Local Currency

The currency in Austria and Germany is the Euro. One euro is divided into 100 cents. The currency sign is €, its international code is EUR. 

1 EUR = 1.09 USD          1 USD = 0.91 EUR

The Czech Republic uses the koruna.  One koruna equals 100 haléřů. The currency sign is Kč, its international code is CZK. 

1 CZK = 0.040 USD    1 CZK = 0.037 EUR

1 USD = 24.71 CZK     1 EUR = 27.05 EUR

Hotel Addresses

VIENNA
Austria Trend Hotel beim Theresianum
Favoritenstr. 52, A-1040 Wien
 

Tel.: +43 (1) 505 16 06
Fax: +43 (1) 505 16 09 


PRAGUE
B&B Hotel Prague City
Prvniho pluku 29, 186 00 Praha 8
Tel.: +420 224 284 788

BERLIN
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Luetzowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (30) 2605

Other Important Addresses

VIENNA

Diplomatische Akademie
Favoritenstraße 15a
1040 Wien

Jewish Museum Vienna
Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

Heerisgeschichtliches Museum
Arsenal Objekt 1
1030 Wien

PRAGUE

Austrian Embassy in Prague
Viktora Huga 10
15115 Prague 5

BERLIN

Pestalozzi Street Synagogue
Pestalozzistrasse 12-14
10625 Berlin

Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Tiergartenstrasse 35
10785 Berlin

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Haus 2
Hiroshimastrasse 28
10785 Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstrasse 9-14
10969 Berlin

What if my flight's late?

Don't worry - just text, email, or call either Esther, Lauren, Marcell or Fabian (find their cell numbers and email addresses here) and get the hotel as soon as you can. 

Who ya gonna call?

These are the numbers, and email addresses, for our Centropa team: 

Handling logistics: Esther Cotoarba at
+43 676 466 77 21;
cotoarba@centropa.org

Fabian Ruehle can also help. He’s at
+43 680 128 8880; 
ruehle@centropa.org

Edward Serotta’s cell phone is
+43 6991 409 0971; 
serotta@centropa.org

US participants: be in touch with Lauren Granite
+1 301 787 0052; 
granite@centropa.org

HU participants: Marcell Kenesei can be reached at
+3620 9738 338; 
kenesei@centropa.org

Do you have a tech emergency? Get in touch with Ouriel Morgensztern
+43 6991 264 5303; 
morgensztern@centropa.org

How ya gonna call?

You will need to check with your telephone provider to see if you have the ability to use your phone and if you can send text messages while abroad. Most Americans don’t sign up for this service and only find out once they are in Europe. So please check.

In any case, sending texts (SMS) can be costly. Making phone calls is insanely expensive. That’s because of roaming charges. In fact, make sure you set your smartphone so that the data roaming is turned off.

If you have a smartphone, we suggest downloading both WhatsApp and Viber. Both let you send texts and make and receive calls via internet when there's a connection - for free.  However, these apps also use 3G networks when there is no WiFi connection, and that means data roaming.

Roommates

We tried our best to cater to all your needs and wishes! If there's still something wrong, let us know.

Roommates in Vienna

Roommates in Prague

Roommates in Berlin

VIENNA

Vienna Public Transport Info

Click here for a map of Vienna's U-Bahn!

Click here for the English version of the Vienna public transport company's journey planner. Any other information you may need about Vienna's public transportation system can be found on that website.

Single trip: 2.20€

24 hour ticket: 7.60€

48 hour ticket: 13.30€

72 hour ticket: 16.50€

Tickets can be purchased at a ticket counter, ticket vending machine, Tabaktrafik shops, or online. Be sure to validate your ticket before your journey!

You can plan journeys on public transport using the smartphone app Qando.

From the Vienna Airport to the Austria Trend Hotel

Taxi: This is, as you may have guessed, the most expensive but easiest way. It will cost you around  40€ and will take you about 30min. Cabs are right in front of the arrival gate exit.

Public Transport. There are three options:

- OPTION 1: CAT Airport Train / Public Train combination: This will take you about 50min total and cost you 12€ for the CAT Airport train ticket (11€ if you buy it online) and 2.20€ for a subway ticket. 

