The King and The Queen on State Visit to Austria
The King and The Queen with Austria's President Heinz Fischer. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix
On November 20th The King and The Queen began a three day state visit to Austria. Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson, as well as a large business delegation lead by Michael Treschow are also participating in the visit.
President Heinz Fischer and his wife Margit met The King and The Queen upon their arrival at the Hofburg where The King and The President inspected the guard of honor.
Visit to the Albertina Museum The King and The Queen visited the Albertina Museum, one of the most important art museums in Europe. While there they viewed the state rooms as well as an art exhibition displaying work from the 1970´s to the present. The collection has some 150 pieces and includes works by Georg Baselitz, Christiane Baumgartner, Herbert Brandl, Franz Gertsch, Alex Katz, William Kentridge, Per Kirkeby, Maria Lassnig, and many more. Many of the works are being shown for the first time.
After the visit to the Albertina Musuem, the President and his wife hosted a luncheon.
The Swedish Church in Vienna
The King and The Queen with President Fischer and his wife, together with children from the Selma Lagerlöf School in Vienna. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix
In the afternoon The King and The Queen visited the Swedish Church´s parish in Vienna, after which speaker Barbara Prammer welcomed Their Majesties to the Parliament building where they were shown the historical rooms as well as signed their names in Parliament´s guestbook.
The first day of the state visit ended with a state dinner at the Hofburg.
State Dinner at the Hofburg
The King and The Queen with President Fischer and his wife at the State Dinner at the Hofburg. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix
The first day of the state visit to Austria ended with a State Dinner at the Hofburg in Vienna.