This year, the EDCNS conference will be held on the 20th and the 21st of September 2019 at the Medical University Graz, Austria. The location is the new Med Campus Graz, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 2, 8010 Graz. The conference location is excellent accessible by public transport.
Graz is the capital of province of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. Graz has a long tradition as seat of universities: its six universities have almost 60,000 students. Its historic centre is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe of 2003, became a City of Culinary Delights in 2008 and is a UNESCO City of Design.
Graz is a derivation of the Slav word gradec, meaning small fortress, and developed from a Bavarian settlement that was first documented in 1128. By 1189 Graz was a city, and in 1379 it became the seat of the Leopold line of the Habsburgs. Friedrich III, emperor of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire, resided here and left his famous motto, AEIOU (Austria Est Imperare Orbi Universo; Austria rules the world) inscribed all over town. In 1564, Graz became the administrative capital of Inner Austria, an area covering present-day Styria and Carinthia, plus the former possessions of Carniola, Gorizia and Istria. In 1784, with the Turks no longer a threat, Graz tore down its city walls.
Walk up the stairs or drive with the Schlossbergbahn or the elevator up to the Schlossberg.
Have a look at the cathedral of Graz or the Mausoleum nearby, too, before you can get up to the Burg & Double Spiral Staircase that is located on the opposite side. Furthermore, you can delve into the Landeszeughaus armoury of Graz, which is fairly close the to the Glockenspiel. Take the Tram Number 1 in order to reach the stunning Eggenberg Castle that accommodates not only lots of museums, but also a magnificent park.
You can find more information about Graz at the official Graz Tourism website: https://www.graztourismus.at/en