- OPTION 2: Airport Bus: This will take you about 50min total and cost you 8€ for the Airport Bus and 2.20€ for a subway ticket. 

- OPTION 3: S-Bahn: This will take you around one hour and cost you less than less than 5€

If you want to look up the directions yourself, or if you need to get from A to B in Vienna on your own during your stay, go to the Vienna Public Transport site, type in address A and address B, and find detailed directions! (NOTE: if you want to look up your way to or from the airport, type in "Flughafen Schwechat").

Click here to download a step by step description of your way to the hotel. This link brings you to the bottom of this page, where you will find the detailed directions for all three options in downloadable PDFs.

From the Vienna Airport to the Diplomatic Academy

If you think you may be cutting it close to make it in time for our welcome lunch, you may want to go straight from the airport to the Diplomatic Academy. Don't worry - it's a tad closer to the airport, and a bit easier and faster to get there. Again, there are several options:

Taxi: Again: the most expensive but easiest way; around 40€, will get you there in about 30min. 

Public Transport. Again, three options:

- OPTION 1: CAT Airport Train: Will take you 33min and cost you 12€ for the Airport train ticket (11€ if you buy it online) and 2.20€ for a subway ticket.

- OPTION 2: Airport Bus: This will take you about 40-45min and cost you 8€ for the Airport Bus and 2.20€ for a subway ticket.

- OPTION 3: S-Bahn: This will take you about 50min and cost you 4.40€ (the S-Bahn ticket is also valid for the subway).

If you want to look up the directions yourself, or if you need to get from A to B in Vienna on your own during your stay, go to the Vienna Public Transport site, type in address A and address B, and find detailed directions! (NOTE: if you do want to look up your way to or from the airport, type in "Flughafen Schwechat").

Click here to download a step by step description of your way to the Diplomatic Academy. This link brings you to the bottom of this page, where you will find the detailed directions for all three options in downloadable PDFs.

From Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) to the Hotel

Exit the station through the northwest entrance and turn left onto Laxenburger Strasse/B230. Turn right to stay on Laxenburger Strasse/B230. Continue onto Südtiroler Platz. Continue onto Favoritenstrasse. The hotel will be on the left (number 52).

From Westbahnhof to the Hotel

1. Get on the U3 in the direction of Simmering. Get off at Stephansplatz.

2. Get on the U1 in the direction of Reumannplatz. Take it one stop to the Südtiroler Pl.-Hauptbahnhof station.

3. When leaving the station, head north on Favoritenstrasse. The hotel will be on the left.

From the Diplomatic Academy to the Austria Trend Hotel

When you step out of the Diplomatische Akademie, turn left and walk south down Favoritenstrasse for 450m. The hotel will be on the other side of the street:

From the Jewish Museum in Vienna to the Austria Trend Hotel

Follow the directions mentioned below in order to get from the Jewish Museum Vienna back to your hotel.This should take around 20 minutes.

1. Walk from the Jewish Museum Vienna to the metro station Stephansplatz.

2. Take the red line metro (U1) in direction Reumannplatz and get out at the stop Südtiroler Platz/Hauptbahnof. This should take 5 min.

3. From the metro stop it is a 3 min walk to your hotel. Just take the exit Südtiroler Platz (Weyringergasse)  and walk down the street (Favoritengasse) for 270 meter.

PRAGUE

Prague Public Transport Info

For those of you who wish to do some exploring on your own in Prague, you can find its public transport page's journey planner in English here.

You can find fare information here.

From the Austrian Ambassador's Residence to the Hotel B&B

To get rom the Austrian Ambassador's residence back to the hotel, it will take you approximately 30 minutes and cost 24 CZK. Follow the directions below.

1.) When you leave the residence, turn right on Kanovnická. Continue onto U Brusnice. Turn left onto Mestský Okruh/Patockova.

2.) Stay on the south side of the street and wait at the Vozovna Stresovice transit stop. Catch tram 1 Spojovaci seven stops. Get off at Vltavska stop.

