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Herbert and Carol’s tentative plans in Vienna for 2016
TRIP 1 - 2016

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 arrival in Vienna

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm Volkstanz beim Alpenverein, Rothenturmstrasse 14 (upstairs), near Stefansdom

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016, 18:00 Alpenverein Austria Volkstanzfest (Alpenvereins-Volkstanzfest) Haus der Begegnung, Gatterburggasse 2a, Vienna

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 Tirolerball (http://www.tirolerbund.eu/tirolerball/) Wiener Rathaus (City Hall, Vienna).

(Ooops! we did not get up in time! --Sunday, Jan 24 , 2016, 11:00 music, 11:30 Procession of the Tirolean Muskikapelle and Schuetzen from the Opera along Kaerntnerstrasse to Stefansdom, followed at 12 noon by „Tiroler“ Messe (Andreas Hofer-Gedächtnisfeier) in Stefansdom. Afterwards, "Salut" by the Schützenkompanie with rifles. )

Monday, Jan, 25, evening, Vortrag in Palais Palffy

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016, evening, Wiener Staatsoper, Zauberfloete (The Magic Flute).

Thursday, Jan. 28, evening, ABC at Cafe Landtmann

Friday, Jan. 29, evening, Bockkeller for Jodeln, Dudeln, und Trallen

Monday, Feb. 1, afternoon, meeting with Steffi at Cafe Mozart!; evening, Schrammelmusik in Bockkeller.

Thursday, Feb. 4, evening, Wiener Opernball, Wiener Staatsoper

Friday, Feb 5, 2016, evening, Kaffeesiederball [tentative] 59. Ball der Wiener Kaffeesieder, Hofburg (Imperial Palace).

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016, evening, Faschingstanz (in Dirndl und Tracht), Haus der Begegnung, 1960 Wien, Könisgsegg-Gasse 10 – Tanz in den Fasching

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 departing Vienna for IAD.

TRIP 2 - 2016

Tuesday, Apr 26 arrival in Vienna

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30 pm Volkstanz beim Alpenverein, temporary location Pfarrsaal Katharina de Sienna, Kudrunstrasse, Wien 10, near Franz Josefs Spital

Saturday, Apr 30 - Weltbund Presidents Meeting

Sunday, May 1 - Tanz in den Mai (folk dance festival), Perchtoldsdorf

Thursday, May 5 - 39th Marchfelder Volkstanzfest in Spannberg

Sunday, May 8 - Jodeln bei der Musische Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Monday, May 9 - Interview RE: Orte Erzaehlen (Weber Haeuser) and plan for May 12 public event

Thursday, May 12 - Orte Erzaehlen, Quellenstrasse 149, presentation of historical Haustafel (plaque) (Weberhaus, Quellenstrasse 156), with historical background by Herbert Traxler, musical performance by Salka Weber

Friday, May 13 - Augsburg - beginning of car trip
Saturday-Sunday-Monday, May 14-16 - Nuernberg (Sudetendeutscher Tag)
Tuesday, May 17 - Wuerzburg
Wednesday, May 17 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Heidelberg
Thursday-Sunday, May 18-22 - Brussels
Monday, May 23 - Karlsruhe
Tuesday, May 24 - Seelbach
Wednesday-Thursday, May 25-26 - Tirol, Fronleichnamprozession
Thursday, May 27 - Vienna - end of car trip

Sunday, May 29, 11 am - 1 pm - "Tanz Mit" (folk dancing), Stock-im-Eisen Platz, Vienna

Sunday, May 29, 6-10 pm - Offenes Tanzen in Erinnerung an Stefan Messner, Weises Kreuz Gasse 66, Moedling

Satuday, June 4, 6 pm - Tanz auf der Schallaburg, Schloss Schallaburg mit Volkstanzgruppe Loosdorf

Sunday, June 5, 11 am - 1 pm - "Tanz Mit" (folk dancing), Stock-im-Eisen Platz, Vienna

Tuesday, June 7, evening - Concert of the Philharmonie Salzburg, Konzertsaal der Wiener Saengerknaben, Augartenpalais

Friday, June 17 - Concordia Ball, Wiener Rathhaus (tentative)

Thursday, Jun 23 - Carol returns to US

Saturday, Jul 7 - Herb returns to US

TRIP 3 - 2016

Tuesday, August 30 - Herb and Carol fly to Vienna
Wednesday, September 7 - Carol returns to US
Thursday, September 22 - Herb returns to US

