WCTE 2016 – World Conference on Timber Engineering

August 22-25, 2016 | Vienna, Austria

Optional Guided Tours

The following Optional Guided Tours can be booked when processing with the registration. Please note the DownloadWCTE 2016 Terms & Conditions.

City Tour including Schönbrunn

Enjoy a city tour along the famous Ringstrasse and get to know the most important tourist attractions Vienna has to offer. Afterwards, follow the footsteps of Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Josef at Schönbrunn Palace. 

Guided Tour of Schloss Schönbrunn

On arrival at Schönbrunn Palace our guided tour starts at once, no need to wait for Austria’s most popular tourist attraction! The former imperial summer residence is a listed World Heritage Site and attracts millions of people from all over the world every year. 

We visit the historic state-rooms and explore how the imperial family once lived. Afterwards, there is time to take a stroll through the palace gardens or enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel. 

Optional: Belvedere Palace At the end of our tour, you have the option to visit the Belvedere Palace for a discounted entry fee. Please ask your guide for these tickets. 

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 

Time: 14:00 – 17:30 hrs 

Start & End: University of Vienna 

Duration: 3.5 hours 

Minimum number of participants: 12 persons 

Price: € 75 per person (incl. private guide, bus, entry and guided tour in Schönbrunn Palace)

Schloss Schönbrunn, © Vienna Sigthseeing



Come with us to Bratislava, known not only as a shopper's paradise but also as a city with many sights to discover. After a two-hour drive, you will get a first impression of the city during a short stroll through Bratislava centre before enjoying lunch at one of the many charming restaurants in the inner city. 

After a good meal, more sightseeing is planned: in addition to City Hall, Holy Trinity Church, the Tower of St. Michael and the Presidential Palace, we will make a stop at the famous St. Martin's Cathedral. Finally, you will be taken by bus to Bratislava Castle to enjoy the beautiful view of the city and of the Danube. 

Please keep in mind that a valid passport/visa is necessary in order to enter Slovakia. Visa cost according to nationality is to be paid additionally!

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 

Time: 9:00 am – End depends on group/traffic 

Start & End: University of Vienna 

Duration: 8 hours 

Minimum number of participants: 20 persons 

Price: € 128 per person (incl. bus, guide, entrance fee St. Martin's Cathedral, boat trip and lunch with drink) 

  Bratislava, © Government Office of the Slovak Republic 


Culinary Walking Tour Vienna

Learn more about the culinary side of Vienna and discover our coffee culture, sweets, as well as our Austrian cheese and wine culture. Your first stop will take you right in to the very heart of Vienna, to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest fruit, vegetable and fish/meat market offering food from countless countries: exotic fruit, spices all the way from the Orient, cheese from Italy and many more. The colourful throng of booths, the many aromas and hues are a feast for all senses. At Pöhl shop you will enjoy a traditional Austrian cheese tasting, including exotic Camemberts, mountain cheese and crispy self-made bread. 

Afterwards, your guide will show you the city centre and its long history of coffee and old Viennese coffee houses, as well as culinary living in Vienna. The tour will end at Café Landtmann, one of the oldest cafés in Vienna. A traditional coffee, “Melange”, and an “Apfelstrudel” (= apple strudel) will be served, bringing to an end your culinary tour through Vienna. 

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 

Time: 10:30 – 13:30 hrs 

Start & End: University of Vienna 

Duration: 3 hours 

Minimum number of participants: 10 persons 

Price: € 64 per person (incl. private guide, cheese tasting at Pöhl am Naschmarkt, coffee “Melange” and “Apfelstrudel” at Café Landtmann) 


Apfelstrudel, © WTV_Peter Koller                    © Wien Tourismus _Peter Rigaud


Bike the City - A Tour through Vienna

Be active and join our guided bike tour through the city of Vienna. 

Vienna was once the center of one of Europe`s most important empires. The power and glory of the Habsburg rule is mirrored in the boulevards and architecture of Vienna. Our bike tour covers what it took the Habsburgs more than 600 years to build. 

While on your bike you will learn more about Vienna and its main sites as the Vienna City Hall, Parliament, State Opera, etc. The tour combines outdoor activity with a guided city tour. 

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 hrs 

Start & End: University of Vienna 

Duration: 3 hours 

Minimum number of participants: 10 persons 

Price: € 55 per person (incl. private guide, bike, bike lock, helmet) 

Parliament Vienna, © pedalpower - Sightseeing Tours by Bike & Segway