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Venue and Travel Information



Linz, the 2009 European Capital of Culture, is a thriving economic hub in Austria. Located at the heart of Europe, Linz is Austria's third largest city yet surrounded by beautiful, natural areas that includes rivers, lakes, and mountains. The city is easily accessible by various modes of transportation.

The ISE19 conference will take place at the “Bildungshaus Sankt Magdalena” Educational Center (click here, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more). Located above the rooftops of Linz and surrounded by green wooded areas, the Center offers a stunning view of Linz and the alpine foothills while also providing all of the required technical and organizational equipment to support the ISE19. The Center is an ideal, all-in-one facility to support a symposium of this caliber and includes several seminar rooms, a hotel, a restaurant, and free parking.


Linz lies in the heart of Europe and is easily accessible by car, by train, or by plane.

Arrival by plane:

  • The closest airport is the Blue Danube Airport in Linz-Hörsching (LNZ).
  • The “Blue Danube Airport Shuttle” (Bus No. 601) is a convenient way to travel from the airport to the city center in approximately 20 minutes. The airport bus stop is located in front of the arrival hall. Bus tickets are available in the bus (cash only), or at the ticket machine located at the stop.

Arrival by train:

  • “Linz Hauptbahnhof” is the main train station. Please note that there is a direct rail connection from Vienna International Airport (VIE) to Linz Central Station. See ÖBB – Austrian National Railways (www.oebb.at), opens an external URL in a new window - for detailed information, schedules, and ticket information.

Public Transportation in Linz:

  • From the Main Train Station in Linz: Purchase tram tickets at the LINZ AG Linien ticket vending machines. Ticket options include a one-week ticket (valid for 7 days from date of purchase or validation), a MAXI ticket (valid for a 24-hour period), a MIDI ticket (for more than 4 stops), or a MINI ticket (up to 4 stops). The tram stop at the main train station is located in the lower level. Take tram line #1 or #2 towards the stop "Universität". Exit at the stop "St. Magdalena" (approx. 20 min travel time)..
  • Transfer to a local bus line, 101, and exit at the stop "Schatzweg" (approx. 5 min). The walk time from the bus stop to the Bildungshaus is less than 5 minutes. From the tram stop, it is about a 30-minute uphill walk. Please note that the 101 bus does not run on Sundays.
  • You can also take a taxi from the main train station to the seminar center. The rate will be approximately € 20 (last update: January 2023).

Click here for information about accommodations.