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Organized Sightseeing Tours

1) City tour: Secrets of Linz’s inner city, August 11th, 2014

(Tour starts on Monday, August 11th, at 8:30 a.m., meeting point is at the Holy Trinity Column at the main square (Hauptplatz), tour ends at 4:00 p.m. at the Ars Electronica Centre, attendees will be back on time for the welcome reception)

Linz, the Capital of Culture 2009, offers culture, excitement and variety in many different places. During your day-trip you will explore the most beautiful spots of Linz.



A competent city guide will lead you through the inner city of Linz and will give you some interesting facts of history, architecture and lifestyle. Afterwards you will go up the “Pöstlingsberg” with Europe’s most rampant adhesion railroad. You will have time enough to explore the Pöstlingberg and its church on your own, before the trip goes to a “Heuriger” (traditional tavern). At the tavern, a big variety of delicious homemade dumplings is prepared for you. After having dumpling, cider and a magnificent view over Linz, the adhesion railroad takes you downhill. The last stop of the program is a guided tour through the Ars Electronica Center – the “museum of the future”. Starting in 1987, the organization “Ars Electronica” began hosting the Prix Ars Electronica, internationally awarding prizes and generating publicity for outstanding cyberarts innovations.

Included services:

  • City tour “Secrets of Linz’s inner city”
  • Ticket for the adhesion railroad
  • Lunch: dumplings at a tavern on the Pöstlingberg
  • Entrance fee and guided tour through Ars Electronica Center

Price per person:

€ 37,00 (including all taxes), subject to alteration of prices

Closing date for registration: July 27th, 2014

Min. participants: 20 persons
Max. participants: 40 persons


2) Salzkammergut tour: World Cultural Heritage – Hallstatt, August 15th, 2014

Welcome to Salzkammergut!

Original Hallstatt - World Cultural Heritage with giant ice cave

Original Hallstatt – World Cultural Heritage with giant ice cave


The tour starts in the morning in Linz. The Bus will make 3 stops at the principle symposium hotels:

  • 7:00 a.m. at Hotel Sommerhaus
  • 7:05 a.m. at Harry’s Home Hotel
  • 7:20 a.m. at Park Inn

In the town of Hallstatt, which is a world cultural heritage, you will meet your Austria Guide. During the guided tour (in English) through Hallstatt, he will inform you about local culture, characteristics of the old salt refinery town and much more. Further stops of your guided tour will be the catholic church and the world-famous “Beinhaus” (skull tomb). Afterwards you will enjoy a ship round trip on the Hallstätter lake with a unique view over the surrounding mountains. By the way: Do you know that the village of Hallstatt has been recreated in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong? The replica has been opened in June, 2012.
Afterwards, the bus then takes you to Obertraun, where the valley station of the “Dachstein Welterbe”-cable car is located. The cable car will take you up to the first stage of the mountain “Krippenstein”. Lunch will be served at the adventure-restaurant.  After lunch, you will experience the Rieseneis- or Mammuthöhle (giant ice caves, further information onsite). Please note that the temperatures in the caves are about -2 to +3°C. We recommend warm clothing and solid footwear.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the outdoor deck on top of the Krippenstein on your own.
In the evening, the bus will take you back to Linz at approximately 9:00 p.m. and will stop at the symposium hotels!

 Included services:

  • drive in a comfortable bus to the Salzkammergut – region
  • guided tour through Hallstatt incl. a visit at the “Beinhaus” (skull tomb)
  • ship round trip on Hallstättersee
  • ride up-hill/down-hill with Dachstein Welterbe-cable car (2 stages)
  • lunch at adventure-restaurant “Schönbergalm” (free meal choice)
  • entrance and tour “Rieseneishöhle” or “Mammuthöhle” (giant ice caves) in Obertraun
  • individual walk to outdoor deck “Five Fingers” (projecting out over the cliffs)
  • return to Linz by bus (entrance at congress hotels possible)

Price per person:

€ 107,00 (including all taxes), subject to alteration of prices

 Closing date for registration: July 27th, 2014

Min. participants: 25 persons
Max. participants: 48 persons