Airplane: Vienna has an international airport served by many carriers.
Train: Direct connections e.g. from/to Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Bucharest (all also with night trains). Daytime connections from/to Budapest, Venice, Prague.
Check your train with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB Homepage).
Car: Highway connections from/to Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia.
You'll need an Austrian Highway Toll Sticker (Roadpricing INFO by ASFINAG). There are different rates / time slots available.
[Info: Max. Speed: 50 km/h Cities / 100 km/h Country Roads / 130 km/h Highways]
Nearly all districts of Vienna's inner city are Short Term Parking Zones! Tickets available e.g. at tobacco / newspaper shops.
Map with further information:
Especially for the early birds that already want some orientation - Here is the "official" map for the meeting. We will be continually adding to this. So far we've added points of interest, hotels and where will be eating.
Here is the planned schedule for the excursions.
All "destinations" will take ~3 hours and be within Vienna, so you will have the possibility to re-visit your favorite place afterwards for extended shooting... ;-)
Day 1 (Thu, 04 Aug 2011): A guided Vienna city tour by Bus + a visit of Schoenbrunn palace:
Estimated costs: ~EUR 28 for the tour and Schoenbrunn entry
Please check Excursion 1 on your attendees account page!
In the evening we will visit a "Heuriger" in Grinzing (it is very easy to reach by tramway No. 38)
Day 2 (Fri, 05 Aug 2011): A cruise on the Danube and Danube Canal:
Estimated costs: ~EUR 20 for the tour
Please check Excursion 2 on your attendees account page!
Afterwards we will offer the option to visit the "3rd man" tour. As this may not be suitable for everybody and because we cannot make a dedicated reservation (see blog post: http://www.panotools-meeting.com/node/70 ), i'd ask for an extra confirmation of people who are interested.
I'll finalize the reservations end of week, so please revise your excursion
status on the Meeting website.
For the "3rd man tour", please simply contact Bernhard
Looking forward to see you in Vienna!
Bernhard and the organization team
Staying in Vienna:
We have a block of rooms reserved for us under Pano Meeting at
AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna4***
1040 Wien, Schäffergasse 2
Check-in:31 - July - 2011
Check-out:05 - August - 2011
(It is not a problem if you cannot book for whole reserved time.)
Cost (all en suite; per room, per night; breakfast included):
31.July - 01.August
Single: EUR 49,00
Double: EUR 67,00
Double for use of one person: EUR 58,00
01.August - 05.August
Single: EUR 58,00
Double: EUR 76,00
Double for use of one person: EUR 67,00
All rooms are en suite and have a hair dryer, Satellite TV and Internet connection. There are also computers for use in the lobby.
In order to get the special price, you must book with them via telephone: +43 1 512 74 93 or Email: email@example.com.
The group booking special price will only be available until 3. July.
Budget / Hostel:
Other hotels in the area (all locations have been posted to the official google map)
Especially interesting for people who don't want to spend too much money for the hotel and don't mind self-catering: There are some budget holiday apartments available. They can be booked for up to 6 persons (depending on the apartment).
Detailed information is available here: http://www.thebest4.biz/apartments.html.
All campsites are situated in the outer districts of Vienna. Best public transport connection to the meeting location has Camping Wien West (bus with one change to subway U4 to Karlsplatz).