Winter Congress in Vienna, Austria
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
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.
Airport Train CAT
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.
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 www.oebb.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.
options for reaching Vienna:
from the airport to the Vienna city center € 25,00
- € 33,00
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.
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.
to Vienna, Austria
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.
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 (20092011), 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).
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.
since 2005, Vienna has been the world's number one destination
for international congresses and conventions. Vienna attracts
about five million tourists a year.
Schedule of Events
Friday - February 1, 2013
afternoon - arrival to Vienna
18:00 - Welcome Reception - Hotel Stefanie
- Welcome Concert by Viennese Accordion Chamber Ensemble
- February 2, 2013
- 10.30 - Executive Committee Meeting
- 12.15 - Music Committee Meeting
- 13.30 - Lunch
- 15.30 - General Assembly, Opening Session
- 17.00 - Music Committee Meeting
- 19.30 - Visit of Mozart Haus and Haus der Musik
- Viennese Evening in Augustinerkeller
- February 3, 2013
- 10.15 - Executive Committee Meeting
- 12.00 - General Assembly, Closing Session
4-star Hotel Stefanie awaits vacationers only a stones
throw away from all the sights and attractions of Viennas
1st District. With its more than four hundred years of history,
the Hotel Stefanie ranks among Viennas 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
for CIA Winter Congress Guests:
Euro for a Single Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)
Euro for a Double Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)
Euro for a Triple Bed Room (includes breakfast buffet)
its generous architecture and its central location, the Hotel
Stefanie is equally popular with business travelers and tourists.
Everyone appreciates the advantages of the hotels 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
The hotels 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. Youll dine
in an elegant hall that is also ideal for celebrations, festivities
and banquets. Youll see for yourself how the private
Hotel Stefanie allows you to shape your stay in Vienna as
forward to welcoming you to the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna!
from Hotel Stefanie in Vienna to the Underground, Tramway
and most important sights and attractions:
minutes by foot to the underground station Schwedenplatz
minute by foot to the tram-station Taborstrasse
minutes by foot to the St. Stephan's Cathedral
minutes by foot to the shopping street Kaerntnerstraße
minutes by public transport to Schoenbrunn Palace
minutes by foot to Wiener Hofburg
minutes by foot to the District Museum Leopoldstadt
minutes by foot to the Museum for Applied Arts
minutes by public transport to Belvedere Palace
minutes by foot to the Museum of Natural History
minutes of walk to the Treasury
Tel.: +43 1 211 50 0 - Fax: +43 1 211 50 160
Stefanie - Vienna
Kronprinz Rudolph Festsaal
Clock Collection on display
Silver Plate Collection on display