Information for participants


University of Salzburg
Edmundsburg – Mönchsberg 2
5020 Salzburg | Austria


Participants have to arrange their travel to and from Salzburg. We are happy to assist if you have questions or concerns. Please contact

Munich Airport (
It is around 2 – 2½ hours from Salzburg.
Trains run on a regular basis between Munich Airport, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. Please visit the German Railways website for departure times from Munich airport to Salzburg. You can also purchase and print your ticket online (appr. EUR 35 / one way).  You will have to change from the S8 (S-Bahn) at Munich East (in German: München Ost) train station to a regular train to Salzburg.
The SMS (Salzburger Mietwagen Service) is a convenient transfer shuttle service between Munich Airport and your accommodation in Salzburg (one way € 60). Please book the shuttle service online or call +43-662-8161-0. You will need to provide your arrival date and time, airline carrier and the hotel address in Salzburg. After your arrival please go to the SMS Airport Transfer counter in the central area of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. There can be a max. waiting time of up to 90 minutes.

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart (
The airport is only 4 km from the city center. Taxis are right outside the arrival hall. 10 minutes transfer time to the city center.

Vienna Airport (
It is a 3 ½ to 4 hours train ride from Vienna Airport to Salzburg. Please check the online Services and Schedules of the Austrian Railways. There is a bus (Bus 1187) from Vienna Airport to Westbahnhof (the railway station for trains departing for Salzburg). Trains to Salzburg run every hour. Detailed schedules (tailored to your needs) can be retrieved from the website. Type in From: “Vienna Airport and To “Salzburg” and select an approximate departure time. It will list all connections and departure as well as arrival times (scroll down to see the detailed listing of your selected connection!). We recommend taking a taxi from the train station in Salzburg to your hotel.
– We recommend to fly either to Salzburg directly or Munich

Directions can be derived from the following webpage: (NAWI)

Salzburg is a very compact city; almost everything in the inner city is in walking distance. The public bus system is very reliable and convenient. The Natural Science Faculty (Venue) is in walking distance from the inner city (Altstadt). From Hotel Weisse Taube you can also take bus 5 (from Mozartplatz) to bus stop Faistauergasse (south direction).
The Local Bus Services also provide detailed schedules and route maps.
Costs: single ticket: 2.40 EUR; 24 hour ticket: 5.30 EUR. Single ride tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Taxis are available in front of the Airport and Train Station. They can also be ordered by local phone: +43(0)662 8111

Visa Application

Austria joined the EU (European Union) in 1995 – therefore it is very easy for all EU-citizens to come to Austria. If you are not an EU-citizen, be prepared for some paperwork. The situation differs from country to country.  For a detailed list of all nationals of countries that must have a visa to enter Austria.
Please keep in mind, all visa applications have to be issued from outside Austria, before you travel. Contact the Austrian Embassy in your country. The Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a contact list of all Austrian embassies in the world. The Austrian embassy in your country will give you the application forms, help you with your application procedures and issue the visa. You should allow some time for the processing of the application from the date of appointment/receipt of documents. Some embassies also require a face-to-face interview with the applicant. The following documents are tentatively required. For a detailed list, you need to contact the embassy in your home country:
– Completed application form, signed by the applicant. You must answer all the questions; otherwise your application will not be accepted.
– The passport should be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the visa applied for.
– 2 passport-size photos
– Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay.
– Proof of health insurance (travel insurance)
– Confirmed hotel reservation or confirmation of tour.
– It is recommended to present a ‘visa support letter’


For further information, please visit the website of the Austrian Foreign Ministry at The local organizers will support visa applications of foreign participants to enter Austria


The exchange rate is around 1 Euro = 1,117 US Dollar as of August 11, 2014.


Please make sure that your health/life/travel insurance covers any medical treatments that might become necessary. The organizers will not assume any responsibility for life and major health insurance, nor for expenses related to medical treatment or accidental events.

Salzburg City Information

Salzburg’s Old City is listed among UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites and considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With a population of about 150.000, it is located right on the northern edge of the Alps and close to Germany’s border. The city center reflects more than a thousand years of history and culture and as the City of Mozart, Salzburg is world renowned for its musical heritage. The surrounding mountains and the nearby picturesque lake district (the Salzkammergut) further attest to the city’s status of being a prime tourist destination.
For more information on the city, its surrounding area and upcoming events, please visit the official Salzburg Tourist website at

Country, Weather and Practical Information

Austria Information
Austria: Facts and Figures –provided by the Austrian Government gives an overview that ranges from geographic facts and figures to historical milestones, economic status and current developments in politics, education, culture and sports.

Weather in Salzburg, Austria
General weather trend Salzburg
CNN Weather forecast

Practical Information
Time and Date, Dialing Code, Coordinates
Voltage, plugs and socket-outlets (same as in Germany)

Z_GIS (Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics, Salzburg University)