Venue & Hotels & Travel

The conference is hosted by the Reseach Center Social Theory of the University of Innsbruck.

On this page you will find more information about the conference venue, the city of Innsbruck, Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés.


The conference will take place on campus in the seminar rooms of the Hotel Grauer Bär. The Hotel is just around the corner of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Innsbruck and is just a 2 minute walk from the old town center of Innsbruck, 10 minutes from the main railway station.

To find your way to the conference venue just search for "Sowi Innsbruck" in Google Maps.

Most accomodations automatically include the "Innsbruck Card" for guests which includes free use of public transport in Innsbruck. Also public transport from Lans or Götzens and other villages around Innsbruck would be free with the Innsbruck Card.

Here you can find a map of the venue Grauer Bär and the Faculty of Social Sciences ("Sowi").

The map below shows recommended Hotels in Innsbruck and other important locations.

Useful contacts:

Innsbruck tourist information:

+43 512 / 53 56

Booking platform for accomodation in Innsbruck and its holiday villages offered by Innsbruck tourism for our conference

Free public transport with the Innsbruck Card (to be received via hotel booking)

Innsbruck Card

Taxi in Innsbruck:

+43 512 5311

Organizer:  Frank Welz, Chair, Research Center Social Theory

University website

Hotel Grauer Bär

Below you can find a list of recommended Restaurants and Cafés/ Bars in Innsbruck.

Auis (fish, steak, pizza, pasta, risotto, curry, wok, burritos)

NOI – Original Thaiküche (thai-cuisine)

Il Dottore (italian cuisine)

Café Bar Dinzler (Bar / Café: coffee, beverages & snacks)

Shifu (Asian-crossover cuisine)

Das Kofel (Austrian cuisine)

The Galway Bay Irish Pub (craft beer, pub food)

Schwarzer Adler (tyrolean cuisine)

MPreis (grocery store & bakery)

ZERO SEI (coffee, piadina, bruschetta)

Sixty Twenty (Bar / Café: coffee, beverages & snacks)

Himal (Nepali kitchen)

Woodfire (steaks & fish)

Treibhaus (alternative Café & restaurant: pizza, pasta, salad, döner, kebap)

Stiftskeller (tyrolean cuisine)

Moustache (Bar / Café: coffee, beverages & snacks)

Ottoburg (tyrolean cuisine)

Piano Bar (tyrolean & italian cuisine)

Ludwigs (Burger & fries)

Thai-Li-Ba (asian cuisine: chinese, thai, indonesian & viatnamese cuisine)

360° - Restaurant Lichtblick

Foto maria Theresien Straße

Innsbruck is perfectly accessible through national and international train, bus or plane connections.

For more information about how to get to Innsbruck check here.

The main station is only a 10 minute walk from the conference venue.

The closest bus station to the venue is the bus station "Polizeidirektion". Another bus station is "Museumstrasse" or "Landesmuseum".

Recommended Hotels:

Hotel Grauer Bär (conference venue)

Basic Hotel Innsbruck

Hotel Engl

Leipziger Hof

Jugendherberge Innsbruck

Garni guesthouse

Das Kofel - Gastgarten
Essen in Altstadt
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