logo: 16th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference

16th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference

Primary Therapy of Early Breast Cancer Vienna, Austria 20 - 23 March 2019


The venue of the 16th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference will be the Austria Center Vienna (Address: Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna).

To navigate within the map below please use the arrows, + and - signs on the upper left corner.

The conference centre is easily accessible:


Größere Kartenansicht


by plane

Vienna International Airport is connected by direct trains to and from Vienna. 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 dedicated CAT desks in the airport building, where tickets can be purchased.
  • Regular ÖBB trains (Austrian national rail services): The journey takes about 30 minutes, trains are leaving from the airport about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets are available at the platform from vending machines (credit cards accepted). Schedules can be checked on the ÖBB website: http://www.oebb.at
  • Buses: There are buses available from the bus terminal in front of the airport. The Vienna Airport Line takes about 25 minutes from the airport to the city center.

From the city center the Austria Center Vienna can best be reached best by metro. Download the plan of the subway system here (courtesy of ACV).

Please note that there will be no official shuttle transfer from the airport to the hotels or the venue organized by St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK).

by car

The Austria Center Vienna is easily accessible via the national highway A22 (E59). The address is Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria. Please find a map for download here (courtesy of ACV) which shows you how to get to the venue by car.

Car parking: The ACV offers car parking facilities, which can be used by conference participants.

by train

Vienna is well connected by trains. Please find more information regarding schedules, ticket prices and more on the website http://www.oebb.at

About Vienna

Vienna, a city with about two million inhabitants, is situated in the very heart of Europe. Due to its unique geographic and geopolitical location, Vienna has been the setting for many international events, such as previous St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conferences, and has become a popular congress destination of global rank. Vienna is the seat of one of the United Nations headquarters and home to a number of other international organisations.

Vienna’s ever-changing history has left an indelible mark on the city, a mark also manifest in a rich cultural heritage. The city’s ultimate fascination stems from merging imperial grandeur with a cosmopolitan spirit, a combination which emerged after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Viennese writers, musicians and artists as well as scientists have all influenced many aspects of our modern world. Vienna had a part in all major political developments of the 20th century. Shaped over the centuries as the capital of a huge empire, Vienna will always arouse feelings of nostalgia.

Today, Vienna offers historical palaces alongside modern shopping centres, traditional hotels, down-to-earth Austrian staples as well as haute cuisine, typical Viennese coffee houses and luxury restaurants, outstanding opera and theatre performances, classical concerts and open-air festivals, antique shops next to elegant boutiques – all joined together in incomparable Viennese harmony.


Sights, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Shopping

Visit the website of the Vienna tourist authority for up-to-date information and recommendations on how to spend your spare time in the city: https://www.wien.info/en


Weather Conditions in Vienna

The weather in Vienna is typically continental - there are characteristic, clearly defined seasons. In March, temperatures can be expected to range around 8-12 degrees. 


Electricity & Time

The main voltage in Austria is 220V.
Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.



Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.

On Sunday shops are usually closed, with the exception of souvenir shops. Some grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays, bakeries open earlier yet.



Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.


Banks & Local Currency

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.

Rorschacherstr. 150
CH-9006 St. Gallen/Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)71 243 00 32
Fax. +41 (0)71 245 68 05