Logistics

IMPORTANT: GHOU will be held at the Kuffner Observatory. GTTP workshop will be held at the University of Vienna. And IAU-GA will be held at Vienna International Centre.

VENUE:
GHOU will be held at Kuffner Observatory from 13-15 August 2018.

GTTP will be held at University of Vienna from 16-18 August 2018: https://goo.gl/maps/2eUQ5otnigu

IAU General Assembly will be held at the Vienna International Centre from 21-31 August 2018: https://goo.gl/maps/sdDxkirBVAk

ACCOMMODATION:

These listed hostetls and hotels are near Kuffner Observatory (conference venue).

Hotel Gallitzinberg, Johann-Staud-Straße 32, 16. Ottakring, 1160 Vienna, Austria, is an eight minute walk or #46a/b bus ride to the Observatory. This is the closest hotel to the Observatory.
Hotel Hadrigan, Maroltingergasse 68, 1160 Wien, Austria, is an 11 minute bus ride and a 6 minute walk.
Palace Hostel – Schlossherberge, Savoyenstraße 2, 1160 Wien, Austria, is a 29 minute walk or a 2 minute walk and 10 minute bus ride on 46B
Flatprovider Classy Sulm Apartment Sulmgasse 9, 1160 Wien, Austria
Hotel Schwalbe Degengasse 45, 1160 Wien, Austria, is a 25 minute walk or a walk and ride on bus 46B
Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg, is a 29 minute walk or a 2 minute walk and 10 minute bus ride on 46B
ARCOTEL Hotels, Konstantingasse 6-8, 1160 Wien, Austria, 25 minute walk or a walk and bus ride.

Other downtown accomodations maybe be found here as well as Hotels.com, etc: http://astro.univie.ac.at/services/nahegelegene-hotels/ Participants are adviced to book directly.

TRANSPORTATION:

From Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, CAT (City Airport Train), train (S-Bahn) or taxi.

Airport Bus Shuttle

There are regular buses from the airport to

  • Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (with connection to undergrounds U1 and U4)
  • Wien Dörfelstrasse/Meidling (with connection to underground U6)
  • Wien Westbahnhof (with connection to undergrounds U3 and U6)

The bus station is directly in front of the airport arrival hall. Buses leave every 20 to 30 minutes. It takes around 30 minutes to get to Vienna. Tickets (6 Euro) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport in Vienna!

Opens external link in new windowBus schedule (German only)

City Airport Train (CAT)

The CAT takes you to the City Air Terminal (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) in 16 minutes. CATs leave the airport every half hour from 6:05 am to 11:35 pm and the City Air Terminal from 5:38 am to 11:08 pm. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal.

Online ticket: Single ticket 9 Euro / Return ticket 16 Euro
At ticket machine: Single ticket 10 Euro / Return ticket 18 Euro
On board: Single ticket 12 Euro
(Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna!)

Opens external link in new windowCAT schedule

Train

To get to the airport train, follow the sign “S-Bahn” in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7, travel time: around 25 minutes. At stop Wien Mitte/Landstrasse, change to underground U3, direction Ottakring. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). You can buy the ticket (for two zones!) at the ticket machine in the train station (3.60 Euro incl. public transport in Vienna).

Taxi

The taxi stand at the airport is in front of the arrival hall. It takes about half an hour to get to the city centre (approx. 35 – 40 Euro).
To go from the city to the airport, either ask your hotel to book an airport taxi or call one of the following taxi companies (all of them offer special fares to the airport): 31300, 40100, 60160, 81400 or 1716.

Public Transport in Vienna:

Vienna has an efficient public transportation system. You can easily purchase tickets at the ticket machines in Vienna or online.

The 72-h Vienna ticket (EURO 16.50) is an economic way of moving around in Vienna.

For those who plan to do some sightseeing while they are in Vienna, the Vienna Card (EURO 21.90) might be the right choice. It is also valid for 72 hours and entitles you to reduced rates when visiting museums, exhibitions, etc. You can buy the Vienna Card at the airport, in most hotels or order it online.

For general information on public transport and the different kinds of tickets please see Wiener Linien (button for English language is in the upper right corner).

Within the city limits, tickets for public transport are valid for buses, trams and undergrounds. For more information on how to purchase tickets online and how to get around in Vienna, see Opens external link in new windowWiener Linien. Nearest underground / tram station is “Schottentor”.

Opens external link in new windowRoute Map and Timetables for the Wiener Linien

LUNCH: TBA.

COFFEE BREAKS: Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided during the breaks.

DINNER: On your own, list of local restaurants will be provided.

VISA: Please check with your local embassy of consulate regarding visa. For invitation letters and other requirements, please contact LOC.

WALL SOCKET TYPE: https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/for-travelling/travel-adaptor-for-austria/

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