Venue

St. Pölten

The conference will take place in the Cityhotel DC in Sankt Pölten. (within walking distance from railway station)

The small city of St. Pölten is the capital of Lower Austria. Although it was already inhabited in the ancient Roman times, the city on the Traisen river exhibits mostly Baroque and Secession style sights, while modern architecture appears in the new state administration buildings.

It can be reached from Vienna by fast train (~30 min) or from Vienna airport (~1 hour, every half an hour)

Vienna

Vienna, the capital of Austria with the old architecture like Belvedere, Hofburg or Schönbrunn, with high musical and cultural scene and concert halls as Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Opera (tickets are only available well in advance) and with world famous art museums is always an excellent place for the visit.

Short art “must see” list:

    Vienna has a well-developed cuisine culture as well, which has established itself over centuries in the coffee houses, wine taverns and restaurants.

    Some small dictionary of Austricisms can also help to feel yourself more comfortable during your visit:

    • Beisl [baizl]: simple restaurant with local cuisine, e.g. Glacis Beisl (reservation needed)
    • Heuriger [hoirige]: even more simple tavern with own vine, mostly outside the city
    • Palatschinken: pancake
    • Spritzer [shpritzer]: (basically) wine with ½ soda water
    • Marie [mari]: (coll.) money
    • Frankfurter: Vienna sausages are called differently only in Austria
    • Trafik: small shop to buy cigarettes, tram and parking tickets
    • Professor: (mainly) any person with University education, e.g. school teacher

    Coffee lexicon:

    • Coffee [kAfe]: a drink containing caffeine but without taste
    • Coffee [kaffEE]: reasonable coffee
    • Schwarzer: mokka (~espresso)
    • Brauner: = mokka with 3 drops of milk
    • Melange: = mokka with a lot of milk (~cappuccino)