Opening hours registration desk
Thursday, May 10, 2018 08:00 – 17:45 hrs
Friday, May 11, 2018 07:30 – 18:00 hrs
Saturday, May 12, 2018 08:45 – 17:45 hrs
Official conference language:
Lecture Centre of the Vienna General Hospital
(„Hörsaalzentrum“ Lecture Hall 3, Level 7)
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
The Vienna General Hospital (the congress venue) is easily reachable by taking the subway line U6 (brown line) to the station „Michelbeuern – Allgemeines Krankenhaus“. It can also be reached with the tramway 42, the tramway 5 and 33 (stop „Lazarettgasse“) as well as the tramways 43 and 44 (stop „Lange Gasse“).
Please note that we do not recommend going by private car to the venue as parking space in Vienna’s City Centre is very limited and rather expensive. There are, however parking garages in the area. To view their location, please click here.
Travelling – Accessibility – Public Transportation
Vienna Public Transport
Vienna has an excellent Public Transport System which is very effective and inexpensive. Tickets are available from machines at underground stations (maestro debit cards accepted), at news agent’s, or at Vienna Transport Authority’s ticket offices. Tickets bought in advance are cheaper and must be punched in a blue ticket cancelling machine on the tram or bus, or at the barrier before boarding the underground train.
From the Airport
Vienna International Airport is located 13 kilometres south east of Vienna.
City Airport Train (CAT)
The train service between the airport and the city centre (City Air Terminal – Station “Wien Mitte”) is every 30 minutes and takes 16 minutes. It is covered from 6:05 hrs to 00:05 hrs (Airport to City) and from 5:38 hrs to 23:38 hrs (City to Airport). Tickets may be purchased online (EUR 11.00 single or EUR 17.00 return), from ticket machines at the airport/station (EUR 12.00 single or EUR 19.00 return) or on board (EUR 14.00 single).
From “Wien Mitte” take the green-colored underground-line U4 (direction Heiligenstadt, five stops) and get off at „Spittelau“ Take the brown colored underground-line U6 (direction Siebenhirten, three stops) and get off at Michelbeuern-AKH)
Taxifares to the conference venue take around 30 minutes. There is a taxi rank outside the airport terminal. These fares will cost around € 45.00. Night-time fees are slightly higher.
If you wish to book fare in advance, which in most cases will be the more economic option, you can do so here:
To view close car parking locations, please click here.
VIENNA – GENERAL INFORMATION
Vienna has 1.8 million inhabitants and is situated on the banks of the Danube. Austria’s capital ranks on top of the most attractive cities world wide.
The feeling of wellbeing enjoyed by locals and tourists has been confirmed repeatedly by leading international studies and city rankings. Vienna is a dream city for anyone with an interest in history. Narrow medieval alleyways and grand boulevards lead to historic sights such as the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Belvedere Palace, Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Opera House, Karlskirche, or Schönbrunn Palace. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world‘s top orchestras and the Vienna Boys’ Choir is triumphantly successful wherever it tours. Vienna possesses a lively and vast array of cultural attractions from classical or experimental theatre, film or dance festivals, opera or operetta, as well as exhibitions and concerts. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the world‘s largest and most distinguished museums housing priceless works of art. Art accompanies you wherever you go in Vienna – even some of its underground stations are listed properties because of their elegant ornamental Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style designed by Otto Wagner.
Vienna Tourist Information
Austrian National Tourist Office
City of Vienna
City map and address finder
Public Transport (Wiener Linien)
Vienna International Airport
City Airport Train
Vienna AirportLines (Bus)
Bank services – Money matters
Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00, on Thursdays until approximately 18:00 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). There are multiple bank machines (ATMs) open 24 hours a day throughout the city which accept all major international bankcard.
The official currency of Austria is the EURO (€). Major credit cards are widely accepted, but please always check beforehand. When paying by credit card for your shopping, you will be asked to show identification. Please bring your PIN code and have an ID with you all the time, otherwise they may refuse to accept your credit card as payment. Travel checks and Euro cheques can be cashed at a fee in most of the banks.
The official currency in Austria is the EURO (€).
1 EUR= 0,87 GBP = 1,12 USD = 1,50 CAD = 124,38 JPY = 1,09 CHF = 1,50 AUD as per May 30, 2017.
The VAT rate in Austria is 20%.
European Emergency Number: 112
Pharmacies – Medical Emergencies
Regular pharmacy opening hours are weekdays from 9.00-18:00 hrs. Obviously a number of pharmacies is open 24/7. A list of 24-hour pharmacies and Emergency Hospitals can be found here.
Safety – Crime
Vienna remains a relatively safe, secure city. However, use of common sense is (always) required, as in any large city. Experience has shown that some basic precautionary measures should always be kept in mind in any city:
- Do not carry important items like flight tickets, passports etc. with you when visiting the conference or strolling through the city, leave them in the hotel safe during your stay. Rather carry a Xerox copy of your passport or an identity card with you.
- Try not to carry all documents, money, credit cards and other essential items and valuables in one bag or purse. If it is lost or stolen, everything will be gone and might be difficult to replace on short notice, especially passports and visa to return to your country of residence.
- Take off your name badge when leaving the conference centre.
- In heavily frequented tourist zones and the metro at rush hour, be aware of attemps of scam and pickpocketing.
- Do not respond to anybody unknown to you who comes up to you on the street engaging you in a conversation, no matter how safe they appear to be.
The country code of Austria is 43. To call abroad, dial 00 before the country code.
Vienna’s time zone is Central European Time (CET), one hour ahead of GMT.
The average temperatures mid of May in Vienna are 19,5°C (high) and 10,5°C (low). The average number of rainy days is 8 with an average rainfall of 60 mm in May.
The tap water in Vienna can be used without concern.
The power sockets in Austria are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V (50 Hz). Most electric outlets adhere to the continental standard (Schuko). You might check here if you need a power plug adapter: www.power-plugs-sockets.com
View all available taxi companies here.
Shops in Vienna city centre are normally open as follows:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: most of the shops are closed on sundays
All major credit cards are generally accepted. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Note that you are usually required to show an ID when using your credit card.