Thursday, 12 September 2019
Optional Tour for Spouses/Guests of Conference Registrants*
Additional cost of $25/person
9:00 - 12:00 followed by lunch (optional)
Casual Attire - appropriate for walking

Spouse/Guest Walking Tour of the Old City
We have arranged a sightseeing walking tour of Vienna for spouses/guests of conference attendees during the Membership Meeting at the start of the conference. Guests will enjoy seeing Vienna's gems while spending time with other spouses and guests of conference attendees. Together with experienced guides, guests will take the tram past Belvedere Palace all the way to Ringstrasse and get off at State Opera. From there, guests will stroll through the old city, discovering some of the delightful treasures of Vienna and visiting parts of the city only a true Viennese can point out. The tour will take guests through various eras from the middle ages up to present time. The first district is the oldest part of Vienna where some sections date back to Roman times with narrow cobble stone roads. Guests will see buildings that are prime examples of architectural styles from Renaissance to Baroque and up to modern times. The area is steeped in history and delightful to walk around. The special highlight will be a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, the finest Gothic building in Austria.

Following the tour, guests/spouses are invited to a "dutch" lunch together. A lunch reservation will be made for those who want to join. Lunch is not included in the fee and each individual will cover the cost of his/her lunch.

*Please note: This tour is for spouses/guests of conference registrants and takes place during the ISHC Membership Meeting. ISHC members are expected to attend the Membership Meeting.

Thursday, 12 September 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Business Casual Attire

Welcome Reception
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Please join us for the official Welcome Reception of the 2019 ISHC Annual Conference at the stunning Heeresgeschichtliches, the Museum of Military History! Enjoy making new contacts and catching up with old friends over authentic Viennese wine and hors d' oeuvres in a beautiful, ornate and historic setting. The museum examines the history of the Habsburg Monarchy from the end of the 16th century to the end of the monarchy in 1918, as well as the subsequent years up until 1945. Short tours will be available for those who are interested.

The museum is approximately a 7 minute walk from the Andaz. Shuttles will be available for those who would prefer to ride. 

Friday, 13 September 2019
18:30 - 22:00
Cocktail Attire

Celebration Dinner
Park Hyatt Vienna
Join us for a special evening of dinner, drinks, awards and celebrating at the elegant Park Hyatt Vienna. Experience Vienna's finest while we celebrate with ISHC members and friends in the beautifully restored historic Grand Salon. 

Coaches will be available to transfer guests from the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere to the Park Hyatt Vienna. 

Saturday, 14 September 2019
16:30 - 21:30
Additional cost of $150/person
Casual Attire

City Sightseeing by Vintage Tramway + Dinner & Wine Tasting at the Mayer am Pfarrplatz

We will begin this excursion with a city sightseeing tour by vintage Viennese tramway where you will learn Vienna's rich history and see the city's stunning architecture. We'll board the tram near the hotel, pass by Belvedere Palace, travel along the Ringstrasse seeing the magnificent National Museums, Parliament, the Burgtheater, the University & the Votivkirche and disembark at the outskirts of the city. After a short walk through a park, we will reach Heiligenstadt, a former vintners’ village and spa with healing waters.

We'll make our way to Mayer am Pfarrplatz winery, former home of Ludwig van Beethoven who stayed here for the village's healing spring. The composer was hoping to cure his hearing, which was deteriorating rapidly. Here guests will enjoy wine tasting and learn about Austrian wines, pairings and Viennese Heuriger culture from knowledgeable sommeliers. A dinner of authentic seasonal specialties will be served in the winery's charming courtyard. 

After dinner, a bus will transfer guests back to the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere.