WCTE 2016 – World Conference on Timber Engineering

August 22-25, 2016 | Vienna, Austria


Bank and Exchange

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:00; Thursday 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:30.

ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.


Coffee Houses – Restaurants – Bars

Around the world Vienna is famous for its cuisine. You know that you have had an authentic 'Vienna experience' when you have tasted 'Tafelspitz' (boiled tender beef in a broth), 'Wiener Schnitzel', or 'Schweinsbraten' (roast pork). For dessert we can recommend the famous chocolate cake 'Sacher Torte', a typical 'Apfelstrudel', or one of the countless pastries and pralines.

Though the Viennese café tradition goes back a long way it remains an integral part of daily life up to this day: Despite the age of said tradition – or perhaps because of it – coffee houses are more alive and diverse than ever before.

Vienna being a great place for gourmets, it goes without saying that sweet delicacies can be found everywhere, including luxury pralines from Altmann & Kühne, the above-mentioned legendary Sacher Torte or Aida's Caprese gateau, which all contribute to a memorable trip to Vienna and can serve as great souvenirs.


Currency / Weather / Time Zone

The official currency in Austria is EURO (€).

Temperatures in Vienna in August usually range between 18 - 24°C by day, nights might be cool.

Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).



The main voltage in Austria is 230V. Please do not forget to bring a travel adapter for the Austrian socket outlet. (230 V, 50 Hz)


Passport and Visa

Some delegates travelling to Austria may require a visa. We suggest that applications for a Visa are made as soon as possible, as waiting times can be several weeks. Special letters of invitation can be obtained from the Conference Organisers upon request by e-mail to wcte2016@mondial-congress.com

The Conference Secretariat is authorised to only issue Letters of Invitation to participants who have registered for the meeting and paid in full.



General Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

Please note that in Austria most shops are closed on Sunday.



Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10% of the total amount.


Useful Telephone Numbers

Ambulance: 144                              Fire Brigade:122                             Police: 133

Taxi: +43 (0)1 31300 or +43 (0)1 40100 or +43 (0)1 60160