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

Due to the central location of the Hofburg venue in heart of Vienna, participants are encouraged to visit some of the nearby restaurants together in groups. Please visit here for more information on recommendations by our local hosts: https://www.falter.at/lokalfuehrer?r=Wien&p=1010&a

Here are some favorites offering mainly Austrian Cuisine in the area of the Venue: Wien 1 .Bezirk:

Augustiner Keller – Augustiner Str. 1 (4 minute walk beginning at the Michaelerplatz South East, turn right on Reitschulgasse, straigh down Reiterschuler Str. which turns into Augustiner Str.)


Esterhazy Keller – Haarhof 1, Wien, 4 minute walk, northwest from Michaelerplatz towards Schauflergasse,, then left on Herrengasse, right on Fahnengasse, left on Wallnerstraße to Haarhof 1.


They will welcome you with wine, palate and historical flair.

Immerse yourself in the original theater of the Princess Esterhazy, Joseph Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese society since 1683.


Zwölf-Apostelkeller- Der Treffpunkt für Jung und Alt im Herzen von Wien (The „Twelve-apostle’s cellar “A piece of Viennese tradition
A meeting place for young and old

Live music every evening -Their cuisine: Traditional Austrian

Their menu offers an extensive selection of traditional Austrian dishes. Walk 11 minutes from the Hofburg through Stefanplatz, towards not far past the Hotel Wandl.

To view ALL restaurants in the Bezirk 1. area near the venue, which will be open on Sunday, please click here: https://www.falter.at/lokalfuehrer?r=Wien&a=Essen%20am%20Sonntag&p=1010



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:



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.