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Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday July 12th
Venue: Hofburg Palace (Meeting Venue)
Time: from 19:00

Conference Dinner: "Heurigen" evening at a local Wine maker

Date: Thursday July 16th
Venue: Heuriger Wolff (Rathstraße 44, 19th district, Vienna)
Time: from 20:00

BUSES LEAVING HOFBURG AT 19:30

Sightseeing options

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Vienna City Walk: Architecture & Design

Adolf Loos to Jean Nouvel

Duration: 2.5h
Means of transportation: walk

This tour offers a stroll through the history of Viennese design. Starting with historic milestones such as the American Bar by Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner’s Postsparkasse, it then brings visitors to legendary shop interiors and cool restaurants and bars, ending with an overview of the diversity of products in the current design scene.

Minimum number of attendants per group: 10
Price per Person:
Euro 23,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 16:00

© AzW
© AzW
© AzW
© AzW
© AzW
© AzW
© Martina Frühwirth
© Mühlbauer
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© Mark Sengstbartl
© Mark Sengstbartl
© Wagner:Werk

Kunst Haus Wien - Hundertwasser

Bright splashes of color, irregular forms and an abundance of green – there’s no mistaking Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s Kunst Haus Wien. The Austrian artist started out as a painter. From the early 1950s, however, he increasingly became focused on architecture.

According to his own words: "Some people say houses consist of walls. I say houses consist of windows." The Museum Hundertwasser presents a unique cross-section of the oeuvre of the artist, including key paintings as well as graphic works, applied art, architectural designs and examples of the artist's ecological commitment.

Taking part in this tour is a must if you are interested in the unusual, quirky and innovative way in which the world can be seen through Hundertwasser's eyes.

Minimum number of people per group: 15
Price per person including guide: Euro 18,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 16:00, 17:00

© KUNST HAUS WIEN / W. Simlinger
© KUNST HAUS WIEN / W. Simlinger
© KUNST HAUS WIEN / W. Simlinger

Vienna by Segway or bike

Looking for something exciting and special? Experience something new with your friends or colleagues. Segway offers a unique, fun, and tailored to your wishes encounter. Whether you glide through the city, along the Danube Canal or through the giant Prater Park, riding a Segway is fun for all. Cruise effortlessly through the beautiful parks and past historic buildings in Vienna while listening to unique and fascinating stories.

Segway tour:
Minimum number of people per group: 10
Price per person including guide: Euro 77,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00

Bike tour:
Minimum number of people per group: 10
Price per person including guide: Euro 34,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 16:00, 18:00

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© Pedalpower
© Pedalpower
© Pedalpower
© Pedalpower
© Pedalpower

Schönbrunn Palace Tour

Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria's most-visited sight. The baroque work of art consisting of palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition. Take part in a grand tour of the palace and see 40 authentically furnished residential and ceremonial rooms of the Imperial Family. A sight you should definitely not miss when visiting Vienna.

Minimum number of people per group: 25
Price per person including guide: Euro 24,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30

Schönbrunn Palace

The Third Man Tour

See Vienna up-side-down. Sightseeing tour from a completely different view point.

The Third Man chase scene with Orson Welles as Harry Lime through the Vienna sewers is one of the most famous in the history of film. It is in these very same sewers that Vienna‘s waste water enterprise is making history of another sort. Learn more about the sewers‘ fascinating past and present. “The Third Man - In the Footsteps of a Film Classic” has been the pearl in the crown of Vienna’s themed walking tours for almost 20 years. Marvel at how many of the original film locations have survived and learn more about the making of the movie and the history of post-war Allied Vienna.

Minimum number of people per group: 20
Price per person including guide: Euro 11,-
Date: Thur, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

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© Felicitas Matern
© Felicitas Matern

Animalistic delights

Classic Zoo Highlights

Schönbrunn Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world, and at the same time one of the most attractive and modern zoological gardens! Take part in our tour where a guide will provide you with expert information about special species, animal babies and giant exotic animals. The tour takes place within the regular visitor area.

Tours start at 5pm at the latest.

Minimum number of people per group: 10
Price per person including guide: Euro 25,-
Date: Mon-Thur, 16:00, 17:00

Evening Tour

Experience exclusively the zoo and its animals! When all the visitors have left the zoo and the last rays of the setting sun light up the imperial yellow of the buildings, many of the animals enjoy their evening feeding time while others settle down for the night.

Tours start at 6:30pm.

Minimum number of people per group: 10
Price per person including guide: Euro 27,-
Date: Mon-Thur,18:30

© Daniel Zupanc
© Daniel Zupanc
© Daniel Zupanc
© Daniel Zupanc

Important dates

2014 Sept call for symposia

2014 Dec 10 call for abstracts, early bird registration opens

2015 Feb 8 abstract submission for oral presentation closes

2015 March 1 early bird registration closes

2015 Mar 29 abstract submission for poster presentation closes

2015 May 10 deadline for delegates to be included in abstract book

2015 June 21 online registration closes

2015 July 12-16 CONGRESS

2015 meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution / SMBE2015 | Universitätsring 1  | 1010 Wien