ConnectinGEO Project Meeting
October 13-14, 2016, Laxenburg, Austria

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 Travel Logistics

Getting to Laxenburg, Vienna and IIASA:

  • From Airport to IIASA:
    • The fastest and quickest option is to use a taxi. Public transport requires you to go first into Vienna, then South again to IIASA which takes 1.25-1.5 hours in total.
    • By Taxi from the Airport or Vienna: A taxi from either the Airport or Vienna to Laxenburg will cost about €40-45 in both cases and take 30 minutes.
  • From Vienna International Airport to Hotel Prinz Eugen and/or Motel One Wien-Hauptbahnhof:
    • By public transportation from Vienna/Airport: From Vienna Airport you can take the City Airport Train (CAT) to the Wien Mitte/Landstrasse station (the journey takes 16 minutes). There are signs to the CAT train in the airport arrivals hall ( The shuttle costs €11 one way and €17 for a roundtrip. From here you have to walk – follow the signs, to connect to the underground. The CAT will take you to the Wien Mitte station in Vienna from which you can either:
      • Take a taxi that costs ca. 10 EUR to your hotel — 5 minutes, or
      • Take the U4 (green line) at Wien Mitte station changing at Karlsplatz to the U1 (red line) 2 stops and get off at Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station). The Hotel Prinz Eugen is 450 meters and Motel One Wien Hauptbahnhof is 600 meters from the station. See the map below to get an overview of the area.

    • You can also take the “schnellbahn” train from Vienna Airport into the city — this is a bit slower but cheaper than the CAT.
    • You can also take a bus into the city — buses are parked just outside the departures area.
  • The bus from Vienna to IIQASA in Laxenburg:
    • Once in Vienna take the red U1 subway line to Hauptbahnhof Station.
    • From Hauptbahnhof follow the bus signs to the exit Bus Terminal, which is located on the left hand side adjacent to the main entrance of the train station.
    • We are arranging a charter bus scheduled to depart Vienna Hauptbahnhof at 8:30 am from Tuesday thru Friday (11-14 October). This bus will take you from Hauptbahnhof and will let you off at the bus stop Franz-Josefs-Platz. For that, at the Bus Terminal (Stand N2) in Hauptbahnhof (from the U1/red line stop follow the signs to the bus terminal) take the bus Laxenburg (200). Ian will be at the bus stop to direct you. The trip takes about 30 minutes and costs are covered by IIASA. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am!
    • If you miss the 8:30 am bus, there is a 8:40 and a 9:10 Bus #200 that will take you to Laxenburg. Please get off at Franz-Josefs-Platz. The trip costs €4.40 for a one-way ticket. At the Bus Terminal (Stand N2) you can catch the #200 bus to Laxenburg (sometimes the bus destination may indicate Eisenstadt). Check with the driver whether the bus you are boarding is going to Laxenburg.
    • When viewing the map of Laxenburg, the bus stop is located in the upper left hand corner near the Schloss Restaurant (marked by a bus symbol). The main entrance of the IIASA Schloss is indicated on the center of the map and is about a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
    • For the evenings, you will need to take a regular bus that will pass by the bus stop Franz-Josefs-Platz and take you to Hauptbahnhof. The evening bus schedule is 16:47, 17:17, 17:55, 18:17, and 19:17. For the full bus schedule see here.
    • For the evening bus, you will need to pay yourself and the ticket costs €4.40 one way.
    Location of Bus station and IIASA and the view of IIASA.

    Follow the bus signs up to Favoritenstrasse.

    Cross the road to the bus terminal.

    Bus 200 leaves from terminal N2.

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     Climate and Weather

    Climate in Laxenburg is moderate but warm. Throughout the whole year there is significant percipitation. The total amount of anual precipiation is on the order of 630 mm. Even the driest month January shows high amounts of precipitation with 34 mm on average. The month with the highest average precipitation is June with 77 mm. The annual average temperature is 9.9 oC.

    For weather, see the most recent full ten-day forecast for Vienna here, which is representative for Laxenburg.

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    See here for an overview of the local restaurants.

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 Workshop Dinner

A no-host dinner is planned for Monday evening at the Italian restaurant Gallo Rosso at 18:30. The restaurant is in Laxenburg across the street from the bus stop participants can take immediately after dinner back to the Hauptbahnhof in Vienna.

The plans for no-host dinners on other evenings have not been finalized. Information will be added here as it becomes available.

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 What to do and visit in Laxenburg?

See wikipedia and City Page for recommendations.  

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