Graz – the second largest city in Austria with 260.000 inhabitants – offers ideal conditions for academic conferences in beautiful countryside. Guests are always enthusiastic about the picturesque Old Town, the attractive cultural program, the quality and diversity of the cuisine and the excellent infrastructure of the conference venues.
EC-TEL 2014 will take place at stadthalle|graz which is Austria's largest and most modern convention center. It was designed by the internationally renown architect Klaus Kada.
Messe Congress Graz
Arrival by Airplane
Graz Airport is connected to many major cities in Europe, some of which are Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, London, Rotterdam, Hannover. Contact your travel agency for flight connections to Graz.
Arrival by Train
Graz can be reached by train from many major cities in Europe. Main lines connect Graz from Salzburg (Munich), Linz and Vienna. Contact your travel agency for train connections.
Arrival by car
You can drive to Graz by car via the motorway A2 from Vienna (appr. 170km, 2,5 hours), A9 from Linz (appr. 200km, 3 h), A9/A10 from Salzburg (250km, 4h) or A2 from Klagenfurt (150km, 2h). Please note that Austrian motorways are toll roads. A “Vignette” has to be purchased at the Austrian border or a petrol station near the border. Parking is possible at the parking site at Fröhlichgasse, adjacent to the conference venue.
Graz is a town with a perfect public transportation system. Main transportation is established by city tram (BIM) and busses. The transportation center is Jakomini Platz in downtown Graz. From there, every location can easily be reached by public transportation. A one-hour ticket costs EUR 1.90.
Alternatively, taxis can be taken for ground transportation. A one-way fare from the conference location to train main station is about EUR 15.00, the fare to Graz Airport is about EUR 20.00. Taxis must be called per phone. Call 878 for a local taxi center. For further information refer to our registration desk.
Discounts are available for Austrian Airlines flights in the mentioned time period.
Book your flights to the “i-KNOW 2014 Congress” online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares!
To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine:
- Booking period: now until September 19th, 2014
- Valid for flights to Graz and return as of September 9th, 2014 until September 26th, 2014 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights.