Wikimedia Hackathon 2017/Venue and Vienna

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19 – 21 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria



Venue & Vienna



Register & Attend!


The venue and accommodation are both at the same site: JUFA Wien City  . One main hall, two conference rooms and several small workshop rooms are available to us, plus a nice yard. Accommodation will be on the upper floors and in an adjacent building.

JUFA Wien City   on OpenStreetMap

Address: Mautner-Markhof-Gasse 50, 1110 Wien – website (in German)
Nearest underground station: Enkplatz   of line U3
How to get from Enkplatz to JUFA: map (jpg)

Hackathon roomsEdit


Ground floor.

Central area with hotel reception, information and registration desk (during opening hours), couches and more.

Café WienEdit

Ground floor.

Room for social meet-ups and retreat area with 60 seats. At the Café Wien there's a 24 hrs snack station for Hackathon participants.

A mobile projector and screen can be set up here (e.g. for Karaoke night on Friday night).


Ground floor.

This is where you get breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room BlunznEdit

First floor. 72 m2.

Room for hacking with 35 workstations at table groups. This room has a fixed projector and screen. A flip chart is available for this room.

  What’s “Blunzn”? In Viennese dialect, a “Blunzn” is 1. a blood sausage   and 2. the phrase “des is ma Blunzn” means “I don’t care”. See also Room Powidl.

Room GurkerlEdit

First floor. 154 m2.

Room for hacking with 55 workstations at table groups. This room has a fixed projector and screen. A flip chart is available for this room. Extra 20 seats at table groups are provided next to a fixed projector and screen. A flip chart is available for this room.

  What’s “Gurkerl”? In Viennese dialect, a “Gurkerl” is 1. a small pickled cucumber   and 2. a nutmeg in soccer  .

Room HeurigerEdit

Ground floor. 241 m2.

Room for hacking with 100 workstations at table groups and for the opening and closing ceremony. A mobile projector and screen can be set up here (e.g. for opening and closing ceremony)

  What’s “Heuriger”? In Austria, a “Heuriger” is 1. a special type of wine tavern   and 2. anything from this year (“this year’s Hackathon” means “heuriger Hackathon” in Austrian German).

Room PowidlEdit

Ground floor. 61 m2.

Room for the “Fantantic MediaWikis” track and for breakout sessions with 25 seats at table groups. This room has a fixed projector and screen. A flip chart is available for this room.

  What’s “Powidl”? In Austria, “Powidl” is 1. a special plum spread   and 2. the phrase “des is ma Powidl” means “I don’t care”. See also Room Blunzn.

Room WiaschtlEdit

First floor. 72 m2.

Room for breakout sessions with 25 seats around tables in U-shape. This room has a fixed projector and screen. A flip chart is available for this room.

  What’s “Wiaschtl”? In Viennese dialect, a “Wiaschtl” is 1. any kind of sausage which is not cut into slices and 2. the phrase “i bin a Wiaschtl” means “I’m ingenuous”, you can use it as an ironic self-accusation after you made a small mistake.



Accommodation will be booked as part of the registration and invoiced by Wikimedia Österreich. The payments will be issued via PayPal. The accommodation prices are total, from May 19th to 21st (two nights), and also include the catering (i.e. all the meals, breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, and drinks) and attendance of the evening program. For the duration of the Hackathon the venue will be exclusively used by us.

Hotel room at JUFA Wien City
  • Single room: 250 EUR
  • Double room: 160 EUR per person
  • Triple room: 160 EUR per person
  • Quadruple room: 160 EUR per person
  • Quintuple room: 160 EUR per person

Please name your preferred room mates in the registration form.

Families: In the registration form there are options for several types of rooms depending on the number of people, age of children etc.

Before and after the event there will be other guests in the hotel too but we could also reserve some rooms for Thursday, May 18 and Sunday, May 21. The rooms will be charged additionally and need to be paid directly at JUFA Wien City.

  • Single rooms: 79 EUR per person (including breakfast)
  • Double rooms: 50 EUR per person (including breakfast)

Travel with familiesEdit

Families are welcome at the Wikimedia Hackathon in Vienna! We encourage you to travel with your children and are doing our best to make the event as family friendly as possible: Due to a lack of demand we won't offer childcare but there is a designated children’s playroom and outdoor palyground at the hackathon venue.

If you wish to have daycare for children younger than 1 year of age, or for children with special needs on your own expense, please indicate it in the form or drop us an email ( and we’ll try to arrange a suitable service.

Other hotels and hostelsEdit

There are some other hotels and hostels close to JUFA Wien City if anyone wants to arrive earlier or leave later and the rooms at JUFA Wien City might be limited for an extended stay. These places are all less than 2km from the venue:

If you want to continue your trip in Austria, don’t hesitate to ask us for advice. We'll be glad to help you discover the hidden secrets of this beautiful little country we call home. ;-)

Food and drinks at the venueEdit

  For registered attendees
staying overnight in the hotel
For registered attendees
NOT staying overnight in the hotel
For others
(non-registered guests)
Breakfast including drinks (coffee, tea, juices...) included not available not available
Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch including one non-alcoholic drink included included not available
Friday and Saturday dinner including one non-alcoholic drink included included not available
Extra or alcoholic drinks for lunch/dinner pay yourself pay yourself not available
24hrs supply of small cold snacks included included not available
24hrs supply of water, coffee and tea included included not available
24hrs supply of other drinks and snacks at the hotel's bar and mini-market pay yourself pay yourself pay yourself


The venue has parking spaces available in the underground garage (24 hours = € 9,80). For other parking facilities in the area please check here.

