RRFM 2009

22 -25 March 2009, Vienna, Austria

Social Programme

Wine and Cheese Party: A tasty welcome to RRFM

A Wine & Cheese Party will be held on Sunday, 22 March 2009 at the Vienna International Centre from 18.00-19.30.

AREVA Dinner

AREVA invites RRFM delegates to the magnificent Palais Ferstel, located in one of the oldest parts of Vienna. Inspired by a long journey to Italy, the young architect Heinrich von Ferstel created one of the city’s most interesting 19th century edifices between 1856-1860, architecturally combining construction and Venetian-Florentine trecento style.

Palais Ferstel

This radiant venue offers the perfect framework for ballroom dancing – so do not forget to bring your dancing shoes!

The Areva Dinner will take place on Monday, 23 March 2009.

Accompanying people are welcome to attend the Areva Dinner.


sponsored by Areva

RRFM Conference Dinner, Viennese style

The Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 at a “Heuriger”, a restaurant where Viennese wine is traditionally served. Heuriger is both the term for the wine of the last grape harvest and the name of the tavern or restaurant where this wine is served. Heuriger music will add to the fun and atmosphere.

Heurigers are as much part of Vienna as the Spanish riding school or St Stephan’s cathedral. There are no less than 700 hectares of vinyards within the city limits! The Viennese wines are primarily white, with Riesling and white Burgundy varieties the most well-known. But the red wine Blaue Zwiegelt is popular too.

The many “heuriger” districts in Vienna are located in areas that are now part of Vienna, but were actually wine-growing villages until the late 19th century. The cosy Fuhrgassl-Huber tavern where the RRFM dinner will take place has served its customers for over 30 years. The origins of the house date back to the 17th century. The hot and cold buffet will include typical Viennese delicacies, accompanied by the young, fresh white wine produced by the tavern’s own vineyards! Two musicians will introduce the Viennese music that is traditionally played at the “heurigers”.

Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber

The return bus transfer to the Fuhrgassl-Huber tavern will depart from the VIC at 19.00 (Gate 1).

Accompanying people are welcome to attend the Conference Dinner at an additional cost.

All RRFM social events are included in the registration fee.


Graphics and Design: Marion Brünglinghaus, ENS