On the following page you find some useful information about the city of Innsbruck, the county Tyrol and Austria.

How to get to Innsbruck?

Aiport Innsbruck - INN is located less than five kilometers outside the city center and offers regular direct connections to and from Frankfurt, Gothenburg, London Gatwick, Vienna and many more (scheduled flights, chartered flights).

More information is available directly with the respective airlines:

The Munich International Airport - (MUC) is only 180km or about two hours from Innsbruck. There are simple train connections (Deutsche Bahn, Österr. Bundesbahnen) to Innsbruck, or a bit more convenient shuttle services (e.g. 4 Seasons Travel) available.

The main train station of Innsbruck is located in the city, about one kilometer from the old town and the congress center. The Austrian Railways (Österr. Bundesbahnen - ÖBB) and its partners offer international train connections via Vienna, Munich, Zurich and Verona/Bolzano.



With a population of 8.1 million and a total area of 83,854 sqkm, Austria is located at the heart of Europe. Austria has been a member of the European Union since 1995. With its capital Vienna, one of the official seats of the United Nations, Austria has always played an important role as an international meeting point, a centre of culture and a major tourist destination.


Tyrol is one of Austria?s nine provinces. Located in the west of this Alpine country, the province has a total area of 12,648 sqkm. Tyrol?s natural scenery is truly unique, with a fascinating combination of snow-capped peaks, deep, crystal clear mountain lakes and rolling pastures.


Innsbruck , the capital of Tyrol, has a population of 130,000. Located in the heart of the Alps at an altitude of 575 m above sea level, the city is encircled by majestic mountain peaks. Innsbruck?s historic town centre is an almost perfectly preserved relic of the Middle Ages. This in combination with its most famous landmarks, the Golden Roof and the magnificent Hofburg Palace, make it one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in central Europe. Its location at the crossroads of northern, southern, eastern and Western Europe, and its academic tradition as a famous university town with some 20,000 students give Innsbruck great political and cultural standing.

Why Innsbruck? Ten Reasons.

  1. situated at the heart of Europe, easily accessible by plane, train and car
  2. unique congress centre in the middle of town (?Best Congress Centre 00´, 01´,05´- AIPC Apex Award
  3. hotels of all classes and categories in walking distance of the congress centre and moderate prices
  4. in short distance to Munich (international airport, post congress tour ? Oktoberfest)
  5. active academic and scientific environment ( University of Innsbruck)
  6. unique natural scenery
  7. safe and beautiful town with rich history and culture
  8. mild alpine climate
  9. large choice of activities and sceneries for social program
  10. all-year skiing on the glacier


The following link of the Austrian Foreign Ministry depicts relevant information about entering Austria: Visa Information. If you need a letter of invitation to apply for your visa, please contact the Local Arrangement Chair (reto . krummenacher < at > deri . at) by indicating your full address, nationality, events you are participating in and the precise travel dates, thank you.

A selection of countries that need a valid visa for UbiComp include (non-exhaustive list): Belarus, Bosnia, China, Ecuador, Columbia, India, Korea (DPR), Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine...

A complete list of countries and the relevant information for the application procedure are to be found on the given Web site of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

The addresses and contact information of Austrian ambassies and consulates in your country can be found here.


Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced by the Atlantic climate. Innsbruck has an alpine climate with rather short summers, and long winters.

Average temperature in September is 14.6°C (58.3°F) with an average max and min of 21°C respectively 9°C. Rainfall is around 80mm in September.

In that sense you are advised to prepare for a magnificent late summer or the first snow (at least on the mountain tops around Innsbruck).