Austria Center Vienna: Austria’s Biggest Conference Centre
Renowned international conferences, directly next to the UN headquarters and with a fast public transport connection to Vienna’s city centre.
Austria Center Vienna is not only Austria’s biggest conference centre but also the world’s only congress centre directly attached to one of the four UN headquarters. Together with the Vienna International Centre (VIC), the Austria Center makes up the UNO-City.
A fair location of international importance
Austria Center Vienna serves as a location for all kinds of events, from international science conferences, company meetings and product presentations to balls, banquet and galas. For example, the “European Congress of Radiology” has been taking place here since 1991.
Due to its proximity to the UN, the location is often used by the United Nations for conferences like the UN Human Rights Conference in 1993, which was the biggest Meeting of States in Austria to date, or the politically relevant Iran Talks in 2014.
Austria Center Vienna was built between 1983 and 1987. The opening gala, “Soirée in Vienna”, took place in May 1987 and was broadcast in 32 countries by the Austrian Broadcasting Network ORF.
In 2007, a fourth exhibition hall was added and today, the Austria Center Vienna encompasses 22,000 square metres of exhibition space and can accommodate up to 20,000 people.
A state-of-the-art, green congress centre
In addition to the main halls, there are 24 smaller auditoriums and 180 meeting rooms spread over five floors. The entire building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including comprehensive WiFi coverage. A business lounge offers room to work, as well as a relaxation area for smaller meetings away from the main happenings during events.
Nine foyer restaurants, among them Café Motto, take care of the culinary needs of the approximately 200,000 visitors each year. Furthermore, Austria Center Vienna is Austria’s first Green Conference Center, which has received an “Ecolabel for Congress Centers” for its environmental efforts.
Only 7 minutes to the city centre
Austria Center Vienna is located on the other side of the Danube river in Vienna’s 22nd district. Though thanks to the first-class infrastructure, it only takes 7 minutes by underground to get there from the city centre: the U1 metro line’s station “Kaisermühlen, VIC” (exit “Schüttaustraße”) is located directly in front of UNO-City.
Consequently, the trip from the Grand Ferdinand to Austria Center Vienna is also quite short — approximately 25 minutes from door to door. All you have to do is take a short stroll to Karlsplatz and take the next U1 train to “Kaisermühlen, VIC”.
This easy commute turns stressful congress days into a more relaxed affair. After a long day at the Austria Center Vienna, you’ll still have plenty of time to unwind at the hotel — be it with a glass of wine in the rooftop lounge Grand Étage or by the rooftop pool. You’ll be properly refuelled for the next day at the congress centre.