Travel and Tourist

Flight Offer

Book your flights to the "Origins 6 Congress 2017" online at 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:



  • Booking period: now until September 15th, 2017
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September 3rd, 2017 until September 22nd, 2017 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights.

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Tourism in Vienna

The official visitor`s site for Vienna is



Colleagues from countries outside the European Union travelling on compulsory visa are in need of insurance providing medical cover (including personal liability) during their stay in Austria and other Schengen countries. If they do not rely on that or an equivalent insurance package, it can be acquired online by "Europäische Reiseversicherung" under the web-address most easily.
Neither the University of Vienna nor the conference organizers can be held responsible for any personal injury or loss of private property. All participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for insurance.


Currency/Credit Cards

The Austrian currency, like in most countries of the European Union, is the EURO (€). Please, take into consideration that some foreign currencies cannot be exchanged for EUROS and that cash exchange is subject to handling fees. We advise to draw money from cash terminals called "Bankomat" (to be found inside/outside every banking establishment) with your bank card for the daily exchange rate. Besides, most hotels, restaurants and shops accept international credit cards.


Opening hours

Banks: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday,

Sunday and public holidays.

Shops: Monday to Friday usually 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Opening/Closing hours may differ. Closed Sunday and public holidays.

Supermarkets: Monday to Friday usually 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday to 6:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and public holidays. A supermarket is located at University Campus (Court 1) near the Conference Venue.


Getting from the Airport (Wien-Schwechat) to Vienna *

Taxi from the airport to the city centre (ca. € 35.00-40.00). Since Vienna airport is not located in Vienna but the neighbouring federal country of Lower Austria ("Niederösterreich"), taxi drivers may request an additional return fee as they are not allowed to pick up customers in Vienna. Sounds somewhat curious, but is sad reality.

CAT (City Airport Train) to the city centre station "Wien-Mitte" (Landstraße) (€11.00 one way, €17.00 return) departs from the airport every 30 minutes with a travelling time of 16 minutes. Ticket machines are to be found in the arrival hall in front of the entrance to CAT station. The way is prominently marked in green.

Shuttle-Bus to Schwedenplatz and the Süd- or Westbahnhof railway stations (€ 8.00 one way, €13.00 return) departs from the airport every 20-30 minutes. Travelling time about 20-25 minutes.

Local Fast Train (S 7) to the city centre station "Wien-Mitte" (Landstraße) (two-zone ticket, € 4.40) departs from the airport every 30 minutes with a travelling time of about 25 minutes.

*All prices may be subject to change.


Public Transport within Vienna

Public transport in Vienna is efficient and extensive. All types (Buses, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn) can be used with the same ticket.

A weekly ticket for all public transport in Vienna costs 16.20 Euro and is valid from Monday through Sunday. They can be bought at Tabak/Trafik kiosks as well as at ticket machines in U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations.

Single fares cost €2.20, day tickets €7.60. The Vienna card (see below) is also a 72 hour ticket for public transport and costs €16.50.

For planning your trips:



Reduced rates for museums, exhibitions, guided tours, theatres and concerts, cheaper shopping, advantages in cafés, at "Heurigen", taverns and restaurants. Vienna-Card is also valid as a 48 or 72 hour ticket for public transport.

For detailed information please contact

It currently costs €18.90/ €21.90


Electric devices

Electricity is 220 V AC with 50 Hz frequency. Plug connections are equivalent to those used e.g. in Germany or Poland. Since not all hotels (especially the smaller ones) provide sufficient equipment it is advisable to care for adapters.



Service is not included in consummation. Therefore a tip of 10 % is usual (of course, if service was sufficient).



Austria has a characteristic continental European dry climate with an average temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius in September. However, we can`t give a guarantee on that, as conditions may vary due to recent global weather changes.



Vienna classic



Wiener Konzerthaus

Wiener Staatsoper


There are numerous hotels of various categories located in the immediate neighbourhood of the Conference venue. Some of them are listed below ? these are all within walking distance (ca. 3 to 20 minutes) of the University Campus. Please take into consideration that many, many tourists come to Vienna in September, so it is advisable to make your bookings at an appropriate date. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice or further information.


Some websites for booking your accommodation

(choose districts with postal codes 1080 and 1090; centre: 1010)

Hotels in Vienna

Hotels in Vienna

Hotels in Vienna

Hotels in Vienna via tourist information

Official Apartment & Vacation Rental Owner Organization of Vienna (cheap)

Apartments in Wien (cheap)

Odyssee Private Accommodation (cheap)

Hotels in Vienna

Hotels in Vienna

Hotels in Vienna


List of High End Hotels and Guesthouses here

List of Mid Range and Budget Hotels/ Hostels here


Restaurants/ Bar/ Café

There are a lot of nice restaurants, snack-bars, pubs or cafés close to the conference venue at Währinger Street 29: by foot 5-15 min walk, or by tram line 37 or 38 you are able to reach the Main University (tram station: Schottentor) and Votivkirche ? A nice place for sightseeing and also for numerous restaurants.

List of Restaurants, Bars and Cafés here