Location of the conference
panoramic view of the Ötz Valley glaciers
IEEE/IFIP WONS 2014 will be held at a height of 1940 meters above sea level in the heart of Austria's Ötz Valley glaciers. Our venue is the Obergurgl University Center, home of the University of Innsbruck Alpine Research Center, and 5 meters away from the ski slopes.
If alpine skiing is not for you, you can also go snowshoe hiking (advance reservation is needed), bathe in the thermal springs in Längenfeld a short taxi ride away, go ice skating at the ice-skating rink in Obergurgl at the Hotel Enzian, or go cross country skiing (or winter hiking) along 10 km of groomed tracks.
Room prices for staying at the Obergurgl University Center, our conference venue, are as follows:
|conference days||additional night|
|Single Room (per Person)||EUR 121.60||EUR 106.60||EUR 106.60|
|Double Room (per Person)||EUR 92.60||EUR 77.60||EUR 77.60|
|Triple+ Room (per Person)||EUR 82.60||EUR 67.60||EUR 67.60|
Our venue offers amenities such as a sauna, steam baths, and a fitness room for all guests. We have reserved rooms for all conference attendees at an exclusive rate (less expensive than any of the surrounding hotels at the time of writing), and are offering the possibility to stay for an additional night (April 4th) at the same rate. However, we need to release our room block on February 8th, so please contact Boris Puschitz to confirm your stay on or before February 7th.
view of the conference venue from the slopes
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Coming by plane
The nearest airports are Innsbruck (Austria), Munich (Germany), and Zurich (Switzerland). By car, Innsbruck is at about 100 km from the station, Munich is at about 210 km and Zurich at about 290 km. All airports have also a good train connection to Innsbruck main station, where trains and busses go several times per day to Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.
As an alternative, Four Seasons Travel (located in Innsbruck) offers individual pick up at the Airport Munich and transfer to Obergurgl. Please contact Boris Puschitz if you need help coordinating this pickup. Cost for this service are € 149 one way and € 285 round trip, but scale down with the number of people:
Coming by train
For international connections go first to Innsbruck main station. From there take a train to Ötztal-Bahnhof. Get off the train station and walk towards the bus station (1 min walk). There, take the bus (no 4194) direction Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Get off the bus at "Obergurgl-Zentrum" (the centre of the village "Obergurgl").
Attendees arriving by train should contact the organization staff so that a shuttle can be sent from the hotel to the bus station.
Coming by car
Take the highway A12 to Bregenz/Garmisch and leave it at exit "Haiming, Ötztal". Take B186 towards "Kühtai, Timmelsjoch, Meran". You will pass by Brunau, Umau, Oetz, Sölden. Keep on going in direction to Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, and you'll soon reach Obergurgl. Go straight on to centre of the village Obergurgl. Coming to the venue by car is easy as it is only 3 minutes from the centre of Obergurl.
the nearby village of Obergurgl/Hochgurgl