Schloss Belvedere by Fábio Gamallo on Pixabay
General recommendations for Vienna
There is much to be said about Vienna. Most people speak english. Austria’s capitol is the largest and most beautiful among a few historical cities. Although we were not able to rent the Schloss Belvedere (picture above) for the conference, you can visit it among many other places to see in Vienna:
Museums and Exhibitions in Vienna (select language in the upper menu line)
Sigmund Freud Museum (currently restricted opening)
Hotels and transportation
There are many great Hotels in Vienna and online booking via usual platforms is recommended. The conference venue and the Medical University of Vienna are located just next to the centre which makes sightseeing easy. Trams, Busses and Subways are operating frequently nearly everywhere for 2,80 EURO one-way. Tickets can be purchased at the stations or via the Smartphone-App Wien Mobil. Recently several e-scooter rental companies (Lime, Tier, Bird, etc. ) started to operate thousands of scooters, which now just stand nearly everywhere in the city. Vienna has well developed bicycle-track system (Radwege) which is to be shared with e-scooter drivers (max. 18km/h). Taxis are secure, have taxometers, are affordable and easy to get – and also bookable by smartphone-Apps eg. TAXI 40100.
30 Best Hotels in Vienna (at booking.com)
10 Best Hotels in Vienna (at tripadvisor.com)
The Medical University of Vienna has a cooperation agreement with the following Hotels (please ask for Medical University of Vienna discount):
Hotel De France (Schottenring 3) starting at 107 EURO
Hotel Alpha (Buchfeldgasse 8) starting at 92 EURO
Airport Shuttle and Airport Taxi:
The Airport Vienna (VIE) is connected by the CITY-AIRPORT-TRAIN with the city centre (Landstrasse) every 30 minutes. The journey takes 16 minutes (11 EURO one-way, 19 EURO two-way). There are also Buses at a lower fare but operating more frequently. A TAXI from the Airport to the center is about 35-40 EURO.
The conference venue at the Medical University of Vienna is the new dentistry building in the 9th district, Sensengasse 2a, in the heart of the Vienna’s historical centre. In the year 2013 the old hospital building (Garnisonsspital) has been adapted and designed by the architects Nehrer+Medek and Partner.
The arcitectual details on the outcome of the historical and modern amalgam can be viewed here.