Workshop Venue

The Schematic Mapping Workshop takes place in Kontaktraum, a modern conference room at the top floor of TU Wien‘s Campus Gußhaus, which is conveniently located in the 4th district of downtown Vienna in walking distance of Karlsplatz, a central subway hub, as well as the major touristic sights of Vienna’s historic city center.


There is a large selection of hotels of different price and comfort levels, apartments, and hostels within a 15-minute walking distance of the workshop venue. Locations further away from the venue can easily be reached by public transport, especially by subway (U-Bahn). We recommend booking your rooms through one of the major accommodation platforms such as, Airbnb, or others.


Vienna’s international airport is located a 20-minute train ride away from the city center and serves a large number of European airports as well as many major airports outside Europe. About six trains per hour connect the airport train station to either the city center (Wien Mitte on S-Bahn S7 (4.10 Euro) or the CAT (City Airport Train, 12 Euro) or the main station (Hauptbahnhof on ÖBB Railjet, 4.10 Euro). Another possibility to get from the airport to Vienna city center is the bus connection (8 Euro). Look for “Vienna Airport Lines” (e.g. Wien Westbahnhof and Wien Schwedenplatz). In terms of taxi service, be aware that regular taxis take a fixed flat rate of 40 Euro. There are companies offering limousine services in the airport (City Transfer counter). This service can be pre-arranged and might be cheaper than the regular taxi fare. You can find more information about driver services here.

We recommend booking your flights to Vienna with our official airline partner Austrian Airlines. If you enter the eVoucher code “SMW19” on the booking page you will receive a discount of 15% on all return flights to Vienna during the period April 4th to 19th, 2019.

For traveling by train, Vienna main station (Hauptbahnhof) has direct connections to many cities in neighboring countries, including Budapest, Prague, Frankfurt, Munich, and Zurich as well as night train connections to Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Zurich, Rome, and Milan.

For getting around in Vienna there are 24-/48-/72-hour passes for €8,00/€14,10/€17,10 as well as a Monday-to-Monday weekly ticket for €17,10 that allow for unlimited travel on all subways, trams, buses, and trains within the Vienna city zone, which does not include the airport. For more information see Wiener Linien.


For questions about attending the Schematic Mapping Workshop 2019 contact the local organizers