3.) Go into the Vltavska metro station. Take the C line toward Háje 2 stops. Get off at Florenc.

4.) Walk east on Krizikova. Turn left on Prvniho pluku and walk about 250m. The hotel will be on the left.

BERLIN

Berlin Public Transport Info

Click here for a map of Berlin's U-bahn and S-bahn lines.

Click here for the English version of the transport system's route planner. Any other information you may need about public transport in Berlin is available on that website, including fare information. 

To and From the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

This is a 10 minute walk.

To the foundation:

When you walk out of the hotel, turn left onto Lutzowplatz. After about 20 meters, be sure to stay to the right to stay on Lutzowplatz. Stay on the street as it turns into Herkulesbrucke and then Klingelhoferstrasse. Turn right onto Tiergartenstrasse, and the Foundation will be on the right after 70 meters.

To the hotel:

When you walk out of the Foundation, turn left onto Tiergartenstrasse. After about 70 meters, turn left onto Klingelhoferstrasse. Stay on it as it turns first into Herkulesbrucke and then Lutzowplatz. Stay left to remain on Lutzoplatz and the hotel will be on the right after about 90 meters.

From the Friedrich Ebert Foundation to Hotel Berlin

This is a 10 minute walk.

When you exit the foundation, turn left and head south on Hiroshimastrasse towards Reichpietschufer. Turn left onto Reichspietschufer. After about 60 meters take a sharp right onto Herkulesufer. After another 60 meters take a sharp left onto Hiroshimasteg. After about 100 meters take a slight right onto Lutzowufer. After 220 meters turn left onto Lutzowplatz. After about 200 meters turn right to stay on Lutzowplatz. The hotel will be on the left.

From the German Foreign Office to Hotel Berlin

1.When you leave the office turn left onto Werderscher Markt. Turn left onto Oberwallstrasse. Turn right onto Hausvogteiplatz. The U-Bahnhof Hausvogetiplatz station will be on your right.

2. Take the U2 towards Olympia-Stadion. Get off at Nollendorfplatz.

3. When you exit the station, be sure to head north toward Bülowstrasse and continue onto Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Strasse. Continue onto Einemstrasse. Take a slight left onto Lützowplatz. The hotel will be on the left.

From the Jewish Museum in Berlin to Hotel Berlin

1. When you leave the museum, turn left on Lindenstrasse. Turn right on Gitschiner Strasse and you will come to the U-Bahn Hallesches Tor station.

2. Catch the U1 towards Uhlandstrasse. Get off at Nollendorfplatz.

3. When you exit the station, be sure to head north toward Bülowstrasse and continue onto Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Strasse. Continue onto Einemstrasse. Take a slight left onto Lützowplatz. The hotel will be on the left.

From Hotel Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport

1.When you leave the hotel, cross the street and then walk left. Keep right to stay on Lützowplatz. Up Lützowplatz will be a bus stop.

2. Catch bus number 106 (U Seestr.) to stop Turmstr./Beusselstr. (11 minutes, 7 stops).

3. From there catch bus TXL (Flughafen Tegel Airport) and that will take you straight to the airport (10 minutes, 3 stops).

From Hotel Berlin to Schönefeld Airport

1. When you leave the hotel, head right on Lützowplatz and continue right onto Einemstrasse. Continue straight when it turns into Karl-Heinrichstrasse. Stay left and continue onto Nollendorfplatz. Nollendorfplatz turns slightly left and becomes Bülowstrasse. Nollendorfplatz U-bahn station will be on your right.

2. Take the U4 towards S+U Innsbrucker Platz. Get off at Innsbruckerplatz.

3. Get on the S45 (Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld Bhf). This will take you to Schönefeld airport.

Directions to the Austria Trend Hotel

OPTION 1: CAT to Austria Trend Hotel

OPTION 2: Bus to Austria Trend Hotel:

OPTION 3: S-Bahn to Austria Trend Hotel:

Directions to the Diplomatic Academy

OPTION 1: CAT to the Diplomatic Academy:

OPTION 2: Bus to the Diplomatic Academy:

OPTION 3: S-Bahn to the Diplomatic Academy: