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Vindobona Hash House Harriers - 1650th Hash Weekend - La Crème de la Krems

 16 - 19 May 2013

Krems, Wachau Valley, Lower Austria

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Krems Coat of Arms

The Vindobona Hash House Harriers will be celebrating the 1650th Anniversary in Krems, Lower Austria (see photo above). This celebration will be on the weekend of 16-19 May 2012.

Krems an der Donau (its official name) is a small city of 24,000 situated on the Danube only 70 km up river from Vienna (about an hour by car or direct train) and at the confluence of the Krems river and the Danube. It is at the Eastern end of the beautiful Wachau valley (see photo below), and is famous for its apricot brandy (Marillenschnaps).

Wachua Valley

We will be staying at the Park Hotel in the centre of Krems (see photo on the left). The hotel is conveniently next to a large park Stadtpark (for the Circles) and 10 minutes walk from the railway station..

This hotel can accommodate up to 120, but we have booked for 90 Hashers in bedrooms with twin bed or double beds and 5 in singles (which will cost 20 euros extra). Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday) and dinner (Frday and Saturday) will be at the hotel. We will book the hotel, and all of this is included in the price. If you have any special requests like cots for babies or an extra bed for children, please let us know. Kids up to 6 years are free, 6 to 15 will get a discount (see the Payments page for more details) There is a solarium and sauna free to guests.

For those that like to dress up, there will be a Theme for Saturday night - to be announced later. Be prepared to be dress appropriately to make most of the fun. There is a very large function room with a stage and we will have music both evenings. On Friday, we will have our very own Hash Band which includes NoBalls Prize and Septic Yank.

Park Hotel Krems

Travelling to Krems by public transport is very easy, with a direct train taking about an hour from the Franz-Josephs Bahnhof. Check the ÖBB (Austrian State Railway) website for the best connections. The Park Hotel is less than 10 minutes walk from the station. Driving from Vienna takes also about an hour, depending on where you live.

Agenda for Weekend (please note this is subject to change with no notice, in typical Hash Mismanagement tradition)  

3rd Man

Thursday - 16 May - Pre-Lube - 3rd Man Hash Tour by Tram

There  will be a Hash around the sites associated with the famous film made in Vienna in 1949. This will start at 18:30 at the Tram Shed in Wattmanngasse (13th Distric), so part of the Hash will on a Tram followed by some walking/r*nning.  This will be an A to B Hash, so we will have a car at the start (A) for bags etc. which will take the bags to B. This Hash is not included in the weekend fee, so the run fee will be an additional 10 euros to cover the cost of the tram and beer.

Link to full directions and Google Map

Friday - 17 May

If you are driving and have a SatNav just use this address:- Edmund Hofbauerstrasse 19, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria.

16:00 to 17:45 Registration Registration will open again after Lord Glo-Balls has finished dinner and continue until midnight.

18:00 Warm-up Run, followed by a short circle. Hares: TBA

20:00 Dinner and drinks until late.  This is a buffet style dinner and we will try to keep some food for the latecomers.

Saturday - 18 May  

Danube Boat

08:00 Breakfast.

09:15 Meet in front of Hotel for a day of running, eating and drinking. There will be a walkers trail and shortcuts for those who wish to minimize the running. 

The run will be include several drink stops and a lunch. When we get back to Krems there will be a long circle in the Park by the Hotel.

20:00 Dinner. Please be on time, or you may miss out (if you are later, we will assume you have crashed and do not want dinner!)

Theme for Saturday Evening - Early Medieaval, something that would be worn in the time of Richard the Lionheart who was imprisoned in Durnstein castle. This can include any of the characters from Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

21:00 Dancing and Partying until late. Music.   

Sunday - 19 May

11:00 Hangover Run, followed by circle and goodbyes. Lunch is not provided in the run fee, but is available in the hotel at your own expense. If you want a shower after the Hash, please use the showers by the sauna. The official weekend ends after the Circle on the Hangover Hash. Lunch and/or anything after the Circle ends is not included in the weekend fee

15:00 Wine Tasting

You are welcome to stay an extra day in Krems (Monday is a holiday in Austria, Whitsun, and most people will have this day off). We have a wine tasting planned for the afternoon in Zöbing, which is a short train ride away. Lunch at the hotel or anything in the afternoon/evening will be at your own expense, including the extra night in the hotel. There will be a follow up email in April to find out how many want to stay the extra night.

Monday - 20 May

We will have our normal Hash at 14:30 somewhere in Vienna and you are welcome to join us there, after travelling back to Vienna on Monday morning, assuming you opt to stay in Krems for Sunday night.

Registration (on Friday)

Registration will open at 16:30 and close at 17:45 (on Friday) so we can all enjoy the warm-up Hash. Registration will re-open when Lord Glo-Balls has finished dinner, probably around 21:30 or so and will close around mid-night. Any latecomers can register at breakfast on Saturday morning. You can get the key to your room any time and register later. The Hotel will have a list of rooms and participants, so they can give you the correct key.

The Hash fee includes all meals over the weekend, (not Sunday Lunch), plus all you can drink after the run and during the meals, plus Haberdashery, plus Music. It also includes the 2 nights at the Hotel and various expenses during the weekend. It does not include the Pre-Lube on Thursday or Sunday Lunch. The Monday is a holiday (Whitsun) and you are welcome to stay the extra night at your own cost. Any special requests like cots/beds for kids and/or staying the Sunday night, should be listed in the comments box. Note that you can register 2 Hashers on one form, but please check the size of the T-Shirt for your partner before you do this.

Book early (before the end of January 2013) and get all of this for € 200. The price may seem high, but you will get great value for money on the Crème de la Krems Weekend..

List of Registered Hashers


To make life easy, payment is due any time before the 31 March 2013, but you are welcome to pay as soon as you register. See the Payment Page for full details of how to pay and the various amounts in Euros, US$ and UK£. VH3 participants are encouraged to pay cash during a Hash between now and the end of March. Reminders will be sent out as the deadlines approach. 

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