Geography and Tourism
The following information should help you plan your journey to Oberwölz more easily.
By car Oberwölz can most easily be reached on road no. B 75. It leaves the road no. B 96, connecting Judenburg--Scheifling--Murau, on the junction Niederwölz and reaches Oberwölz after 9.5 km. Approaching Oberwölz one can first see the Rothenfels Castle residing on a rock high above the valley. For travelling by car you may also consult a route planner.
For reaching Oberwölz the closest railway station with intercity and interregional train stops is Unzmarkt (on the line Vienna--Leoben--Klagenfurt). Local trains also stop in Scheifling, 13 km southeast of Oberwölz. For information on how to reach the place of the symposium you may consult the server of the Austrian railways.
At the beginning of the Symposium (on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012) and at its end (on Saturday, September 8th, 2012) a shuttle will be provided from and to the Unzmarkt railway station. Participants intending to make use of this shuttle service must notify the Organizing Committee of the their arrival/departure times in/from Unzmarkt as early as possible.
The nearest international airports are Klagenfurt, Graz, Salzburg or Vienna. Each of them is connected to the Austrian railway network.
Depending on your preferred airline and/or your airport of origin, it may be advisable to choose one or the other. The closest of the above airports is Klagenfurt; the largest is Vienna. Please consult your travel agency for details on flight planning. There are also a number of online agencies, such as Expedia, where one can easily check flight connections and availability.
Current Weather and Forecasts
The links in this section should provide an overview of the weather situation in Austria and in and around Oberwölz. The weather pages of the National Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF can be found here; they include current ("aktuell") and recent ("die letzten Stunden") satellite images of central Europe. One may also consult the webpage of the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics.