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The conference will take place at the University of Vienna, in the Währingerstrasse 29 building (W29).
We suggest searching here for nearby hotels or from the list below:
- Hotel Boltzmann (1.1 km)
- Hotel & Palais Strudlhof (1.2 km)
- Hotel Pension Bleckmann (1.3 km)
- Pension Ani (1.8 km)
- Pension Ani Falstaff (1.7 km)
- Hotel Regina (450 m)
- Hotel Harmonie (1 km)
Vienna International Airport is the major airport through which most attendees will arrive. All information on current entry regulations to Austria and other countries, important contact details and links for travelers and collectors can be found here. There are many ground transportation options available once you arrive, including the City Airport Train (CAT). With a journey time of only 16 minutes, this train is the fastest way to travel to the city center – without stress and traffic jams while traveling in an environmentally friendly way.
VISA Process: While AACE can provide registered attendees with a letter of invitation to use with your visa application paperwork.
5 Things to Do & See in Vienna
- Visit the 300-year-old Belvedere Palace and view the world-famous painting “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. Admire some of the other art on show and take a stroll through the vast gardens and halls of the Baroque palace complex.
- Walk the Ringstrasse: Wrapped around Vienna’s historic city centre, the Ringstrasse – or the Ring as it’s more commonly known – was built in 1857 to show off the best of the Habsburg empire, a stroll around the Ring is the easiest way to admire some of the city’s grandest buildings. Travelling the relatively short distance between Karlsplatz and Schottentor alone allows you to take in the State Opera House, the Burggarten, the Hofburg, the National Library, the Art History, Natural History and World museums, Parliament, the Volksgarten, the Burgtheater, the Town Hall and the University.
- Explore the MuseumsQuartier: The MQ, has everything from the world’s finest Egon Schiele collection to an array of trendy bars, cafés and restaurants to a sculpture park-slash-mini golf course. The MQ Libelle rooftop terrace provides some of the finest views of the city centre. The Leopold Museum, home to 42 Schiele paintings and various works by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and members of the Wien Werkstätte movement, is one of Vienna’s finest art museums.
- Visit Hofburg Palace: Hofburg Palace was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today it’s the official residence of the country’s president. See the Roman ruins, learn all about the life and macabre death of Empress Elisabeth – the ‘Princess Diana’ of the Habsburg Empire who was recently immortalised in Netflix drama ‘The Empress’ – at the Sisi Museum, admire the Baroque splendour of the newly-refurbished Prunksaal (State Hall) at the Austrian National Library and see where Adolf Hitler held his Anschluss speech. Head to the Spanish Riding School to watch the Lipizzaner horses perform their nifty dressage work.
- Go For a Dip: Vienna is impressively equipped with pools – the Art Deco Amalienbad is definitely worth a visit – but nothing beats an open-air dip in the river. Just seven stops from central Stephansplatz, the lakeside Alte Donau (Old Danube) area is where locals flock during the warmer months. There, you’ll find idyllic bathing beaches, good fish restaurants, and places to hire boats and SUPs. If you don’t fancy going chlorine-free, try the Badeschiff Vienna, a super-cool pool on a boat with a DJ and cracking food and drink, courtesy of the Speisen Ohne Grenzen menu produced by refugees. These are largely summer activities, of course, although the Badeschiff now offers winter swimming at your own risk.
- Try Vienna’s Signature Cake: Vienna’s signature cake the Sachertorte, a luxurious combo of dense chocolate sponge, dark chocolate ganache and finely-spread apricot jam, traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream, is more than just a dessert – its recipe is a closely guarded secret. Sure, you’ll find versions of this sweet treat in cafés across the city, but there’s a fierce rivalry between the Hotel Sacher and Demel over claims to the original recipe. They’ve even gone to court over it. Sample all the versions you can and decide for yourself whose is the best!
Dine in the world’s grandest greenhouse: Located in the pretty Burggarten park by the Hofburg, the Palmenhaus might be the world’s grandest greenhouse. Home to towering tropical trees and plants from around the world, the Palmenhaus doubles as a restaurant and bar, serving modern Austrian specialties with locally-sourced ingredients, as well as lighter bites and cocktails. If nothing else, be sure to try the cheeseboard with a glass of local wine. This is a fabulous spot for a memorable first-night dinner or drinks. Plus, it’s sehr photogenic both inside and out, and a great place for people-watching.
Have a coffee at the famed Café Central: Vienna’s most venerable café commands a queue to rival any hotspot. Opened in 1876, this typical Viennese Kaffeehaus has always been a favourite with brainy locals; Sigmund Freud, Leon Trotsky and Stefan Zweig are all known to have taken their coffee here. Its cathedral-like domed ceilings and accomplished patisserie selection are just as much of a draw now as they were then.