"AUSTRIA CLASSIC"
FIVA WORLD RALLYE AUSTRIA 2019

Programm

09.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.Individual arrival of the participants and administrative inspection of
the vehicles at Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna, Schlossallee 8, 1140 Vienna,
Austria, www.radissonblu.com/en
4.00 p.m.Mandatory drivers’ briefing / Welcome
4.45 p.m.Start Vienna Prologue
7.00 p.m.Dinner at Waldschenke in Mauerbach

08.31 a.m.Start erstes Fahrzeug zur WACHAU-RUNDE

Wachau is one of the best-known Austrian regions; a picturesque landscape, embedded amidst rolling hills, stretched along the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems, that also attracts “connoisseurs and gourmets” with its high-quality wines.

It is 40 kilometres in length and was already settled in prehistoric times. A well-known place and tourist attraction is Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lion-Hearted of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V. The architectural elegance of its ancient monasteries (Melk Abbey and Göttweig Abbey), its castles and ruins, combined with the urban architecture of its towns and villages, and the cultivation of grapes as an important agricultural product are the dominant features of the valley.

The Wachau was registered as the “Wachau Cultural Landscape” in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its architectural and agricultural history in December 2000.
by 4.00 p.m.Return of the participants
8.00 p.m.Dinner at Schönbrunn Palace

08.31 a.m.Start of first vehicle for the BURGENLAND-TOUR

Burgenland is the easternmost province of Austria. Its capital is Eisenstadt. The area once belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary, which was obliged in the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 to cede the then German West Hungary to the new Republic of Austria. In 1921, the annexation of Burgenland was concluded; the newly added province was renamed Burgenland. Burgenland is bordered to the north by the Pressburg region (Slovakia), to the east by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron and Vas (both Hungary), to the south – by a few kilometres – by the two municipalities Kuzma and Rogašovci (Slovenia) and to the west by the Austrian provinces of Styria and Lower Austria. Burgenland is characterised by Neusiedler Lake in the north and the foothills of the Alps in the hilly south, it is elongated, and narrows at Sieggraben in the Ödenburg Mountains to a width of merely 4 km. Burgenland is a member of the European region Centrope.
by 4.00 p.m.Return of the participants
8.00 p.m.Dinner at Vienna Technical Museum

08.31 a.m.Start of first vehicle for the SEMMERING-TOUR

Since the 19th century, the region around the Semmering has been a popular summer holiday destination of Viennese “high society”. Not only the nobility used to gather in the fashionable villas (Emperor Karl I often spent his holidays here with his son Otto at Villa Wartholz), but also artists like Oskar Kokoschka, Adolf Loos, Peter Altenberg and Karl Kraus. They epitomised the Semmering life style.

Famous hotels such as the Südbahnhotel (built in 1882) or the Hotel Panhans (built in 1888), the Semmering spa (built in 1909), and the Hotel Erzherzog Johann on the pass (destroyed in 1945) were magnets for tourists and hikers until the interwar period. After 1945, the spa suffered from the aftermath of the fighting at the end of the war, the Russian occupation and the loss of the bourgeois-Jewish clientele.

The town particularly flourished with the construction of the railway over the Semmering, opened in 1854. Thus, the Semmering could be reached in just a few hours from Vienna, which is barely 80 km away.

Entertaining the guests was in keeping with the sophisticated character of the place. In 1899, for example, there was the first Semmering mountain race, a motor sports event over a distance of ten kilometres for the automobiles and motorcycles of the time. Until 1933, and with only few exceptions, races took place every year, and the winners‘ list includes famous names like Rudolf Caracciola and Hans Stuck. Today, the Semmering is probably the most popular venue for classic car rallyes and historic motor sports events in the Vienna region.
by 5.00 p.m.Return of the participants
8.00 p.m.Dinner at the
Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna

Individual departure

Accomodation

Individual booking

Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna
Schlossallee 8, 1140 Vienna, Austria
www.radissonblu.com

Booking Link: www.austria-trend.at/book/OEMVV
The link is valid from now until 22 April 2019

Room rate
Room DeLuxe including breakfast € 125.00

The hotel has its own spacious underground car park. There is also a parking space for trailers.