CARDIS 2012 – Travel Information

Eleventh Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the:

Hotel Weitzer
Grieskai 12-14
A-8020 Graz

Hotels in Graz

Participants are advised to book their accommodation early: there is a sufficient number of hotel rooms in all price categories, but hotels tend to have high occupancy rates. For making a reservation please contact the hotel directly.

Block bookings have been made at the conference hotel HOTEL Weitzer to ensure room availability till October 26, 2012. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to find a hotel room after this date.

**** HOTEL Weitzer (Conference Venue):
Room prices vary from 83€ - 133€ / single room. Please notice that there is a special rate for CARDIS (71€ with breakfast in a single room - 83 € with breakfast in a double room).
To get this special rate you need to book per telephone: +43 (0) 316 703 400 or per e-mail: and indicate 'CARDIS' to have this special rate. Unfortunately it is not possible to get the special rate if you book online via the website.

Here's a list of additional hotels nearby the conference hotel, sorted by price: For individual requirements and additional hotels please visit Graz tourism. If you need a city map to find the desired location you can use the online map of the city portal.

How to get there

You can find a map with markings of important places here. A brochure of sights of Graz is available from Graz Tourismus.

By plane

The airport of Graz is connected via the hubs Vienna, Munich and Frankfurt by Lufthansa and partner airlines. Budget travelers might consider Ryanair or AirBerlin, which offer connections from London Stansted or Berlin respectively.
On Wednesday, November 28, there are incoming flights from Munich (12:35) and Vienna (10:15) that allow you to arrive at the conference venue in time.
Taxis from the airport to the center of Graz are about 15-20€ and take roughly 20 minutes. Alternatively, buses connect the airport with the main station (Graz Hauptbahnhof) and the Jakomini Platz.

Another option for budget travelers is to fly to Vienna and to take the train to Graz afterwards (plan 3h for that). Trains between Graz and Vienna operate on an hourly basis. Timetables can be found here.

By train

Leave the train at Graz main station (Graz Hauptbahnhof). Use any of the following tram lines: #6 (towards St. Peter), line #7 (towards St. Leonhard/LKH), line #3 (towards Krenngasse) or line #1 (towards Mariatrost) and exit at Südtirolerplatz/Kunsthaus, an overview of all tram lines is available here. From there it is a very short walk to the conference hotel and conference venue. Ticket prices: 1h for 1,90€, 24h for 4,20€. Alternatively, Taxis offer their services at the main station as well.

By car

Highways A2 and A9 have several exits for Graz. For using the highways, you need a toll sticker (Vignette), which you can buy at every gas station. In Graz, the Weitzer Citygarage can be used by all participants of the conferrence for 10,50€ per day, please pay the fee a the reception of the Weitzer Hotel.