Information for guests coming for the Protest on May 27

Protest
         
Step up 4 Children’s Rights  invites you to join a protest at the Norwegian embassy in Vienna on May 27. We want to specially highlight the case of Amy Jakobsen since the verdict of the trial is soon to be expected.
         
Important: If you like to join, please send us a message through our contact form. Let us know
  • with how many people you will join
  • if you’ll join us for dinner on Saturday and/or lunch on Sunday
     

   
Are there any participation costs?
   
You need to cover the costs for flight, hotel and food. Check our recommendation below on how to get good deals on flights and hotels.
   

   
How do I find a cheap flight to Vienna?
   
Check Jetcost  or  Checkfelix  for flights. These search engines compare all flights that are available and list you the best deals. WizzAir is a an airline that offers cheap flights from Bergen to Vienna.
           
If you travel to Vienna via Budapest check omio for cheap Bus transfers. FLIXBUS offers Bus transfers from 5,99 Euro.
   

 
How do I find an affordable place to stay?
   
Our recommendation is to look for a hotel near the main train station („Hauptbahnhof“). You will have direct access to the airport from there, and the Norwegian Embassy is near by. Also the city center is very near, if you like to do some sight seeing.
   
Check these platforms to get a good deal for a hotel (look for „Wien Hauptbahnhof“):
       
Trivago    Agoda     Booking
       
Private places: Airbnb
   

   
Public transportation in Vienna
   
Vienna has a great public transportation system. With just one ticket you get along through the city by Underground, Bus and Tram. You’ll get the tickets at the Main train station („Hauptbahnhof“) at a ticket machine (or any other underground station).
   
Prices (click HERE to find out more):
   
24 hrs ticket –   8,00 Euro
48 hrs ticket – 14,10 Euro
72 hrs ticket – 17,10 Euro
                   
Individual ticket (valid for 30 minutes) – 2,40 Euro
     
   

Protest „Norway, Stop Barnevernet“


      
Monday May 27
   
11:00 – 13:00
Protest near the Norwegian embassy.
       
Address: Reisnerstr. 54-56, 1030 Wien (Check on Google maps)
     
We will be doing the protest across the street, a bit diagonally opposite to the main entrance of the embassy. In Vienna it is not allowed to have a demonstration right in front of an embassy as „the dignity of the place needs to be protected“. However we will be close enough to be heard and seen by the people who work at the embassy, and we will be able to take good photos and videos.
   
 

Additional offers at the weekend


         
Sunday May 26
   
For those of you who might be interested: like last time you’re invited to visit our Church, Grace Church Vienna, at 10:30 am. We could have lunch again afterwards in a Restaurant near by, like we did last time. Send us a message through our contact form to let us know if you’d like to come so that we can reserve a table.
   
Address: Kenyongasse 15, 1070 Wien (check on Google maps)
   
Take the red underground line U1 from main train station (headed in direction Leopoldau) until station „Stephansplatz“. There change to the orange underground line U3 (headed in direction Ottakring) until station „Westbahnhof“. The Church is just a five minute walk from there (see HERE). 

 


   
Saturday May 25
           
19:30
Dinner at a typical cozy Viennese Heurigen Restaurant. Time for fellowship and for making plans for the future. You would need a ticket for public transportation.
              
Where: Heuriger Wolff, Rathstraße 46, 1190 Wien,  >> check on Google Maps
We will meet outside at 19:30 hrs. Our group is rather small this time, so we won’t have to reserve a table.
                 
How to get there:
Take the bus (line 35A) in direction to Salmannsdorf  (as it says on the bus) and get off at the stop „Neustift am Walde“. This station is at Rathstraße 54, so you have to walk back to Nr. 46. The 35A bus leaves from the underground station U4 & U6 „Spittelau“ as well as from the U6 station „Nussdorfer Straße“ (for those who came last time: we took the bus from Spittelau).
         
Bus Station „Spittelau“ (near U4 & U6)
     
Bus Station „Nußdorfer Straße“ (near U6)
             

  
Friday May 24
Long Night of Churches
     
The Lange Nacht der Kirchen (Long Night of Churches) is very popular for tourists in Vienna. It is an annual event in Austria where Churches of all Christian denominations are opened for a night full of cultural highlights. Regardless of your religious convictions, it presents an ideal chance to wander through the city center of Vienna and experience these incredible historic Churches. Much of the programming that night – 3,000 hours in Vienna alone – is music.
             
The  Long Night  starts at 17:00 hrs at the city center at Stephansplatz (underground lines U1  & U3) with a silent march of protest against the worldwide persecution of Christians.
     
The program booklet for the night is available at the entrance of each Church. Actually it is an entire book since there are so many events happening at the same time.