Vienna for the EGU General Assembly: getting there, sleeping and other things to do

This blogpost briefly covers getting to Vienna and things to do when you’re there. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but to point people in the direction of existing information.

Getting to Vienna
Vienna’s International Airport is served by many of the major European airlines. If you would like to consider overland transport (e.g train, car) there is an Information page on the EGU General Assembly 2011 website.

Information on accommodation options can be found on the Accommodation page of the EGU GA 2011 website. Please note Mondial Congress and Events cannot guarantee after the 1st March 2011. Other accommodation options are or Further accommodations can be found on Apartments for 2-5 persons from €39 / night / apartment are available on or Also consider other hotel booking websites such as,,

Other things to do in Vienna
The Vienna tourist board has information about Sightseeing, Shows, Shopping, Dining and other information about Vienna on it’s website. A fairly comprehensive list of the museums in Vienna can be found on the Tour My Country webpage for Austria.
Tourist information on Vienna can be found in the Arrivals Hall of Vienna International Airport or at the Tourist Information Centre (Vienna 1) at Albertinaplatz / Maysedergasse, behind the Vienna State Opera that is open daily 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Brochures can be ordered in advance from your local Austrian Tourist Office.

If you have good ideas for things to do whilst in Vienna, please feel free to suggest them in the comments.

Bárbara Ferreira was the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union from 2011 to 2019. Bárbara has also worked as a science writer specialising in astrophysics and space sciences, producing articles for the European Space Agency and others on a freelance basis. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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