WCTE 2016 – World Conference on Timber Engineering

August 22-25, 2016 | Vienna, Austria

Conference Venue

University of Vienna & Hofburg

Scientific events will take place in the Main Building of the University of Vienna  (Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna) which is located in the centre of the city. The Registration Desk and the Exhibition Area will be located around the „arcade court“ (Arkadenhof). 

The conference venue can be easily reached by public transport (metro line U2, tram lines 1, 2, D, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44) and from Vienna International Airport, which provides direct flights to over 170 destinations worldwide.

Guidelines on how to reach the conference venue can be found below and here.  

The Opening Ceremony and three Plenary Lectures will take place in the Festive Hall of the Hofburg (Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna), the residence of the Emperors of Austria from 1804 to 1918.

The Hofburg can be easily reached by public transport: metro U3 (exit Herrengasse, 5 walking mins.), tram lines 1, 2, 71, and D,  (exit Dr. Karl Renner Ring or Burgring), and bus lines 1A, 2A (station Michaelerplatz).  

Guidelines on how to reach the Hofburg can be found below and here.  


Travel to the University of Vienna

Public Transportation

From 'Westbahnhof' train station:

U3 heading to 'Simmering', get off at 'Volkstheater', then change to U2 heading to 'Aspernstraße' and get off at 'Schottentor'


From 'Hauptbahnhof' train station:

U1 heading to 'Leopoldau', get off at 'Karlsplatz', then change to U2 heading to 'Aspernstraße' and get off at 'Schottentor'


From Vienna International Airport (Schwechat):

A Vienna Airport Lines/Postbus bus (line 1185) goes from Vienna International Airport straight to 'Morzinplatz', close to tram station 1 'Salztorbrücke' (duration of the journey approximately 38 minutes). Take the tram line 1 to heading to 'Stefan-Fadinger-Platz' and exit the tram at 'Schottentor'. The university is to your right.

Travel to the Hofburg

The Hofburg (Heldenplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna) can be reached by public transportation. Here are some possibilites for your safe trip to the Opening Ceremony at the Festive Hall, Hofburg.

More details to the venue and arrival can be find here: Hofburg Wien


from Airport Vienna (VIE) – up to 45 minutes

Take the train CAT (City Airport Train) to „Wien-Mitte“ and change to underground line U3 direction „Ottakring“, leave the U3 at „Herrengasse“ and take a 5 minutes walk 


Take the airport bus VAL2 to „Morzinplatz“ and change to bus line 2A direction „Schwarzenbergplatz“ and exit at „Michaelerplatz“


from main train station „Hauptbahnhof“ – up to 18 minutes

Take the underground line U1 direction „Leopoldau“ to „Stephansplatz“, change to underground line U3 direction „Ottakring“ and exit at „Herrengasse“, take a 5 minutes walk to the venue


from University Vienna – up to 15 minutes

tram line 1 to „Dr. Karl Renner Ring“

OR tram lines 71 or D to „Stadiongasse/Parlament“

OR bus line 1A to „Michaelerplatz“

OR by feet 12 minutes walk


By car

Enter the address „Heldenplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna“ to your navigation system. 

From North side drive to „Löwelstraße“ and stop when „In der Burg“ street crosses.

From south side drive along the „Burgring“ and turn right „Heldenplatz“

Please note that in front of Hofburg there is an „Standing and parking prohibitive zone“ and some limited parking zones for charge. 

Use the car parks in the sourrounding area. More information here: Hofburg Wien Car Parking


Your way from the University of Vienna to Hofburg