Dragon Boat Race

Following the tradition of EURO-C conferences, on Wednesday afternoon a social event will be organized rather than scientific lectures. This time, a dragon boat race will take place on the Danube.

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft accommodating 14 to 20 persons. Each boat will be led by a professional helmsman. After a short introduction, we will make a tour along the Old Danube, followed by a race between the dragon boats and an award ceremony at the boat house.

As no pre-knowledge but only rowing power is required, we hope that many of you will join us for this social event.

Please bring light sportswear that may get wet, sport shoes, slippers, and a towel with you. You can change clothes at the boat house.

Conference participants who want to relax at the Old Danube and cheer on the dragon boat teams rather than competing themselves are also very welcome to join us. Drinks and snacks will be available for all participants free of charge.

For planning and catering purposes, we would appreciate if you would register either for the dragon boat race or even just for joining the social event at your earliest convenience, by adding one of the two prepared events to your registration.

Vienna Police Dragons, Dampfschiffhaufen 2, 1220 Wien

How to get there

Please take underground U1 (direction Leopoldau) with exit "Kaisermühlen VIC". As the station in direction Leopoldau is currently under construction, please go until station “Kagran” and then return with U1 (direction Oberlaa) to station “Kaisermühlen VIC”. Exit the station in direction “Donau-City-Straße” and take bus line 92A (direction Zachgasse or Donaustadtbrücke) and exit at "Schüttauplatz". Finally, you need to walk from the bus station to the venue for about 9 mins. The entire journey will take about 45 mins from the conference venue at Karlsplatz.

If you are not starting close to a U1 station, you can also choose underground U4 (direction Heiligenstadt), switch at "Schottenring" to U2 (direction Aspernstraße) and exit at "Seestadt". There, take bus line 92A (direction Kaisermühlen VIC) and exit at "Mendelssohngasse". From there you need to walk for about 6 mins.

Time schedule
14:45 - arrival at venue, changing of clothes
15:00 - short briefing of participants
15:10 - round trip at Old Danube
16:00 - race (2 races á 200 m each)
16:15 - awards ceremony, drinks, snacks
20:00 - official closing (those who want to stay can order drinks/foot at own costs)

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will be hosted by the Mayor of Vienna and will take place on Thursday, May 26, after the official end of the conference, in the “Rathauskeller” inside the City Hall of Vienna, Rathausplatz 1, 1010 Vienna.

The banquet will start at 19:30.

How to get there
Please take underground tram U2Z (direction Schottenring) and exit at "Rathausplatz, Burgtheater". Please note that underground U2 is currently not operating between Karlsplatz and Schottentor. Alternatively, you can take tram 1 (direction Prater, Hauptalle) and exit at "Rathausplatz, Burgtheater". The entire journey will take about 15 mins from the conference venue at Karlsplatz.