I managed to take a few holidays during Easter 2008, which I used to visit the "Wuderwelt Modellbau" in St. Pölten (Austria). Tom and Verena kindly offered me to arrive two days in advance, allowing me to see a few sights in Vienna before continuing my journey to St. Pölten.
The Lego exhibition was a part of a much bigger exhibition about model making, the biggest show of this kind in Austria. There was a total of 19,200 visitors, while exhibits covered about 8000 m². The 8 x 5 m big model of the train station of Frankfurt by Rainer as well as the Capitol built by Dominik were the absolute highlights.
Aside from Lego, other models, sellers, demonstrations, etc. were presented, as can be seen in the following pictures.
Verena and Tom kindly organized a lunch at the famous Vienna Schnitzelhouse Figlmüller. They had incredibly big as well as incredibly delicious Schnitzel. Luckily we had made a reservation, for outside was a huge queue of waiting people.
The AFOL-evening, too, was a complete success. After dinner we had a "Dirty Brickster" and an auction. Afterwards every guest got a bag with about 100 bricks and we immediately started building.
I was able to visit Vienna as a tourist for two days. I managed to see many sights, including the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Prater in this truly beautiful city.
Since Tom had never built a piggybank, this had to be taken care of on the eve of the exhibition. We had a great time constructing it and got a rocket-punk-pig as a result.