This page provides information about traveling to Vienna and to the conference venue, and tips on what can be seen and done in Vienna.
Vienna's Airport (VIE) is located 15 km (south)east of the city and is served by all major airlines.
By train you will arrive either at "Westbahnhof" (westbound station; coming from Germany and Switzerland, but also trains from Hungary often stop there) or at "Südbahnhof" (southbound station; coming from Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, also some trains from Hungary).
The simplest, but most expensive variant for getting to the city center (resp. conference venue) is taking a taxi. This will probably cost around EUR 30 or more.
Some companies like C&K offer taxis, limos or shuttles for a flat rate starting from EUR 25.
CAT is a new train service linking the airport to "Wien Mitte", where you can change to the metro (U3/U4), as well as to tram and buses (for info on the public transport in Vienna (see below). The unique feature of CAT is that you can check in at "Wien Mitte" for certain flights when departing from Vienna. Cost is EUR 8 for single and EUR 15 for a return trip. Note that tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
Vienna Airport Lines offers buses to "Schwedenplatz" (connection to U1 and U4), "Westbahnhof" (westbound train station, connection to U3), and "Südbahnhof" (southbound train station). Find here the timetable (in German). Ticket is EUR 6 (single) or EUR 11 (return). Tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
The cheapest variant from the airport to the city center is going by Schnellbahn S7 (train) to "Wien Mitte" - it costs EUR 3 one-way (including underground and bus in Vienna). Be sure to buy "2 zones" from the vending machine. If you buy a separate ticket for Vienna, you need only "1 zone" (EUR 1.50). Have a look at the timetable.
Public transport is very efficient in Vienna, and has a searchable timetable (you can search for a connection between stops, addresses, and even landmarks [the latter unfortunately only in German]). There are several kinds of tickets: A ticket for a single trip costs Euro 1,50 and can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines, but you may not interrupt your journey. The most convenient option for participants may be the "72h-Ticket" (12 Euro, valid for all means of public transport in Vienna for 72 hours from the time punched) or the "Wochenkarte" (12,50 Euro, valid for a week - Monday 9:00 to Monday 9:00).Here are some maps: Metro and train in Vienna, Public transport in the city center.
Getting to the venue: From "Westbahnhof" take Underground U3 to "Stephansplatz" (direction "Simmering") and then U1 in direction "Reumannplatz". From "Südbahnhof" take Tram 18 (direction "Burgasse/Stadthalle") to "Südtirolerplatz" and then Underground U1 in direction "Kagran". From "Wien Mitte" take either U4 in direction "Hütteldorf" and change to U1 (direction "Reumannplatz") at "Karlsplatz", or Underground U3 to "Stephansplatz" (direction "Ottakring") and then underground U1 in direction "Reumannplatz". Of course taxis are also available at these places.
Here is a list of restaurants where you can get food near the conference venue.
Internet access for WLP-participants will be provided at the conference venue (details follow).
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: