The conference will take place at the faculty of physics of the Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)) (Freihaus).

TU Wien is located in the very heart of Vienna, in the pulsating cultural centre of town. Within 5 minute walking distance are the Opera House, the art nouveau Secession building, the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic from which the New Year’s Concert is annually broadcast around the globe, and the splendid baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution (2015/2016: 29,919 students and about 4,000 staff members)

Freihaus, the faculty of physics building, is named for a formerly standing here (demolished in 1937) tax-exempt complex of apartments, markets, workshops, and other buildings, including the famed Freihaus-Theater, where the Mozart's opera "Die Zauberflöte" was premiered.

Freihaus Freihaus, view when coming from Karlsplatz


The faculty of physics is situated nearly on Karlsplatz, close to the central districs of Vienna (Innenstadt)


Wiedner Hauptstraße, 8-10

1040 Wien (4. Bezirk)

Lecture Hall 1 (Hörsaal 1) in the red area, 1st floor

48°11'56.0"N 16°22'03.2"E


Public transport

Karlsplatz is a big traffic point, a junction of underground, tram and bus lines. The underground lines U1, U2 and U4 intersect on the U-Bahn station "Karlsplatz". Stops of bus routes 4A, 59A and of tram routes 1, 62 and of the Wiener Lokalbahn (Badner Bahn) are in the nearest vicinity of Freihaus.

From Vienna airport Schwechat to the city

Special non-stop City Airport Train (CAT) to Wien -Mitte (€11). Alternatively, ÖBB trains: Schnellbahn S7 to the Wien-Mitte station or any long distance train to the Hauptbahnhof (€4.40).

From Wien-Mitte

Take underground line U4 (Station Landstrasse) in direction Hütteldorf to Karlsplatz

From Wien Hauptbahnhof

Take underground line U1 in direction Leopoldau to Karlsplatz

From Wien Westbahnhof

Take underground line U3 in direction Simmering to Stephansplatz, change there for U1 in direction Alaudagasse/Oberlaa to Karlplatz. Alternatively, take U3 in direction Simmering to Volkstheater, change for U2 in direction Karlsplatz to Karlsplatz station
More detailed city traffic information: Wiener Linien. Railway transport information: ÖBB.

Exit from the U-Bahn station to Freihaus

Follow the guidepost "Karlplatz" then take the exit "Wiedner Hauptstraße"

By car

Car parking on the streets in Vienna

Most streets in Vienna require parking permits. Short-term parking covers all districs around our institute: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 10 pm parking fees apply. Parking vouchers (Parkscheine) can be purchased at tobacconists, petrol stations, or cigarette machines.

Car parking at Freihaus

There is an underground car parking (open 24/7) operated by WIPARK located at Freihaus. Drive in at Operngasse 13.