General Information


Scientific Secretariat
Registration Office and Travel Agency

Institute of
Applied Synthetic Chemistry
Vienna University
of Technology
Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro AG
Getreidemarkt 9/163
A-1060 Vienna (Austria)
Friedrichstrasse 7
A-1010 Vienna (Austria)
Tel.: +43 1 58801 15401
Fax: +43 1 58801 15499
Tel.: +43 1 58800 525
Fax: +43 1 58800 520


Registration and Information Desk

The registration and information desk will be located in the ”red area” on the first floor of ”Freihaus”, Vienna University of Technology (cf. site maps), with the following business hours:

Wednesday, September 3
12:00pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, September 4
8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday, September 5
8:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday, September 6
8:30am to 2:00pm


The official language of the conference will be English.
No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Passport and Visas

All non-residents of the EU are required to have a valid passport.
Participants should check regarding visa requirements for travel to Austria. Applications should be made to the nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible. Citizens of member states of the European Union and the USA do not need visas.

Travelling to Vienna

Vienna can be reached

Travelling in Vienna

Information about available tickets and detailed line plans can be found at Vienna's 'Getting Around' website.

Additional useful links:
Fast public transport routes in and around Vienna
Fast public transport routes in Vienna
Fast public transport routes Inner City of Vienna


Participants will reside in the following hotels:


1080 Vienna, Pfeilgasse 3a
Tel.: +43 1 401 76 55
Fax: +43 1 401 76 20

1080 Vienna, Pfeilgasse 4
Tel.: +43 1 401 74
Fax: +43 1 401 76 20

1040 Vienna, Margaretenstrasse 30
Tel.: +43 1 588 150
Fax: +43 1 588 15 15

1080 Vienna, Pfeilgasse 4-6
Tel.: +43 1 401 76 55
Fax: +43 1 401 76 20

1130 Vienna, Schlossberggasse 8
Tel.: +43 1 877 15 01
Fax: +43 1 877 02 632


Letter of Invitation

On request, the Congress Chairman is willing to send personal invitations to prospective participants of the 10th BDSHC. Such invitations are only for the purpose to help participants to raise travel funds or to obtain visas. No commitment is implied on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Insurance and Liability

Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider necessary. No responsibility can be assumed by the Congress for personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by the participants.


Weather in September is usually warm and sunny (15–25°C). However, evenings may be cool and there is some possibility of brief showers. Thus, a jacket or a raincoat and an umbrella may be useful.


The electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz.


Bank hours are
Monday – Wednesday, Friday 08:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Thursday 08:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:30pm


Since the beginning of 2002 the EURO is the official currency in Austria. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents; 1, 2 Euros
Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Euros

Some prices are additionally quoted in Austrian Schillings, which was the old national currency. The term Schilling is usually abbreviated as Sch. or ÖS or ATS and the term Euro as EUR. The symbol of the Euro is €.

Money can be changed at the airport, at banks, exchange bureaus, and larger hotels.

For a cash advance, credit cards can be used at cash dispensers (Bankomat) which are available all over the city.


Typical shopping hours are Monday to Friday 09:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm (5:00pm). Apart from some tobacconists and small supermarkets at petrol stations and at the main railway stations, shops are closed on Sundays.

Luxury shops with an elegant clientele can be found in the pedestrian zone of the Graben and of Kärntnerstraße (underground U1, U3 / station Stephansplatz). Street entertainers and outdoor cafe’s contribute to the special atmosphere of this area.

A well known shopping area is Mariahilferstraße (underground U3 / station Neubaugasse).