As in 2011, the Forum will be held in the splendid historic building of Aula der Wissenschaften (“Hall of Sciences”) at the old Vienna University –
a 17th-century building equipped with modern infrastructure, bridging the past and the present.
- Right in Vienna city center with its hotels, restaurants, bars, underground carparks, cultural institutions and shopping areas
- Few minutes’ walk away from
the the selected hotels
- Easily reachable: underground (lines U1, U3, U4), bus (1A, 74A), tram (line 2)
Aula der Wissenschaften «Hall of Sciences»
Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna, Austria
This year, the prestigious Gala dinner organized during the 4th Global Drucker Forum will take place at Palais Ferstel on
Thursday 15th November 2012
at 20.00 – 23.30.
Again it promises to be an unforgettable evening with a fine dining experience and international networking. Dinner will be followed by an exciting and unique concert
You can book your seat (incl. partner) when registering to the Forum. Click here to register.
Adress: Freyung 2 - 1010 Vienna (Austria)
Metro: U3 Herrengasse
Three hotels have been selected as the preferred hotels to enhance networking among Forum participants. All hotels are located within walking distance from the venue and offer many amenities.
The negotiated rates below are quoted in EUR, per night, per single/double room, and include city tax, Austrian VAT and breakfast.
Rooms are available between November 13th and November 17th and need to be booked online when registering to the event (credit card details need to be given as a guarantee, rules and conditions need to be approved).
Click here to register.
For more information or other booking dates,
do not hesitate to contact the
Drucker Forum Secretariat:
Description: The Wien Mercure Zentrum Hotel is situated right in the historical heart of Vienna;
St. Stephen's Cathedral, the State Opera House, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Museum Quarter and exclusive shopping streets are all within walking distance. Classic and modern rooms are spread over two buildings. The classic building with Viennese charm, its own entrance and breakfast area, have been entirely reserved for Drucker Forum participants to enhance networking. Rooms are rather spacious and include a work desk, flat-screen TV, mini bar, high-speed Internet access (free) and a laptop safe.
Public indoor parking nearby (paying).
The hotel offers 154 rooms.
Address: Fleischmarkt 1a - 1010 Vienna
Distance: 650 meters, 8 min. walking from venue
Rates: 135€ single / 151€ double (incl. breakfast)
Metro: line U3 Stephansplatz
Description: Hotel Europa Vienna is located in the centre of Vienna and is just a few minutes’ walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Rooms have a modern design with warm colors and all feature a mini bar, cable TV, a safe and 24H free Internet. Public transportation is just a brief walk from the hotel. Valet parking at a nearby public parking garage. The hotel offers 160 rooms.
Address: Kärntner Straße 18, 1010 Vienna Eingang Neuer Markt 3
Distance: 700 meters, 9 min. walking from venue
Rates: 145€ single / 160€ double (incl. breakfast)
Metro: line U4 Schwedenplatz
Description: The Radisson Blu Palais Hotel is located in the centre of Vienna, on the famous Ring. It is housed in restored Viennese palaces built in 1872 and prides itself in retaining the lavish splendour of the palaces. Guests at this luxury hotel in Vienna may indulge in soothing and relaxing treatments at the Vendome Spa (paying) or enjoy gym facilities at the John Harris Fitness Centre (free). The hotel offers on-site fine dining and bar facilities. All Classic rooms (rather small, though) have an old Viennese style and offer W-LAN Internet (free), cable TV, safe and mini bar. Parking available at the rate of 45€ per day. The hotel features 247 rooms.
Address: Parkring 14/16 - 1010 Vienna
Distance: 550 meters, 7 min. walking from venue
Rates: 170€ single / 190€ double (incl. breakfast)
Metro: line U3 Stubentor
This year again Forum participants will walk around exhibition booths and the book signing area during lunches and coffee breaks.
This is also an excellent opportunity to promote your products and/or services directly to the delegates.
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact Sylvie Herman
Visit www.wien.info for information on
Book your flights to the 4th Global Drucker Forum 2012 online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares!
To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher/Gutschein field on the Austrian homepage booking-engine: Code: GDF13
- Booking period: now until Nov., 17th, 2012
- Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of November 07th, 2012 until November, 24th, 2012 (final date for return flight) on OS flight numbers.
With Austrian Airlines you can fly non-stop to the Austrian capital several times a day.
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) offer a well developed railway network and modern trains that carry you to Vienna in safety and comfort. Vienna can also be easily reached by train from further afield.
Quickly find your train to Vienna:
From Vienna-Schwechat Airport to the city center: Take the comfortable City Airport Train CAT to the city center in 16 minutes.
You can also take an official taxi at the airport, who will drive you directly to the center within 30 minutes (+/- EUR 35).
From CAT Train terminal (Ladstrasse, Wien Mitte) to
- Mercure Wien Centrum: underground line to station Stephansplatz (2 stops)
- Hotel Europa Wien: underground line to station Schwedenplatz (1 stop)
- Radisson BLU Palais Hotel: underground line to station Stubentor (1 stop), walk on Parkring for about 800 meters.
- Aula der Wissenschaften: underground line to station Stubentor (1 stop)
Weather and Clothing
Vienna has a mild continental climate and is generally cold in November when the first snowfall of the year can be expected. Temperature in November is between 8 and 4 degrees Celsius.
We advise you to bring warm and windproof clothing to discover this beautiful city!
Credit Cards and Currency
All major credit cards (VISA, American Express and MasterCard) are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants.
It is advisable to carry an identity card or some form of photo identification.
The Euro (€) is the official currency of Austria.
Click here to convert your currency
Electricity supply is 220 volts/50Hz throughout Austria with "European" 2-pin type wall sockets. For any European or other countries that utilize 240 volts e.g. UK and Ireland electrical equipment will need a plug adapter to fit Austrian sockets.
Americans and Canadians with 110V equipment will need a plug adapter and a transformer to step up the voltage to 220 volts. These can be bought at any hardware store.
Passport and Visa Information
An identity card is sufficient for participants from EU-member countries. Other nationalities may require a visa* or a passport valid for a determinate period to enter the European Union. For specific information, please contact the Austrian Embassy of your country at least six weeks prior to your departure.
*The letter of invitation for visa application will only be delivered after payment of the registration fee.
00 43 is the International Country Code for Austria
when dialing from abroad.
Time zone (from October 30th) is
Central European Time CET, i.e. UTC/GMT +1 hour
The language in Austria is German but most
people speak fluent English.