2019 Accommodation and Visitor Info 2019-05-18T23:30:37+00:00

Post-Conference Day Trip to Wachau Valley

There is an optional one-day trip offered on Sunday 9 June 2018. Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Austria’s most popular tourist attractions. The Danube River carves a picturesque path through the valley’s towns of Melk and Krems, and there are numerous wineries, Gothic churches, and medieval castles. that can be found in the valley.

Trip Schedule

09:30 Pick up at the hotels (Novotel Suites and Novotel Wien City) and drive to Melk
10:30 Guided tour through the monestary Melk (about 1 hour 20 minutes)
13.45 Cruise from Melk to Dürnstein
Lunch and wine tasting on board of the cruise
15:00 Arrival in Dürnstein and a short walk around Dürnstein
15:30 Drive back to Vienna
16:30 Arrival in Vienna

The tour price will be between 130€ and 140€ per person. The final price will depend on the final number of registered participants.

Registration for this optional excursion & payment instructions will be provided at the ISoF conference registration desk (i.e. no registration before the conference is necessary)


Novotel Suites Wien City Donau (conference hotel)

Radingerstrasse 2, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hotel website

A contingent of rooms has been reserved at a preferred ISoF rate at the Novotel Suites Wien City Donau
(IMPORTANT: Reservation deadline for this hotel for the preferred rate is 25 April 2019!) – this hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Webster University.

Preferred rate for a suite for single use: €119.-
Preferred rate for a suite for double use: €133.-
The above mentioned rates are per room and night, including buffet breakfast as well as all taxes and service charges. The above mentioned preferred rate applies to the period 6 – 9 June 2019.

Participants have to contact the hotel directly – see hotel contact details below – and can reserve under the booking code “ISOF2019” rooms out of the blocked allocation. Guests will receive a booking confirmation from the hotel directly.

Hotel contact details:
Contact: Ms. Monika Marijanovic
E-Mail: H3720-RE@accor.com
Tel: +43 1 24588182 Fax: +43 1 24588188

Booking deadline:
The preferred rate is only available until 25 April 2019 after which date the preferred rate & room contingent expires. After 25 April 2019 regular room rates apply and no room contingent is guaranteed.

Payment conditions and guarantee:
The participants will pay directly at the hotel. For payment and booking guarantee credit card details are required. This credit card will be charged in case of no show or late cancellation.

Cancellation conditions:
Free cancellation is possible until 72 hours prior to arrival.
In case of no show, late cancellation or early departure, 100 % of the gross total amount will be charged.

Transportation Arrangements

The best way to reach Vienna is via the Vienna International Airport or by international bus and train lines for the visitors coming from neighboring countries.
There is a number of alternatives to reach Vienna´s city center and the conference venue from the Vienna International Airport:

  • By Taxi (€25.00 – €40.00 depending on the time of reservation and company)
    • Some cheaper options can be found here.
  • By Train
    • City Airport Train – direct connection with no stops (more information can be found here: CAT). The train ride lasts about 15 minutes from the airport to the Vienna city center and the train departs every 20 minutes.
      Price: €19 per person one direction.
    • ÖBB trains – normal train line. It takes about 50 minutes train from the Airport to the Vienna center and the trains depart every 30 minutes.
      Price: around €4,50 per person, one direction.
  • By Uber (information here) with rates starting around €30.00.

Other Accomodation Alternatives

Novotel Wien City

Aspernbrueckengasse 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hotel website

The Novotel Wien City is a recommended hotel that is located just across the street from Webster University and is the closest accommodation alternative.  However, no preferred conditions for a room contingent could be arranged for this hotel, so we recommend that participants interested in this hotel book as early as possible.

Sofitel Vienna

Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hotel Website

Schick Hotel Stefanie

Taborstrasse 12, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hotel Website

As the Webster University building is located in the center of Vienna, many hotels in different price ranges are in the close surrounding.

Tourist Information


Known as the City of Music, Austria’s capital Vienna is located on the banks of the Danube river in the heart of Europe. Beyond its dazzling imperial palaces, musical legacy and masterpiece-filled museums, Vienna is also famous for its coffee-house “living rooms” serving spectacular cakes, and vineyards on the outskirts of the city, hosting rustic vine-draped Heurigen (wine taverns).

Marked by its past as the center of the Habsburg Empire, and as one of the wealthiest regions in the European Union, Vienna is a vibrant city and the cultural, economic and political center of the region. In 2018 Vienna was for the ninth consecutive year named the city with the highest quality of life in the world.

The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city’s most recognizable symbols.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets, and since the 1960s has been one of Vienna’s major tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year. At the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee held in December 1996, Schönbrunn Palace was put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.

At the end of the 17th century Emperor Leopold I commissioned the Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach to design an imperial hunting lodge for his son, Crown Prince Joseph, later to become Emperor Joseph I. It grew into a palatial imperial residence over the course of the eighteenth century.