General Information

COVID preventive measures

We are excited to hold the Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium 2022 in-person!

  • All participants planning to attend will be required to provide documentary proof of full COVID vaccincation (or proof of recovery) according to the EU regulations.
  • All participants are requested to wear a mask in closed rooms, especially during the lectures and when discussing posters, with the exception of lunch/coffee breaks.

    If weather allows and possible for the catering, we try to offer coffee and/or lunch breaks in the courtyard of the venue in fresh air.
  • Please make sure to check your health status before you come to the symposium.

You can find Vienna’s general COVID-regulations for meetings here. The information is available in German and English.  

Please note that the rules can change before your travel. If you have any questions regarding traveling to Austria and the current regulations connected to COVID, please contact us. 

Accommodation in Vienna

Please note that accommodation is not included in the symposium registration fee. Hotel reservations have to be made by the participants themselves. Below you find some hotels in the vicinity of the Van Swieten Hall where the symposium takes place.

Hotels near the symposium venue:

Hotel Boltzmann

Hotel Strudlhof

Hotel Pension Baronesse

Pension Excellence

Hotel Pension Bleckmann

Arthotel Ana Katharina

Hotel Mozart

Hostels in Vienna

Travel in / to Vienna

From Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, regional train (S-Bahn) or CAT (City Airport Train):

  • Airport Bus Shuttle
    There are regular buses, the Vienna Airport Lines, from the airport to (and vice versa):

    • Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (connection to undergrounds U1 and U4)
    • Wien Dörfelstrasse/Meidling (connection to underground U6)
    • Wien Westbahnhof (connection to undergrounds U3 and U6)

      At the airport the bus station is directly in front of the arrival hall. Buses leave every 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets (€8) can be bought on the bus, from the ticket vedning machines or online. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport within Vienna (see below)!

  • Regional Train (Schnellbahn/”S-Bahn”)
    Follow the train signs in the airport arrival hall to get the “S-Bahn” line S7, which takes you to the the city center within ca. 25 minutes. At the train stop “Wien Mitte/Landstrasse” you can change to the underground lines U3 and U4, or one train stop further at “Praterstern” you can change to the underground lines U1 and U2.
  • City Airport Train (CAT)

    The CAT line takes you to Vienna city center (“Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse”, connection to undergrounds U3 and U4) non-stop in 16 minutes. Tickets are valid only for the CAT, not for the public transport within Vienna. Combined tickets, however, are available at the vending machines or online.

From the railway stations

Vienna is well connected to the international rail network. International trains arrive either at Wien Hauptbahnhof or Wien Westbahnhof. From there you can take the underground, buses and/or trams. Train schedule

Wien Hauptbahnhof to Van Swieten Saal 

Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Karlsplatz change to tram 1, 71, D or UZ2. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 15 minutes). Alternatively you can take the tram D, direction Nußdorf. Get off at stop Schottentor (University main building). From there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse. 

Wien Westbahnhof to Van Swieten Saal 

Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to tram 1, 71, D or UZ2. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet. From there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse.

Wien Mitte/Landstraße to Van Swieten Saal

Take the underground U4, direction Heiligenstadt. At stop Schottenring change to underground U2, direction Karlsplatz. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building) (approximately 10 minutes). From there it is either a 13 minutes walk or you take tram 40 or 42 and get off at Schwarzspanierstrasse.

Public Transport in Vienna

Vienna has an efficient public transportation system. You can easily purchase tickets at the ticket machines in Vienna or online.

The 72-h Vienna ticket (EURO 17.10) is an economic way of moving around in Vienna. 
For those who plan to do some sightseeing while they are in Vienna, the Vienna Card might be the right choice. It is also valid for 72 hours and entitles you to reduced rates when visiting museums, exhibitions, etc. You can buy the Vienna Card at the airport, in most hotels or order it online.

For general information on public transport and the different kinds of tickets please see Wiener Linien (button for English language is in the upper right corner). 
Within the city limits, tickets for public transport are valid for buses, trams and undergrounds. For more information on how to purchase tickets online and how to get around in Vienna, see Wiener Linien.

Route Map and Timetables for the Wiener Linien