The city as a creative hub
Urban, innovative, multi-faceted
Urban hubs offer everything event organisers could possibly desire: a central location and conference centres within easy reach; suitable hotel facilities a stone's throw away and a lively restaurant scene, not to mention options for supporting and evening programmes.
As an event venue, the city is moreover a bustling and thriving environment in which participants feel positive and inspired by the creative and future-oriented settings of the conferences and congresses themselves. Linz stands for industry and modern trends in media art in equal measure; it is a city that reinvents itself daily. Wels is situated at the intersection of major European transport routes, and, as a trade fair city, is a trailblazer in sustainable events – the key phrase here is "green meetings". Last but not least, Steyr is both an industry city for innovative technology and a great base to explore the Kalkalpen National Park with its unspoiled natural landscapes.
Meeting locations in the city
Linz is transforming the concept of 'green meetings' further to 'blue meetings'.Meetings in Linz
A premier event venue lies beneath the glass ceiling: the Design Center Linz.Design Center Linz
The Palais Linz: historical architecture and a modern annex.Palais Linz
The Ars Electronica Center Linz: a Museum of the Future and top event venue.AEC Linz
The beating heart of Linz steel – events at the voestalpine Stahlwelt (steel ...Stahlwelt Linz
Contemporary culture is very much at home the heart of Linz – a wonderful event ...OÖ Kulturquartier
Linz's museums make wonderful venues, from Schlossmuseum to Landesgalerie.OÖ Landesmuseum
A location in Linz with style and history, garnished with a pinch of indulgence.Redoutensäle Linz
The seminar hotel in Linz lies in close proximity to the Design Center.Hotel Courtyard Linz
The Park Inn Hotel Linz is situated near the centre and has its own park.Park Inn Linz
Wels, a trade fair city steeped in history, specialises in green meetings and ...Conferences in Wels
Modern, energy-efficient and spacious: the EventQuartier Wels.EventQuartier Wels
The Stadthalle Wels is an event venue brimming with tradition, yet functional ...Stadthalle Wels
Steyr stands for innovation and progress – since the dawn of industry.Conferences in Steyr
The style of a historical industrial building at Wehrgraben in Steyr.Museum Arbeitswelt
Working in nature
One of the most beautiful castles in the Mühlviertel, a splendid backdrop for ...Schloss Weinberg
A building with 100 individual rooms and a breathtaking panoramic location of ...AVIVA for Business
Tranquil and inspiring location in Bad Leonfelden in the vast expanses of the ...Falkensteiner Hotel
The Seminarhotel Weiss stands out for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Seminarhotel Weiss
Enjoy a green setting in the city at the Bildungshaus St. Magdalena in the north ...Bildungshaus Linz
The Lachstatthof is just five minutes from Linz yet enjoys a rural setting.Lachstatthof
Use the glorious Alpine mountains of the Pyhrn-Priel region as a source of ...Seminare Pyhrn-Priel
The Villa Sonnwend on the edge of the Kalkalpen National Park lies in the midst ...Villa Sonnwend
At the Vitalhotel Gosau, the Dachstein massif and Gosaukamm inspire the mind.Vitalhotel Gosau
Amidst the green space of the Mondsee region yet with good access to the ...Hotel Prielbauer
At the Leidingerhof, seminar guests draw strength from the mountains of the ...Hotel Leidingerhof
An event and seminar venue in Neukirchen an der Vöckla – modern and traditional ...Gasthof Frodlhof
Working in nature
Fresh air gives the mind wings
Sometimes you need a good change of scene to come up with fresh ideas and bring them to fruition. Taking in the fresh air is a remedy that has worked wonders countless times before to spark flashes of inspiration. Get out into the countryside; forget the confined space and artificial light of your usual office. Leave behind the well-trodden paths of daily routine and set course for bold new shores.
