Travel, Accomodation and Local Information
Here we will provide information about travelling to Vienna and to the conference venue, and tips on what can be seen and done in Vienna. Information on accomodation is provided during registration.
Coming to Vienna
The conference will be held in a building of the Vienna University of
Technology. The street address is
We have compiled a list of restaurants, cafes and other places where you can get food near the conference venue.
The conference venue is located close to the underground station "Karlsplatz", served by lines U1, U2, and U4. From there, you should take the exit "Wiedner Hauptstrasse". Once you have reached the surface, just walk straight on towards a building with a giant owl (this is the university library), pass underneath the owl, and enter the next building on your right (the light-green building, see these pictures, all of which have been taken from the opposite side of the street).
It is also easy to reach the conference venue by taking trams 62, 65 or the "Wiener Lokalbahn" (beige and blue) outbound from opposite the opera. The first stop is directly in front of the building.
You can also take trams 62, 65, the "Wiener Lokalbahn" (all inbound) or bus 4A to stop "Karlsplatz". From there, you should cross Wiedner Hauptrasse (the street where the trams came from) and then follow the directions from the underground exit "Wiedner Hauptstrasse".
There is yet another bus, 59A, stopping close to the conference venue. The stop is called "Bärenmühlendurchgang" - if you come with the inbound bus, you walk through a building directly to the right of the station (this is the "Bärenmühlendurchgang"!), cross a trafficlight and enter the building to your right.
Public transport is very efficient in Vienna, and there are also special priced tickets for tourists. VOR has a searchable timetable (you can search for a connection between stops, addresses, and even landmarks [the latter unfortunately only in German]). Be sure to enter "Wien" as Town, "Vienna" will give strange results.
Here are some maps:
An extensive account of travel information for Vienna can be found on the official webpage of the Vienna Tourist Board. The webpage of the city of Vienna offers all sorts of informations on Vienna (including tourist information).
Some of the main sights in Vienna include:
Sights near the conference venue: