Orientation

 CITY: Vienna

 

Vienna is the capital of Austria and it is know for its cultural and historial background.

Vienna is being regarded as the City of Music, because of its musical luminaries including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and many more. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century.

The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, and the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

Some of the most famous sightseeing points in Vienna are:

  • Burgtheater, is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world
  • Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra known across the world for the annual widely broadcast “New Year’s Day Concert”
  • The imperial palaces of Hofburg and Schönbrunn
  • Rathaus (Town Hall)
  • Stephansdom & Stephansplatz (the city center)
  • The main building of the University of Vienna, which is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures both of historical and academic importance.

For more information and other tourist attractions, please visit:

http://www.wien.info/en

 LOCATION: University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science

 

The address of the NEMO Summer School is:

University of Vienna,
Faculty of Computer Science,
Währingerstraße 29,
1090 Vienna, Austria

We recommend that you arrive in Vienna, a day before the start of the NEMO Summer School, so that you have time to settle in. Be aware that you should be at the event location latest on the 16th of July 2018 at 09:00 and should remain here until the 27th of July 2018 at 17:30, when the program will end.

 ORIENTATION:

 

How to arrive to your accomodation & NEMO Summer School venue:

  • Package I: Meininger Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, Schiffamtsgasse 15, 1020 Vienna
Vienna International Airport Westbahnhof Hauptbahnhof NEMO Summer School Venue
Take the train S7 (direction Floridsdorf) or CAT (direction Wien Mitte) to Landstraße/Wien Mitte. After that, underground U4 (direction Heiligenstadt) to Schottenring. From there is a 14 minutes walk until your destination. Take the underground U3 (direction Simmering) to Volkstheater, then underground U2 (direction Seestadt) to Schottenring. From there is a 11 minutes walk until your destination. Take the underground U1 (direction Leopoldau) to Nestroyplatz, then tram 5A (direction Griegstraße) to Leopoldsgasse. From there is a 6 minutes walk until your destination. Take the underground U2 (direction Karlsplatz) to Schottentor, from there tram 37/38/40/41 to Spitalgasse/Währinger Straße. Walk 5-10 minutes to the NEMO venue.
  • Package II: Boutique Hotel Donauwalzer Wien, Ottakringer Strasse 5, 1170 Vienna
Vienna International Airport Westbahnhof Hauptbahnhof NEMO Summer School Venue
Take the train S7 (direction Floridsdorf) until the station Handelskai. From there take the underground U6 (direction Siebenhirten) to Alserstraße. Walk 150 m to the hotel. Take the underground U6 (direction Floridsdorf) until the station Alserstraße. From there are 150 m to the hotel. Take the Bus 13a until the end station Alserstraße. From there take the tram 44 to the station Hernalser Gürtel. Walk for 5 minutes to your destination. Take the underground U6 (direction Floridsdorf) until the station Währingerstrasse/Volksoper. From there take the tram 41/42 to Sensengasse.
Or walk for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Package III: Hotel Am Schottenpoint, Währinger Straße 22, 1090 Vienna
Vienna International Airport Westbahnhof Hauptbahnhof NEMO Summer School Venue
Take the train S7 (direction Floridsdorf) to the station Praterstern. From there take the underground U2 (direction Karlsplatz) to Schottentor. From there the tram 37/38/40/41 to Spitalgasse/Währinger Straße. Go along the street for 20 meters to arrive at the hotel. Take the tram 5 (direction Praterstern) until the station Lazarettgasse. From there is a 15 minutes walk to the hotel. Take the tram D (direction Nußdorf, Beethovengang) until the station Schottentor. From there take the tram 37, 38, 40, 41 or 42 to the station Spitalgasse/Währinger Straße. Walk for 20 meters to your destination. 5 minutes walk to the NEMO Summer School venue.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

We recommed you to buy weekly tickets, that are available for one week for all the lines. One costs: € 16,20.

You can also use the following website to plan your trips in Vienna:  www.wienerlinien.at

You should carry a valid ticket at all times when using public transportation. There are high fines for travelers that don’t have such a ticket when checked by controllers.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

  1. Visas

The University of Vienna will provide any institutional documentation that is needed by a student in order to obtain a visa. If you require such a document please send us an email at events@omilab.org with further details.

The participants should inquire at the nearest Austrian consulate or ambassy for specific instructions.

Additional information about Austrian representations in other countries can be found at http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/.

  1. Health Insurance

Students must have health insurance with valid coverage in Austria. We advise you to check with your insurance company before leaving for Austria whether you‘re covered for your stay.

For all students from EU-countries the E-Card is accepted in Austria and therefore covers  the health insurance (the E-Card has to be activated for Europe wide use).

All Non-European students  must have health insurance as well. It you apply for a visa to come to Austria you will need to take out a policy before leaving your country.

 ESTIMATED BUDGET:

 

You should at least include the following in your budget: dinner expenses and sundries (museums, restaurants, going out, etc.)

Estimated budget: € 200

CASH MACHINES (ATMs):

ATMs are called Geldautomaten in German.

The closest ATM to the Faculty of Computer Science is located on the Sensengasse 2, 1090 Vienna.

Please make sure you withdraw some cash before coming to Vienna on your first day, and it is recommended to always have  cash on you, as not all local shops accept foreign credit cards.

 LANGUAGE: “I don’t speak German“

 

The teaching language and the exam during the NEMO Summer School will be in English.

A large majority of Austrians speak English (very) well. You shouldn’t have a problem making yourself understood on public transportation, in supermarkets or when you ask for directions.

If you want to learn a few words in German before your arrival, here are some recommendations:

http://www.babbel.com/learn-german

http://www.ielanguages.com/German.html

  WEATHER:

 

Be prepared for altering strong winds, nice sunshine and (short) periods of rain during your stay at the NEMO Summer School.

Average temperature in July: 26°C – 28°C