First Alpen-Adria Workshop on Optimization 2010
University of Klagenfurt (Austria)  June 3 - June 6, 2010
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 Travelling to Klagenfurt...

To get an idea on the location of Klagenfurt, you may have a look at this: where is Kärnten? car from the highway (all directions) to the University:
Coming from the West (Salzburg, Villach), you first go until "Klagenfurt West" which is the next crossing after Krumpendorf. Be careful and take at Klagenfurt-West the leftmost lane directly to Klagenfurt Center. At Klagenfurt-Wörthersee (1,5 km after Klagenfurt-West) you leave the highway. Coming from the North (St. Veit) or the East (Graz, Vienna), you follow the many tunnels in the north of Klagenfurt westwards. Immediately after the Falkenbergtunnel you take the second exit (about 300 m after the end of the Tunnel, so be alert!) directed to "Klagenfurt West". About 1,5 km after that you leave the highway at Exit "Klagenfurt-Wörthersee".
After having left the highway at Klagenfurt-Wörthersee (=Klagenfurt-See in short) you immediately come to the so called "Minimundus-Crossing" (with traffic-lights). You keep straight direction towards south. After 400 m you will see the logo of the University of Klagenfurt. Turn left into the Universitätsstraße. You have arrived at your destination. car from Slovenia (via Loiblpass) to the University:
Coming down the Loiblpass you go right through Unterloibl, Kirschentheuer, passing the Hollenburg and Maria Rain until you come to the first traffic lights of Klagenfurt. There you go straight ahead. After about 800 m at the next traffic lights you turn left towards the direction Wörthersee/Universität/Autobahn Villach to the so-called "Südring". You go along the Südring, passing the Wörthersee stadium. About 1 km after the stadium the road makes a big turn right. Looking ahead then you will see on your right the "Lakeside Park" and just behind it is the University of Klagenfurt.
There is a sufficient number of parking lots around the university area (only with costs). plane or train:
Klagenfurt Airport is reachable by direct flights from Vienna  (Austrian Airlines), from Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg and Hannover (Air Berlin), from Cologne/Bonn (Germanwings), from Munich (Lufthansa) and from London Stansted, Stockholm, Goeteborg (Ryanair).
For details on travelling to Klagenfurt by train search the time-table of the Austrian Federal Railways.

 ...Reaching Klagenfurt University by bus from the main station or airport
The University of Klagenfurt is easily reachable by public transportation. The bus route system in Klagenfurt is star-shaped. The stop Heiligengeistplatz is the centre of the star. Heiligengeistplatz can be reached by bus lines from the train station (40, 41) (Hauptbahnhof) and from the airport (40, 41, 45) (Flughafen). (For more information see the route map. The stops Hauptbahnhof (main station), Flughafen (airport) and Universität are indicated by large yellow circles.)
To reach the university from Heiligengeistplatz, lines 10, 11, 12, 13, 20 and 21 can be used. Line 12 is the most convenient because it directly goes to the university. Get off the bus at the stop Universität or if you want to go to the hostel at the stop Jugendgästehaus, which is just one stop before Universität. Line 12 does not run, however, on Sunday.
Lines 10, 11, 20 and 21 stop at Minimundus which is close to the university. The stop Minimundus is located in Villacher Straße. For details see the map of the bus routes (the stop Minimundus is indicated by a red circle) and the campus map. An overview of the campus can be seen here.
The travel time from Heiligengeistplatz to the university is about 10 minutes. It is recommendable to have a look at the bus schedule in order to avoid long waiting times.
The cost of a bus-ticket (valid for one hour) is 1.90 Euro and can be bought on the bus.

...Reaching Klagenfurt University by taxi from the main station or airport
Taxis are available in front of the Arrival/Departure Hall of Klagenfurt Airport as well as in front of the train station. Typical fares and driving times are:
  • Airport – University: ~20 Euro, 20 minutes
  • Main station – University: ~15 Euro, 10 minutes