Some Practical Information
INSTITUTE ADDRESS: Institut für Mathematik,
Strudlhofgasse 4 A-1090 Vienna,
tel. +43/1/313 67-4000. Secretariat open Mon - Fri, 8 am -
5 pm except public holidays.
HOTEL ADDRESS: Hotel Kaiser Franz
Joseph, Sieveringerstraße 4, A-1190 Vienna, tel. +43/1/32 73 50,
Fax. +43/1/32 73 55.
STUDENTENHEIM ADDRESS: Studentenheim der
Katholischen Hochschulgemeinde, Strudlhofgasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, tel.
+43/1/319 13 10-11.
Studentenheim der Katholischen Hochschulgemeinde, Zaunscherbgasse 4-6,
A-1210 Vienna, tel. +43/1/271 21 97-75, +43/1/271 21 01.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN VIENNA: Public
transport is convenient and safe. Trams and underground
trains generally run until about midnight: first and
last trains are listed at each stop. There are also
night buses on some routes, but they follow different
Inside each bus, underground or tram carriage there is
a list of all the stops on that line. All stops are
signposted (at bus and tram stops at the top of the
stop sign). Free subway maps are available at
information offices. Ticket vending machines take 100
Schilling bank notes but it is advisable to have some
small change with you. `Zone 1' covers all of Vienna;
the other zones apply to lines to nearby towns, or to
Vienna Airport. In particular, if you buy a single
ticket (= Einzelfahrkarte) at a vending machine you
should press yellow button no. 1 under the
`Einzelfahrkarte' table for adults.
The following tickets are available at vending
machines, tobacconists, or ticket offices at railway
- Single tickets for ATS 17
(available in packs of 5 from tobacconists - ATS 85,
or in packs of 4 at vending machines - ATS 68).
It is also possible to buy a single ticket inside
a tram or bus, but there you have to pay ATS 20 for one ticket.
Each single ticket allows travel for one person on
a single journey in a well defined direction, and
allows any number of transfers between buses, trams and
underground trains. The ticket should be stamped once
at the beginning of the journey at a blue `Entwerter'
machine found at the entrance to underground stations
and in buses or trams.
- 8-day strip ticket
for ATS 265 for a total of 8 (not necessarily
consecutive) days of travel (at a vending machine press
the green button `U' to obtain such a ticket). One of
the eight strips has to be stamped at an Entwerter for
each day used, at the beginning of the first journey of
that day. After that you just have to carry the ticket
with you. These tickets can also be used for several
persons travelling together, provided that one field is
stamped for each person once for each day and person.
- Weekly tickets for ATS 142, valid from
Monday to Sunday, and monthly tickets for ATS 500,
valid for a calendar month. These are available from
ticket offices and tobacconists. When buying your first
weekly or monthly ticket ask for the (free) white card
onto which the ticket should be stuck. Each card is
issued with a number and each weekly/monthly ticket
must have this number entered into the space
provided - otherwise the ticket is invalid. These
tickets are transferable, but if n people travel
together, you must be able to produce n
Transportation from the airport to Bahnhof
Taxis from the airport to Vienna are expensive, so you
should either take the airport bus service from the
airport to terminus Bahnhof Landstraße/Wien Mitte/City
Terminal/Vienna Hilton Hotel (price around ATS 80,
every 20 min., tickets available from the driver), or the
airport bus service from the
airport to Südbahnhof and Westbahnhof (price around ATS 80,
every 30 min., tickets available from the driver), or
use a local train from the airport to Bahnhof
Wien Mitte (price = 2 single tram tickets = ATS 34,
about every 30 min.; tickets are available from a
ticket office on the platform from which the
(A) Getting to the hotel from Bahnhof
From Bahnhof Landstraße/Wien Mitte you can either take a taxi to
the hotel (about ATS 200), or continue by public
transport: take the underground line U4 in the
direction `Heiligenstadt'. At the second stop
(Schottenring) change to underground line U2 (unique
direction). At the first stop (Schottentor) change to
tram Nr. 38 (direction `Grinzing'), and get out many
stops later at `Sieveringer Straße'. The hotel is at
the beginning of Sieveringer Straße. Total travel time
around 40 minutes.
(B) Getting to the hotel from
Taxis from Westbahnhof to the hotel are around ATS 150.
Otherwise take tram Nr. 5 (direction `Praterstern'),
and get out at `Währingerstraße/Spitalgasse' many
stops later. Change into tram Nr. 38, direction
Grinzing, and continue as in (A). Total travel time
around 45 minutes.
(C) Getting to the hotel from
Taxis from Südbahnhof to the hotel are around ATS 220.
Otherwise take the tram D (direction `Nußdorf'),
and get out at `Schottentor/Universität' many stops
later. Change into tram Nr. 38, direction Grinzing, and
continue as in (A). Total travel time around 45
(D) Getting to the Institut für Mathematik and to the
Travelling either on tram Nr. 5 (cf. (B)) or Nr. 38
(cf. (A) and (C)), get out at
`Währingerstraße/Spitalgasse'. From the hotel take
the tram Nr. 38 into town (Schottentor), and again get
out at `Währingerstraße/Spitalgasse'.
Studentenheim Zaunscherbgasse take subway U6 and exit
at `Währingerstraße/Volksoper'. Walk down along
Währingerstraße to the crossing
From the stop Währingerstraße/Spitalgasse walk along
Währingerstraße towards the city centre to
Strudlhofgasse, turn left along the Strudlhofgasse
and enter the Institut für Mathematik
at Strudlhofgasse 4 at the right side of the street, respectively
the Studentenheim at Strudlhofgasse 5 at the left side of the street.
(E) Getting to the Studentenheim Zaunscherbgasse
From Bahnhof Landstraße/Wien Mitte or Südbahnhof
take local train (Schnellbahn) S1 (Gänserndorf),
S2 (Mistelbach), or S3 (Hollabrunn) to Bahnhof Floridsdorf.
Exit the station on the left, you are on Franz Jonasplatz. Turn
to the right and walk in parallel of the train track. Enter
Zaunscherbgasse on the right through a gate.
From Westbahnhof take subway U6 to Bahnhof Floridsdorf.