The first Vienna IV has taken place: The Winners are AustinSchwartz and TravisSteele from Team Colgate Extra White , who competed on 6th March at the Großer Festsaal of University of Vienna against Teams from Germany, Turkey and Serbia.
Colgate Extra White (Opening Government): AustinSchwartz, TravisSteele
Galatasaray Ottomans (Opening Opposition): Engin , Denizhan
Heidelberg Early Blossom (Closing Government): Jan Lüken, Marcus Ewald
Belgrade Tik Tok (Closing Opposition): Goran Jankuloski, Tijana
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The Winners of Vienna IV 2011: Austin Schwartz & Travis Steele from Team Colgate Extra White
Chief Adjudicators were Isabelle Loewe (Debattierclub Bonn), Manos Moschopoulos (Athens) and Maja Cimerman (Ljubljana).
Barbara Prammer, President of the Austrian parliament is taking up patronage for Vienna IV. We are glad to see the head of our parliament supporting us.
Mrs. Prammer, who is an ardent supporter of debating, already acted as patron of last year’s ZEIT DEBATTE in Vienna. We are very happy about her renewed commitment and would like to thank her very much for her support.
We are proud to announce Baker & McKenzie – Diwok Hermann Petsche as our key partner. Without their enormous contribution to Vienna IV this tournament could not be in existence. Vienna IV in addition marks the begin of an enduring and prosperous cooperation between Baker & McKenzie and Debattierklub Wien.
We are also delighted to have on board Austria’s leading newspaper, Die Presse, as our media partner. Die Presse was already our media partner at our debate seminar last year, which attracted 40 students to a full day workshop and a tournament. We are glad to see this partnership continued.
If you are coming to Vienna by car you have multiple options.
Even though covered parking is available at the hostel, we do want to point out other options as € 12 per day is quite a high price. Uncovered parking is only available for those with a parking ticket, which is sneakily not indicated anywhere. You can get the parking tickets at gas stations and “Traffiken”, which are tobacco shops. Only on Sundays and after 10pm you can park anywhere for free.
Free uncovered parking is available in the districts 10 to 19 and 21 to 23, with the hostel being in district 20. Feel free to park there, but be aware that Vienna is just another city on the Balkans.
Cheap covered parking can be found at the Gasometer in the 11th district. The daily fee is € 3 and the Gasometer is connected to the city by the subway U3.
Getting around Vienna is not recommended by car. Parking spots are rate, expensive and unlike when using public transportation you are likely to get caught when not paying.
Check out CityBike. If you register with your credit card you can use their bikes for free for one hour. Every additional hour costs € 1. Just pick up your bike at one of the many bike stations around our venues.
You can also walk. The venues are not too far apart.
If you plan to use public transportation and also plan to be honest about paying either get a ticket yourself (which is the cheapest option if you stay in Vienna for more than three days) or obtain a ticket through us. A unlimited pass valid from Friday to Sunday will cost you € 6.45. However, please notify us early about it through email.