Vienna has 1,7 million inhabitants and is situated on the banks of the Danube. Austria’s capital ranks on top of the most attractive cities worldwide.
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 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.
- Single trip tickets can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines (and switch between bus, tram, underground, or urban train), but you may not interrupt your journey.
Ticket price: EUR 2.60 when bought in advance.
- The 24-hour pass is valid throughout Vienna for exactly 24 hours from the time it is punched. Price: EUR 8.00
- The 48-hour pass is valid throughout Vienna for exactly 48 hours from the time it is punched. Price: EUR 14.10
- The 72-hour pass is valid throughout Vienna for exactly 72 hours from the time it is punched, it will also be available at the registration desk on site. Price: EUR 17.10
- The 8-day ticket is valid for any eight days, not necessarily eight consecutive days. It is a rover ticket, which means you can travel all around Vienna. You can also use the ticket for several people travelling together. Simply punch one strip for each person in the group. Price: EUR 40.80
- Week-pass valid from Monday 0:00 hrs to the following Monday 09.00 hrs. Price: EUR 17.10
Map Vienna Public Transportation
The congress venue is reachable via the tramway lines 1, 0 and 71. Also the trains station “Wien Rennweg Bahnhof“ is located near the venue and therefore reachable also via various rapid transit lines.
A value-added tax (V.A.T.) of generally 20 % is applied to most products and services (a 10 % V.A.T. applies on e.g. books, food and a few other items). The V.A.T. is included in the displayed price.