Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known for its music, cuisine, and architecture. A beautiful city combined with ancient imperial traditions along with modern lifestyle. Immersing yourself in the city surrounded by Baroque buildings to experience the Ancient Roman arts as well as to be entertained with the Viennese soul – Music, wherever you are in Vienna, you can always enjoy a cup of Vienna coffee or take a sip of local wine in the taverns.
Vienna is an architecturally rich city where you will find a great mix of historical and modern buildings side by side. The Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Giant Ferris Wheel are the symbols of the city. The world’s oldest existing zoo is in the Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You can’t miss out the traditional dishes like Wiener schnitzel (a breaded veal cutlet), Tafelspitz (traditional fillet of boiled beef), Wiener Wurstel (Viennese Sausages), Sachertorte (Chocolate sponge cake) and so much more here in Vienna. After all Viennese cuisine is the only cuisine in the world to be named after a city.
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
Foyer D Entrance
Messepl. 1, 1021 Wien, Austria
Messe Wein Exhibition & Congress Center is Austria’s largest conference and exhibition venue where is suitable for all kinds and sizes of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and events. It is completely barrier free and commits to sustainability in full accordance with the criteria set by the Österreichische Umweltzeichen eco-label.
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center is located close to Vienna’s famous Prater park with easy access from the public transportation – U: Krieau. It is also only 20 minutes away from Vienna International Airport by car (30 minutes by airport bus).
For detailed information on activities, restaurants and useful tips, please visit the Vienna Tourist Board website.
Vienna Airport is well connected to the public transportation network and can be reached quickly, comfortably and cheaply by train or bus.
By City Airport Train (CAT)
City Airport Train (CAT) offers the fastest way from airport to downtown Vienna (Wien Mitte, connections to U3, U4) in 16 minutes, and runs every 30 minutes. Ticket can be purchased online, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport. Baggage check-in is also available. Please visit www.cityairporttrain.com for further information.
Vienna Airport Lines has two routes:
VAL1 – Vienna Airport – Vienna Main Station (South, connection to U1) – Vienna Westbahnhof Station (Europaplatz/connection to U3, U6) in 40 minutes.
VAL 3 – Vienna Airport – Donauzentrum (Connection to U1) in 39 - 42 minutes
Tickets can be purchased online, directly from the bus driver or from the ticket machines of Vienna Airport Lines at Vienna Airport or Vienna Westbahnhof station.
By ÖBB Railjet
The Railjets runs every half hour from Vienna Airport to Vienna Main Station (U1) in 15 minutes, or to Wien Meidling station (U6) in around 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online, at the ÖBB ticket counter at the airport, at ticket machines and via the ÖBB ticket app. Please visit www.oebb.at for further detail.
Vienna has a well-developed public transportation option. There are different ticket types so that you can get to where you want to go in Vienna easily and conveniently.
There are 5 lines – U1, U2, U3, U4 and U6 for the subway system. It runs from 5.00am to midnight and operates 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. This is the quickest, simplest and most convenient way of getting around Vienna. You can choose from the different ticket types or travel card (Vienna City Card).
By Tram and Bus
Vienna’s tram network is the sixth largest in the world. It has 28 tram lines and 131 bus lines to serve all areas of Vienna. The integrated fare system means that tickets and travel cards can be used on the subways, trams and buses of Vienna Transport Authority.
There are 3 Taxi companies: Taxi 60 1 60 / Taxi 40 100 / Taxi 31 300 in Vienna. Taxi apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. Please visit Vienna Tourist Board for more information.
Most days of the year the weather in Vienna is quite friendly and moderate. The best weather is from mid-June to early September. Average temperatures during this period: Maximum: 26ºC / 80ºF Minimum: 11ºC / 52ºF
The currency used in Vienna is the Euro (€). The Euro replaced the Schilling on January 1, 2002.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 12.30, and from 1.30pm to 3.00pm, and until 5.30pm on Thursdays. To exchange money, it is better to do it at a bank as foreign exchange booths sometimes charge high fees. In fact, it is better to have the travelers checks in Euros.
Tipping is traditionally given to many service areas, such as restaurants and taxis. It is normally 5% to 10% depending on the level of satisfaction with the service provided.
The official language in Austria is German, but most people in Austria understand and speak English. Major attractions, hotels, and restaurants often have English spoken staff as well as bilingual signage (German and English).
It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a Visa as the application process can be time-consuming. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin.
Currently, EU citizens as well as visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the USA and some other countries do not need a visa to enter Austria. Regulations, however, are subject to change. It is therefore recommended that you check whether you require a visa.
For information regarding visa requirements, please visit the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, European and International and Foreign Affairs or visit your local Embassy (or Consulate) of Austria for more information.
An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the IASLC 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2022) will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment received by the Conference Secretariat.
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.
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