Social Programme

In addition to the high profile technical programme of the International Vienna Motor Symposium, we also offer our participants and accompanying persons the social programme listed below.

The technical programme can be found here.

Evening Programme

Reception and Opening of the Exhibition

Wednesday, 26 April 2023
18:00 hrs. - 21:00 hrs.

At the start of the 3-day event, we invite participants and accompanying persons to a get-together reception and the opening of the exhibition in all exhibition rooms of the Congress Centre Hofburg Vienna.

Participation is free of charge for participants and accompanying persons - but for organizational reasons we ask that you register. The registration can be made together with the registration for the symposium. The registration counter is open during the reception.

Reception and Opening of the Exhibition
© ÖVK - Klaus Ranger

“Wine Heuriger” hosted by the Mayor of Vienna

Thursday, 27 April 2023
20.00 hrs. Departure Hofburg
Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber

The mayor's invitation to the traditional "Wine Heurigen" gives the opportunity to end the second day of the congress in a relaxed atmosphere. Participation is free for participants and accompanying persons - but for organizational reasons we ask that you register. The registration can be made together with the registration for the symposium.

Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber
© Familie Fuhrgassl-Huber

Cultural Tickets

Vienna is the world capital of music. Tickets for a variety of evening events (concerts, musicals, theater etc.) can be found on the following website:

The Vienna State Opera, opens new window offers a diverse programme of operas and ballets. The best-known names in the world of opera provide brilliant moments – in the opera house with the largest repertoire.
The Volksoper, opens new window is Vienna's largest house for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, and has been offering sophisticated musical entertainment for over 120 years.
The "Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, opens new window" offer a uniquely wide range of musicals in their three historic theaters.

© Wien Tourismus - Paul Bauer


While the technical programme is being presented to the participants, we offer the accompanying persons two half-day tours of interesting sights in Vienna for a surcharge. Both tours start and end at the Congress Centre Hofburg.

Half-day Tour: Treasures of the Hofburg

Thursday, 27 April 2023, 9.30 – approx. 12.45 hrs.

© Wien Tourismus - Paul Bauer

The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburgs until the end of World War I 1918. The oldest part of the Hofburg already existed back then – today called “Schweizerhof”.

First we have the opportunity to watch the Lipizzaner, who are accommodated in the “Stallburg”, during the morning training. The Spanish Riding School is the oldest riding school in the world, where classical horsemanship has been cultivated in the Renaissance tradition of the "High School" for more than 450 years.

Afterwards we continue to the “Schatzkammer” (Treasury), which is located in the oldest part of the Hofburg. Here we will see the Austrian imperial crown as well as the crown and imperial insignia of the Holy Roman Empire.

Half-day Tour: Vision and New Beginnings – 150 Years of the Vienna World´s Fair

Friday, 28 April 2023, 9.45 – approx. 13.00 hrs.

"Erinnerung an die Wiener-Welt-Ausstellung 1873", Wien Museum Inv.-Nr. 95870, CC0

150 years ago, the world exhibition took place in Vienna. It was the driving force behind the development of Vienna into a cosmopolitan city. A central theme of the Vienna World´s Fair was architecture, so Japan sent several architectural models. In the World Museum, we can see one of the largest exhibits and the central object of the Japan Room, the model of a Daimyō Residence of the Edo period (1600-1868), which was located in the Japan Pavilion.

Then our walk takes us to some of the most traditional manufacturers in Vienna. First, we visit the former imperial and royal court and chamber shoemaker Scheer, where time seems to stand still since 1816, as the history of the house is so intensely felt.

Our way leads us past the jewellery Köchert to the company J. &. L. Lobmeyr, who became court glassware merchant in 1860. It supplied crystal chandeliers for the Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace and the Bavarian royal palaces.

Programme as PDF

The entire program of the Vienna Motor Symposium (technical and social programme) can be found below as a PDF for download.


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