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:

 

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.