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Institut für Angewandte Physik
Technische Universität Wien
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10/134, 1040 Wien, Austria
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The Biophysics group is currently located at
Getreidemarkt 9 (“Lehartrakt”, 1060 Wien, Austria
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By Air

Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located in Schwechat, about 20 km south-east of Vienna's center.

At the airport, you can take two railway lines:

  • Cheap, but slow - standard railway (“S-Bahn”) to the station Wien Mitte. An elevator takes you directly from the arrival hall to the platform.
  • More expensive and 8 minutes faster - the City Airport Train also takes you to the station Wien Mitte.

At Wien Mitte, take Underground U4, direction Hütteldorf, 2 stops to Karlsplatz.

  • Alternatively, at the airport you may also take the shuttle bus (Vienna Airport Lines) to Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. From there take Underground U1, direction Reumannplatz, 2 stops to Karlsplatz, or Underground U4, direction Hütteldorf, 3 stops to Karlsplatz.

Your choice may depend on which means of transport you get first. Trains and busses circulate at half-hour intervals most of the day. The busses, though not faster than the standard railway, are more expensive (but cheaper than the City Airport Train).

TU library building; we are in the green building behind it Karlsplatz ist the largest Underground station in Wien and close to the TU Wien - see the map below. On the U4 platform, take the escalators in the direction you were going by Underground and then leave the Underground station at exit “Wiedner Hauptstraße”. On the Wiedner Hauptstraße, the first building you pass is the library of the TU (with a huge stone bird at its corner); our institute is in the green physics and mathematics building behind (“Freihaus”, a huge green building; see photo). Take the elevators in “Turm C” (red) to the 5th floor, where you will find the secretary of our institute (turn right twice after leaving the elevator and ring at the entrance door).

By Train

Vienna has two main train stations, Wien Meidling and Hauptbahnhof.

At the Wien Meidling: Leave the platform at the exit at the rear side of the train. Take Underground U6 (direction “Floridsdorf”), 2 stops to Längenfeldgasse. There, on the other side of the platform, get into Underground U4 (direction “Heiligenstadt”) to “Karlsplatz” (4 stops). At Karlsplatz, take the escalators at the rear of the train, and leave the Underground station at exit “Wiedner Hauptstraße”.

On the Wiedner Hauptstraße, the first building you pass is the library of the TU (with a huge stone bird at its corner); our institute is in the green physics and mathematics building behind (“Freihaus”, a huge green building; see the photo). See the map below. Take the elevators in “Turm C” (red) to the 5th floor, where you will find the secretary of our institute (turn right twice after leaving the elevator and ring at the entrance door).

At Wien Hauptbahnhof (still under construction, only trains from the east): Take Underground U1 (direction “Leopoldau”), to “Karlsplatz” (2 stops). At Karlsplatz, take the escalators to Karlsplatz near the center of the train, and leave the Underground station at exit “Wiedner Hauptstraße”.

On the Wiedner Hauptstraße, the first building you pass is the library of the TU (with a huge stone bird at its corner); our institute is in the green physics and mathematics building behind (“Freihaus”, a huge green building; see the photo). See the map below. Take the elevators in “Turm C” (red) to the 5th floor, where you will find the secretary of our institute (turn right twice after leaving the elevator and ring at the entrance door).

By Car

Driving a car in Vienna is not a pleasure - streets can get rather congested and lots of one-way streets and parking restrictions may confuse you. Also note that you always have to yield to trams, from whatever direction they cross your way. If you come by car, the easiest and cheapest way of getting to us is parking your car somewhere near one of the Underground or railway stations at the periphery (make sure you remember where and you don't park the car in an area with parking restrictions), and use public transport furtheron. Don't leave valuables, cameras, electronic equipment etc. in your car.

For the bold who want to defy Vienna's street traffic and who can afford the parking fees:

  • Coming from the west, follow the signposts towards the center, which will lead you via “Hietzinger Kai”, “Schönbrunner Schloßstraße” and “Schönbrunner Straße” to the “Rechte Wienzeile”. At the end of the “Rechte Wienzeile” turn sharp right into “Operngasse” (see the map below). There, on the left side of this street (Operngasse is a oneway street there), after the next traffic lights, you will find the underground car park just below the physics and mathematics building (“TU Tiefgarage”).
  • Coming from the south or east, take highway A23 and leave it at exit “Landstraße”. Then follow the “Landstraßer Gürtel” and “Wiedner Gürtel” to “Südtirolerplatz”. Turn right into “Favoritenstraße”, at its end take the left lane, which will take you to “Wiedner Hauptstraße”. Follow the one-way arrows in the map below to get via Friedrichstraße to the “Operngasse”, where you will find the underground car park just below the green physics and mathematics building (“TU Tiefgarage”).

As all car parking facilities in central Vienna, the underground car park below the physics and mathematics building (“TU Tiefgarage”) is rather expensive (EUR 3.30 per hour, EUR 26.40 per day, EUR 105.60 per week, EUR 177.90 per month; 2009 prices). It is open 24 hours a day (the entrance door is closed at night, but it will open automatically). The ticket machine accepts credit cards, 50, 20, 10, 5 EUR banknotes and coins EUR 2, 1, 0.5, 0.2, 0.1, 0.05.

Please note that parking in the streets during daytime is restricted to residents with special permit or short periods in most areas of Vienna (there, you will need a ticket called “Kurzparkschein”). More information on zones with restricted parking

Local Map

Map of our institute's surroundings

Public transport in Vienna

Public transport in central Vienna is generally fast and efficient.

Single tickets (EUR 2.20) are valid for one journey within Vienna (you may change lines, but you must not interrupt your journey or go back). Don't forget to validate your ticket by stamping it at the entrance of Underground stations or immediately after entering a bus or tram (blue or orange stamping machines marked “Entwerter”). Other tickets include those valid 24 hours (EUR 7.60), 48 hours (EUR 13.30), 72 hours (EUR 16.50), or one week (Mon-Sun, “Wochenkarte”, EUR 16.20). The 8-days-ticket (EUR 38.40) can be used for 8 persons travelling together one day, or four persons on two days etc. - just stamp one stripe per person and day (2017 prices). Tickets are available at ticket vending offices some Underground junctions as well as vending machines (in all Underground and train stations) and at some tobacconists' shops.

More information on public transport in Vienna is available from Wiener Linien (mainly in German, with a shorter English version). In addition, there is a short summary in English with the most important information for using Vienna Public Transport.

Here is a map of Vienna's Underground and railway net:

underground & Railway Map

Further information

get_here/index.txt · Last modified: 2017-09-06 12:43 by Michael Schmid