Getting around in Vienna

In Vienna you can use buses, trams and the S-Bahn (suburban train). A single ticket will cost you €2.40 (before boarding) or €2.60 (in the tram), a "48 hours Vienna"/"48 Stunden Wien" ticket €14.10, and a "72 hours Vienna"/"72 Stunden Wien" ticket €17.10. You can purchase these Wiener Linien tickets at the airport, at any metro-station, at a Trafik (kiosk for newspapers and tobacco), via the smartphone app (see below) but not on board of buses or underground trains. You will be able to buy single tickets in trams, but most ticket machines there are coin-based, so make sure you have some change.

There are also two offers of sightseeing packages including transport: the "EASY CityPass WIEN 48 hours" (€19.90) / "EASY CityPass WIEN 72 hours" (€24.90), from Del Medio Verlag, Berlin; and, for a slightly larger sum (€25.00 for 48 hours / €29.00 for 72 hours) the "Vienna City Card" from Tourist Info Vienna. Both CityPass and City Card offer reductions on a lot of attractions and are best bought online before your trip. To help you decide which of them fits your needs best, find more information here:




Entrance to Alte Kapelle - © Gebhard Sengmüller

Entrance to Alte Kapelle (between courtyards 1 and 2) - © Gebhard Sengmüller

Alte Kapelle (first keynote lecture on 22 September)

The entrance to the venue Alte Kapelle is situated between courtyards/Hof 1 and 2 on the Campus.


Helene-Richter-Saal (HRS), Seminar Rooms 3 and 5 (SER 3 and SER 5)

The Helene-Richter-Saal and Seminar Rooms are located directly at our

Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
Campus AAKH, Hof 8.3, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

You will find Helene-Richter-Saal and Seminar Room 3 on the ground floor, Seminar Room 5 on the first floor.

Our department is called "Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik" in German; AAKH is short for "Altes Allgemeines Krankenhaus", in case you were wondering; and "Hof" means courtyard in German.

Should you arrive at Spitalgasse, you are about to enter courtyard/Hof 1 (map); if you enter from Garnisongasse (which is the shortest route to our Department) you are in courtyard/Hof 9 (in this case, just proceed to the next courtyard, which is no. 8). Once inside campus walls, it will help to watch out for blue signposts with maps on them (the university’s official direction signs).


Weinbar Bolena (conference warming, 22 Sept.)

After the first keynote we will meet at nearby Weinbar Bolena for our conference warming (Lange Gasse 61, 1080 Vienna).


Heurigen restaurant (conference dinner, 23 Sept.)

The conference dinner will take place at Stadtheuriger Gigerl in the first district, City Centre (Rauhensteingasse 3; entrance at: Blumenstockgasse 2).