Hofburg Conference Centre.
An international conference and event centre in the heart of the capital
The sprawling Hofburg complex was the bastion of the Habsburg monarchs, who ruled over Austria – and at times many other regions of Europe – for more than six centuries, from 1276 until the downfall of the Habsburgs in 1918. All meetings, exhibits, poster sessions and the Welcome Reception will take place at the Hofburg.
Hofburg Kongresszentrum, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
Festsaal – Plenary and Parallel Session Room
Zeremoniensaal – Parallel Session Room
Today, it is home to numerous museums with outstanding collections, the Spanish Riding School, (suggest making reservations ASAP for Performances guided tours or Morning Excercise) a congress center, the seat of the Austrian Federal President as well as the historic Heldenplatz. Other points of interest within the Hofburg:
- Spanish Riding School Advance reservations highly recommended
- Sisi Museum
- The Imperial Apartments
- The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)
- Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)
- Papyrus Museum
- Church of the Augustinian Friars
- The Butterfly House
The Vienna City Hall
The City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt (1825-1891), it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals. The Mayor of Vienna has graciously provided the City Hall as the venue for Tuesday evening’s final night networking event, waiving the rental costs.