The eScience2021 Conference will be held in Innsbruck. The capital city of Tyrol is a scenic town located in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Its best-known attractions include the Golden Roof, the Nordkette mountain range with its Seegrube and Haferlekar stations, and the Ambras Castle.
Getting to Innsbruck by plane
- Innsbruck Airport (INN): The city airport is located in the western edge of Innsbruck and is directly connected to the city center by the IVB bus line F (12 minutes) and taxis. Daily flights operate to several international destinations, such as Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Vienna.
- Munich Airport (MUC): Direct connections to Innsbruck are possible by bus, train, minibus shuttle (door to door shuttle bus), or car in a timeframe of 2-2.30 hours. Daily international flights connect Munich to worldwide destinations including North America and Asia.
Getting to Innsbruck by train
Innsbruck is located on a main European railway axis. Direct connections are possible from/to:
- Austria: Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz
- Germany: Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin
- Italy: Verona, Bologna, Venice
- Switzerland: Zurich
Getting to Innsbruck by car
Please note that a “Vignette” (toll sticker) is required for driving on Austrian highways (Autobahn). A 10-day sticker costs around € 9,40 . More information can be found here.
Innsbruck is located at the intersection of two major European traffic links:
- Autobahn A12: from the West (Voralberg, Switzerland) and the East (Munich, Salzburg, Vienna)
- Autobahn A13: from the South, continuing the Italian A22 highway. From the border until the Innsbruck-Süd exit the Vignette is not necessary, but a toll is applied; after Innsbruck-Süd, the Vignette is needed.
Innsbruck has a very good public transport system. However, please note the following two caveats:
- Innsbruck's public transport is not listed on Google Maps. You will see regional buses on Google Maps, but don't let that betray you. You're missing the vast majority of connections. Use fahrplan.ivb.at or one of their apps instead.
- The cheapest way to get tickets is to use the ticket machines (pictured on the right, accepts cards only) available at most stations or the ÖBB mobile app. You can get a single ride ticket ("Einzel-Ticket") for €2,60. If you are around for a few more days, 8-trip tickets (€15,50) are often very convenient and can be shared (stamp it once per passenger in the bus/tram).
If you would like to explore the Innsbruck area by bike, check out Stadtrad.