View of the Town Hall in Vienna
Austrian Cathedral
Cocktails with a View
Austrian Coffee House
Orangerie
Dining at Palais Ferstel
Hofburg at Night
Interalpen
Learning to Waltz
Schloss Belvedere
Schonbrunn Palace
Strauss Monument

AIM Group International are an Austrian DMC based in Vienna; the imperial city at the very centre of Europe, where East meets West and where elegance and nostalgia are uniquely combined with the most modern ideas and facilities. More than just a leading congress destination, Vienna offers the perfect backdrop for the smallest incentive, the largest conference or even a pharmaceutical event. Not forgetting the rest of Austria - from Olympic ski runs in Tyrol to the exquisite city of Salzburg, Austria has something for every meeting or incentive. With more than 50 years of experience in organising the highest quality events in Europe and internationally, AIM Group International is your reliable partner for all meetings, reward and recognition programmes and events throughout Austria.

 Contacts
Mariannengasse 32
A - 1090 Vienna
Austria
Tel:+43 (01) 402 77 550
Email:austria@dudmc.com
www.aimgroupinternational.com/vienna.html
Contacts:

Ms Paula Katholnig - Managing Director / Ms Angela Bektas-Kaser - Senior Project Manager 

DMC Location


 

Company   -   AIM Group International

Since its foundation in 1979 AIM Group International Vienna is committed to making a difference in its clients' events. The Vienna Office is very proud of its professional team and the experience acquired by working on multiple fronts: the deep knowledge of the various protocols, regulations and policies of sectors, no matter how diverse, allows the team to understand and support any customer.

AIM Vienna’s main services offered cover PCO and DMC activities as well as full organization of corporate meetings and events. Over the years, the team has built the realization that the best way to be close to a customer is to become a natural extension of their team, so that the objectives of the two parties match perfectly.

 

Destination

YOUR SUCCESS IN AUSTRIA
Home to Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and the Strauss family during Vienna's cultural Renaissance, this is a city overflowing with charm and grace - a perfect venue for taking in a night at the opera. Vienna also houses some of the best art collections in the world and has certainly produced some of the finest architecture.

The Palace of Schonbrunn, a sumptuous masterpiece, rivals the palace at Versailles and throughout the city streets are filled with beautiful and elegant buildings. This elegance transmits itself naturally to Vienna's residents, with the many shops and boutiques reflecting the city's quiet chic. Vienna's old town, 'Innere Stadt' as it is known locally, is where most of the best shops and architecture are to be found. In the very heart of Vienna you will sense an aura of elegance, romance, chivalry and style from an era long past. 

 

DMC Programme Ideas

DAY ONE
Arrival at Vienna Schwechat Airport with special customs clearance in the VIP lounge. Refreshments, cocktails etc. served with a small live orchestra giving a lasting first impression of Vienna.

Separate luggage transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Introduction of the tour director for the weekend before transferring into Vienna by fully air-conditioned and superior deluxe coach, which is available throughout the trip.

A brief sightseeing of Vienna - possible stop at the famous Sacher; an Austrian institution for coffee and cake - before the coach will take you to the hotel of your choice for check-in.

Luggage, welcome gift, welcome letter, fruit and flowers etc will in the meantime be delivered to the rooms.

In the evening, depart by old-timer streetcar (tram) to enjoy a typical vineyard dinner at Nussdorf of Neustift with music and wine throughout the evening buffet. Return by deluxe coach.

DAY TWO
The expert tour director will pick you up for a first sightseeing tour of the "Imperial City".

A drive along the famous "Ringstraße", one of the world's most beautiful boulevards, with its impressive buildings, such as the State Opera, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the Parliament, the City Hall and the ancient University.

Enjoy a walking tour between Stephan's Dome and Hofburg Imperial Winter Palace, where there are a great number of interesting things to see. During the walk we experience the exciting courtyard of the house in which he lived, street musicians in Biedermeier costumes present a piece by Franz Schubert and at one of the famous coffee houses you are invited to try Viennese cake and coffee.

Cocktails are served at our downtown luncheon venue until all parties have arrived, followed by a light choice menu.

After lunch the tour could continue with an excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace - the former summer Residence of the Habsburgs. The guided tour through the magnificent 36 rooms takes a good hour, whereby our history is unfolded. Each room has its own story to tell!

Return coach transfer back to the hotel.

Evening at leisure with a number of suggestions for a "Dine Around", or a visit of a performance at the Vienna Opera house.

DAY THREE
The tour leaves Vienna to Baden, a health spa since the Roman era.

Baden was the summer residence of the Habsburgs until 1834. The tour continues to "Höldrichsmühle", our luncheon venue, where Schubert composed "Am Brunnen vor dem Tore" (The Linden Tree). Further into the Helenental and a visit of the former hunting lodge at Mayerling, a chapel today in remembrance of the tragic end of Crown Prince Rudolph, followed by a visit of the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz before returning back to Vienna.

Afternoon at leisure.

