Ars Electronica Centre, Linz, Austria

Our view from the skyloft venue

View out of the window towards the river and bridge leading to the old city of Linz with autumn sunshine, the fog has just lifted and church spires are visible in the distance. In the foreground stands a blue banner with the white IIID logo


The Ars Electronica Center is a place of inquiry and discovery, experimentation and exploration, a place that has taken the world of tomorrow as its stage, and that assembles and presents influences from many different ways of thinking and of seeing things. It hosts exhibitions, events and the ARS ELECTRONICA FUTURELAB which constitutes the research- and development-motor of Ars Electronica.
The IIID Traffic & Transport Forum will be hosted in the SkyLoft, a great location overlooking the city and the river Danube.

View of the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz from the street with a slightly cloudy sky visible behind the building. Glass panes are lit up in a regular pattern creating a futuristic early evening mood.
AEC, credit: Martin Hieslmair

Linz, Austria

Picture of Linz at night with the Danube in the foreground and lit up buildings, both modern and ancient along the shoreline.

Linz was European Capital of Culture 2009, and has been named Unesco City of Media Arts. It is industrial heartland with a vibrant contemporary cultural scene.
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The Linz Tourist Service has recommended some places to stay:

Basic accommodation
Youth Hostel Linz from 26,50 EUR, 30 minutes’ walk to the venue
Wilder Mann from 35 EUR, 20 minutes’ walk to the venue

3* accommodation
Hotel Goldener Adler from 58 EUR, 7 minutes’ walk to the venue
Star Inn Hotel from 79 EUR, 11 minutes’ walk to the venue
Göttfried from 95 EUR , 6 minutes’ walk to the venue

4* accommodation
Spitz Hotel from 99 EUR, 3 minutes’ walk to the venue
Radisson Park Inn from 116 EUR, 17 minutes’ walk to the venue
Arcotel Nike from 97 EUR, 14 minutes’ walk to the venue

If you need help finding the perfect place for you to stay or any other information about the city please contact the local tourist services, they will be happy to help.


Linz has its own small airport (Blue Danube Airport) located outside the city. Monday to Saturday there is a bus service which takes about 20 minutes. A taxi costs around €25-30.
Alternately, you can fly to Vienna and catch a direct train from Vienna Airport to Linz, it takes 1:43 h.
Or you fly to Salzburg, the train from Salzburg takes 1:08 h.
Ohter options are detailed on the Linz Tourism website.