The conference will take place at the Erwin Schrödinger Institue (ESI), Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Wien; second floor (= top floor, 2 floors above the ground; sorry, no elevator).

Access to the ESI building: The entrance doors of the ESI are locked on weekends and after 18:00 on weekdays. You can get the access code for entering at the administrative office. To leave the Institute when the doors are locked, just press the switch with 'door' on it next to the doors. Please be sure to lock the door behind you. Thank you! The main entrance door to the street is always open.


Some participants will have a desk at the KGRC, which is located on the second floor (above ground) of the building. The KGRC will be open from 8:00 until 18:00 (at least) Monday through Friday.

Below is a floor plan of the KGRC:

Floor plan

Getting around Vienna

To and from the airport

See our general information on KGRC location.

Public Transport

Planning your trip
You can plan your trip on public transportation in Vienna here.
Type of tickets
If you plan to use public transportation often then the weekly ticket is the best option. It is valid from Monday 0.00 until the next Monday 9.00 in the morning.
In case there are at least 2 persons coming with you and you plan to travel 2-3 days per week, and you plan to always travel together, then the 8-day Climate Ticket is optimal.
Otherwise use Single Trip Tickets.
Where to buy tickets
You can buy your tickets at a ticket machine in any metro station or S-Bahn station or from a tobacconist. You cannot buy them at tram stops or bus stops. Only single tickets are available from the small ticket machines inside trams. At the other ticket machines you can generally choose whether you want your ticket pre-validated for immediate use. If you buy an unvalidated ticket, make sure not to forget stamping it before use, as ticket inspections are very frequent and the fine is 100 Euros. At most ticket machines you can select any of the following languages: German, English, French, Russian and a few others.

More information can be found here or here.


You can use, e.g., google maps to get directions and estimates of duration. Alternatively you can try ANachB (also for public transport and car).

Restaurants, Supermarkets, etc.

Some of the restaurants and supermarkets close to the KGRC are mentioned in the booklet. Even more information is provided here.

Opening hours
Most supermarkets (as well as most other shops in Austria) are closed on Sundays. Würstelstände and many restaurants are open). The Billa supermarkt at Franz Josephs Bahnhof is open on Sundays.
Note that not all restaurants listed below (and none of the supermarkets) accept credit cards. Those that do accept credit cards will often only accept Visa and MasterCard. In general, credit cards are far less common in Austria than in the US. There are many ATM machines (Bankomat) where you can get cash, e.g. next to Hofer or in the Spar (Nußdorfer Straße) or U2 subway station Schottentor.


Supermarkets are the cheapest way to get food, and in all supermarkets, you can get cheap beverages (including wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks, usually not cooled).

Hofer is cheapest among the supermarkets close by, but does not have a Deli counter (but it has pre-packed ham, cheese and bread; and frozen or cooled precooked dishes), neither does it have cooled drinks. Billa and Spar are slightly more expensive, but usually do have Deli counters and cooled drinks.

From a Deli counter, you can get a Semmel (bread roll) filled with Käse (/KAY-ze/, cheese) or Wurst (/WOO-ust/, sausage); about the cheapest lunch you can get (1-2 EUR). Traditional choices for fillings are

Some supermarkets in the vincinity:


There are several bakery chains such as Ströck, Anker and Mann. You can get various sandwiches, sometimes slices of Pizza, also desserts such as Kuchen and Strudel. Desserts usually are vegetarian (but some might contain gelatine), some of the snacks are vegetarian as well. Usually not much for vegans (apart from bread). Some stores quite close to the KGRC:

Würstelstand / Falafel / Kebap

A Würstelstand is kind of a traditional kiosk selling grilled and cooked sausages. Quite cheap (about 3 EUR) for the enourmous amounts of fat per serving. Nothing for vegetarians. Popular choices include Käsekrainer (/KAY-ze-CRY-nuh/, reddish, grilled sausage with cheese in it), Bratwurs" (/brutt-WOO-ust/, light brown, grilled sausage) and Frankfurter (pinkish, cooked sausage). Usually you eat that stuff either with Semmel (bread roll) or a slice of Brot (bread); and either with catchup, or with scharfem/Estragon Senf (yellow mustard) or with süßem/Kremser Senf (brown mustard). Alternatively, you can get the sausages in a hot dog bun as well (a much bigger thing than you might be used to from the US); optionally you can also get some pickles (Gurke or Pfefferoni) with that. (Note: Pfefferoni = chili pepper; the sausage sometimes called pepperoni would in Austria be called salami.)

Other kiosks sell Döner Kebap or Falafel (about 3.50 EUR). Döner Kebap is shredded meat in white bread, with salad, onion and tomato; mit allem = with everything also means spiced (slightly hot). Do not get your hopes up if you are vegan: they do sell Falafel, but this may be appaling; for good Falafel, you have to go to Mashu Mashu (far away), tolerable Falafel you can get at the kiosk intersection Währinger Straße and Gürtel (on the little island for the tram-stop), see below under Felafel/Kebab.

You can find many kiosks in walking distance to KGRC (the first two are particularly close by):

Student Cafeteria

If you do not want to have lunch in a restaurant, a student cafeteria might be a reasonable low-budget alternative. Usually, there are vegetarian (but not vegan) options in the student caferias. The price is around 5 Euro.

Restaurants, Cafés, etc.

Tipping is common in Restaurants and Cafés (between 5 and 10 percent, maybe round up to the next Euro). You do not tip in supermarkets or take-away bakeries (tipping situation unclear in restaurant take-away situations).

You are supposed to order a drink in most restaurants. You can just ask for "Leitungswasser" (tap water), which is free, but then the waiters will dislike you. The cheapest alternative usually is Soda (seltzer/soda water, 1-2 EUR), usually cheaper than Mineralwasser (mineral water). The usual size for nonalcoholic drinks is 0.2-0.25 liter (7-8 fl.oz), large is 0.5 liter (about a pint).

Note that many of the restaurants listed below may not accept credit cards.

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