The conference will be held at the main ÖAW building, the Alte Universität, located at Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, in the first district. Specifically, the talks will be held in the Sitzungssaal (we had to move from the Johannessaal as we got more participants than anticipated). The first district of Vienna is a beautiful are with nice cafes and restaurants.
The conference venue can be accessed from the metro station Stubentor U3, as well as the metro station Schwedenplatz U1/U4, and the bus stop Riemergasse 3A.
Public transport in Vienna is convenient and safe. Trams and underground trains generally run until midnight on weekdays and throughout the night on weekends. Information on first and last trains is signposted at each station. There are also night buses.
Inside each bus, underground train or tram there is a list of all the stops on that line. The routes with all stops are signposted at bus and tram stops.
Route & travel planner:https://anachb.vor.at/bin/query.exe/en?L=vs_voranachb
Ticket vending machines take Euro-notes and credit cards but it is advisable to have some small change on you. Zone 1 (“Kernzone”) covers all of Vienna, while Zone 2 also covers the outskirts of Vienna including Vienna Airport (Schwechat). Vending machines are available in all underground and train stations and can be switched to English and several other languages. A single trip inside Vienna costs 2,40€ and can be bought by pressing the “Einzelfahrt Vollpreis”-Button. The weekly ticket is valid from Monday to Monday and costs 17,10€. Tickets are also available at newsagents, tobacconists (“Trafik”), or ticket offices at railway stations. Single trip tickets are also available but more expensive on some trams and buses (note, you will need coins for the vending machines).
Ticket information and online purchasing:http://shop.wienerlinien.at
Taxis from the airport (http://www.viennaairport.com) to the city centre are expensive. Limousine service can be ordered online, for example from http://www.airportdriver.at (EUR 38).
If you prefer public transportation, please note that the CAT trains are currently suspended due to Corona. Thus, you should use the regular train S7 in the direction “Floridsdorf” to “Wien Mitte, Landstraße”. For this trip, you need a 2-zone ticket which covers transport to your destination within Vienna. The S7 train leaves from the airport every 30 minutes. Tickets are available from a vending machine just before reaching the platform from which the train leaves.
“Wien Mitte, Landstraße” and “Praterstern” are central train and subway stations from which you can easily reach all places in the city center such as the Institute or your hotel.
The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday, 5th of April, with Apperitiv at 18:00 and dinner at 19:00. The location is Solo Pizza e Birra, Altes AKH, Alserstrasse 4, A-1090 Wien. Website, Google Maps location. The optimal path from the conference venue to there is taking the bus 1A at the stop Stephanplatz, and changing to either tram 43 or tram 44 at the surface level of the station Schottentor, getting off at the stop Lange Gasse. The fee for the conference dinner should be paid in cash during registration.
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