Bookings need to be made directly with the hotels using the links or reservation forms below. We have arranged favorable rates for participants of PDF.


Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof *****

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is situated in the heart of Vienna's old city, just 250m away from the Hofburg. The Goldenes Quartier, Vienna's luxury shopping district is reachable in ca. 4 minutes by foot. It takes about 7 minutes to reach Hofburg.

For your reservation, please follow this link.

Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien, Austria
Metro: U3, U1
Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z
Bus: 1A, 2A, 3A

Price per night incl. breakfast: Superior single room €249 | Superior double room €289


Hotel Rathauspark Wien ****


Hotel Rathauspark is situated close to townhall, Votivkirche and the University of Vienna, while the Old Town is within walking distance. It takes about 15 minutes by foot to Hofburg.

For your reservation, please follow this link
If any questions occur, please address directly to: Nadia Arabo:

Address: Rathausstraße 17, 1010 Wien
Metro: U3 Tram: 43, 44, 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z
Bus: 321

Price per night incl. breakfast: Standard single room €210 | Standard double room €229


Austria Trend Hotel Europa Wien ****

Austria Trend Hotel Europa Wien is located in the city center, close to some of Vienna’s most famous sights like Stephansdom and the Opera. It takes about 11 minutes to reach the Hofburg by foot.

For your reservation, please follow this link.
If any questions occur, please address directly to: Daniela Lindner:

Address: Kärntner Straße 18, 1010 Wien
Metro: U3 Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z
Bus: 2A

Price per night incl. breakfast: Single room €160 | Double room €179





The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. Located in the centre of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century and expanded several times afterwards. It also served as the imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence. Since 1946 it is the official residence and workplace of the president of Austria. It is the first address in Vienna for congresses, fairs and exhibitions as well as banquets, balls and concerts.

Gala Event & Drucker Challenge Award Ceremony

Date: November 30th
Time: 7:30 pm Aperitif, 8:00 pm Dinner
Venue: Festsaal, Vienna Hofburg Palace
Dresscode: elegant, local attire
Address: Heldenplatz | 1010 Wien
Metro: U3, U1
Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z
Bus: 1A, 2A

Entrance Hofburg:




By Air

Special Lufthansa Group air fares

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together - every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

You will reach the booking platform via this link: and with the event code ATAUDKC. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

NB: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.

Of course, you can also book through your IATA travel agency. The travel agency can request the ticketing instructions by sending an email to, stating the event code ATAUDKC.

Eurowings flights must be booked on their website


By Train

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 centre

Vienna airport taxis has fixed prices from 36€ from the airport to Vienna. Other Taxi companies can be found here. The taxis park at the same location as the buses (see below).

Another option is, of course, a car sharing service or to book yourself an Uber, for example.. The taxis use the same outside location as the buses (see below).

After arriving at the airport, follow the signs to the trains and walk down the ramp to the train station. The City Airport Train will take you from the airport to the city center in 16 Minutes, without stopping on the way. One-way tickets are available for €14,90, the return tickets cost €24,90.

Bookable either online (City Airport Train) or at the airport before entering the train.

When you arrive at the airport, simply turn right to find a ramp that leads you down to the train station under the terminal. You can buy your ticket either at the ÖBB (Austrian railways) ticket office or at ticket vending machines, which are located under the terminal. A display board informs on departure times for all trains leaving the airport to Vienna and elsewhere. After walking down the ramp you will quickly reach platforms 1-2 to access the trains.

When you exit airport arrivals, you can find corridors ahead of you which lead outside of the terminal. After passing through the corridors, you will arrive at the bus stops.

The Vienna Airport Lines run various services to different destinations in Vienna. You can find more information on their website

The bus Line Val 1 will take you from the airport to Hauptbahnhof/Vienna’s main train station (U1, 13A, 18) and has its last stop at Wien Westbahnhof (U3, U6, 5, 6, 9, 49, 52).

Line VAL 2 will take you from the airport to the city centre/Schwedenplatz.


Public Transportation


Vienna has a well-connected and broad public transportation system. Just click here to find a variety of offers by Wiener Linien.

Click here for Viennas public transportation map or here for other maps.

You can download Viennas Transportation App for Android and for IOS.




Tourism office

Visit for information on

  • Hotels & Travel Info
  • Sightseeing
  • Music & Stage Shows
  • Shopping, Wining & Dining
  • Lifestyle & Scene

… and more

Tourist-Info Wien:
Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, 1010 Vienna
Open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Tourist Info Vienna Airport: Arrival hall
Open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Weather and Clothing

Vienna has a temperate continental climate. End of November/beginning of December, temperatures vary between -1 and 8 degrees Celsius bringing sunny as well as foggy and snowy days. We advise you to bring warm and windproof clothing to discover this beautiful city!

Click here for up to date weather information


The Euro (€) is the official currency of Austria. Click here to convert your 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.

Electricity Supply

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 110 volts 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

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.

Country code, time and language

00 43 is the International Country Code for Austria when dialling from abroad.

Time zone (from October 30th) is Central European Time CET, i.e. UTC/GMT +1 hour
You can check the time difference here.

The language in Austria is German but most people speak fluent English.

Cultural activities

When visiting Vienna, make sure to come see a theater, an opera or visit one of our remarkable museums.

Opera, operetta, ballet and musical comedy:

Vienna State Opera
Vienna Volksoper
Strauss and Mozart Concerts at the Kursalon Hübner
Raimund Theater

Akademie Theater

The Albertina Museum
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Fine Arts
Leopold Museum
Museum of Modern Arts
World Museum Vienna

Will be updated on a regular basis. More info to follow.
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