In this out-of-the-ordinary environment, does the mind wander too much from the core task? Quite the contrary! Getting away from it all is precisely what can help fuse a team together and focus everybody's mind on the matters at hand. Whether in the mountains of the Pyhrn-Priel region or enjoying the inspiring expanses of the hilly granite landscapes of the Mühlviertel, thoughts take flight and ultimately always land right on target.
Set out for new shores
Water encourages people to achieve new creative heights. This is the element of both peaceful calm and the untamed, elemental force of Nature. The best proof of this can be found in the famous lakes of the Salzkammergut region, which has inspired a range of illustrious artists from Gustav Klimt to Gustav Mahler to create exceptional works. What could be more natural than to harness the mental power of these lakes and rivers for conferences, seminars, meetings and events.
Jump-start mind and body by taking a dip in the lake at sunrise before work: in doing so, you will set the power of the mind in motion. Sit on the terrace under the open sky in the evening, listening to the Danube glide by, and order the flow of your thoughts. Perhaps you could even leave terra firma behind for a while and take a boat ride to navigate your thoughts into creative channels.
Meeting locations by the water
The high art of staging at the event resort of scalaria at Wolfgangsee.scalaria
At Traunsee, water is the main focus for conferences and adventure incentive ...Tagen am Traunse
The Kongresszentrum in Gmunden on the green peninsula with park at Traunsee.Toscana Congress
Traunkirchen with its picturesque peninsula in Traunsee inspires the mind.Traunsee Hotels
At Mondsee, the Salzkammergut showcases its finest side.Tagen am Mondsee
Wurm + Köck operate Danube riverboats, also used as event venues. Cast off!Donauschifffahrt
Tasteful hotel and seminar culture on the shores of the Danube in Wesenufer.Seminarkultur Donau
The Donauschlinge oxbow lake in Schlögen, a unique natural wonder and seminar ...Hotel Donauschlinge
Conferences with the feel-good factor. With hot thermal water at Therme ...Therme Geinberg
Meetings in central location
Modern style and luxury in a historical package at the Iris Porsche Hotel ...Iris Porsche Hotel
Imperial atmosphere in Bad Ischl, situated at the heart of the Salzkammergut.Kongress Bad Ischl
At the Schlosshotel Mondsee, historical rooms meet exquisite staging.Schloss Mondsee
Elegant and relaxed, the Villa Seilern Vital Resort in Bad Ischl.Villa Seilern
The "Alte Fabrik" (old factory) in Steyrermühl breathes new life into the former ...Alte Fabrik
The UEBEX Congresspark offers a central location on the autobahn at Schörfling.
Once a shoe-making factory, the Kitzmantelfabrik in Vorchdorf is now an event ...Kitzmantelfabrik
Plenty of space for fresh ideas at event centre Atrium Bad Schallerbach.Atrium
The Sky Gourmet Team makes masterful use of Linz Airport as a location.Sky Gourmet
Messe Ried rooms offer flexibility for events of any size.Messe Ried
The KulturRaum Trenk.s enjoys an accessible location in the central region of ...KulturRaum TRENK.S
Partner in Upper Austria for complete event organisation.OÖ Touristik GmbH
Small conference cities
Easy to reach, with charm aplenty
Small, blending urban charm with an inspiring closeness to Nature, small conference cities offer all the infrastructure you need for a flawless event. Upper Austria's smaller conference venues share much in common, yet boast very different characters: Bad Ischl, the imperial heart of the Salzkammergut; Mondsee with its scenic contrasts of mountain and lake; Bad Schallerbach with its event centre right next to the thermal baths; Ried, the trade fair town of the Innviertel.
Incidentally: if location and accessibility are important criteria for your choice of location, the area known as the "central region of Upper Austria" should catch your attention. Forming a triangle between Linz, Wels and Steyr, the economic heart of Upper Austria beats strongly here. It is a region that shifts between urban and rural charm, offering plenty of opportunity to stage conferences, seminars and events.