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Vienna Wine Walk – Oct. 1

The AIOV will go on the Vienna Wine Walk, Neustift to Nussdorf, this Saturday October 1. Kate Roughan will lead.

There are two options for Saturday’s hike. If you want to start off with a little challenge, we will meet in Neustift and hike to Cobenzl where we refuel ourselves and meet those who will be starting from Cobenzl.

11:30 – meet at Neustift am Walde and walk up to Cobenzl. This is a 4km hike with the first 2km going mostly uphill and through some beautiful vineyards. The second 2km is fairly flat and goes through the woods, sometimes near the road. It does not look like there will be a lot of places to stop and try food and wine on this leg. Take bus 35A to Salmonnsdorf from Spittelau Ubahn stations (about 20-25 minutes on bus) and get off at Neustift am Walde. There will be an information booth there where we can assemble and get the maps and brochure.

OR

13:00 – meet at Cobenzl and hike the remaining trail 7-8km of Neustift to Nussdorf, which is mostly rolling vineyards. There are several places to stop and admire scenery and to sample wine and food. We’ve seen pig roasts and live bands on this hike in previous years. It is very enjoyable.

And for those that can’t get enough of hiking through vineyards…check the link for other walks offered if you want to go on your own on Sunday!

RSVP isn’t required but it would help to know how many are interested in the hike so that we don’t leave anyone behind, especially in Coblenzl. Please send an email to c.roughan at iaea.org.

Independence Day Party – Sunday, 3 July

Join us for the 4th Annual AIOV Independence Day Bash!

When: Sunday, July 3rd 10:00 am till dusk

Where: Prater – softball fields (take the Strassenbahn #1 to Prater Hauptallee and follow the signs to the AIOV party) map

Planned events:

11:30 am: BBQ opens and playlist music begins
1:00 pm: Kids’ games start (Frisbee, water balloons, sprinklers, face painting, races, etc.)
2:00 pm: Softball games till 4:00 pm
4-7 pm: Live music with Just the Troubles
7:00 pm: BBQ closes

Food:

  • No Entrance Fee! Food items from the grill are available at a reduced cost, including hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, soft drinks, beer, and wine.
  • Please bring your favorite American side dish or dessert to share with everyone.
  • Picnic tables available
  • Bring your blankets, coolers, sunscreen, baseball/softball mit, and bug spray. Enjoy the day!

 

Christmas Markets

The AIOV club is going for punsch and hot spiced wine at Christmas markets on 3 dates in December…join us!

As the Christmas season is arriving, we want to give everyone a chance to visit some of the Christmas Markets with friends…

We will meet in the VIC bar at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates.  Look for the host wearing a Santa hat, enjoy a drink at the bar and leave from there at 5:30 p.m. to experience some gluhwein at various  Christmas markets in Vienna.

xmas marketDecember 3

Am Hof and Stephanplatz –  Am Hof has Top-quality handicrafts and Stephansplatz focusses on contemplation and tradition, with 26 booths offering high-quality products from Austria

 

xmas marketDecember 9

Naschmarket –  “ Pink Christmas in Vienna” with many bands, DJs along with local food, drink and crafts

 

 

xmas marketDecember 15

Karlsplatz –  offers a diverse children’s program and above all handicrafts to buy. Further variety is provided by art installations, live bands and street theater.

 

Vienna Wine Hiking Day – September 26 and 27

Get some exercise and taste some wine at the Wine Wiener Wandertag.

Kate Roughan of the AIOV club will hike Route 1, Neustift to Nussdorf trail and can meet interested AIOV members and potential members at 12:00 at either the start in Neustift or at Cobenzl. No need to register, just show up!

map of Trail 1

Trail 1 map

Sat Sep 26 (Route 1 – see link for map, etc.)

There are two options for Saturday’s hike – if you want to start off with a little challenge,  we will meet in Neustift and hike to Cobenzl where we refuel ourselves and meet those who will be starting  from Cobenzl.

11:30 –  meet at Neustift am Walde and walk up to Cobenzl  – this is a 4km hike with the first 2km going mostly uphill and through some beautiful vineyards. The second 2 km is fairly flat and goes through the woods,  sometimes near the road. It does not look like there will be a lot of places to stop and try food and wine on this leg. Take bus 35 A to Salmonnsdorf from Spittelau Ubahn station (about 20-25 minutes on bus) and get off at Neustift am Walde.  There will be an information booth there where we can assemble and get the maps and brochure.

or

13:00 –  meet at Cobenzl and hike remaining trail (7-8 km) of  Neustift to Nussdorf, which is mostly rolling vineyards. There are several places to stop to admire scenery and sample wine and food.  Pig roasts and live bands were seen on this hike in previous years– it’s very enjoyable.

And for those that can’t get enough of hiking through vineyards… !

Sunday Sep 27 (Route 2 – see  linkfor map, etc.)

12:00-  meet at Kagranerplatz and take tram 26 to Strebersdorf (20 minutes) to the end of the line, or meet at Alois-Hendel park in Strebersdorf at 12:30. Hike the 11 km to Stammersdorf.

The weather is forecast to  be perfect for hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery and delicious wines! Looking forward to seeing you there.

RSVP isn’t required but it would help to know who and how many are interested in any of the hikes, so we don’t leave anyone behind. Pls send an email to C.Roughan@iaea.org