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EU Open House Day 2019

Servus aus Österreich!
Hello from Austria!

Take a trip to the nation of mountains and music and discover the beauty of Austria! The country is famous for Mozart, The Sound of Music, and apple strudel, but has so much more to offer - in particular with regard to environmental protection! Did you know that Austria is the leading country in the European Union when it comes to organic farming? Over 20% of Austria’s agricultural land is farmed organically. For the sweet tooth, there even is organic chocolate, Zotter Schokolade, exported from Austria to the world.

Austria is also a front runner in the green electricity sector and in recycling - approximately 72% of the country’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources, and 63% of all our waste is recycled. The Viennese soccer team Rapid Wien even made a promotional video about it - have a look:

Come join us on May 11, 2019, for the EU Open House Day at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC. Chat with Embassy staff, sample Austrian delicacies like strudel, Zotter chocolate, and coffee, get to taste some Austrian wine and take part in a quiz about Austria throughout the day.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!


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Do not forget to enter EU social media photo competition: post a picture of yourself at our Embassy with the hashtag #EUPix, and you will be automatically entered to win a bag full of gifts from the EU embassies. The contest isn’t restricted to EU Open House, it’s going on all month long. Head to any European Month of Culture event and take a picture of yourself with #EUPix to enter!


EU Open House Day Quiz/Raffle

Grand Prize: Win a 6-Night Stay in Vienna, Salzburg, and Tirol

Hotel Bristol Vienna

2 nights

Start your trip at Austria’s imperial capital, famous for its many cultural events, imperial architecture, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Stay at the Hotel Bristol with its prime location right next to the Vienna State Opera and the grand Ringstrasse Boulevard. Stunning interior design from the Biedermeier period to Art Deco and stylishly modern, this hotel tells Vienna’s rich history. www.bristolvienna.com/en
(includes 1 room double occupancy and breakfast)

Hotel Schloss Mönchstein Salzburg

2 nights

Your trip continues to the baroque city of Salzburg, which is known as the birthplace of Mozart, the stage for the Salzburg Festival, and the film location of The Sound of Music. Explore this city’s charming and historic city center, enjoy its rich classical music heritage and, best of all, stay at the fabulous Hotel Schloss Mönchstein. It is located in a castle on top of Salzburg’s local hill – Mönchstein - and overlooks Salzburg. It boasts the amenities of a resort with the convenience of a city hotel. www.monchstein.at/en
(includes 1 room double occupancy and breakfast)

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol



2 nights

Head to Seefeld in the Alpine region of Tirol. The village is located on one of Austria’s most beautiful sunny plateaus and invites you to enjoy some serious relaxing, stress detoxing, and healthy outdoor activities. The five-star superior Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol is just the perfect place for this. Get to enjoy this region’s incredible nature combined with some fabulous Alpine luxury, spa, and gourmet food. Also, visit nearby Innsbruck, a city with a well-preserved medieval old town and stunning surrounding mountains. www.interalpen.com/en
(includes 1 room double occupancy and breakfast)

Read more about “Terms & Condition” of the “EU Open House Day Quiz/Raffle” here.


PROGRAM

10:15 AM • FILM

“Don’t Waste, Invest”

A short film about Austria’s initiatives in the sector of waste management.

 “Tricky Women”

The Tricky Women film program “Bright Spots & Pushing Boundaries” presents works by already established and international recognized Austrian women artists as well as up-and-coming young Austrian animation filmmakers.

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10:45 AM • TALK
“Journey Through Austria”

Join a multi-media presentation by Marsa Kindl-Omuse (Austrian National Tourist Office New York) on traveling in Austria and explore an insightful itinerary through the most magnificent regions and cities.

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11:30 AM • WINE SEMINAR I
“A journey through Austria's Wine country"

A Wine Seminar with Klaus Wittauer, from KWselection.com.
Reservation is required.

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12:30 PM • FILM

“Don’t Waste, Invest”

A short film about Austria’s initiatives in the sector of waste management.

 “Tricky Women”

The Tricky Women film program “Bright Spots & Pushing Boundaries” presents works by already established and international recognized Austrian women artists as well as up-and-coming young Austrian animation filmmakers.

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1:00 PM • WINE SEMINAR II
“A journey through Austria's Wine country"

A Wine Seminar with Klaus Wittauer, from KWselection.com.
Reservation is required.

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2:00 PM • TALK
“Journey Through Austria”

Join a multi-media presentation by Marsa Kindl-Omuse (Austrian National Tourist Office New York) on traveling in Austria and explore an insightful itinerary through the most magnificent regions and cities.

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2:45 PM • WINE SEMINAR III
“A journey through Austria's Wine country"

A Wine Seminar with Klaus Wittauer, from KWselection.com.
Reservation is required.

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3:30 PM • EU OPEN HOUSE DAY QUIZ/RAFFLE DRAWING


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Photo | View of the lake Achensee © Österreich Werbung, Photographer Martin Steinthaler (TineFoto)