OFAI

Postal Adress

Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Freyung 6/6/7, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
 

Where We Are

OFAI is located in the city centre, in Vienna's first district.
Below is a map of the area.
The institute is located in the inner yard of the Schottenhof building at Freyung 6,
at two stair flights ("Stiege"): 6 and 3.

OFAI 1 hosts the secretariat, the Intelligent Music Processing and Machine Learning and the Applied Cognitive Science and Social Robotics groups; it is located at stair flight 6, on the third floor (door 7, no elevator!)

OFAI 2 hosts the Language and Interaction Technologies and the Intelligent Software Agents and New Media groups; it is located at stair flight number 3 at the ground level (door 1a).

There are two main entrances to the courtyard of Freyung 6, marked "1" and "2" on the map:

OFAI location: map of the courtyard: click to enlarge

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How to Get to Us

This is what access 1 looks like when coming from the south
(e.g., from the city centre or the U3 metro stop Herrengasse, marked as H1 on the map):

Courtyard entry from Herrengasse/Freyung

 

This is what access 2 looks like when you come from the north following Schottengasse
(e.g., from the metro/streetcar stop Schottentor, marked as H2 on the map):

Courtyard access from Schottentor

 

OFAI 1 is located at "Stiege" 6 (notice the stair flight number indicator above the entrance),
on the third floor at door (no elevator)!
This is the entrance to OFAI 1, with the paths from accesses 1 and 2:

Entrance to OFAI 1

 

OFAI 2 is located at "Stiege" 3 (at the far end of the courtyard from OFAI 1, and towards the right), the entrance is at the ground level to the right (at door 1a):

Entrance to OFAI 2

 

Reaching OFAI by Public Transport

From Vienna international airport (VIE) you can take buses to "Schwedenplatz" in the first district and the rail terminals "Südbahnhof" and "Westbahnhof"; or you can reach Vienna by train (the (cheaper) public suburban railway line S7 or the privately run CAT—city airport train) to the "Wien Mitte" terminal, where you have connections to the metro lines U3 and U4.

To proceed to OFAI, take the train and change to metro line U3 at "Wien Mitte" (direction "Ottakring") and get out at stop "Herrengasse" (location H1 on the map). Or, take the bus to "Schwedenplatz" and take metro lines U4 (direction "Heiligenstadt") for one stop until "Schottenring", and U2 (direction "Karlsplatz") for one stop until "Schottentor" (location H2 on the map).

"Schottentor" (location H2 on the map) is a stop of the metro line U2, of the streetcar lines 1, 2, and D, and the final stop of several "radial" streetcar lines coming from the north of town (37-44).

The metro line U3 has its nearest stop "Herrengasse" at location H1. From there, you can follow the detailled step-by-step guide for directions to OFAI 2.

Leaving OFAI by Taxi

In Schottengasse, close to H2, there is a large taxi stop, where you should be able to take a cab quickly at any time of the day.
But do note that these regular cabs are significantly more expensive than dedicated airport cabs!


More Information

About public transport:

Vienna is part of a the VOR which provides a single public transport system for the eastern regions of Austria, with common ticket prices. The whole region is divided into zones and you buy tickets based on how many zones you travel across, no matter which kind of transport you use (with a few exceptions). The whole city of Vienna counts as a single zone.

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