Spouses Program EMDR & ECOTS

Walking Tour Freud

Walking Tour Freud

Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 10.00 am - 12.00 am (in German)
Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm (in English)

At first this guided walk will bring you to the famous address Berggasse 19. From 1891 until he emigrated in 1938, Sigmund Freud, the inventor of psychoanalysis, lived and worked here. Today the Sigmund Freud Museum is located in the former private and office rooms. Here you can get a glimpse of Freud's personal life and professional work. Then you will follow Freud traces in Vienna through intricate paths: from the Berggasse to the Neurological Institute, from the General Hospital to the University with its imposing courtyard, where you will not only find Freud's bust, but also those of his colleagues, friends and opponents. If you want, you can finish the morning or afternoon session with a coffee in Freud's regular coffee house, the "Landtmann"!

Cost: 14.50 € / person (guided tour including entrance fee to Sigmund Freud Museum)
Meeting point: Sigmund Freud Museum (Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien) 1st Floor
min 15 participants / max 25 participants

Lunch-Walk Fool’s Tower "Narrenturm”

(Federal Pathological Anatomical Museum Vienna)

Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 12.45 pm - 13.45 pm (in German)
Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 12.45 pm - 01.45 pm (in English)

The museum is located in the so-called Fool's Tower. The Fool's Tower was built in 1784 under the Emperor Joseph II. It was the first psychiatric hospital. In 1869 the activity was stopped and the rotunda from then on was used as a nurses' home, for medical service apartments, as the custodian of University clinics and factories.
Since 1971, the Pathological-Anatomical Museum is hosted in the Fool’s Tower. Since 1993, the whole building is used as a museum. The collections of this museum have a long tradition and can look back on two hundred years of history. They served and serve for documentation and research of diseases and thus of humans (and animals) suffering. The museum was originally a place of teaching for medical students, nowadays the collections are partly accessible for the public as well. The transmission of knowledge about diseases - also in terms of a conscious confrontation with the often repressed, but not less real aspect of human life – is a major concern here.

Costs: 6 € / person (including entrance fee and guided tour Narrenturm)
Metting Point: Entrance of Narrenturm, Campus of the university of Vienna
min 12 participants / max 60 participants

Day Trip to Wachau

(Danube Valley, Wine Region)

Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 09.00 am - 05.30 pm
(in German)
Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 09.00 am - 05.30 pm (in English)

On this day trip you will visit the "World Cultural Heritage Wachau", scenically the most beautiful and culturally interesting part of the river Danube. At first the bus will take you to the Benedictine Abbey Melk, perched impressively on a cliff above the Danube River which is classified as a splendor model of baroque development. Then you will drive along the Danube through the millennia-old cultural landscape of castles and ruins, vineyards and apricot gardens over to Dürnstein. The place is known for its picturesque "blue church”, narrow streets and beautiful riverside location. In the former castle, today´s ruin Dürnstein, Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner before he was released for a ransom payment. Here you have some free time to stroll through the small shops and there is the possibility to have lunch in the restaurant Richard the Lionheart or in one of the "wine taverns"of the village. The return trip starts at about 3 pm through the Danube valley by ship to the 1000 year old town of Krems with its many churches tiny little shops and the old city gate which survived. After a short walk we return from Krems to Vienna by bus.

Costs: 55 € / person including bus trip, full-time care by a licensed guide, entrance with guided tour at Melk Abbey, boat trip from Dürnstein to Krems (lunch is to be paid extra)
Meeting Point: Grillparzerstrasse (between Rathauspark and University; red Bus from company Schneider), 1010 Vienna
Departure: 8.30 am
Arrival: 5.30 pm
min. 30 participants / max 40 participants

Abbey Melk


Dürnstein, Richard the Lionheart

Panoramablick von der Burg Durnstein auf die Wachau

Foto: Lonezor

Guided Tour Jewish Vienna

Sunday, June 5th, 2011, 10.00 am - 12.00 am (in German)
Sunday, June 5th, 2011, 10.00 am - 12.00 am (in English)

For over 800 years Jewish life in Vienna was marked by periods of "toleration" and periods of expulsion by the respective rulers. This walk takes you to a kind of time journey. You will see parts of the Old City and fell the the centuries of Jewish history in Vienna: from Judenplatz, site of Jewish life in the Middle Ages to the center of the bloody expulsion and extermination of the community in 1420/21, it goes beyond the Seitenstettengasse with the unusual city temple from the Biedermeier period to the Morzinplatz, on which the headquarters of the Gestapo was situated in the Metropol Hotel until 1945. A mostly unnoticed relief in the first floor of the present building reminds you of the terrible events of those years. During the tour you will also hear about the presently re-growing Jewish community, about street festivals and Jewish klezmer music festivals and as a closing you can enjoy a bagel at "Books & Bagels"!

Costs: 10 € / person
Meeting Point: in front of the shop Manner, corner Stephansplatz / Rotenturmstrasse, 1010 Vienna
min 15 participants / max 25 participants

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