iiWAS 2013 will be held at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Fachhochschule Technikum Wien) near the beautiful river Danube in Vienna.
The campus is located at Höchstädtplatz 5, 1200 Wien, Austria
You can easily reach the campus of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien by public transport.
- Bus 37A exit at Höchstädtplatz or 5A - Dresdnerstrasse
- Schnellbahn (S-Bahn, express train) exit at Handelskai or Traisengasse
- Strassenbahn (Tram, Tramway) use line 2, 31 or 33 exit at Höchstädtplatz
- U-Bahn (underground) use line U6 exit at Dresdnerstrasse
Vienna the City of Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Mahler and lust but not least, the Waltz King, Johann Strauss. No other city on earth can claim a more impressive roll call of composers past and present than Vienna. While the Austrian capital is the undisputed home of waltz and operetta, the city has also gained an international reputation for contemporary stage musicals.
With its successful blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, the Austrian capital has established itself as a major player in the global tourism market. Vienna is also the most popular citiy in the world as an international conference destination as stated in the 2012 International Congress and Convention Association ranking.
Since there are so many things to explore in Vienna it is just impossible to list all attractions on this webpage. This is why the following just highlights some of the most exciting sights of the city. For more detailed information please refer to the Vienna Tourist Board.
St. Stephen's Cathedral / Stephansdom
St. Stephen's Cathedral, considered the center of the city by its inhabitants, is a very impressive view. Not only the mere size of the cathedral (length 107m, width 70m, height 136.7m) but also the stunning romanesque, gothic architecture are a must see.
Lifestyle: Imperial Nostalgia & Contemporary Trends
The juxtaposition of what is traditional - coffeehouses and wine taverns with typical Viennese congeniality - and what is modern - events such as the Life Ball and the Festival of Electronic Music - conveys a lifestyle that appeals to the modern tourist. A choice between relaxation and serenity, or action and stimulation that can be made depending on your mood.
The Naschmarkt, Vienna's multinational fruit and vegetable market which also features a flea market every Saturday, has witnessed the emergence of an extraordinarily diverse gastronomic scene in its vicinity over the past years. Mariahilfer Strasse, a street linking the historic center with Vienna's most popular sightseeing attraction, Schönbrunn Palace, has been transformed into the city's largest shopping street. During the summer, Viennese and tourists alike throng not only to Prater park with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel, but also to the Copa Cagrana on Danube Island - which boasts Europe's largest free open-air party in June. Beach atmosphere can also be soaked up at the numerous riverside bathing areas along the Danube Canal where summer sun is accompanied by cool drinks.
Vienna State Opera and Ringstrasse
Finally we would like to point out Ringstrasse to you. The Vienna State Opera was one of the first buildings to be go up on the capitals's showpiece Ringstrasse boulevard. Designed by Viennese architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll it opened in 1860 with a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni. The Vienna State Opera is one of the world's leading opera venues and is also credited with having the largest repertoire of any of its peers. The Vienna State Opera is also the venue for the world-famous Opera Ball, which sees leadinger international figures from the worlds of art, politics, music and business converge on the Austrian capital each year. But Ringstrasse features plenty more famous buildings such as the House of Parliament, the Vienna City Hall (where the welcome reception will take place), the Hofburg Palace, the Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Art History to name only a few.
As stated above this is only a very small extract from what is there to see in Vienna. Please refer to the Vienna Tourist Board for more information.
Disclaimer: All pictures presented in this page (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, Naschmarkt, Vienna State Opera, City Town Hall, House of Parliament) are used with courtesy of the Vienna Tourist Board.