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How to get there

Graz has an airport, is integrated into Austria's train & coach network, and is also easy to reach by car. Graz Tourismus offers and overview on how to get to Graz (CLICK HERE).

The conference venue is near the main square (tram stop "Hauptplatz/Congress"). THIS VIDEO illustrates how to walk from the tram stop to the entrance of Congress Graz.

Parking: the closest option is ANDREAS-HOFER Platz. Other options are: Roseggerhaus, and Lendplatz.

Open-air parking is possible (up to 3 hrs in the "blue" zone; in the "green" zone is cheaper and you can park multiple days for ~7€/day; you can pay at pay machines locally, most of them accept Maestro cards). You can find a map of the parking zones HERE.

Things to consider...

Events & Getting Around

  • There is "Grazathlon" (a sports event directly in the city center) in Graz on Saturday, June 9th 2018 (late afternoon to night). Thus, there might be issues getting around in the city center (around main square) with public transport and taxi since roads might be blocked. This may be the case already on Friday, June 8th, due to pre-events and build-up.
  • June offers generally nice weather in Graz (min. Temp.: 12 °C, max. Temp.: 23°C, 11 rainy days on average).
  • Graz is great for walking and biking. For longer distances you may want to take the tram. Note, the tram is FREE in the inner city (main to Jakomini square + 1 Stop, see the "Altstadtbim" sticker and our "About Graz" page).
  • Smoking: most resturants have a no-smoking policy, but there are bars/restaurants where smoking is allowed. 
  • Tips: Tipping is not expected but appreciated (5 to 10%).

 

Technicalities

  • Currency: 1 Euro is the official currency. 1 USD is approx. 0.84 EUR1 EUR is approx. 1.20 USD. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, also in taxis.
  • Electricity is supplied at the European standard (220 volts A/C, 50 Hz, two round pin type outlets).
  • Shops are typically open from 07:30 to 19:00 hrs. Monday through Friday, and 07:30 to 18:00 on Saturdays. Only at main station and the airport you will find shops that are open on Sundays (typically 6:00 to 22:00 hrs).
  • Emergency: dial 112, this number works even on cell phones without a SIM card. Calls are answered in German and also in English. Direct numbers are
    • 122 - fire brigade
    • 133 - police
    • 144 - rescue/ambulance
  • Participants should arrange for their personal travel and health insurance. The Organisers will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the congress.