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Address Tech Gate Vienna Wissenschafts-
und Technologiepark GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1
1220 Vienna, Austria
   
Arrival Use viennas underground line U1 and drive to the station 'Kaisermühlen - VIC ' (Exit Schüttaustraße). You can find a detailed map of destination at the Tech Gate homepage.


Travel Information, Austria/Vienna [top]

General Information on Austria



Full Name Republic of Austria

Capital City Vienna

Area 83,858 sq km 32,378 sq miles

Population 8,022,300

Time Zone GMT/UTC +1 ()

Languages German (official)

Currency Euro (€)

Electricity 230V 50HzHz

Country Dialing Code 43


Vienna City Map

Vienna City Map
www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/suche.asp?lang=en


Transportation

Vienna has a large public transportation network.
  • Vienna S-Bahn
  • Vienna U-Bahn
  • Local Railways (Lokalbahn Wien-Baden)
  • Wiener Linien (Company operating U-Bahn, trams, and most bus routes)

  • Vienna has an extensive tram and bus network - the tram network being third largest in the world. In the most populated areas of Vienna, transportation systems are run so frequently (even during off-peak hours), that any familiarity with departure timetables is virtually unnecessary. The convenience and flexibility of the public transport is therefore reflected through its popularity.


    Airport

    The nearest airport to Vienna is Vienna International Airport www.viennaairport.com

    An alternative is Bratislava (aprox. 60km from Vienna) http://www.airportbratislava.sk/flashContent/default3.html


    Other Tourist attractions and usefull weblinks

    You can finde many other Tourist attractions at http://wien.info/article.asp?IDArticle=10063


    Public Internet Access in Vienna

    Free Access to www.wien.gv.at via WLAN HotSpots As of now all the websites of Austrian public authorities with the domain ".gv.at" can be accessed free of charge from WLAN hotspots. Vienna's web service is available at the address www.wien.gv.at via WLAN.


    Tourist Information Centre

    www.wien.info



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    Tourist Information Vienna [top]

    History



    Situated on both sides of the River Danube, and only 60 kilometers off Austria's Eastern border, Vienna lies in the South East corner of Central Europe and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

    Founded around 500 BC Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement.

    In 15 BC, Vienna became a Roman frontier city ("Vindobona") guarding the Roman Empire against German tribes to the north. During the Middle Ages, Vienna was home of the Babenberg Dynasty and in 1440 became residence city of the Habsburg Dynasties from where Vienna eventually grew to become the secret capital of the Holy Roman Empire and a cultural centre for arts and science, music and fine cuisine. The Ottoman-Turkish invasions of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries were stopped twice just outside Vienna. See the Siege of Vienna (1529) and the Battle of Vienna (1683).

    In 1804 Vienna became capital of the Austrian Empire - the later Austro-Hungarian Empire, both played a major role in European and World politics. (See Congress of Vienna, 1815)

    In 1918 after World War I Vienna became capital of the First Austrian Republic. After 1945 Vienna and neutral Austria was a hotbed for international espionage between the Western and Eastern blocs (Cold War). Since the end of the Cold War the city of Vienna is actively rebuilding ties with its Eastern neighbours.


    Sightseeing



    There is much to see: From Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral to the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, from the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn to the Museum of Fine Arts to modern architecture at the MuseumsQuartier. And many more...


    Music, theatre and opera



    Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, in the areas of theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. Apart from the Burgtheater which, together with its branch, the Akademietheater, is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world, the Volkstheater Wien and the Theater in der Josefstadt also offer high-quality theatre entertainment.

    There is also a multitude of smaller theatres, often equal in quality to their larger counterparts and in many cases devoted to less mainstream forms of performing arts such as modern, experimental plays or cabaret.

    www.burgtheater.at

    www.akademietheater.at

    www.volkstheater.at


    Museums



    In the Hofburg, the Schatzkammer (treasury) holds the imperial jewels. The Sisi Museum allows visitors to see the Imperial apartments as well as the silver cabinet. Directly opposite the Hofburg is the Kunsthistorisches Museum (opposite the Natural History Museum) that houses multiple paintings by the old masters.

    he group is completed by the Museumsquartier, the former Imperial Stalls which were converted into a complex of museums in the 1990s. This houses the Museum of Modern Art (Ludwig Foundation), the Leopold Museum (which primarily displays works of the Viennese Secession, Viennese Modernism and Austrian Expressionism), and additional halls with changing exhibitions as well as the Tanzquartier.

    www.mqw.at

    www.albertina.at

    www.khm.at


    Other Tourist attractions and usefull weblinks

    You can finde many other Tourist attractions at http://wien.info/article.asp?IDArticle=10063


    Accommodation

    http://www.wien.gv.at/english/housing/index.htm


    City map

    Vienna City Map
    www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/


    The Technical University of Vienna



    "TU Wien" Study Guide and Lecture Rooms

    The Technical University of Vienna

    Fields of Study

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