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#EuropeForCulture

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 - Europäisches Kulturerbejahr 2018

#EuropeForCulture

06. Dezember 2018, 13:30 - 18:30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Imperial Castle & Vienna city centre

Veranstalter: Federal Chancellery of Austria & European Commission


Discover your cultural heritage!

Join us on a discovery tour of Europe’s cultural heritage – in the heart of Vienna!

As a prelude to the closing conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, 12 themed stations in the historic city centre of Vienna invite you to ask the question: instead of letting cultural heritage collect dust, why not experience it?

An event for anyone above the age of 15 - Free admission

With 12 themed stations in the historic city centre of Vienna

Opening and registration at the Imperial Castle, Entrance Heldenplatz (13:30)

Reception at the Imperial Castle, Entrance Heldenplatz (starting at 18:30)

Event language: English (several stations are also presented in German)

Choose one of five routes, register and off you go!

#EuropeForCulture - Choose your route

Pink Route

The pink route takes you to the Weltmuseum Wien for “Bring Exhibits to Life", a chance for you to invent stories about the items on exhibit. In “Ear cracker: a musical experiment” at the Wiener Konzerthaus, we experience the same concert twice – and hear it with whole new ears following an explanation. And at the Palmenhaus, "Certified: The Vienna Hofburg as European Heritage" lets us discover interesting facts about the sites carrying the European Heritage Label.

Walking time: LONG, a total of about 50 minutes.
This route is presented in English.
The route is fully accessible.

 

Blue Route

In “Learning from the Dead” at the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, we tackle sensitive questions pertaining to human remains in museums. In “Grandma, tell from back in the days” at Metro Kino, we watch excerpts from the film “European Grandma Project” and meet and talk to actual grandmas there. And in the Silberkammer at the Imperial Castle, an expert in courtly napkin folding instructs us in this high art at a station dubbed “The Royal Napkin”.

Walking time: MEDIUM, a total of about 40 minutes.
This route is presented in German and English.
The route is fully accessible.

Purple Route

At “Breathe in and roll out”, we enjoy homemade apple strudel and learn a thing or two about sustainable regional tourism. In “Grandma, Tell Us from Back in the Days” at Metro Kino, we watch excerpts from the film “European Grandma Project” and meet and talk to actual grandmas there. And going through “In case of emergency: Save the Artworks!” at the Jewish Museum, we decide which objects in the Kabbalah exhibition would be evacuated first in an emergency and learn about their value.

Walking time: LONG, a total of about 60 minutes.
This route is presented in German and English.
The route is fully accessible.

 

Yellow Route

Here you proceed right away to two of the major museums in Vienna. “Brick by brick – a work of art” at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien presents a new approach to art with Lego Serious Play. In “Learning from the Dead” at the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, we tackle sensitive questions pertaining to human remains in museums. And at the Austrian National Library we try our hand at transcribing letters full of deep emotion in “Letters from another time”.

Walking time: SHORT, a total of about 30 minutes.
  This route is presented in English.
The route is fully accessible.

Green Route

From initial idea to breaking ground” shows us what Baukultur – the culture of the built environment – is all about in the cosy atmosphere of a local tavern. In “Ear cracker: a musical experiment” at the Wiener Konzerthaus, we experience the same concert twice – and hear it with whole new ears following an explanation. At the Palmenhaus, “Traditional handicraft: Reviving the ancient" lets us try our hand at restoring old buildings by tapping bricks into place or painting historical window frames.

Walking time: LONG, a total of about 55 minutes.
This route is presented in English.
The route is fully accessible.

 

 

Instagram-Competition #EuropeForCulture

Where the past meets the future – that’s the motto of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. How do you see the cultural heritage of Europe? Show us your perspective and post a photo of the event. The most creative photo wins a weekend for two in a capital in the EU of choice!

Flight and Hotel. Total value: max. € 1.000,-

 
Conditions of participation
All pictures of the event #EuropeForCulture on December 6th 2018, that are being posted between 1 and 6 pm are eligible for the competition if they:
  • show the orange foam hashtags provided at the various stations and the Hofburg
  • are being posted on a public Instagram account
  • include the following hashtags in the post: #EuropeForCulture #EuropeForCultureVienna #EU2018AT
  • Tag the following account: @eu2018.at
 
The prize has to be collected personally at the evening reception. In case the winner is not present, the next runner up gets the prize.
The decision will be made by a jury. The prize is not redeemable, recourse to the courts is not permitted.

 

 

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