Venue and Transportation

The Town

Innsbruck is a scenic town located in the heart of the Austrian Alps (47° 16' N, 11° 24' E, 574 m MSL). It is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. The town is situated in the Inn Valley about half way between Munich and Verona. Prominent mountains surrounding the town are the Patscherkofel (2246 m MSL) to the south and the Hafelekarspitze (2334 m MSL) to the north.

The Conference Center

The conference will be held at the Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB) of the University of Innsbruck (Innrain 80, Innsbruck; 47° 15' 36'' N, 11° 22' 52'' E). The venue is within walking distance of the historic center of Innsbruck (15 min) and of most hotels (see accommodation). A site map indicating the locations of reception and meeting rooms can be found here (PDF file).

CCB Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB), University of Innsbruck.

To Innsbruck by Train

Trains from major cities (e.g., Vienna, Munich, Zurich and Verona) run to Innsbruck main station at an interval of about one to two hours. For time tables, fares and tickets please visit the website of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

To Innsbruck by Plane

Innsbruck Airport is located in the Inn Valley about 4 km west of the town center. It is a small airport served by a number of European airlines. Daily scheduled flights to Innsbruck are from Frankfurt and Vienna. Please visit the airport's website for scheduled and charter flights from other cities. Munich Airport (MUC) is the next major airport. The train ride from MUC to Innsbruck takes about two to three hours. Four Seasons Travel and MeinFernbus offer airport shuttle services between Innsbruck and MUC.

To Innsbruck by Car

Innsbruck can be reached by car from the west (Vienna) or the east (Zurich) along the Inntal Autobahn A12, from the south (Verona) along the Brenner Autobahn A13, and from the north (Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen) along the Seefelder Straße B177.

Public Transport in Innsbruck

Public transportation in Innsbruck is managed by the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB). The public transportion in Tyrol (train, bus, and tram), including Innsbruck, is co-ordinated by the Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT). Please visit their websites for time tables and fares. The bus station next to the conference center is "Chemieinstitut". Bus line C and M run between the town center and the venue. A one-week ticket costs about EUR 15. For your holiday before or after the conference please consider the Innsbruck Card. It includes public transportation and many other services.

Bike Rental

Die Boerse offers bike rentals for single days and a whole week. Prices for a one-week rental are between about EUR 110 (City bike) and EUR 130 (Mountain bike).

Cable Railways

North of the town, the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen operates cable railways from the town center to the Hungerburg, the Seegrube and the Hafelekar mountain. South of the town, the Patscherkofelbahn operates a cable car from the village of Igls to the Patscherkofel mountain.


Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB)
University of Innsbruck, Innrain 80, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria


Innsbruck. View northward towards the Nordkette mountain range

Venue. Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine (CCB), University of Innsbruck, Innrain 80, Innsbruck, Austria. View Larger Map

LOWI Innsbruck Airport. View westward along the Inn Valley

Nordkettenbahn Nordkettenbahn. View from the Seegrube to Innsbruck