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Pime 2006 in Vienna

Vienna city of imperial palaces, of art and music, of coffee houses where the famous the Sachertorte is served, of Wiener Schnitzels and wine. Among the Austrian capital's most famous citizens are legendary musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss; psychoanalyst Siegmund Freud; the cult figure artist Gustav Klimt and of course, Empress Sissi. Situated on the banks of the Danube, Vienna is a lively, attractive and romantic city. There is plenty for visitors to see and to keep them busy for days on end. What's more, nature is never far away in Vienna, with he hills of the famous Wiener Wald (Viennese forest) and the Prater Park so close by.... a breath of fresh air that offers a welcome break from busy city life.

PIME will be in Vienna at a very significant moment in time because 2006 will be the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. Born in Salzburg in 1756, the child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus spent the last ten years of his life in Vienna.

For more information about Vienna, including the programme of events planned for the Mozart anniversary, contact the Vienna Tourist Board website at: www.info.wien.at/.

Vienna International Centre

PIME 2006 will take place at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), the United Nations' conference centre. VIC is also home to several international bodies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency. PIME will take place in Building C. The registration desk and plenary room will be on the 4th floor and the workshop rooms on the 7th floor. For more information on the services available at the Vienna International Centre, please consult

The VIC offers a working space and Internet connection to PIME delegates. At the business corner in the PIME conference area, there are six PCs available at no extra charge. The “C Building” has wireless internet, so with the right hardware in your laptop, you should be able to connect to the internet from any corner of that building.


The Vienna International Centre (VIC) is located next to U1 metro (red) line, metro station: Kaisermühlen. Also marked on the city maps as the “Vienna International Centre” or “UNO City”, the VIC is located on the banks of the Danube river.

You will find signs in the Kaisermühlen metro station for the VIC. Please note: you will also find signs for the “Austria Centre” (Vienna’s biggest exhibition and congress hall). This is a different building and NOT the Vienna International Centre.

The VIC is easily accessible by public transport, both from the airport and from any part of the city. For further details, please consult the IAEA website at

Security measures

On each day of conference, the access to the VIC will be subject to an individual identity and baggage security check. Please allow sufficient time so as not to be late for the sessions.

Top Hotel accommodation

You will find a selection of Viennese hotel accommodations listed below. The list includes hotels of different categories, prices and locations.

Three hotels (the Crown Plaza Vienna, Country Inn & Suites and Strandhotel Alte Donau) are at Wagramer Strasse where the VIC is located at number 5. The other listed hotels are located near the U1 metro (red) line that passes by the VIC metro stop, Kaisermühlen. The U1 line also connects all selected hotels to the historic city centre.

The listed hotel rates are valid for 2005 and might slightly increase in 2006. Some of the hotels offer IAEA delegates special, discounted room rates, so please check before reserving, referring to the PIME conference.

Crowne Plaza Vienna*****

This is classic five star hotel accommodation within walking distance of the VIC. Metro: U1 line, Kaisermühlen station. Room rate: discounted IAEA rate of 109 Euro per night (single room) excluding 19.50 Euro for breakfast. It is advised to book very early since the hotel is expecting other groups during the PIME period.

Wagramer Strasse 21
Tel. +43 1 260 200
Fax +43 1 260 2020
E-mail: crowneplazavienna@ichotelsgroup.com

Country Inn & Suites****
Pleasant, friendly rooms within walking distance of the VIC. Metro: U1 line, Kaisermühlen station. Room rate: up to 31 December 2005, the hotel offers a discounted IAEA rate of 87 Euro per night (single room) including breakfast.

Wagramer Strasse 16
Tel. +43 1 260 400
Fax +43 1 260 40699

Strandhotel Alte Donau*** and **
This friendly, small hotel offers both two and three-star accommodation within walking distance of the VIC. Metro: U1 line, Alte Donau station. The two-star rooms have a shower in the room and toilet facilities in the corridor; the three-star rooms have both in the room. Prices: 40 Euro per night for a two-star single room, and 70 Euro per night for a three-star single room, including breakfast. Please book before 31 December 2005, referring to the PIME conference.

Wagramer Strasse 51
Tel. +43 1 204 4040
Fax +43 1 204 404040

Suitehotel Wien Messe***
Beautiful rooms and a friendly atmosphere between the Prater Park and the Danube river. Metro: U1 line, Vorgarten Strasse station. The Suitehotels are a new hotel concept, launched in 2003. The room rates include coffee and croissants for breakfast as well as the complimentary use of the work-out facilities and the Internet corner. Alternative breakfast boxes at 8 Euro are on sale at the “Boutique Gourmande”. Room rate: 89 Euro per night (single room).

Radinger Strasse 2
Tel. +43 1 245 880
Fax +43 1 245 88188

E-mail: h3720@accor.com

Ibis Wien Messe***
Pleasant rooms between the Prater Park and the Danube river. Metro: U1 line, Vorgarten Strasse station. Room rate: 64 Euro per night (single room) excluding 9 Euro for breakfast.

Lasalle Strasse 7A
Tel. +43 1 217 700
Fax +43 1 217 70556

Nice, small hotel between the historic city centre and the Prater Park. Metro: U1 line, Nestroy Platz station. Room rates: discounted IAEA rate of 61 Euro, including breakfast.

Prater Strasse 44-46
Tel. +43 1 214 8404
Fax +43 1 214 214 2785

Basic, charming hotel within walking distance of the St Stephan Cathedral. Metro: U1 line, Stephansplatz station. It is an excellent choice for delegates who wish to stay in the historical city centre. Room rates: from 60 to 112 Euro, including breakfast, depending on the room type.

Petersplatz 9
Tel. +43 1 534 550
Fax +43 1 534 5577

E-mail: reservation@hotel-wandl.com