The conference site is optimally located regarding all forms of public transport. Here are some options:
The following hotels that are located very close (less than 5 minutes walk) to the conference site:
If you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider staying at the recently opened city hostel Wombats. They offer single rooms for about €30, and shared rooms are even cheaper. Make sure to select "THE NASCHMARKT", the other hostels are located farther away.
Otherwise you can look yourself for hotels at nethotels.com. As long as the hotel is close to an underground station it should be easy to commute to the conference venue.
Visitors should be aware about Visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance (processing of a visa request can take up to 6 weeks). Austria is a Schengen Country. For further information on obtaining a Visa, please refer to the Ministry for European and International Affairs. Should a letter of invitation be required as part of a Visa application, please contact us including the following data:
For train connections to Vienna, consult the time table of the Austrian federal railway company (ÖBB). There are direct services to many central European cities.
There are several kinds of tickets: A ticket for a single trip costs €2 and can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines, but you may not interrupt your journey. Season tickets for one or several days may be more convenient. More information: timetable, tickets, metro and train map (PDF), and public transport city center (PDF).
An extensive account of travel information for Vienna can be found on the official webpage of the a 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: Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), Schloss Schönbrunn, the National Library, the Austrian Parliament, the Wiener Prater with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel, Museumsquartier, several museums are located here or nearby, for instance Kunsthistorisches Museum. Sights near the venue include Belvedere, Karlskirche, Secession, Musikverein, Vienna State Opera, Albertina, and Naschmarkt.
We also recommend this NYTimes.com Travel article on how to spend 36 hours in Vienna.