The conference will take place
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
(RISC), which is an institute of the
Johannes Kepler University
in Linz. It is located in the
Castle of Hagenberg,
a romantic, medieval castle amidst the lovely, hilly landscape of the
20 km north east of
the provincial capital of
located halfway between Salzburg and Vienna.
More information about RISC can be found on the institute's web page and also on the folder.
Travel to Linz
- By plane:
Linz has an international airport
connections to Barcelona (Girona), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Graz, Cologne, London, Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Salzburg, Vienna, and Zürich (summer flights 2008).
From the Linz airport you can take
a bus to the center of Linz
(see the schedule,
connection from Flughafen LNZ to Linz, or download the timetable. Note that on Sundays the connection is not so good.), or a
taxi. The bus stop Linz Hbf Busterminal/Kärntnerstraße
is just in front of the hotel Ibis,
from where the conference shuttle bus will go Hagenberg. It is also in front of the Linz train station and Linz bus station, from where public transport
goes to Hagenberg.
alternative is train:
Take a free shuttle from the airport to Hoersching train station and then get to Linz
from there by train.
Other international airports nearby Linz are Vienna
(VIE, 2 hours by train/car) and
Munich (MUC, 3 hours by train/car).
If you arrive in Vienna, take the Vienna Airport Lines bus to Vienna West train station (Wien Wesbahnhof) and then continue by train.
The bus stop is right in front of the airport arrivals hall. Single fare: 6 Euro.
Download the Vienna Airport Lines bus timetable.
- By train:
Linz can also be conveniently reached by train from Vienna, Salzburg, or Munich
(Train connections can be looked up using the
- More Information:
Travel to Hagenberg
- NEW! By the conference shuttle:
- From Linz to Hagenberg and back during conference days
Shuttle service between Linz and Hagenberg in conference and workshop days will be organized.
In the morning the bus will pick up participants first from the hotel Ibis Linz,
then will stop on Hauptplatz in front of the Landesreisebuero, and will continue to Hagenberg. In the afternoon the bus will bring the participants back to Linz,
first stopping on Hauptplatz and then at the hotel Ibis. The bus can be recognized with the sign "RISC Summer 2008" on it.
Download the shuttle timetable, and have a look at the meeting points in Linz.
IMPORTANT UPDATE! On Friday, July 18, the shuttle bus will stop in the morning at Untere Donaulände, in front of Oberbank, instead of Hauptplatz that will be closed for transport.
See the updated meeting points in Linz.
- From Linz Airport to Hagenberg and back
We offer free bus shuttles from the airport Linz to the conference hotel in Hagenberg at the following date:
(Since nobody registered for this service, it is canceled.)
If you would like to take any of these shuttles, please send by June 30 a mail to
indicating the requested departure time (see above) and the number of passengers.
Sunday, July 13: shuttle departs at 11:45, 15:15, and 20:00.
In the morning on Saturday, July 19, a free shuttle bus will run from the conference hotel back to the airport (arrival at the airport at 07:45,
reservations directly at the conference). At other times, we will be glad to assist you in getting transport back from Hagenberg to the airport by taxi.
- By public bus:
Schedule of buses from Linz to Hagenberg and back can be found
here. Select Hagenberg im Mühlkreis Ortsmitte. The bus No.310
leaves from the platforms C4-C5 of Linz bus station, that is located next to Linz main train
station, Linz Hauptbahnhof (from the main entrance/exit of the Hauptbahnhof turn immediately right and walk 100 m to get to the bus station).
The bus ticket can be purchased from the driver, and it costs 4.10 Euro, single fare.
The bus passes near the hotel Arcotel (bus stop Untere Donaulände, in front
of the Lentos Museum) and not very far from Hotel Sommerhaus Linz (bus stop Altenbergerstraße).
When in Hagenberg, leave the bus at the stop in front of the school
(Volksschule) and walk 100 m towards the church/castle to get to RISC, or 300 m on the street and then turn left at a
big white billboard with the number 2 on it to get to Hotel Sommerhaus.
(See the directions on the map of Hagenberg.)
Download the bus timetable Linz-Hagenberg-Linz.
- By train:
(Train connections can be looked up using the
From Linz main train station (Linz Hauptbahnhof) take a train to Pregarten (Pregarten Bahnhof).
From Pregarten train station take a small white bus, number 396, to Hagenberg (The schedule
of this bus can be found here. Select
Hagenberg im Mühlkreis Ortsmitte). Leave the bus at
the stop Hagenberg Ort (in front of the school, Volksschule) and walk 100 m towards the church/castle to get to RISC,
or 300 m on the street and then turn left to get to Hotel Sommerhaus. (See the directions on the
map of Hagenberg.)
One can also walk from Pregarten to Hagenberg. The distance is
approximately 2 km.
Download the train timetable Linz-Pregarten-Linz.
- By car:
Take the highway (Autobahn) to Linz, and there take the
highway A7 to Prague (Prag in German). About 15km outside of Linz the Autobahn ends. Go
to the direction of Pregarten. About 1km before Pregarten you see the sign
to Hagenberg (to the left).
- By taxi:
Taxi from Linz airport to Hagenberg costs approximately 80 Euro. From Linz city center/train station to Hagenberg the price is approximately 50 Euro.
- Hagenberg map with restaurants and ATM machines. Note that the ATM machines in Hagenberg operate between 06:00-24:00
and accept only Maestro and Mastercard.
- Hagenberg weather.
- Restaurants in Hagenberg:
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10:00-23:00, Saturday 17:00-23:00,
Sunday 10:00-20:00. Closed on Tuesdays.
- Hofwirt. Closed on Sundays after 15:00 and on Mondays.
- Horseman's Paradise.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-02:00 (From 14.07.2008 to 31.07.2008: Monday-Saturday 16:00-02:00)
- Gasthaus Lamplmair. Closed on Wednesdays.
- Gasthaus Hametner. Closed on Tuesdays.
- Cafe Monika.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-04:00. Closed on Mondays.
- Hagenberg-Pregarten plan.
There are nice walking paths along the river Feldaist.
It takes approximately 30-35 minutes to get from Hagenberg
Hotel Sommerhaus in Hagenberg, 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue,
good quality rooms with Internet access, parking place. Booking via the registration page.
Please note that number of places in Hotel Sommerhaus Hagenberg is limited.
Building photos: photo 1, photo 2.
Hotel Sommerhaus Hagenberg
Phone: +43 (0)7236/7973-9033
Fax: +43 (0)7236/7973-39
Internet access in Sommerhaus is free. If you come with a laptop,
the administration can give you a network cable on request and charge 5 Euro deposit for that. Alternatively, you can bring your own cable.
- Hotels in Linz, 20 km from the conference venue, organized transportation to Hagenberg and back. The conference shuttle bus stops at Hotel Ibis and Hauptplatz in Linz.