To get to the dormitory and the registration desk take bus 630 to Jakominplatz and there hop on the tram line 7 (direction Graz St. Leonhard/LKH) to Graz Odilien-Institut. The single ride will cost you EUR 1,90. Alternatively, take bus 631 or train S5 to Graz Hauptbahnhof. Proceed from there as explained below in section By Train.
Vienna International Airport
Many of you will probably arrive at Vienna International Airport (VIE). To get from there to Graz we recommend to take the Airport Bus (Vienna Airport Lines) to the train station Wien-Meidling. The bus leaves directly in front of the arrival hall and is headed for Wien Westbahnhof. Get off at the first stop in Wien-Meidling. The ticket will cost you 6 EUR (11 EUR return) and can be purchased at the driver directly.
Another option is to choose the S-Bahn line 7 in direction Wien Floridsdorf. Get off at Wien Rennweg and head on line 15 (direction Wien Hütteldorf) to Wien-Meidling.
Alternatively, the rather costy City Airport Train (CAT) will bring you to the center of Vienna.
During daytime trains leave Vienna form Wien-Meidling for Graz every other hour. Note that Wien Südbahnhof (Vienna South Train Station) is currently reconstructed and trains can not be accessed from there. You can purchase tickets at the vending machines at the train station. A single ride to Graz currently costs 35 EUR.
The train trip from Vienna to Graz will allow you to travel a historic railway track over the Semmering. It was build some hundred years ago and was said to be an engeneering masterpiece.
If you arrive at Graz main station (Graz Hauptbahnhof) you will have to catch tram 7 (direction Graz St. Leonhard/LKH) to Graz Odilien-Institut to get to the dormitory A where the registration desk will be set up.
From 8 AM to 8PM on August, 17th there will be somebody from us at the train station to help you out.
Austrian Federal Railway
Coming from east on A2 take the exit Graz-Ost, from North take Graz-Nord, from west and south take Graz-West.
This is a map of Graz. B marks the position of the Elisabethheim (dormitory, where the reception takes place). Click on the picture to enlarge. The location of the Schönbrunnheim on this map of Graz.
Note that Austrian motorways are toll roads. A so-called Vignette can be purchased at any fuel station.
If you inform us in advance about you coming by car, we may be able to arrange a parking lot.