Please note that parking on the streets might NOT be free of charge, depending on the area and time of day.

Mobile internet (SIM cards)Edit

There is a lot of free WiFi everywhere in the city but if you want a SIM card for your stay, check out this recommendation on Quora.

Within a 500 metres radiusEdit


Simmeringer Hauptstraße and Zentrum Simmering
The nearest 24 hrs cash machine is located at the post office at Exenbergerweg 4/2.
Huge supermarket of the Austrian Merkur   chain. Opening hours: M-F 7.40 am-8 pm, Sa 7.40 am-6 pm, closed Su.
Simmeringer Hauptstraße   is the main street of Simmering, the 11th district of Vienna. You find mainly all kinds of cheap shops there, less fancy than in the city centre.
Zentrum Simmering   is a modern mall with more than 55 shops and restaurants, including international chains and local shopkeepers. Opening hours: M-W F 9.00-19.00, Th 9.00-20.00, Sa 9.00-18.00; closed Su.

Restaurants, cafés & moreEdit

Wiener Schnitzel
This restaurant serves traditional Viennese cuisine   like Wiener Schnitzel  . Expect to pay from €7-16 for a typical main dish, excluding drinks. Opening hours: daily from 9 am to 11 pm.
This Würstelstand   (a typical Austrian street food retail outlet, specializing in sausages) is located in a converted former railcar. Opening hours: daily from 8 pm to 9 pm.
Aïda   is a Viennese café and pastry shop chain founded in 1925 and known for its pink corporate design. Opening hours: M-Sa from 7 am to 5 pm, Su from 9 am to 6.30 pm.
Italian ice cream parlor. Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

Local sightsEdit

Neusimmering Church   is a landmark of Vienna’s 11th district. Completed in 1910, the Romanesque-revival church was one of the city’s first reinforced concrete buildings. The romantic painter Leopold Kupelwieser   created its altarpiece.
The Sefrit cross is a wayside shrine erected in 1632. It is named after its donor Georg Sefrit.
John of Nepomuk   is one of the most depicted Christian saints in Eastern Austria. You can spot this late 18th-century statue in a niche from the street next to our venue.
This eccentric piece of public art is a long metal fence incorporating modern sculptures made of dolostone. It is a work by the Austrian sculptor Kurt Goebel   of 1967.
Anton-Schrammel-Hof   is a fine example of Vienna’s renowned public housing program of the 1920s and 1930s. Back then, more than 60,000 apartments were built by the left-wing administration all across the city. Their often fortress-like architecture reflects the social conflicts in the decades after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire.


Situated in the heart of Europe, Vienna has become a hub for Central Europe‘s lively and dynamic IT community. According to a survey by Mercer, Vienna has been the leading city concerning quality of living for several years in a row. One important aspect of this survey was Vienna‘s status as one of the safest metropolitan areas worldwide. Vienna is also LGBT friendly and proud of it. Public transport in Vienna as well the hackathon venue stand out due to high accessibility standards.

Major sights and how to get thereEdit

Historic Centre of Vienna

Historic centre of Vienna

Quoting from the document which the made the Historic Centre of Vienna a UNESCO World Heritage Site: “The urban and architectural qualities ... bear outstanding witness to a continuing interchange of values throughout the second millennium. Three key periods of European cultural and political development – the Middle Ages, the Baroque period, and the Gründerzeit – are exceptionally well illustrated.” In other words: Vienna’s city centre is a lively mixture of the best.

The quickest way from our venue to the city centre:

  • Take the U3 underground line (direction Ottakring) from Enkplatz underground station   - and depart at Stephansplatz underground station  . It takes you 11 mins.

Consider joining one of our tours to the Historic Centre of Vienna on Thursday or Sunday!



You will never get closer to Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, the Strauss family and other personalities from Vienna’s past. The Zentralfriedhof   with its impressive Jugendstil cemetery church is one of Europe’s largest graveyards and linked to the city’s sometimes morbid side, as the wicked saying goes: “In Vienna, you have to die first before they celebrate your life”.

From our venue it’s only a 10 mins tram ride to Zentralfriedhof:

  • Take the 6 tram line (direction Zentralfriedhof 2. Tor) or the 71 tram line (direction Zentralfriedhof 3. Tor) - both depart at Enkplatz underground station   - and get off at Zentralfriedhof 2. Tor at the cemetery’s main entrance.

Consider joining our tour to Zentralfriedhof on Thursday!

General tourist informationEdit

The Blue Danube  , Vienna’s unofficial anthem

Do you want to explore Vienna on your own?

Contact: hackathon
This e-mail address can be used for all inquiries or questions regarding the event.