2012: Celebrating 50 years of international, interdisciplinary engineering conferences
October 7-11, 2012
The conference will be held at Schloss Hernstein Seminar Hotel (http://www.schloss-hernstein.at/). The hotel is situated in the wonderful Triestingtal valley, surrounded by pine forests and a carp lake. Guests can enjoy sauna, steam and fitness rooms, as well as a large indoor swimming pool. There are also several signposted routes for jogging on forest tracks starting at the hotel.
Hernstein Castle is situated at the fringe of the Viennese Basin, in the stepped footland of the Styrian and Lower Austrian limestone alps. Its history goes back to medieval times: once the castle safeguarded the street to Berndorf Village and the valley before it. In former times the building comprised a housing unit and a chapel. It would have been very difficult to expand the building, therefore a new castle - the core of today´s castle - was built in the valley at the foot of the mountain where the old castle had been built.
After the Turkish wars this new building was expanded and in the 18th century it got a uniform facade. For a long time the castle was owned by the Habsburgs and was used as domicile by Archduke Leopold Ludwig. The renowned architect Theophil Hansen designed the castle.
Hernstein Castle is one of the largest seminar hotels in Austria and is only available to seminar participants. Therefore it ensures a tranquil atmosphere of learning and working. Hernstein Castle has 74 modern bedrooms. Room amenities include sky and sat TV, minibar, work desk, and wireless internet.
Directions to Schloss Hernstein
If you are not renting a car, the easiest way to get to Schloss Hernstein is to take a taxi from the airport. You can also take a train from Vienna to Leobersdorf and then a taxi to Hernstein. Be certain to print out the map and directions in case the taxi driver in Vienna is not familiar with the rural area where Schloss Hernstein is location. It will be a 45 minute to one hour drive from the airport in Vienna to Schloss Hernstein and the cost will be approximately 70 euro. There will be shared transportation back to the airport after the conference. The schedule will depend on the responses received and the cost of the transfer will be posted to your hotel room incidentals
Address: Seminarhotel Schloss Hernstein, Berndorfer Strasse 32, 2560 Hernstein.
If you plan to take a taxi and would like to finalize your arrangements prior to your arrival in Vienna, please visit this website and choose a taxi company.