be refunded. Please do not forget to bring your name badge and your event vouchers which will be handed to you during the onsite registration.

Welcome reception from miCROPe 2019 Welcome Reception

Date: Monday evening, July 15, 2024
Location: at the symposium venue

Max. participants: all symposium participants are welcome
No booking required!


Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Location: Schönbrunn Zoo
Meeting time: 21:45 (tour starts 22:00 sharp!)
Duration of Tour: 1,5 hours
Max. participants: 40 (minimum age of children 10 years)
Booking deadline: Extended until July 1, 2024 - limited places still available on-site at registration desk!
Price: € 35 per person

Schönbrunn Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world, and has now been named Europe’s best zoo six times in a row. Part of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site with the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn Palace at its centre, it provides a unique blend of culture and nature, while promoting conservation and biodiversity. The zoo’s special appeal comes from its imperial charm.

The night tours in the historic premises of Schönbrunn Zoo are a unique experience. Guided by a specialist and aided by night vision devices, you have the special opportunity to see both night-active and sleeping zoo-animals.

Imperial Vienna © WienTourismus / Christian Stemper Imperial Vienna - Guided Old Town Walk with a break for a typical Viennese snack WIENER WUERSTEL (also vegan)

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Location: Starts from conference venue (subway ticket required)
Meeting time: 18:00
Duration of Tour: 3 hours, approx. 2h walking
Max. participants: 20
Booking deadline: July 2, 2024
Price: € 28 per person (snack not included) - FULLY BOOKED!

For more than six centuries, Vienna stood as the primary residence of the prestigious Habsburg dynasty. The Habsburgs held grand titles like emperors, kings, archdukes, and princely counts, casting an imperial aura that completely transformed the city. Vienna's skyline flourished with magnificent buildings and revered landmarks, creating a tapestry of historical significance. The life of Vienna, deeply rooted in history, overflowed with stories about its most renowned inhabitants: the imperial family.  Our journey begins at the Imperial Palace, a former winter haven nestled in the historic old town, setting the stage for a narrative filled with captivating anecdotes. As we stroll along the opulent Kohlmarkt, Vienna's premier shopping boulevard, we make our way to the Graben, where the Holy Trinity Column stands in majestic splendor. Interestingly, the Graben, which translates to "trench" in English, was once part of the city fortifications encircling the ancient Roman settlement of "Vindobona."

Our path then leads us to Vienna's crowning jewel: St. Stephen's Cathedral. Remarkably, this Gothic masterpiece graced the cityscape long before the Habsburgs ascended to the imperial throne, infusing Vienna with an enduring charm.

miCROPe 2019 conference dinner at a traditional Viennese Heurigen Conference Dinner @ Fuhrgassl-Huber & guided Vienna Woods Bus/Walking Tour

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Location: Heurigen Fuhrgassl-Huber, Neustift/Walde 68, 1190 Wien
Departure and return place: near the symposium venue (by bus)
Departure time: 17:30 (bus leaves 17:30 sharp!)
Return: from the Heurigen at 22:00 (& 1 late Bus 22:30)

Max. participants: 150
Booking deadline: Extended until July 7, 2024 - limited places still available!
Price: € 55.- per person

First the bus will take us on a guided tour to the Kahlenberg, one of the most popular excursion destinations, from where we can enjoy a marvellous view of the whole of Vienna. You can either stay at the panorama terrace and enjoy a drink with a marvellous view or join us for a guided walk through the Vienna Woods (easy walking tour). The Kahlenberg is 484 metres high and has a long history.

Afterwards, we'll whisk you away to the charming Grinzing district, where you'll indulge in a delicious dinner buffet at the authentic Austrian "Heurigen" tavern Fuhrgassl-Huber. A “Heuriger” is a typical Austrian wine tavern which is traditionally run by a wine farmer who sells his own wine.
Finally, after some memorable hours the bus will bring us back again to the venue.