Peace Starts With Me, Vienna 2018, International Festival of Music, Dance and Inspiration

Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Sunday, 29th April, 3 PM, From Dr Michael Balcomb,

Dear Family, As promised, here is the basic schedule information for True Mother’s visit to Vienna at the end of April.

Fumiko and I would like to extend our sincere invitation and encouragement to all of you to come to Austria and participate in this most important and hopeful event. We hope you’ll feel inspired to bring friends and family as well. Our team is planning an exciting weekend of activities and I know True Mother is very much looking forward to coming back to Europe!

We are still working on the promotional literature and other information, but you can rely completely on this basic timeline in planning your visit to Vienna. I do encourage you to book early, since at this point flights are extremely cheap — for example the nonstop roundtrip from London is only 80 Euros! Hotels and apartments are reasonably priced as well.

You’ll be hearing a lot more about this great opportunity. See you in Vienna!

Mike and Fumiko Balcomb
Click here to download the pdf of the  Vienna Weekend Schedule

or read it below on this page:

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Peace starts with me VIENNA 2018

International Festival of Music, Dance and Inspiration


Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Founder, Sunhak Peace Prize

performances by Christina Sturmer / Attraction Shadow Dance & more

Saturday April 28th

2pm – 6pm Youth Assembly of 1000+

Saturday April 28th 12pm – April 29th 6pm Interfaith Peace Conference, including the regional launch of the IAPD (Religious Leaders’ Association) and assembly of IAPP parliamentarians.  About 120-150 participants

Sunday April 29th

3pm-5pm Peace Starts with Me Cultural Festival

Monday April 30th

9am-11am Victory Celebration with True Parents: All Welcome

1pm-4pm River Danube Lunch & Music Cruise

Tuesday May 1st

11am-2pm True Parents Wedding Anniversary Luncheon

Possible Additional Events

  • Kick off for Peace Road 2018 in Europe
  • April 29th: Pre-event luncheon for WFWP
  • April 29th: Post event dinner for IAPD



The main event (True Mother’s Speech) is from 3pm to 5pm at the Wiener Stadthalle. This can be reached in about 60-90 minutes from the airport. Therefore, the absolute minimum time period to be in Vienna would be to arrive before noon Sunday, and leave on a flight after 8pm.

Saturday, April 28th

  • Arrive in Vienna before noon.
  • Young people (13-30+) are encouraged to attend the YSP Youth Assembly, scheduled from 1:30pm to 6:00pm at Hall E of the Stadthalle. There will be events and entertainment suitable for different ages and there are plans to make childcare available.
  • All others are encouraged to sign up for a sightseeing tour of Vienna. The two main options are a) “on and off bus tour” encompassing the key sights; and b) walking tours that will focus on a particular attraction, such as the Schönbrunn Palace, or the St. Stephen’s Cathedral area, etc.
  • Evening is free time

Sunday, April 29th (the main event day)

  • The morning is free for a relaxed breakfast, nearby sightseeing, etc.
  • Those who are performing or staffing the Festival will need to come to rehearsals at 10am
  • Doors open at 2pm. Event is from 3pm – 5pm. Required tickets available through your church; standard price of € All proceeds stay local.
  • Bus pick up time: 5:30pm onwards. Free public transport in Vienna included with Stadthae ticket. If you need to leave to the airport, best to book a flight no earlier than 8pm.
  • Optional: Celebration Dinner by Group: we encourage all groups who can stay to arrange to have a celebratory dinner together after the event.

Monday, April 30th (the after party)

  • Eat breakfast at your hotel, hostel, rental etc.
  • Chuksonghwe Victory Party with True Mother 9am-11am, location TBD.
  • Optional: Danube Cruise with lunch and dancing on the MS Admiral Tegettoff [1pm – 4pm] additional fee of 30 applies, reservations are essential and subject to sufficient demand)
  • Evening is free

Tuesday, May 1st (True Parents’ 58th Wedding Anniversary)

  • Eat breakfast at your hotel, hostel, rental etc.
  • 11am – 2pm Celebration Anniversary Brunch and entertainment with True Parents

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