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.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring by Ioannis Daglis distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Detail of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Don’t forget you can enter the EGU GA 2011 Photo Competition until the 11th March. However, you need to be pre-registered for the EGU GA 2011.