MESSE WIEN – JULY 23 – 29, 2022

Austropa Interconvention is the official appointed housing office and has made a pre-selection of centrally located hotels close to the conference venue at best possible rates.

The venue for the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence is the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, which is one of the most modern exhibition and conference centers. With up to 55.000 square meters of exhibition space, which is directly adjacent to the conference center, it offers flexible solutions for events of all kinds. The underground station right in front of the event location means that Messe Wien is excellently connected to Vienna’s public transport network. The city center can be reached by subway in just 10 minutes and the airport in around 30 minutes. Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center is centrally located, yet close to Vienna’s famous Prater park and around the corner from the campus of the new Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Sigmund Freud Private University and the modern, green “Viertel Zwei” business and residential area.

Messe Wien
Hall B, entrance Congress Center
Messeplatz 1
A-1020 Vienna
Metro stop U2 “Messe Prater”

From Vienna International Airport (VIE) (approx. 40 min)

From Vienna International Airport to the venue take the line S7 in the direction of “Laa an der Thaya” or “Wolkersdorf” to “Praterstern”. At Praterstern get on U2 in the direction of “Seestadt” and get off at the stop “Messe Prater”.

From Vienna Central Station (approx. 20 min)

From Vienna Central Station to the venue take the line U1 in the direction of “Leopoldau” to “Praterstern”. At Praterstern get on U2 in the direction of “Seestadt” and get off at the stop “Messe Prater”.

Current update – U2 partly closed due to underground network extension

From End of Mai 2021 until Fall 2023 the U2 only operates between stations Schottentor and Seestadt.
Direct replacement along the Ring Boulevard are the tram lines D, 1, 2 and 71.
An additional tram line is operating as U2/ (between Schottenring and Karlsplatz)
The U1 has increased intervals during peak hours. <>>

Hotel Overview

The rates are indicated in EURO (€) per room, per night with bath or shower and include breakfast, service and taxes.
For further information about the hotel please click the hotel name!

Hotel ***** / Premium
(available rooms)
Double Single use
(1 person)
(2 persons)
distance public transportation to venue
(Closest Underground)
BRISTOL ***** (1)290,00310,0016 minutes
(U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)
Not classified / Premium
(available rooms)
Double Single use
(1 person)
(2 persons)
distance public transportation to venue
(Closest Underground)
(U2 Messe)
(U2 Messe)
Hotels **** / First Class
(available rooms)
Double Single use
(1 person)
(2 persons)
distance public transportation to venue
(Closest Underground)
BASSENA MESSE PRATER **** (27)160,00180,004 minutes WALKING DISTANCE
(U2 Messe)
(U2 Krieau)
EUROPA **** (17)180,00200,0025 minutes
(U1/U3 Stephansplatz)
RATHAUSPARK **** (12)160,00180,0020 minutes
(U2 Rathaus)
STEFANIE **** (2)112,00 / 144,00164,0014 minutes
(U1/U4 Schwedenplatz)
Hotels *** / Standard
(available rooms)
Double Single use
(1 person)
(2 persons)
distance public transportation to venue
(Closest Underground)
BEIM THERESIANUM *** (9)130,00150,0022 minutes
(U1 Taubstummengasse)
KUNSTHOF *** (2)84,00 / 90,00106,0012 minutes DIRECT LINE
(U1/U2 Praterstern)
Hotels ** / Budget
(available rooms)
Double Single use
(1 person)
(2 persons)
distance public transportation to venue
(Closest Underground)
IBIS BUDGET WIEN MESSE ** (2)79,0086,506 min by bus / 14 min by underground
(U1 Vorgartenstrasse)

Booking and Cancellation Conditions

Booking information
* Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis according to availability.
* To secure your reservation a credit card guarantee is required.
* All hotel expenses have to be paid directly at the hotel upon check out. The hotel will issue an invoice. The number of overnights booked in advance will serve as the basis for your hotel invoice. Please note that the hotel is entitled to charge all pre-booked nights.

