Vienna city of imperial palaces, of art and music,
of coffee houses where the famous the Sachertorte
is served, of Wiener Schnitzels and
wine. Among the Austrian capital's most famous citizens
are legendary musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss; psychoanalyst Siegmund
Freud; the cult figure artist Gustav Klimt and of course,
Empress Sissi. Situated on the banks of the Danube,
Vienna is a lively, attractive and romantic city. There
is plenty for visitors to see and to keep them busy
for days on end. What's more, nature is never far away
in Vienna, with he hills of the famous Wiener
Wald (Viennese forest) and the Prater
Park so close by.... a breath of fresh air
that offers a welcome break from busy city life.
PIME will be in Vienna at
a very significant moment in time because 2006 will
be the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s
birth. Born in Salzburg in 1756, the child prodigy Wolfgang
Amadeus spent the last ten years of his life in Vienna.
For more information about
Vienna, including the programme of events planned for
the Mozart anniversary, contact the Vienna Tourist Board
website at: www.info.wien.at/.
Vienna International Centre
PIME 2006 will take place
at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), the United
Nations' conference centre. VIC is also home to several
international bodies, including the International Atomic
Energy Agency. PIME will take place in Building C. The
registration desk and plenary room will be on the 4th
floor and the workshop rooms on the 7th floor. For more
information on the services available at the Vienna
International Centre, please consult
The VIC offers a
working space and Internet connection to PIME delegates.
At the business corner in the PIME conference area,
there are six PCs available at no extra charge. The
“C Building” has wireless internet, so with
the right hardware in your laptop, you should be able
to connect to the internet from any corner of that building.
The Vienna International
Centre (VIC) is located next to U1 metro (red) line,
metro station: Kaisermühlen. Also marked on the
city maps as the “Vienna International Centre”
or “UNO City”, the VIC is located on the
banks of the Danube river.
You will find signs
in the Kaisermühlen metro station for the VIC.
Please note: you will also find signs for the “Austria
Centre” (Vienna’s biggest exhibition and
congress hall). This is a different building and NOT
the Vienna International Centre.
The VIC is easily accessible
by public transport, both from the airport and from
any part of the city. For further details, please consult
the IAEA website at
On each day of conference,
the access to the VIC will be subject to an individual
identity and baggage security check. Please allow sufficient
time so as not to be late for the sessions.
You will find a selection
of Viennese hotel accommodations listed below. The list
includes hotels of different categories, prices and
Three hotels (the Crown Plaza
Vienna, Country Inn & Suites and Strandhotel Alte
Donau) are at Wagramer Strasse where the VIC is located
at number 5. The other listed hotels are located near
the U1 metro (red) line that passes by the VIC metro
stop, Kaisermühlen. The U1 line also connects all
selected hotels to the historic city centre.
The listed hotel rates
are valid for 2005 and might slightly increase in 2006.
Some of the hotels offer IAEA delegates special, discounted
room rates, so please check before reserving, referring
to the PIME conference.
Crowne Plaza Vienna*****
This is classic five star hotel accommodation within
walking distance of the VIC. Metro: U1 line, Kaisermühlen
station. Room rate: discounted IAEA rate of 109 Euro
per night (single room) excluding 19.50 Euro for breakfast.
It is advised to book very early since the hotel is
expecting other groups during the PIME period.
Wagramer Strasse 21
Tel. +43 1 260 200
Fax +43 1 260 2020
Country Inn &
Pleasant, friendly rooms within walking distance of
the VIC. Metro: U1 line, Kaisermühlen station.
Room rate: up to 31 December 2005, the hotel offers
a discounted IAEA rate of 87 Euro per night (single
room) including breakfast.
Wagramer Strasse 16
Tel. +43 1 260 400
Fax +43 1 260 40699
Donau*** and **
This friendly, small hotel offers both two and three-star
accommodation within walking distance of the VIC. Metro:
U1 line, Alte Donau station. The two-star rooms have
a shower in the room and toilet facilities in the corridor;
the three-star rooms have both in the room. Prices:
40 Euro per night for a two-star single room, and 70
Euro per night for a three-star single room, including
breakfast. Please book before 31 December 2005, referring
to the PIME conference.
Wagramer Strasse 51
Tel. +43 1 204 4040
Fax +43 1 204 404040
Suitehotel Wien Messe***
Beautiful rooms and a friendly atmosphere between the
Prater Park and the Danube river. Metro: U1 line, Vorgarten
Strasse station. The Suitehotels are a new hotel concept,
launched in 2003. The room rates include coffee and
croissants for breakfast as well as the complimentary
use of the work-out facilities and the Internet corner.
Alternative breakfast boxes at 8 Euro are on sale at
the “Boutique Gourmande”. Room rate: 89
Euro per night (single room).
Radinger Strasse 2
Tel. +43 1 245 880
Fax +43 1 245 88188
Ibis Wien Messe***
Pleasant rooms between the Prater Park and the Danube
river. Metro: U1 line, Vorgarten Strasse station. Room
rate: 64 Euro per night (single room) excluding 9 Euro
Lasalle Strasse 7A
Tel. +43 1 217 700
Fax +43 1 217 70556
Nice, small hotel between the historic city centre and
the Prater Park. Metro: U1 line, Nestroy Platz station.
Room rates: discounted IAEA rate of 61 Euro, including
Prater Strasse 44-46
Tel. +43 1 214 8404
Fax +43 1 214 214 2785
Basic, charming hotel within walking distance of the
St Stephan Cathedral. Metro: U1 line, Stephansplatz
station. It is an excellent choice for delegates who
wish to stay in the historical city centre. Room rates:
from 60 to 112 Euro, including breakfast, depending
on the room type.
Tel. +43 1 534 550
Fax +43 1 534 5577