The 2017 Power Europe Summit Venue
Co-Located European Power Generation Strategy
& European Power Distribution and Retail Systems Summits
SOFITEL - Vienna | Austria
Official Summit City & Venue: Sofitel Hotel at Praterstraße 1, 02. Leopoldstadt, 1020
Vienna - Austria.
As the capital of Austria, Vienna lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic
and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and
Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn,
the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and
contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical
Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-
Christmas atmosphere. At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz
becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales booths at the Christmas market
offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The
trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of
lights. Not far away is the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, situated between
the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum. Over 70 booths offering
traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas are set up here in the Christmas village.
The Old Viennese Christmas Market on Freyung in the city center is committed to
tradition. A Christmas market was held here as early as 1772; today - a place to hear
festive Advent music and buy handicrafts, glass decorations, traditional cribs and
The cultural and Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in
front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year's market after
Christmas. The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made
Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and an extensive children's program,
including Christmas workshop. The Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace enjoys an
impressive baroque background. The unique palace gardens provide an ideal site for a
tranquil Christmas market.
Conference Hotel Venue:
The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Hotel
The Power Europe 2017 venue was designed by the famous architect Jean Nouvel, the
hotel offers panoramic views over Vienna, a gourmet restaurant, a gym, and a 750 m²
spa area where guests can relax free of charge.
The Vienna Sofitel is located in the centre of the city, only a short walk from all major
attactions.Combining traditional Viennese architecture with modern design, the Sofitel
Vienna features an elegant glass façade, a spacious lobby with video ceilings and a
vertical garden. The entirely glass-walled Restaurant and Bar Das LOFT on the 18th
floor provides direct views of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Schwedenplatz Underground Station (lines U1 and U4) is just across the
Schwedenbrücke (bridge) on the other side of the Danube Canal. St. Stephen's
Cathedral, in the very heart of the city, is only a 10-minute walk
Summit Venue Address: Praterstraße 1, 02. Leopoldstadt, 1020 Vienna, Austria |
Telephone: +43 1 906160
Download the Attendee Hotel Reservation Form Here: WORD Format | PDF
|European Power Strategy & Systems Summit
& Power Project Financing and New Technologies Forum
27-29th November 2017 | Sofitel Hotel | Vienna | Austria