In the evening leave the hotel by horse drawn carriages for one of the ancient palaces in Vienna, such as the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Palais Pallavicini or the Palais Ferstel. Fanfare trumpeters announce the guests arrival before cocktails, followed by a gala dinner and Viennese show. Return shuttle coach transfers.

DAY FOUR
At leisure until departure for the airport.

EXAMPLE PROGRAMMES FOR A SKI INCENTIVE

SEEFELD
Plenty of snow, a sunny high plateau, an abundance of wintersport facilities, fun and international flair; that's Seefeld.

The village is a successful symbiosis of natural, beautiful landscapes with a traditional Tyrolean village and leisure facilities with a world famous reputation. From Innsbruck it is a mere 20 minutes drive to Seefeld.

2 - 2 1/2 hours drive from Munich airport.

 

Suggested Sightseeing

Kitzbühel

2 - 2 1/2 hours coach drive from Munich airport or 1 hour from Salzburg Airport. The village is located at 860m altitude and the slopes reach up to 2.400m.

The region Kitzbühel-Kirchberg provides 64 cable cars and lifts, with 150km of maintained slopes as well as 30 km of cross country tracks.

Major ski lifts are the "Hahnenkamm" cable car and the "Kitzbühler" Horn cable car, taking the skiers up to the higher ski areas.

The charming village offers its guests 25 tennis courts, squash courts, riding stables, large indoor swimming pool, many restaurants, discos and night clubs.

Winter Activity Suggestions

Romantic horse sleigh ride with a stop at a camp-fire, hot Glühwein, roast potatoes and guitar music

Mountain Hut Evening
Brief coach transfer to the lift station where Schnapps is served to keep the party warm when going up the mountain. Upon arrival at the chalet the group is greeted with torches and "Glühwein" is served from the snowbar outside.

Inside the cosy hut enjoy typical Austrian food and atmosphere, which is created through a tyrolean "Stubenmusi" throughout the dinner.

Afterwards the evening will be concluded by a very enjoyable torch-lit toboggan run after which the coaches will be waiting to take the group back.

HALF DAY TOURS

Historical Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace
This tour takes you to Vienna's most important sights, such as the Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Imperial residence, the Museums of Fine Arts and Natural History, the Parliament and the Town Hall, with the highlight being a guided tour of the Schoenbrunn Palace; the former summer residence of the Habsburg family.

Classical Vienna and Spanish Riding School
A guided tour of the City Centre, the Hofburg winter residence, St. Stephens Cathedral, the Imperial vaults and of course a visit to the Spanish Riding School for the morning to train with the famous Lipizzaner horses.

FULL DAY TOURS

Wachau Valley
Morning departure from the hotel on a tour to the farther outskirts of Vienna, - the Wachau valley. First stop at Melk with a visit of the Benedictine monastery, a baroque jewel dating back to 900.

Afterwards, board a steamer and enjoy the ride on the Danube to Dürnstein for a delicious luncheon. A most picturesque and historic township, in fact the very place where King Richard The Lionheart was captured by his brother John in 1193 and kept prisoner for 30 years until the enormous ransom had been raised.

Bizarre landscapes, apricot and wine plantations and romantic castle ruins are part of the most beautiful stretch that the Danube has to offer.

Continue on to Krems for wine tasting of a selection of more than 140 of Austria's leading vintages is taking place at the Austrian Institute of Wine, before returning back to Vienna.

Burgenland
A tour of Austria's youngest province, famous for its excellent wines and Europe's largest Steppe Lake "Neusiedl". Visit to the provincial capital Eisenstad (Haydn`s Mausoleum). At Purbach or Donnerskirchen enjoy a hearty lunch accompanied by gypsy music, plus a guided tour of the wine cellars with wine tasting (wine rally).

 

Theme Party Ideas For Incentives

Heurigen Evening
Travel to Nussdorf (approximately 40 minutes) by old-timer tram enjoying wine and music to get you in the right mood. At Nussdorf enter the "Mayer am Pfarrplatz" wine tavern.

A very enjoyable evening is continued with a vinters supper, wine and traditional Viennese "Schrammel" music in a privately hired room. Return deluxe coach transfer back to the hotel. 10 - 250 persons.

An Evening at the Marchfelderhof
In the very middle of the fertile Marchfeld plain - not far from former imperial metropolis Vienna - at Deutsch-Wagram you will find the country inn "Marchfelderhof", which has long since become a favourite for connoisseurs, attracting stars, kings, politicians and moneyed people from all over the world.

Transfer by old-timer steam train "Le Majestic" (Orient Express type) with strolling musicians and drinks on board.

Upon arrival, many historical themes can be staged, such as a welcome brass band playing Austrian military music and soldiers in historical imperial outfits, welcoming the party with a glass of "Majesty's" wine, or similar, and walking them to the restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Beer Party
Transfer to a traditional Beer cellar, where a special beer party is arranged. A beer path offering different types of beer out of barrels for tasting, together with a quiz.

