City of Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other artists.

 

University of Vienna

Founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365, the University of Vienna is the oldest university in the German-speaking world, and one of the largest universities of Europe. Currently, about 94,000 students are enrolled at the University of Vienna. They can select from 187 degree programmes: 55 bachelor's programmes, 116 master's programmes, 4 diploma programmes, and 12 doctoral programmes. With 9,600 employees, of whom 6,700 are academics, the University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria.


Location & Travel

Arrival by Plane

Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat; IATA: VIE; ICAO: LOWW) is located 18 km southeast of central Vienna. It is Austria's biggest airport and features a dense network of European destinations, as well as long-haul flights to Asia, North America, and Africa. 

Book your flights to the "52. DGPs congress / 15. ÖGP conference" online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares!

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine:

Code: DGPS20

Conditions: 

  • Booking period: now until September 13th, 2020
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September 6th until September 24th, 2020 (final date for return flight) on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines

Book your flights here!

 

How to get from the Airport to the 52. DGPs congress / 15. ÖGP conference

When you arrive, simply follow the exit signs, and then the red signs reading ÖBB, or "S-Bahn" (or showing a white "S" on a blue background). Take the S7 train (direction: "Wien Floridsdorf" or "Laa/Thaya") and get off at "Praterstern". 

Take Subway U2 (purple line, direction: "Karlsplatz") and alight at "Schottentor - Universität". Walk approximately three minutes to get to the main building of the University of Vienna.

The ride from the Airport to "Schottentor" will last about 45 minutes. Please note that the Airport is located at the outside of the city of Vienna. Tickets can be bought at the red "ÖBB" vending machines located in the Airport train station or online (in advance) via Austrian Federal Railways' (ÖBB's) websites. The total one way fare for this trip is € 4.20 (*).

The CAT is a direct, yet more expensive train connection between the Airport and the city. It takes about 16 minutes to reach the station "Landstrasse-Wien Mitte". 

From "Landstrasse-Wien Mitte" you have to get on Subway U4 (green line, direction: "Heiligenstadt") and alight at the station "Schottenring". Change to  Subway U2 (purple line, direction: Karlsplatz) and alight at "Schottentor - Universität". Walk approximately three minutes to the main building of the University of Vienna.

During operating hours, every 30 minutes, the CAT leaves at and returns to the Airport. To the Airport: 05:37 to 23:07. From the Airport: 06:09 to 23:39 (see CAT schedule).

Some Airlines offer a check-in at the CAT Vienna Centre Terminal. Tickets can be bought online (for a slightly reduced price, € 11*) or at the green vending machines at the Airport train station. The one-way fare at the vending machines is € 12 (*). 

Please note that you will need an additional ticket for public transport inside the city of Vienna (single trip fare: € 2.40(*)).

There is also the possibility to take an aiport bus (Vienna Airport Lines) . Buses from the airport usually stop at:

  • VAL1: Vienna Westbahnhof (Subways U3 and U6) & Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Subway U1)  
  • VAL2: Vienna Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (Subways U1 and U4, from here you have to take the tramway 1, direction "Stefan-Fadinger-Platz", and alight at "Schottentor - Universität")
  • VAL3: Donaumarina (Subway U2, from here you have to take the Subway (direction: Karlsplatz) and alight at the station "Schottentor - Universität").

Riding time: approximately 30 minutes

Fares (*): Adults € 8  (one way), € 13  (roundtrip)

You can also pick a cab directly in front of the arrival hall. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the city centre. A ride will cost about 40-50 € (*). Booking an Airport Cab in advance via one of the services offered in the internet might be slightly cheaper.

(*) We do not guarantee that these fares are still applicable at the time of your arrival in Vienna! Please check the respective websites for the current fares!

 

Arrival by Train

Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)

The Central Station serves a large number of national and international high speed train services. There are several direct connections from and to Budapest, Salzburg, Graz, Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich.

Vienna Central Station is served by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). You can book tickets directly via their website.

From  Central Station, take  Subway U1 (red line, direction: "Leopoldau") to "Karlsplatz". Change to Subway U2 (purple line, direction: "Aspernstrasse" or "Seestadt") and alight at “Schottentor-Universität”. Walk approximately three minutes to the main building of the University of Vienna.

Vienna West Station (Westbahnhof)

If you arrive at "Wien Westbahnhof", take the Subway U3 (orange line, direction: "Simmering") to “Volkstheater”. Change to Subway U2 (purple line, direction: "Aspernstrasse" or "Seestadt") and alight at “Schottentor-Universität”. Walk approximately three minutes to the main building of the University of Vienna.

Tickets for the train can be bought at the red "ÖBB" vending machines at train stations or online (in advance) via Austrian Federal Railways' (ÖBB's) websites. Tickets for the subway can be bought at the red "Wiener Linien" vending machines at subway and train stations or online (in advance) via Wiener Linien's websites.

 

Public Transport in Vienna

The conference venue, i.e. the main building of the University of Vienna, is located directly next to the subway/tram stop "Schottentor", which is served by the subway line U2, tram lines D, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 71, and bus lines 1A and 40A

Within the city the tickets can be used for all public transport facilities (buses, tramways, and subways). A single ticket is € 2.40, a 24 hours ticket € 8.00, a weekly ticket € 17.10 (valid from midnight on Monday until 9.00 a.m. on the following Monday). (*)

  • For further information on all ticket types and their fares please click here.
  • For the Viennese Journey Planner please click here.

(*) We do not guarantee that these fares are still applicable at the time of your arrival in Vienna! Please check the respective websites for the current fares!


Lodging Information / Hotel Booking

The organizers of the conference have pre-selected hotels for the benefit of its participants. These rooms will be allocated to participants free of any handling fee until July  12th, 2020 - simply use the Online Hotelbooking form below. If you would like to stay longer, please feel free to contact us!

Payment for accommodation is to be made onsite at the hotel receptions. Credit card details will be transferred to the hotels to guarantee your reservations.

Cancellation policies are up to each hotel - usually cancellation free of charge is possible 30 - 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellations have to be communicated via e-mail: congress@univie.ac.at.

Furthermorenew hotel allotments for "Hotel City Central" are now available. Please see below for more information.

 

Hotel Group Booking

If you are planning to travel to the conference as a group and would like to make a hotel group reservation, we would ask you to send the following data to congress@univie.ac.at:

  • Hotel Preferences
  • First and last name of all travelers (if already known)
  • Room type (double or single)
  • E-mail address to which we can send the confirmation
  • Arrival and departure dates for all travelers
  • Preferred payment method (payment by invoice or credit card)

 The same cancellation terms apply as for individual bookings.

Google Maps

Conference Venue

Official DGPs & ÖGP Hotels


New Hotel Allotments: Hotel City Central

Alternatively, you can book a room at  "Hotel City Central" via the following link:
Hotel Reservation Hotel City Central

 

Prices and conditions:

Single room: 10th until 12th September € 164,00 / 12th until 15th September € 179,00 / 15th until 18th September € 139,00 / 18th until 20th September € 149,00
Double room: 10th until 12th September € 209,00 / 11th until 15th September € 229,00 / 15th until 18th September € 189,00 / 18th until 20th September € 209,00

The prices mentioned are per room and night including a breakfast buffet, and service. All taxes and commissions included (10%).

Cancellation: Free cancellation of a booked room by July 19th, 2020 - In the event of a later cancellation or a no-show, the credit card provided will be charged with the amount of the total stay.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Conference and Event Management: congress@univie.ac.at