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2013 Winter Congress in Vienna, Austria

The 2013 CIA Winter Congress and 129th General Assembly of Delegates will be held in Vienna, Austria from February 1-3, 2013 hosted by the Harmonikaverband Österreichs (HVÖ). We thank you in advance for your attendance to our Winter Congress and General Assembly meetings as we conduct the business of the CIA. We invite you to use the registration form below to advise of your attendance. Delegates and attendees will stay at the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna.

Vienna International Airport is about 16 km east of Vienna in Schwechat. The city center can be reached quickly and in comfort by public transport.

City Airport Train CAT

  • Travel time: 16 minutes, leaves every 30 minutes during the day.
    One way: €10.00, online rate: €9.00
    Return: €18.00, online rate: €16.00
    You can buy your CAT ticket online, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport.

Express train S7

  • Other stops in Vienna: Kaiserebersdorf, Zentralfriedhof S-Bahn, Geiselbergstraße, St. Marx, Rennweg, Praterstern, Traisengasse, Handelskai, Floridsdorf.
    Travel time: 26 minutes, leaves approx. every 30 minutes
    Timetables for all stations are available at
    One way tickets: €3.60 in advance and at ticket machines. Each passenger needs two tickets of €1.80 each. Validate both tickets before boarding. The one way tickets can be purchased from tourist information at the airport and from ticket machines in Vienna and at the airport.

Other options for reaching Vienna:

  • Taxi from the airport to the Vienna city center € 25,00 - € 33,00
  • Airport buses of the Vienna Airport Lines. You can purchase tickets from tourist information at the airport and onboard the buses. Airport Bus to Schwedenplatz, duration 20 minutes. Bus leaves every 30 minutes and tickets are € 7,00 one-way or return € 12,00.
  • Bratislava Airport: Bratislava Airport is 65 km from the center of Vienna. You can travel from Bratislava by Train and Bus. Some airlines even offer a shuttle service from Bratislava airport to Vienna. Please make inquires about this with the airlines that land in Bratislava.
Welcome to Vienna, Austria
The hosts of the 2013 Winter Congress, the Harmonikaverband Österreichs (HVÖ) welcomes you to Austria for the 2013 Winter Congress.

The host city of the 2013 Winter Congress is Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria. Vienna is one of the nine states of Austria and is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million, (2.4 million within the metropolitan area), more than 25% of Austria's population, serving as its cultural, economic, and political center It is the 9th-largest city by population in the European Union. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Central border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001, the city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, a neurologist who is well known for being one of the greatest interpreters of dreams. The City's roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is well known for playing an essential role as a leading European Music Center, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The Historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late 19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

In a 2005 study of 127 world cities, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the city first (in a tie with Vancouver, Canada) for quality of life (in the 2011 survey of 140 cities Vienna was ranked number two, behind Melbourne). For three consecutive years (2009–2011), the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Vienna first in its annual "Quality of Living" survey of hundreds of cities around the world. Monocle's 2011 "Quality of Life survey" ranked Vienna sixth on a list of "the top 25 cities in the world to call home" (up from eighth in 2010).

Analytically, the city was ranked 1st globally for a culture of innovation in 2007 and 2008, and 2nd globally after Boston in 2009 from 256 cities on an analysis of 162 indicators in the Innovation Cities Index on a 3-factor score covering culture, infrastructure and markets. As a city, Vienna regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners.

Each year since 2005, Vienna has been the world's number one destination for international congresses and conventions. Vienna attracts about five million tourists a year.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday - February 1, 2013

  • afternoon - arrival to Vienna
  • 18:00 - Welcome Reception - Hotel Stefanie
  • 19:30 - Welcome Concert by Viennese Accordion Chamber Ensemble

Saturday - February 2, 2013

  • 09.00 - 10.30 - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 10.45 - 12.15 - Music Committee Meeting
  • 12.15 - 13.30 - Lunch
  • 13.30 - 15.30 - General Assembly, Opening Session
  • 16.00 - 17.00 - Music Committee Meeting
  • 18.00 - 19.30 - Visit of Mozart Haus and Haus der Musik
  • 20.00 - Viennese Evening in Augustinerkeller

Sunday - February 3, 2013

  • 09.00 - 10.15 - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 10.30 - 12.00 - General Assembly, Closing Session
  • Lunch and Check-out
Hotel Information

The elegant 4-star Hotel Stefanie awaits vacationers only a stone’s throw away from all the sights and attractions of Vienna’s 1st District. With its more than four hundred years of history, the Hotel Stefanie ranks among Vienna’s hotels richest in tradition. This respect for tradition in no way excludes modern comfort, which can be seen in any part of the hotel. This comfortable metropolitan hotel in the 2nd District is continually renovated carefully and sensitively. Thus, there is a harmonious interplay between traditional Viennese charm and modern hotel comforts, such as air conditioning and WLAN access (free of charge) in all rooms included in the room rate.

