DEXA 2012 will be held at the Vienna University of Technology (TU) in the 4th district of Vienna close to the city center. More precisely, the conference takes place in the Electronic Engineering Building between the subway stations Karlsplatz and Taubstummengasse.
Address of DEXA 2012 Conference
Electronic Engineering Building ("Elektrotechnisches Institut - EI")
The DEXA 2012 location is conveniently close to the underground stations Karlsplatz (U1, U2, and U4) and Taubstummengasse (U1) giving fast connections to most places. Close tram stops are Paulanergasse (lines 62, 65, and Badner Bahn) and Gußhausstraße (line D).
A single ticket is valid for travelling one way in one zone, where the whole city is a single zone. You can change to different lines in the course, but you must not interrupt your journey. Single tickets can be purchased at a price of 2.00 Euro at ticket machines in underground stations or at points of advance sale. You can purchase tickets on board of busses and trams at an increased rate of 2.20 Euro. Tickets must be validated at the begin of a journey. To validate your ticket stamp the ticket at the blue machines located at the entrance of underground stations as well as on buses and trams. Tickets bought directly from the tram or bus driver (and some tickets from ticket machines in underground stations) are automatically validated and need not be stamped. Apart from single tickets there are passes for longer periods of time. Passes are available for 24, 48, and 72 hours (beginning at the time when stamped), or as weekly, monthly or annual passes.
For more Information about public transport please visit the Website of Wiener Linien: http://www.wienerlinien.at/
From and To the Airport
The Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Schwechat is about 20 km away in the southeast of Vienna. Train lines S7 and S2 connect the city center with the airport. You need a single ticket for two zones (3,60 Euro) between the airport and any place in the city. To go from the airport to the DEXA 2012 location you may change at Landstraße/Wien Mitte to U4 (direction Hütteldorf) until Karlsplatz. The City Airport Train (CAT) is a more comfortable line connecting the airport with Wien Mitte (8 to 10 Euro one way). Furthermore, there are bus services to and from several places in the city. You can also use taxi for your convenience, a taxi fare is at around 25-30 Euros.
For Information about national and international train connections please visit the Website of ÖBB: http://www.oebb.at/
Vienna International Airport (VIA)
For Information about national and international flights please visit the Website of Vienna Internation Airport (VIA):
At the DEXA 2012 location (and everywhere around the city center) long-term parking is difficult. The entire area is a short-term parking zone from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 10 pm. You must fill in a prepaid parking voucher (called "Parkschein") for a maximum duration of 2 hours. On weekends and during the night parking is free in many streets. There are convenient Park & Ride facilities in the outer districts of Vienna.
Vienna is Austria's principal city – and one of the country’s nine states – with a population of about 1.7 million (2.4 million within the metropolitan area). It is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre and the tenth largest city by population in the European Union. As of 2008, Vienna was listed by Mercer Human Resource Consulting as having the second highest quality of living.
Vienna is host to many major international organizations and various international institutions and companies; and is the seat of a number of United Nations offices. It is currently the world's 4th "UN city" (after New York, Geneva and The Hague). In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city has a multi-faceted cultural life as it offers a choice of theatres, opera houses, stages for musicals, museums and numerous theatre, music and dance festivals. The Museumsquartier, with its Baroque façade, is home to one of the biggest cultural districts in Europe.
With its worldwide reputation as a city of music, Vienna's first-class orchestras and ensembles give the city its seal of excellence. Alongside contemporary music, classical music continues to play a vital role, as is made evident by the Vienna Philharmonic, the City of Vienna Concert Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and many others. The regular appearance of international artists and ensembles on Vienna stages, compliment the city's cultural life.
During the summer months the Vienna Film Festival on Rathausplatz attracts music lovers from all corners of the world. The City Hall provides a perfect backdrop for classical music performances, and the various food stalls dish up an excellent international culinary experience.
Almost half of Vienna's municipal area is green. Parks and gardens, recreational areas, the Vienna Woods, Danube Island and the Old Danube offer a variety of sports activities, such as running, skating, biking, swimming, surfing, golf and tennis. Vienna also has its own national park, of which approximately one-quarter is within the city boundaries. The park provides a habitat for many endangered flora and fauna right near the city.
The café is Vienna's favourite place to relax in, where visitors can escape daily stress, meet friends, read the papers or simply enjoy a good cup of coffee. And, for night-time entertainment, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and event locations to choose from.
Free Vienna Audio Guide
The Vienna Hotel and Cityguide offers a free Audio Tour for our participants. A great way to learn more about this fascinating city.
Just visit Vienna Walking Tours and use "DEXA12" to download your free Audio Guide.
For more information visit www.wien.info/en