Venue & Logistics

International Data Week 2023 (IDW 2023) is pleased to welcome attendees in the beautiful Salzburg, Austria between 23-26 October 2023. Salzburg is located directly on the border with the Free State of Bavaria and is very easy to reach within Austria. The “city of Mozart” and “festival city” Salzburg offers a rich cultural program throughout the year. The historic center of the city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The cultural heritage and beauty of the city make Salzburg an attractive year-round destination for tourists and business from all over the world.

IDW 2023 venue

The Salzburg Congress will open its doors to greet IDW 2023 participants. The modern conference venue is located in the heart of the Mozart city of Salzburg. It provides an unexpected view across to the roofs of the old town of Salzburg where you can see Mirabell Palace with its world-famous garden, and the Mönchsberg with the Museum of Modern Art. Venue’s central location offers a five minute walk to the tourist attractions, many wonderful shopping and strolling opportunities, as well as the traditional coffee houses. Over the past years Salzburg Congress has become one of Austria’s leading congress centers. Each congress’s rooms are named after a famous citizen of Salzburg whose achievements in fields such as music, science, medicine and literature contributed to the fame of the city around the world. 

360° Virtual Tour – Visit the congress city in advance and get your first impressions of the beautiful and varied city today! For more information on the Salzburg Congress venue facilities, please click here

Venue direction & Route Planner

IDW 2023 venue’s address: Salzburg Congress Auerspergstraße 6, (Entrance: Kurpark/Mirabellgarten), 5020 Salzburg, Österreich.
Google mapsSalzburg Congress – Google Maps 

Public transportation website provides information on the the route planner, duration of travel and costs of the ticket.

Arrival by Air check here for details
Salzburg’s W. A. Mozart Airport is located just four kilometers from the city center, a fifteen-minute ride by taxi or public transport. Salzburg Congress can be reached directly from the airport by bus line 2.

Arrival by train check here for details
The Salzburg train station is a five-minute walk from the Salzburg Congress. The city centre is a 15-minute walk away. From most cities in the region you can also take the regional train or S-Bahn to Salzburg. The conference centre can be reached from the train station by lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 25 and 840.

Arrival by car check here for details
Salzburg is the centre of the European motorway network: the A1 Vienna-Salzburg, the A8 Munich-Salzburg and the A10 Villach-Salzburg converge in Salzburg. Please remember to buy a vignette for Austrian motorways when you drive to Salzburg. Parking is possible in the immediate vicinity of the Salzburg Congress.

Salzburg Tourist Information

There are two tourist information offices in Salzburg, both of which are within walking distance in the city center.

Tourist Info – Mozartplatz Mozartplatz
Mozartplatz 5
5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43662 88987 330

Tourist Info – Salzburg Central Station
Südtiroler Platz 1
5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43662 88987 340

Salzburg is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It is popular among tourists for its well-preserved historical architecture and for its magnificent Alpine setting. For more information on tourism, please check the travel guide


Take advantage of the restaurant guide and let yourself be pampered by the culinary delights that Salzburg has to offer.

Hotel deals

A limited number of rooms are reserved in our partner hotels. Rooms are given away on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please use the link below to access the rates negotiated especially for IDW2023.
The Organizers of IDW2023 do not handle any hotel reservations. All bookings need to be made directly with the hotels and also have to be paid for by the guests directly themselves.

Please take care of hotel reservations in due time latest 24th of September 2023.

For further bookings after the 24th of September 2023, please contact the congress house directly, including this form:

booking hotline:+43 662 88 987- 604 (-603)
Mo-Do 8-16.30 Uhr und Fr 8-13 Uhr

Health Disclaimer

No restrictions are in place during IDW 2023 as per Austrian and global practices.

Do not attend in person if you feel unwell. You may switch to online participation at any time, by accessing all conference components via Whova. The IDW2023 terms of service remain in place. Wearing a face mask is not required but IDW 2023 supports masking.