Guide for Visitors

Welcome to the Institute for Theoretical Physics/TU Vienna!
If you have any problems which cannot be solved just by reading this, do not hesitate to ask your host or the adminstration for help.


Location in the city

The address of the institute is: Institutsgebäude der Technischen Universität Wien ("Freihaus"), Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien.

A picture of the building "Freihaus" can be found here.


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Please click here for an interactive GIS locator, centered at the Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10 in the 4th District.

Location in the building "Freihaus"

The Institute of Theoretical Physics (E136) spreads over the

10th floor, Tower B (yellow): workrooms, secretariat, laser-printer, Fax, part of the library (``Institute Library").

3rd floor, Tower B (yellow) behind the elevators: workrooms, secretariat, laser-printer.

2nd floor, Tower B (yellow): Physics Library.


The internal code for the telephone is a five-digit number which you find under the receiver; to call from abroad dial (+43-1-)58801 + this code. To call from the University (within Vienna) either dial a '02' (business calls) or '03' (private calls) before the regular number or, equivalently, press the button left below the dial before lifting the receiver. Calls outside of Vienna are only possible through a calling card.

External activities

Public transport

Directions from the airport to our institute:

Vienna University of Technology
Institute for Theoretical Physics

Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 – 10 (Freihaus)
1040 Vienna
Yellow tower, 10th floor

Phone: +43 1 58801 – 13601

Take the train (“Schnellbahn”), line S7, direction “Floridsdorf”, to station “Wien Mitte - Landstraße”.
Change to underground line U4, direction “Hütteldorf”, to station “Karlsplatz”. Leave the station at exit “Karlsplatz” and walk to Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 – 10 (Freihaus).
The Freihaus is a modern building with a glass facade. It is right next to a tram station.


For this trip you need a ticket valid for two zones (one for Vienna and one outside Vienna (airport)). You can buy a 4-zones ticket and use two zones for your way to your hotel/our institute and two for going back to the airport.

Go here or here for timetables of local public transport. Here is the page of the railway company "ÖBB."


Click here for an overview of current sports events and activities.


For some trails in the vicinity of Vienna, please consult this page.

The City of Vienna's official Hiking in and around Vienna page is here.

Weather forecasts can be found here or (in German!) here.