During the European Commodity Exchange you can expect a supporting program as can only be found in Vienna. The evening begins with an exclusive 30-minute show at the Spanish Riding School. Afterwards you will go to the national library for dinner, where you will also have the opportunity to visit the magnificent state hall.
Dinner National Library (incl. show in the Spanish Riding School)
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Admission from: 17.00 hrs.
Dresscode: Business Attire
from 17.00 hrs
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for more than 450 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole – which can also be found on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
As the central academic library of the Republic of Austria, the Austrian National Library (ANL) looks back to a history rich in tradition going as far as the 14th century. It is a living bridge between the rich heritage of the past and the future-oriented demands of a modern information society. In its eight Departments, the Austrian National Library, heir to the Habsburg Court Library, conserves a significant part of the world’s documentary heritage, and feels a duty to continue preserving these.
approx. 21:30 hrs
The Great Hall – built in the 18th century as part of the former Court Library – is a nearly 80 metres long and 20 metres high. An intricately decorated dome and numerous frescos provide an imperial flair. This baroque jewel is home to over 200,000 tomes. Four magnificent Venetian globes, each with a diameter of over one metre, provide the finishing touch to the heart of the Austrian National Library.
approx. 21:30 hrs