Graz is the capital city of the province Styria (Steiermark) and with approx. 300.000 inhabitants Austria’s second largest city. The Old Town of Graz is one of the best preserved in Europe and was awarded World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. In 2003 Graz was European Cultural Capital, which boosted a lot of developments in the city. Some of these have certainly set landmarks, such as the spectacular Kunsthaus (Art Museum) or the Island in the Mur river. The charm of the city itself, the perfect accessibility and bustling cultural life are only but a few advantages Graz has to offer.
Graz has an international airport (IATA code GRZ) with daily connections to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, and Zurich.
Graz Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) offers connection to all major surrounding cities.
By taxi: A cab ride to the inner city costs around 20-30 € (but public transportation generally works well and offers a cheaper alternative).
By train: A train ride with commuter trains to Graz Main Station takes about 15 minutes. The train station is around 300m outside the terminal (the route is well signposted). The train "S5" to Graz leaves at least once an hour and stops at Graz Main Station ("Graz Hauptbahnhof"). The tickets need to be bought before the ride and are available at the ticket machines on the platform. For more information on tickets see below.
By bus: A bus ride to the inner city takes about 20 minutes. The bus stop is right outside the terminal near the departure area. The buses 630/631 terminate at Graz "Jakominiplatz" (the central transfer point within the city). Tickets are available from the bus driver, for more information on tickets see below.
Please check the time table for train and bus online.
The Conference takes place at Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 13/ground floor, 8010 Graz, Austria.
The closest tram/bus stop is “Schulzentrum St. Peter”. (About 150m, see map with directions)
The stop can be reached using tram line 6 or bus line 63, for example. Tram line 6 to St. Peter stops at “Jakominplatz” (the central transfer point of the city). Bus line 63 starts directly at the main railway station and terminates at “Schulzentrum St. Peter”. Information on tickets see below.
To plan a route from anywhere in the city, please use this interactive map.
The reception by the Governor of Styria and the Mayor of the City of Graz takes place at "Graz Burg" (see map).
Public transportation in Graz consists of buses and trams.
The ticket system offers varios possibilities, the most popular are:
72-hour-tourist-ticket: 12,90€ (This ticket also includes discounts on various sightseeing destinations.)
These tickets are valid within zone 101.
All trams as well as some tram stations have ticket machines available. Please note: Payment is only possible with coins or credit card (banknotes will not be accepted).
In buses, tickets are available from the bus driver. Please note: Only one-hour- and 24-hour-tickets are available, payment is possible with coins and banknotes (but banknotes only up to a very small amount).