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Vindobona Hash House Harriers 1400th Run Weekend

 Napoleon's Vindobonapart

 18-20 September, 2009

Melk, Lower Austria

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This year is the 200th anniversary of the so-called Austrian War of 1809 (War of 5th Coalition), which includes 2 huge battles near Vienna (May in Aspern-Essling, July in Deutsch Wagram, with more than 20 thousand dead on each side at Wagram!).

What has Melk got to do with it Ö well Napoleon established a base here, actually stayed himself in the Monastery.

Now as we are not Monks (Munks?) or other holy order, we canít actually stay in the Monastery, but we can see the Monastery from our hotel, and itís just a few minutes away.

Napoleon will be featuring in the weekend  (Ohlala!!), to find out you must attend! Vinodobona of course, maybe the Holy Vindo Boner (a shocking sight) - will re-appear from the cellars, but is this the Vindobonapart we mean ??

To find out more about Napoleon in Austria, see War of the 5th Coalition, and about the Monastery, see Stift Melk.

Melk is at the western end of the Wachau, which is the most beautiful section of the Danube, with magnificent scenery and good wines. Our Hotel is the Wachauerhof, Wienerstrasse 30, 3390 Melk.  For more details, see http://www.tiscover.at/wachauerhof-teufner.

By car from Vienna, you can take the Westautobahn to Melk (1 hour), or drive along the Danube through the Wachau ( 90 minutes). 


Here is a rough schedule for the weekend.


FRIDAY, September 18


After your arrival in Melk and after you dumped your luggage in your room, a short warm-up run will take place. After a short circle, dinner and party until the wee hours.


SATURDAY, September 19


Extensive run to a well known Landmark where Napoleon will appear (there will be a bus available if you are in distress). Beer stop, snacks stop of course. Buffet in the massive cellar, Music, dancing etc  


SUNDAY, September 20


After another sumptuous breakfast in your place the Hangover run. After the following circle it is time to say goodbye. Possible Lunch at the Hotel after the Hangover run at your own cost.


PRICE FOR THE WEEKEND (Deadline for payment - 7 September 2009)


Euro 165,- per person, including Three runs, Goody Bag with Haberdashery, Dinner on Friday and on Saturday, Breakfast on Saturday and on Sunday, all drinks at the restaurant (hard drinks and champagne excluded) all food and drinks on the runs and of course your stay at the Hotel. See the Payment Details for further details on how to pay.

 Please use the Registration Form, to register your interest in the weekend (deadline 31 August 2009).

Hashers already Registered


To get you in the mood for the weekend, here is a French Song.

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