All of our 22 trainees and 5 chaperones started out on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. from Schwanenteich to start an exciting trip to Vienna from 10th – 12th July 2011. Ms Trixi Moser welcomed our trainees and gave them an envelope with maps of the city, a daily schedule of events and a little bit of pocket money by way of a surprise.
In the early afternoon our trainees checked into the Hilton Hotel at Stadtpark in Vienna and straight afterwards ventured out for a traditional Viennese Fiaker ride. Fiaker rides are very popular in Vienna since you get lots of interesting details and information about the city. On the spur of the moment Andi Mareck, a good friend and regular guest at the hotel, invited our Stanglwirt troop to a football match between Rapid Wien and Hoffenheim. Afterwards our trainees visited another very good friend and regular guest, Kurt Bender, in his wine tavern and pub, "Gigerl". They remembered of course to pay a visit to former trainee and colleague Lukas Oberhummer, who is now working in Weinorgel.
Monday got off to an early start with a guided tour of the impressive Hilton Hotel. For a bit of variety there was also a visit to the Ö3 studios, where a guided tour by Petra Mödlhammer-Prantner was provided. Right at the start they met the Ö3 host we all know, Tom Wallek, who told them about his latest project. As a highlight some of the trainees even got to read the news (but this didn't go out live). Afterwards our Stangl troop enjoyed another guided tour, this time of Hotel Sacher, which was very impressive since Hotel Sacher is steeped in history. After a short stroll through Vienna our trainees had the opportunity to discover the city off their own bat and to amuse themselves in Prater. A trip to Billabong bar, which had a fantastic Australian style, was on the agenda for the evening.
On Tuesday, their last day, our Stanglwirt troop visited Santora coffee roasters, run by the Pointinger family, who are regular guests, and afterwards made their way back home to Tyrol.
We are very proud that we are able to complete our apprenticeships here in the Stanglwirt and at this juncture would very much like to thank the management staff and also the guests of the Stanglwirt. A big thank-you too to the Hauser family for making such a wonderful trip possible!
Kindest regards, the trainees in the Stanglwirt