organised by the International Commission on Yeasts


In the heart of Vienna’s City Centre

Vienna is located in the very heart of Europe. Therefore the city can be reached very easily from all destinations over the world. Excellent train connections enable arrival from the neighbouring countries, and many international flights connect Vienna globally. The International Congress on Yeasts 2020 takes place at the main building of the University of Vienna at the Ringstrasse (Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna). The University of Vienna was founded by the Habsburg Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is among the oldest universities in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Europe with currently more than 94.000 registered students.

The main building of the University on the Ringstrasse was built from 1873 to 1884 by architect’s plans of Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel, who also planned other buildings at the Ringstrasse like the Votivkirche (next to the University) or the University of Applied Arts and is just a few minutes walk from all major sights in the city center.

The congress will be opened on Sunday, August 23 with a keynote lecture followed by a welcome reception. Technical sessions will be held from Monday, August 24-27. On Wednesday, August 26 we will invite to a conference dinner.


Please note: There are room contingents reserved for participants in several hotels close to the conference venue. They can be booked via the ICY15 reservation form.
The organizing committee or the PCO will never contact you by phone to make a hotel reservation! Unfortunately, we have heard again about fraudulent attempts to contact our participants and speakers. Please, be aware of.


Subway no. U2 : stop “Schottentor” – Tramways no. D, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 71: Stop “Schottentor” – buses no  1A, 40A : Bus stop “Schottentor” 

Public transportation is by far the easiest way to get around the city. The Vienna subways, trams and buses are quick and efficient and rather cheap. Taxi service is available everywhere in the city.

For further public transportation information, please check the internet for

Aiport information

The Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located 12 km from the Vienna City Center and it takes around 20 – 30  minutes by car or taxi (depending on the traffic) to the center. Vienna International Airport is connected with the City of Vienna by direct trains. There are several options:

City Airport Train (CAT): Brings you into the city within 16 minutes, leaves the airport 6 and 36 minutes after each hour. There are certain CAT desks in the airport building, where tickets can be purchased. Price for a single ticket: EUR 12.00 / return ticket: EUR 21.00. more Information

Regular OEBB train (S-Bahn): The ride duration is about 30 minutes. Trains are leaving from the airport about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets are available at the station concours by vending machines (credit card accepted). Price: from EUR 4.20 (to/from Vienna), to EUR 9.30 including travel on entire Vienna public transport network for one day. more information and timetables

Buses: There are buses available from the bus terminal in front of the airport. The Vienna Airport Line ride duration is about 25 minutes to the city centre. Price for a single ticket: from EUR 8.00.  more information

Taxi: A taxi stand is located directly outside of the arrival hall. An average journey by taxi from the Vienna International Airport to the city center takes about 20-30 minutes and costs appr. EUR 40 one-way (incl. surcharge for the luggage).

Explore Vienna

With its successful blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, the Austrian capital has established itself as a major player in the global tourism market. Vienna has traditionally paid great respect to the arts, and over the centuries has never ceased to foster creativity and attract people from all over the world. Vienna boasts 50 theaters, including four opera houses and several stage musical theaters, 150 museums, numerous galleries, and renowned drama, music and dance festivals. All this ensures an extraordinarily rich cultural program throughout the year, making the city one of Europe’s leading cultural centers.