Practical Info

Venue/Hall of Sciences


As in 2011 and 2012, 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

Gala Dinner/City Hall Vienna

The Drucker Society is proud to invite you to the Gala Dinner that will be held in a unique and exclusive venue: the City Hall of Vienna (Rathaus)! We are looking forward to meeting you at this prestigious networking event with a fine dining experience and a typical Viennese atmosphere, on Thursday 13th November 2014 at 20.00 – 23.30. Do not miss this exceptional experience !

Dresscode: elegant

You can book your seat (incl. partner) when registering to the Forum.


Address: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1
1010 Vienna (Austria)
Metro: U2 Rathaus



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 service charges and Austrian VAT. Breakfast is excluded.

Rooms are available between 10th November and 16th November and need to be booked online when registering for the event (credit card details need to be given as a guarantee, rules and conditions need to be approved).

For more information or other booking dates,
do not hesitate to contact the
Drucker Forum Secretariat:

Hotel Mercure Wien Zentrum

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. Rooms are rather modern 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.


Fleischmarkt 1a - 1010 Vienna
Distance: 650m, 8 min. walking from venue
Rates: 129 €/Room
Breakfast 17€/Person (optional)
Metro: line U3 Stephansplatz

Hotel Europa Wien

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.


Kärntner Straße 18, 1010 Vienna Eingang Neuer Markt 3
Distance: 700m, 9 min. walking from venue
Rates: 140 €/Room
Breakfast 20€/Person (optional)
Metro: line U4 Schwedenplatz

Hilton Vienna Hotel


Featuring contemporary decor, the Hilton Vienna hotel is one of Austria’s premier hotels. The main sights and most fashionable shopping streets – as well as the Forum venue (Aula) – are within walking distance. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi and a high standard of amenities. You can enjoy Austrian cuisine and wines at S’PARKS restaurant or at the Lobby Bar & Lounge. The hotel also offers a well-equipped fitness and relaxation area (sauna, steam bath, massage). Parking is available (34,20€/day).
The hotel offers 579 rooms.

Address: Am Stadtpark 1 – 1030 Vienna
Distance: 500m, 6 min. walking from venue
Rate: 179€/room
Breakfast: 29€/person (optional)
Metro: line U3 or U4 Landstrasse,
CAT train terminal (Wien Mitte)



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.

Level 1 – Pillared Hall

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact Sylvie Herman

Vienna/Tourism Office


Visit for information on

- Sightseeing
- Music & Stage Shows
- Shopping, Wining & Dining
- Lifestyle & Scene
… and more



Book your flights to the 6th Global Drucker Forum 2014 online at 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: GPDF14


  • Booking period: now until November 15th, 2014
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of November 5th, 2014 until November 22nd, 2014 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights.


With Austrian Airlines you can fly non-stop to the Austrian capital several times a day.

Other airlines:


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:

Transportation/in 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 40).

From CAT Train terminal (Landstrasse, Wien Mitte) to

  • Mercure Wien Centrum: underground line  to station Stephansplatz (2 stops)
  • Hotel Europa Wien: underground line  to station Schwedenplatz (1 stop)
  • Hilton Vienna Hotel: just cross the street
  • Aula der Wissenschaften: underground line to station Stubentor (1 stop)

in Vienna/Underground

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!

Click here for up to date weather information

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


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.

Local Time

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.