* Free cancellations are possible until 26.04.2022 at the latest.
* For room cancellations received from 27.04.2022 to 26.05.2022 = Euro 40,00 handling fee per cancelled room will be charged to your credit card.
* For room cancellations received from 27.05.2022 = one (1) night of the room rate will be charged to your credit card.
* The pre-booked nights are binding for the hotel. The hotel has the right to charge all pre-booked nights in case of shortening your stay. In case of No-Show the hotel reservation will be released after the first night.
* In case of cancellation or No-Show Austropa Interconvention is authorized to charge your credit card with the contracted cancellation fees.

Group reservations (5 or more rooms) will be handled by seperate contract and seperate regulations. Please contact Austropa Interconvention directly for further information at ijcai2022@austropa.at

Each tour is based on a minimum number of participants.
Austropa Interconvention reserves the right to cancel tours before the beginning of the congress, should the minimum number not be reached.
Participants will be informed in time and fees paid will be refunded in full or alternative tours will be offered if you prefer.
Tours are accompanied by English speaking guides and are subject to change!

Should you need to cancel your tour:
All cancellations have to be sent in writing to Austropa Interconvention.
For cancellation before July 18, 2022 a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
After that date no refund of paid fees can be made.

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Austropa Interconvention acts as agent only and cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any person or property whatever the cause may be. The liability of persons or enterprises providing means of transportation or other services, however, remains unaffected. Verkehrsbüro MICE Services cannot be held liable for the partial or entire cancellation or the change of date of the congress. In the event of cancellation or change of date of the congress by the congress organiser, Austropa Interconvention shall not be held liable for any costs incurred or disadvantages suffered, including consequential losses, resulting from the cancellation or change of date.
“Force majeure” shall free both parties from their contractual obligations arising out of this Agreement. The following events are deemed to be force majeure: war, occupation, riot, strike, complete collapse of the public utilities, complete suspension of air traffic (except for reasons of weather conditions or strike), but only if the hotel and its operation are directly concerned by these events.
In the event of cancellation or change of date of the congress, as well as in the event of force majeure, all prior expenses incurred, in particular processing expenses, shall be charged to the company/contractor.
The accommodation provider may provide the guests with adequate substitute accommodation (of the same quality) provided that this is reasonable for the guests, particularly if the difference is insignificant and objectively justified. An objective justification shall, for example, be deemed given if the rooms have become unusable, guests that have already been accommodated prolong their stay, the establishment is overbooked or this becomes necessary due to other important operational activities.
Any extra expenses arising from such substitute accommodation shall be paid by the hotel.
For all disputes arising out of this agreement, both parties to the agreement explicitly submit to the court having subject matter jurisdiction. Vienna shall be the exclusive venue for all disputes out of this Agreement. The laws of Austria shall apply.

Sightseeing Tours

All rates are in EUR, incl. taxes and are based on minimum of 25 pax for exclusive IJCAI-ECAI Tours. If the minimum number of participants  is not reached, the tours will be operated by our partner company Vienna Sightseeing Tours. All tours are operated in English and will be accompanied by certified tour guides.

