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Technical Excursion

Rocky Vienna – Imperial Vienna and its Building Stones

Sunday 29 May, 14:00 - 17:00 hrs

Field trip leaders: Dr Herbert Summesberger

Field trip description

The scope of the fieldtrip is to get an overview about the origin and age of building stones in the central, historic part of the city of Vienna. This will be achieved by a guided walking tour which will touch geological and historic aspects of buildings in the city center of Vienna (1st district). Dr Summesberger will explain the origin and age of the building stones of the historic buildings. The tour will last about one and a half hours and will end in the center of Vienna in front of St. Stephen's Cathdral. A guidebook with information about the visited buildings will be available.


14.00 hrs Start of the guided walking tour.
Please note: Meeting point at Monument of Empress Maria*
16.00 hrs Arrival at Cafe Griensteidl at Michaelerplatz to have a taste of the world reknown „Sacher cake“ which is a Viennese speciality, exported even overseas.
17.00 hrs

End of walking tour

Directions to Monument of Empress Maria:

The Monument of Empress Maria is located between the Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum on the Maria-Theresien-Platz.