Foreign Field Trip Vienna 07 – 11 October 2018 Coord Instrs


The Artillery Club’s 2018 Foreign Field Trip will take place in Vienna, with Sunday,
07 October and Thursday, 11 October the travel days.  The trip centralises on a visit to the Austrian Land Forces College, including the Artillery Institute, in Zwölfaxing, on Tuesday, 09 October.

As in the successful Foreign Field Trips in 2015 to Madrid and Segovia, in 2016 to Granada and Malaga, and in 2017 to Lisbon, Commandant Michael Flood (Retd) is the Tour Coordinator.


The Programme is attached as Annex A.

Participants are free to organise their own activities in Vienna, such as the Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, St Stephan’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, Vienna State Opera, and the Naschmarkt.

Verbal Brief

Commandant Michael Flood (Retd) will provide a verbal brief at 1900hrs, on Sunday,
07 October in NH Wien Belvedere. 


As of 29 September, 29 individuals, including 11 spouses, are travelling.


Participants are advised to check their passports, to have appropriate travel insurance, and to have in their possession a current European Health Insurance card.

Participants are also encouraged to bring appropriate dress, including Club Tie, for the visit to the Embassy and the Artillery Institute.   The Dress Code for these two events both events will be jacket and tie.

Recommended Hotel

Whereas participants are fee to select their own hotel, the majority selected the recommended hotel: NH Wien Belvedere, Rennweg 12A, A-1030 Vienna.

  • Phone: 00 43 1 20611.
  • Website:

As previously advised, participants are responsible to make their required bookings direct availing of the assigned micro-site.


All costs will accrue to participants as they occur: Flights, Hotel, Internal Travel, Tours, Entrance Fees and Meals.

After Action Review

Participants are encouraged to provide observations on the Foreign Field Trip which will inform the Committee’s After Action Review.

Annex A.  Programme.


Artillery Club’s Field Trip – Vienna – 07 to 11 October 2018

Sunday 07 October

1400hrs: Check in Recommended Hotel: NH Wien Belvedere.

1900hrs: Coordination Brief in Hotel Lobby.

2000hrs: Depart Hotel for Dinner: O’Connor’s Gasto Pub, walking distance form hotel.

Monday 08 October

0900hrs: HGM-Kliege, Austrian Military Museum, including Lunch.  The Museum is the leading museum of the Austrian Armed Forces.  Public transport to Ghegastresse, A-1030.

1300hrs: Visit to the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the OSCE to include light refreshments.  Public transport, 5th Floor, Rotenturmstrasse 16 – 18, A-1010.

1330hrs: Introduction by H.E. Ambassador Kevin Dowling, followed by briefings from Colonel Michael Kiernan OSCE Military Representative, and Lieutenant-Colonel Harry O’Connor Staff Officer High Level Planning Group.

1500hrs: Depart Embassy, Free Time.

Tuesday 09 October

0730hrs:  Depart Hotel for Zwölfaxing by private coach.

0900hrs:  Austrian Land Forces College, Artillery Institute.

1200hrs:  Lunch.

1300hrs:  Depart for Hotel, Free Time.

Wednesday 10 October

0900hrs: Depart Hotel, Public Transport for Spanish Riding School.

0950hrs: Admission to School.

1000hrs – 1200hrs: Morning Exercise.

1230hrs:  Optional Lunch in Spanish Riding School.

1400hrs:  Free Time.

1945: Hail and Farewell Dinner: Huth Restaurant, Schellinggasse, A-1010 (Taxi).

Thursday 11 October

Return to Ireland.

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