Historical Vienna
Date & TimeTuesday, July 26th, 2022 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM (3,5 hours)
Meeting Pointregistration desk or Vienna State Opera
DescriptionEnjoy a bus city tour along the famous Ringstrasse, see the most important tourist attractions of Vienna and visit the Schönbrunn Palace with a tour guide.
City tour with Vienna’s most important sights
No waiting time at Schönbrunn Palace
Guided tour of the State Rooms
City tour with Vienna’s most important sights
Entrance fee to Schönbrunn Palace included
Guided tour
RateEUR 59,00 incl. VAT
Vienna Night Tour
Date & TimeTuesday, July 26th, 2022 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM (1 hour)
Meeting PointVienna State Opera
DescriptionSee Vienna as it sparkles at night and book our Vienna panorama sightseeing tour. Discover Vienna’s top attractions on this bus route.
Vienna panorama bus tour
Panorama bus tour through Vienna
RateEUR 15,00 incl. VAT
Vienna Woods & Mayerling Half-Day Tour
Date & TimeWednesday, July 27th, 2022 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM (5 hour)
Meeting Pointregistration desk or Vienna State Opera
DescriptionThis bus tour is a perfect extension to your stay in Vienna. It takes you to the Vienna Woods, Mayerling, Abbey Heiligenkreuz and Baden.
Bus tour through the picturesque Vienna Woods
Guided tour of the memorial chapel at Mayerling
Guided tour of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Guided walking tour through Baden
Bus tour in modern coach
Entrance fees to memorial chapel Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz Abbey
RateEUR 59,00 incl. VAT
Schönbrunn Palace & Garden
Date & TimeWednesday, July 27th, 2022 02:30 PM – 05:00 PM (2,5 hour)
Meeting PointSchönbrunn Hop On Hop Off bus stop outside the gate
DescriptionWalking tour through the Palace of Schönbrunn and its gardens
Highlight tour of the Palace
Guided tour of the Schönbrunn gardens
Admission to Schönbrunn Palace – fast entry
Tour of the palace gardens
RateEUR 37,00 incl. VAT
Evening Boat Cruise with Viennese Songs
Date & TimeThursday, July 28th, 2022 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM (3 hour)
Meeting PointSchwedenplatz, DDSG Cruises
DescriptionOn this boat cruise you will experience a real Viennese evening with authentic charm, a traditional Heurigen buffet and Viennese songs.
Boat cruise on Danube canal & Danube river
Dinner cruise with local cuisine
Authentic Viennese wine tavern music
Boat tour with DDSG Blue Danube
Dinner on board (drinks excluded)
Live music
RateEUR 49,00 incl. VAT
Day Trip to Danube Valley
Date & TimeFriday, July 29th, 2022 09:00 AM – 05:45 PM (8,75 hour)
Meeting Pointregistration desk or Vienna State Opera
DescriptionThis bus day trip takes you from Vienna to the Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube. Visit Melk Abbey and enjoy a wonderful day with us.
Boat ride
Beautiful landscape and UNESCO World Heritage Danube Valley
Guided tour of Melk Abbey (admission included)
bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
boat tour
entrance and guided tour at Melk Abbey
RateEUR 87,00 incl. VAT
„The Third Man“ Film Location Tour
Date & TimeFriday, July 29th, 2022 04:00 PM – 06:30 PM (2,5 hour)
Meeting PointMetro/U-Bahn Station Stadtpark (U4, exit Johannesgasse)
DescriptionImmerse yourself in the world of the movie „The Third Man“, visit the most important film locations by foot and get background information about the movie
Walking tour to the original film locations
Pictures, music and information about the movie and its cast
Historical places of post-war Vienna
Guided walking tour in English and German language
RateEUR 24,00 incl. VAT
Schönbrunn Palace Concert
Date & TimeSaturday, July 30th, 2022 08:30 PM – 10:30 PM (2 hour)
Meeting PointSchönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien
DescriptionAt the Orangery Schönbrunn the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Chamber Ensemble perform tunes of Mozart and Strauss
Tradition-steeped location
Ballet-dancers in authentic costumes
The most beautiful tunes of the classic composers Mozart & Strauss
Ticket for the concert
RateEUR 45,00 incl. VAT

Conference Attendee Cancellation Insurance

A lot can happen before the date of the conference: This cancellation insurance pays the cancellation costs if you are unexpectedly unable to attend the conference for an insured reason (e.g. because of sudden illness). Cover is also provided if you have to break off the conference prematurely.
We therefore recommend that you take out Conference Attendee Cancellation Insurance, so that you do not have to pay these costs.

An overview on Conference Attendee Cancellation Insurance can be found here.


For further questions, do not hesitate to contact:

ONLY Official appointed housing office IJCAICongress 2022

Ruefa GmbH
Jakov-Lind-Straße 15
A-1020 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 58800 534
Fax: +43 1 58800 520
Email: ijcai2022@austropa.at