Darksky 2008

August 22-23 - Vienna, Austria

Travel by Plane

Vienna has an international airport with flight connections from all over the world. The City Airport Train (CAT) connects the airport to the center of the city (16 minutes, EUR 9.-) or take the rapid transit railway (24 minutes, EUR 4,50 - stops in all stations - platform 1/2). Alternatively, you can take a Taxi (approx. EUR 35.--) from the airport to your accommodation. For more information, please visit the Vienna Airport Homepage, which also features a Flight Planner.


Travel by Train

Railway connections from most European countries to Vienna are available. For more information, please consult the Railway scheduled query.

Travel by Car

For those who travel by car, a map / route planner for the Kuffner Observatory in Vienna, the location of the DARKSKY 2008 meeting, is available here.

Public transport in Vienna

Vienna has an efficient network of underground trains, trams, and buses. Tickets are available in the underground stations and at tobacconists.

To go to the Kuffner Observatory, the location of the DARKSKY 2008 meeting, use the underground train U3 or the municipal railway S45 to stop "Ottakring". From there, take bus 46B or 146B to stop "Ottakringer Bad/Kuffner-Sternwarte". Instead of taking the bus, you can take a 15 minute walk: Go west on the "Thaliastraße" for about 700 m, then turn left into the "Johann-Staud-Straße". After another 900 meters, you will have reached the Kuffner Observatory.


Mild, central European climate can be expected for Vienna. The temperatures in August usually range from 15°C to 25°C, but can be as high as 37°C. On average, there are 17 days with highs of 25°C or more, and 5 days with 30°C or more. On average, there are 8 days with precipitation in August, and the mean monthly rainfall for August is 58 mm.


Nationals from EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland do not require a visa. Citizens of other countries should check this visa information to see if they need a visa.

Tourist Information

The government of Vienna provides a lot of general information (city map, public transport, tourism, etc.) about Vienna on their website http://www.wien.gv.at/.

You may also want to visit the web site of the Vienna tourist office at http://www.wien.info.

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