As a speciality of the house, pork, veal, and lamb knuckles are served on platters. The evening entertainment is provided by an "Umpah-band".

Return transfer to hotel.

Up to 100 persons at Siebenstern Brewery - located in a typical two-storey building in Vienna's "Biedermeier"area. Preserved as a traditional site, the house is one of the oldest in this district.

Up to 500 persons at Gösser Bräu - traditional Beer cellar, in the vicinity of the Opera House.

Museum of Technology
One of the oldest technology museums in the world (opened 1909).

After decades the building closed down in September 1992 due to an urgently needed general renovation. During tthe renovation, a new museum concept was designed. A new entrance hall with meeting rooms and a foyer was built, gallery floors were added by raising the domed roofs above two halls. Today, the museum offers a total floor space of 31.000 sqm and an exhibition area of 21.000 sqm

In general, it has been transformed into an ideal location for a gala event with a difference.

Kunsthaus Wien
Admire the paintings of the internationally best known Austrian artist Hundertwasser, amongst the other changing exhibitions of international artists in the newly opened art centre. Guided evening tour followed by cocktails and a buffet. 50-100 persons.

SUGGESTED THEMES

* Count Orlowsky invites guests to his party:
Count Orlowsky is the key figure in one of the most famous light music operettas - Die Fledermaus (The Bat). The entire evening is basically one scenic, colourful event, which is very select, very Viennese, and altogether very good.

Background information: Count Orlowsky was a Russian nobleman attending the Vienna Congress 1814/15.  He was an easy-going person, who always needed entertainment, so he invited guests all the time. The Orlowsky part is nearly always played by a woman, who at the same time is Master of Ceremonies.

* A stroll through 300 years of Viennese music.
It starts with the 7 year old Mozart (played by a boy of about the same age) composing his first major work - the Turkish March.

Mozart is followed by Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Lanner, Lehar all the way including the musical "Elisabeth" describing the life of the former empress and wife of Emperor Francis Josef. In costumes of the Salzburg Music Festival, presented by the Court Theatre Ensemble.

 

Convention Centres

HOFBURG KONGRESSZENTRUM WIEN
Space - 51,062 sq.ft
No of rooms: 21 
Capacity of largest 10,763

AUSTRIA CENTRE VIENNA
Space - 102,220 sq.ft
No of rooms: 14 
Capacity of largest: 31,107

MESSE CONGRESS CENTRE
Space - 25,450 sq.ft
No of rooms: 3 
Capacity of largest: 15,836

AUSTRIA TREND EVENTHOTEL PYRAMIDE - 4 Star Deluxe 
The Hotel City Club Vienna incorporates a new Event & Congress Centre underneath a design glass pyramid with 5.000 sqm of event space and 3.000 sqm of convention and congress facilities with a maximum capacity of 3.500 or 2.000 delegates respectively. Connect to Europe's biggest shopping centre; the SCS, by the hotels new attraction, the 'Cable Liner' (max. 5 min.). Approximately 25 minutes to the city centre by car/coach.

 

A Few Extra Touches

FANFARE BLOWERS dressed in historical costumes, announcing the arriving party at a Palace Gala.

LADIES ORCHESTRA dressed in "Biedermeier" costumes, playing Austrian tunes from Strauss, Lehar and Lanner.

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR - world famous children's choir. Private concerts possible.

SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL - to admire the famous Lipizzaner horses.

Programme
Horse drawn carriages pull up at the entrance with a red carpet laid outside. In open carriages along Ringstraße the ride take you to a private palace. Fanfare blowers announce the arrivals of the party. Entering the palace's festive rooms, the Master of Ceremonies is handed the card by each couple or individual and calls out the arrival of each nobility with titles.

Open bar cocktails until the arrival of His Majesty is announced.  Strolling Gypsy musicians entertain until the Master of ceremonies calls for dinner to be served.

 

Something Different

Scavenger Hunt
A booklet is provided to each team, which includes a list of questions, the answers to which are places to be discovered. Each team is given a Polaroid camera in order to provide the jury with a picture of each place, to prove that the correct destination has been visited.

There is the opportunity to communicate with the locals and most of the answers can be obtained by liaising with them.

The photo album would have to be handed in at a pre-determined time at the hotel and evaluated by the jury before being exhibited during the dinner.

Indoor or Outdoor Kart
Approx. 30 min drive from the city centre.
The track would be exclusively for the group's use for 3 hours.
14 karts can be driven on the track at the same time. A winner celebration with certificates and cups takes place after after race.

Öamtc Fahrtechnikzentrum Teesdorf
Europe's most modern training centre for driving security is expecting you. On a 1.5 km course you practise, under expert instruction, the correct driving behaviour in stressful situations and under extreme conditions, easily and without any risk.

Training's Programme:
- practising of steering techniques
- practising of correct braking
- cornering
- training for sudden dangers

There are plenty of other fun and action-packed competitions available, such as roll cars, karting, off-road and aquaplaning demonstrations.

All event participants will receive a certificate.

 

Welcome Gifts

 

Specialist Groups



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