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How to Reach RISC

RISC is located in Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, a village about 20 km from Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.

To Linz

Linz can be internationally reached by car, train, or plane.

Route Planner (enter "4020 Linz Österreich" as the destination)
Railroad Timetable (enter "Linz/Donau" as the destination)
Blue Danube Airport Linz (select "Welcome")

From the airport, there is a shuttle every hour to the main railroad station ("Hauptbahnhof") respectively bus terminal in Linz.

From Linz to Hagenberg

From Linz, you can get to Hagenberg by various means.

By Car

Enter the A7 motorway in direction Prag/Freistadt. Leave the highway at exit "Unterweitersdorf" and follow the signs to "Hagenberg" or "Softwarepark". Shortly before you reach Pregarten, turn left to Hagenberg. After 1.5 km turn left to reach the castle. Green traffic signs pointing to "Forschungsinstitut RISC" and/or "Softwarepark" will guide you.

Route Planner (enter "4232 Hagenberg Österreich" as the destination)

By Train

Chose a regional train to Pregarten (direction of Summerau/Prag). Exit the train in Pregarten, a neighbour town of Hagenberg.

Railroad Timetable
Enter in the "From:" field "Linz/Donau Hbf" and in the "To:" field "Pregarten".
During the day, there is approximately one train every hour, the trip takes about 40 minutes.

It is a 20 min walk up-hill from the train station to Hagenberg. Recently a city bus (the "Drei-Märkte-Bus") has been established which regularily connects the railstation in Pregarten with Hagenberg. Of course, you may also consider asking somebody at RISC to pick you up from the railstation.

By Bus

Starting from fall 2009, there is a direct bus connection between Hagenberg and the JKU campus. Buses run on weekdays (Mo-Fr) every hour and a ride takes about 25 minutes, see the detailed schedule. Note that the bus does not operate during school vacations.

Apart from that, there are several regular buses to Hagenberg each day, leaving from the bus terminal near the main railroad station ("Hauptbahnhof/Busterminal") and from the "Altenberger Straße" near the Johannes Kepler University. Take a bus to Freistadt that goes via Hagenberg, see the detailed schedule.

Bus Schedule
Enter in the "To:" field "Hagenberg im Mühlkreis" and in the "From:" field either "Linz/Donau Hbf" or "Linz/Donau Altenberger Straße".
During the day, there is a bus every one to two hours, the trip takes 40-50 minutes.

In Hagenberg

RISC is located in the castle of Hagenberg ("Schloss") and in the nearby extension building shown in the lower left part of the map below.

The Hotel Sommerhaus provides accommodation in Linz (close to the campus of the Johannes Kepler University) and also in Hagenberg.