The Conference takes place in Vienna at the Fleming's Hotel Wien-Westbahnhof, located in the center of Vienna, approx. 500m north of the railway station “Westbahnhof”, easy to reach by bus, tram, train and taxi. It’s also close to Mariahilfer Street, one of two famous shopping streets.
Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings to “golden” Art Nouveau to the latest architecture. In 2016, the Mercer Study voted Vienna the world's most livable city for the seventh year in a row. More than half of the metropolitan area is made up of green spaces. 280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape, as well as the over 100 museums. And of course, don’t forget about Vienna as the world’s music capital: More famous composers have lived here than in any other city.
Transportation from airport to the conference site
Austria’s largest international airport is the Vienna International Airport (VIE). There are a few ways to head to Vienna city by public transport – buses or the trains – to the conference site:
- The CAT (City Airport Train) takes you directly to Wien Mitte/Landstraße, where you can take the Metro Lines U3 an U4. The tickets cost €11. From Wien Mitte/Landstraße the U3 (orange line) will take you to Wien Westbahnhof, close to the conference site
- Suburban railway (S-Bahn) costs about €4.40 from the airport to Wien Mitte/Landstraße, from where you can go on with the same ticket to any place in the city. From Wien Mitte/Landstraße the U3 (orange line) will take you to Wien Westbahnhof
- Every 20 minutes there is an Airport-Shuttle-Bus from airport to Westbahnhof (travel time 40 minutes)
- Taxi costs about €50 from the airport to the conference site
Public transport is run by Wiener Linien. Single trip tickets are 2.20€ and allow you to use the public transport for 90 minutes (without interruption). There are also 24h/48h/72h-tickets and tickets for longer stays, too.
A list of recommended hotels and respective distances to the conference venue can be found below (the rates are indicative only):