Prices for CIA Winter Congress Guests:

  • 79 Euro for a Single Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)
  • 105 Euro for a Double Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)
  • 133 Euro for a Triple Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)

Due to its generous architecture and its central location, the Hotel Stefanie is equally popular with business travelers and tourists. Everyone appreciates the advantages of the hotel’s location, only a few short steps from the 1st District. Most of the rooms are close to the idyllic inner courtyard and there are also many nonsmoking rooms, advantages which attract both individual vacationers and business guests. The latter also benefit from the first-class seminar and conference infrastructure of the hotel: Four locations are available, from a meeting room to a conference hall, for your conference or seminar in Vienna.
The hotel’s own Kronprinz Rudolf restaurant, with its courtyard garden, is also especially popular. Here you can enjoy refined Viennese cuisine based on original recipes and special Austrian tidbits such as the Alt-Wiener Schmankerl Reise, a culinary trip through Old Vienna. You’ll dine in an elegant hall that is also ideal for celebrations, festivities and banquets. You’ll see for yourself how the private Hotel Stefanie allows you to shape your stay in Vienna as you please.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna!
Distances from Hotel Stefanie in Vienna to the Underground, Tramway and most important sights and attractions:

  • 3 minutes by foot to the underground station Schwedenplatz
  • 1 minute by foot to the tram-station Taborstrasse
  • 20 minutes by foot to the St. Stephan's Cathedral
  • 10 minutes by foot to the shopping street Kaerntnerstraße
  • 25 minutes by public transport to Schoenbrunn Palace
  • 20 minutes by foot to Wiener Hofburg
  • 3 minutes by foot to the District Museum Leopoldstadt
  • 15 minutes by foot to the Museum for Applied Arts
  • 25 minutes by public transport to Belvedere Palace
  • 10 minutes by foot to the Museum of Natural History
  • 20 minutes of walk to the Treasury

Hotel Stefanie
Taborstraße 12
1020, Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 211 50 0 - Fax: +43 1 211 50 160

Hotel Stefanie - Vienna
Hotel Lobby
Restaurant Kronprinz Rudolph Festsaal
Hotel Bedroom Example
Antique Clock Collection on display
Antique Silver Plate Collection on display
Delegate Registration

Please complete the following steps using either your 'mouse' or 'tab' key to move between sections:
  • (1) Name and Contact Information
  • (2) CIA Member Organization (Premiere Voting, Voting)
  • (3) Arrival Date and Departure Date
  • (4) Submit your registration

Registration Deadline: 31 December 2012

Step 1 - Personal Information Please complete the following information
Telephone Country: City: Number:
Step 2 - Your Organization Please select one of the following:
CIA Executive Committee - Music Committee
If from a CIA Committee, please select

CIA Premiere Voting Member
If from CIA Premiere Voting Member, please select
Position in Premiere Voting Organization
Officer, Delegate, Member etc...

or CIA Voting Member
If from CIA Voting Member
Position in Voting Member Organization
Officer, Delegate, Member etc...

or CIA Corresponding/Supporting Member
If from CIA Corresponding/Supporting Member
Position in Corresponding Organization
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Step 3 - Hotel Room Selection: Please select from the following
Which kind of room would you like to reserve?
Step 3 - Arrival Date/Departure Date and Information
Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Your travel information, questions or additional information:
Step 4 - Submit Your Registration Form
Please submit your information by clicking the "SUBMIT DELEGATE INFO" button below.


We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna, Austria for the 2013 Winter Congress!

Contact Information
Hotel Stefanie
Taborstraße 12
1020, Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 211 50 0
Fax: +43 1 211 50 160
Hotel Website


Winter Congress Contact: Werner Weibert
Winter Congress Contact: Dr. Herbert Scheibenreif
HVÖ Internet:

Registration Deadline: 31 December, 2012

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