TRIP 4 - 2016

Saturday, October 15 - Herb and Carol fly to Vienna
Thursday, November 3 - Herb and Carol return to US

This page contains notes from a trip with friends in January 2007

Last content update: February 2011

On a trip such as the one described here you can experience the sights, Viennese Balls, and a Volkstanzfest of Vienna. This trip was planned by Drs. Carol and Herbert Traxler, Washington's well-known Tanzmeister (www.viennesewaltz.org) and folk dance teachers and performers, the founding leaders of the Alpine Dancers & Singers (www.alpinedancers.org). The Traxlers frequently travel to Vienna, Herbert's native city, where they often participate in Viennese Balls, and in folkdance festivals and workshops.

The trip allowed for various options for travelers on their own; however, specific suggestions were offered for events, some of which are regularly attended by the Traxlers. The Traxlers can advise individuals on desired alternatives as they share their experience, knowledge and love of Vienna and Austria with you.

We recommend you plan and arrange for:

Generally you can purchase your own ball tickets online. Volkstanzfest tickets are available at the door. Your hotel can probably also help with Vienna Choir Boys and Opera tickets.The Traxlers can advise also on how to purchase tickets to Opera, theater, and other events, or you can purchase on site or online. We like to take a stroll in the large pedestrian-only center of Vienna, visit the Dorotheum, Vienna's famous historic auction house, and sample Viennese pastries at a Konditorei (or two), in case you would like to meet us there.

EVENTS WITH THE TRAXLERS:Herbert and Carol often travel in January to Vienna, and returning in mid-February to Washington. Some of the events we plan on attending, and that we feel will be of interest to our friends among the Alpine Dancers and the Viennese waltzers of Washington, include the following dance events. Warning: please note that the lowest ticket prices may be for students with ID only, and there may be an age limit as well.

Samples: These specific dates are from 2007 -- the calendars mentioned above have the current year's information

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm - Austrian folk dance lesson of the Alpenverein (near St. Stephen's Cathedral)

Saturday, January 13 - Volkstanzfest of the Alpenverein

Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 - Austrian folk dance lesson of the Alpenverein (near St. Stephen's Cathedral)

Friday, January 19 - Blumenball (Gartenverein) , in the Rathaus (City Hall) (EUR 41, EUR 68 with seat at table)

Saturday, January 20 - Ball der Pharmacie (Pharmacists Ball) in the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) (EUR65 + EUR14 for seat)

Friday, January 26 - Zuckerbaeckerball (Vienna Confectioners' Ball), in Austria Center (EUR 50-55)

Saturday, January 27 - Tirolerball, in the Rathaus (City Hall), wearing traditional dress "Tracht" (we may be able to help you locate Tracht to wear) (EUR33-45)

See these and other events at the two calendars mentioned above.

According to our online research, the 2007 (see current season!) program for the Vienna Choir Boys is 9:15 Mass at Hofburgkapelle on January 7, 14, 21, 28. Selected Opera and Operetta for the time period in 2007 are as follows. Warning: Lowest price tickets for opera are for standing room, obscured view. Fledermaus will play at the Volksoper on January 5, 19 (EUR4-70) and at the Oper January 4, 6 (EUR10-178). Zauberfloete (Magic Flute) is at the Volksoper January 14, 16, 21, 27 (EUR4-70). Carmen was at the Volksoper January 13, 17, 22, 29 (EUR4-70). Graefin Mariza by Kalman was at the Volksoper January 8, 15, 18, 24, 28 (EUR4-70). The Spanish Riding School has tours daily, except Mondays, EUR15 in 2007. The Spanish Riding School morning exercises were 10-12 daily, except Mondays, EUR12 in 2007.

Changing money. We have been advised that you will get a better exchange rate if you change your US dollars to Euros in Vienna.

Wien bei Nacht

Eislaufen_am_Rathausplatz

Stroll to the Rathaus (City Hall) square to watch the ice skaters and sip "Gluehwein" (mid January)

Wiener Saengerknaben

The former "Wiener Sängerknabe"(Vienna Choir Boy) Herbert and his wife Carol may attend a 9:15 Mass in the Hofmusikkapelle with the famous Vienna Choir Boys.

Gustav Klimt - Der Kuss

See Gustav Klimt's The Kiss at the Upper Belvedere

Wien im Winter

Herbert & Carol Traxler, 5817 Runford Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784, 301-577-3503, caroltraxler@yahoo.com.

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