Location & Accommodation

The 4th Workshop on Molecular Communications is being held in Linz, Austria, on April, 16th-18th, 2019. On this page you will find further information about Linz, how to get there, the workshop venue, and accommodation possibilities.

About Linz

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria (German: Oberoesterreich) and it is a symbiosis as an international creative city of industry and culture – nestled in a beautiful natural landscape by the Danube.

The designation of the European Capital of Culture 2009 as a UNESCO City of Media Arts is another milestone paving the way for Linz to become the creative centre of Europe.

Linz is well known for the "Linzer Torte", which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, with its first recipe dating from 1653.

Further Information about Linz


The Linz airport (Blue Danube Airport, LNZ) is at the gates of the city, just 20 minutes away from the city centre. Direct flights exist e.g. from Frankfurt, Vienna, Dusseldorf, and London Stanstead.

Alternatively, participants may want to fly to Vienna or Munich for which high speed train connections exist to Linz (less than 2hrs from Vienna and 3-4hrs from Munich). In order to book trains, use the webpage of the Austrian Train Service (ÖBB).

For participants from Europe, also one of the several night train connections might provide a suitable way to get to Linz.

Transportation in Linz

When booking a train, please select Linz main train station (Linz Hbf) as your final destination. From Linz Hbf you can take a taxi, or a tram, to the city center/hotel, or even directly to the University.

All of the tram lines (1,2,3 and 4) drive through the city center (Linz Hauptplatz), while only tram lines 1 and 2 drive directly to the University.

The official public transporation app is called Quando and is the only service that provides official routes and timetables for the public transport.

The app is available free of charge for your phone: Public Transport App


Be aware that during the week, the trams operate until 11:30 pm. If you are arriving to Linz after the midnight you will have to take a taxi. Contact number for a taxi line: +43 2244

Please, do not forget to a buy tram ticket. The ticket machines are available at every tram stop.

Symposium Venue

The symposium will take place at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) in the building "Uni Center".

The University can be reached as follows:
The airport transfer bus no. 601 links the airport to the city centre of Linz (takes about 22 minutes). From there as well as from the main train station, there is a direct tram connection to the university (Line 1 or Line 2 towards "Universitaet"). If you leave the terminal station ("Universitaet"), your arrived at the campus of the JKU.

At the university, the building "Uni Center" is located in the center of the campus (see this page).

Johannes Kepler University
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz, Austria
Phone: +43 732 2468 4730


The closest hotel is the Sommerhaus Hotel Linz which is only approx. 10 mins by foot from the the workshop venue.

The second option is the Harry's Home Hotel Linz which is approx. 15 mins by foot from the workshop venue.

Alternative hotels (in Linz downtown, i.e. approx. 15-20min by tram to the workshop venue) are e.g.