Wikisource Community User Group/Wikisource Conference 2015/Venue

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Conference venue edit

The conference takes place at JUFA Wien City which also serves as the conference hotel. From the venue it takes only 10 mins by public transport to get to the city center, approx. 40 mins to the airport and 15-20 mins to the major train stations in Vienna. The nearest underground station is Enkplatz (on the U3 line) which is located only about 250 m from the hotel.

The conference venue and some of the hotel rooms conform established accessibility standards. Please contact the event management team in case you need assistance.



JUFA Wien City
Mautner-Markhof-Gasse 50
A-1110 Wien
Location on OpenStreetMap

About Vienna edit

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria with a population of about 1.8 million. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC.

According to a survey by Mercer, Vienna has been the leading city concerning quality of living for several years in a row, one important aspect was Vienna's status as one of the safest metropolitan areas worldwide. Vienna is also LGTB friendly and proud of it - not only during the yearly Life Ball or recently as the host of the Eurovision Song Contest. Public transport in Vienna as well the conference venue stand out due to high accessibility standards.

Currency edit

Austria’s currency is the Euro (EUR, €). Please consider that changing money at Euro change offices is usually rather expensive compared to withdrawal at a cash machine. Currency exchange offices are to be found at Vienna Airport and at tourist hotspots throughout Vienna.

Credit cards and bank cards are accepted in larger chains and at some smaller shops, we highly recommend to carry some money in cash though.

Electricity Access edit

In Austria plug type F (230V at 50 Hz), also known as Schuko plug, is used. Please bring your adapter if needed!

Internet Access edit

Free wireless network access at the conference venue and hotel. Free WiFi is also accessible at most café and restaurants.

  • Mobile Simcards (usually no ID required):
    • 3 offers prepaid plan for mobile data as well for phone calls. Can be bought at any 3 store.
    • Bob offers prepaid plans for mobile data as well for phone calls. Can be bought at any post office.

Weather edit

It's cold
It's cold

It's winter in Austria, temperatures from 0° Celsius to +5° Celsius are average. Bring your warm and cosy winter clothes!

Day trips from Vienna edit


Two European capitals in one day - no problem. Bratislava and Vienna are just a 45 min train ride apart.


Budapest is worth visiting, it takes 3 hrs to get there by train.


You want the grand Sound of Music experience? And also see where Mozart was born? It just takes 2.5 hrs to get there by train.