Registration: 2022 International Housing Study Tour – Vienna, Austria


OHBA will be traveling with a small group to the capital of Austria, and the former capital of the Hapsburg Empire; beautiful Vienna. With a focus on modern architecture, Smart City technologies, energy efficiency and sustainability, as well as hybrid timber and concrete buildings. This will be a unique opportunity to take in the culture of this historic former seat of an empire with your industry colleagues.


  • Individuals are responsible for ensuring they meet all COVID-19 entry requirements. Please review information below.
  • Individuals are responsible for booking their own airfare and ground travel from the airport.

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This four-day tour will feature local guides, meetings with housing, planning and building officials, architectural walking tours, development site tours, and networking with fellow members.

Day 1 – Sunday, May 15

  • 6:15 PM – Meet in the lobby at Grand Hotel Wien
  • 7:00 PM – Welcome Reception and Dinner at Grand Hotel Wien


Day 2 – Monday, May 16

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – Smart City Aspern Guided Walking Tour: The 2.4 million sqm project combines the input of Vienna’s municipal authority; technology and energy businesses; and a network operator. Set to be home to 25,000 people, the development is planned to be near completion around 2030.
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch at historic Schweirzerhaus
  • 2:00 PM – WU Campus Architectural Walking Tour: A smorgasbord of 21st-century architecture, with signature buildings by Zaha Hadid, Hitoshi Abe and Estudio Carme Pinós. The world-class campus has equally high standards for energy-efficient and sustainability.
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner at Plachutta in historic Vienna centre


Day 3 – Tuesday, May 17

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Passivhaus presentation and site tour. One of the most rigorous, voluntary, energy-based standards in the construction industry today. It is the most common standard used in Europe.
  • 11:45 AM – Lunch at Wiener Rathauskeller with guest speaker
  • 1:15 PM – Vienna Smart City Strategy: Meeting and presentation with the municipal planning department at Vienna’s City Hall
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner at Ristorangte Sole


Day 4 – Wednesday, May 18

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Viennese Mélange – New Meets Old: A UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The walk crosses the historic city centre with explanations to the urbanistic development from the Roman origins to contemporary architecture
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch at Glacis Beisl
  • 2:00 PM – Central Station area and Sonnwendviertel: The demand for a high-capacity hub for international train lines triggered a newly built station, which now is at the center of a multi-modal traffic hub. The quarters surrounding the railway station are situated between three densely built-up districts that we will visit on the tour including a couple of hybrid tall-timber and concrete buildings
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner at Celemtine im Glashausat Palais Coburg


Day 5 – Thursday, May 19

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast – Guests can depart at any time


  • Registration includes three full days of housing/development/energy site tours and architectural walking tours
  • 3-day transit passes (we will utilize the city subway system) to visit transit-oriented developments in different part of the city
  • Four breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners including a welcome/orientation dinner on day of arrival
  • Four nights’ accommodation at the Grand Hotel Wien



All day-time housing tour activities and lunches will be restricted to fully registered delegates

  • Four nights’ accommodation at the Grand Hotel Wien
  • Four breakfasts and four dinners


EXCLUSIONS (applicable to both Delegate and Spousal)

  • OHBA is not arranging airfare.
    • OHBA recommends members book their own flights to arrive in Vienna by the afternoon of Sunday, May 15 to join the group for the welcome and orientation dinner that evening.
    • Members should arrange their own departure from Vienna anytime on, or after Thursday, May 19.
    • Transportation to and from airport is not included.
  • Members are responsible for their own health and vaccination records to comply with European Union and Austrian law. Please review COVID-19 Entry Requirements on the next tab.



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  • Proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) OR proof of past infection (medical document needs to show date of recovery)
  • AND a negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours) OR proof of a booster jab
    • PCR Test is valid for 72 hours. The certificate must be issues by an official medical authority and include date and time the test was performed.
    • Booster is valid from the first day.

** Entry for touristic purposes or business travel is NOT possible without quarantine if you cannot meet the requirements above (2 x vaccinated + booster, or 2 x vaccinated + PRC test)



  • Two dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days from jab.
    • If 1 x Johnson & Johnson, you need booster to gain “G-2” status
  • Booster vaccination is valid for 270 days from jab.



  • To prove your “2-G” status (vaccine passport) you can use the NHS COVID app or EU Covid Pass.
  • Printed versions and medical certificates of vaccination or recovery are also accepted but must be in English or German.



  • 2 x vaccinated (or 1x vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson)
    • The first dose of Johnson & Johnson is currently still valid to enter Austria, however, during your stay, you need a booster jab to gain 2-G status (fully vaccinated)
  • Recovered
    • If you have recently recovered, your PCR test might still turn positive. Therefore, if you have recovered within the past 90 days, you can use a medical certificate (including the date of recovery) as a substitute for the PCR test. Please fill out the required form if this applies to you.
  • Recovered, then 1 x vaccinated
  • 1 x vaccinated, then recovered
  • Pregnant women and those who cannot receive the vaccine for medical reasons can enter by showing a medical certificate AND a PCR Test.



  • 3 x vaccinated (or 1x vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson plus Booster
  • Recovered, then 2 x vaccinated
  • Recovered, vaccinated, recovered
  • 1 x vaccinated, the recovered, then vaccinated
  • 2 x vaccinated (or 1 x with Johnson & Johnson), then recovered


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Additional information


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