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Schloss Laubegg is a beautiful 13th century castle, that has been repeatedly damaged through dynamic European history but has always found its way back to life. Surrounded by historic gardens with many calm places and old sculptures, its main use today is as an education and training centre. It is situated in idyllic setting south of Graz, in Styria region, "Green Heart" of Austria, well known by its wine.

Everything is organised on the same territory: creative space and full board accommodation, so that participants can concentrate on creation and communication without any distractions of the routine necessities.

The castle Laubegg is visible from afar on a ridge of the Leibniz field. It is located only 30 minute drive from Graz, 2.5h from Vienna and only 20 minutes from the border with Slovenia! See location on the map.

IUGTE helps participants with organising accommodation and meals at Laubegg Guest House. All rooms offer two separate beds (with possible single occupancy, of course), private bathroom, towels and TV. There is free WiFi Internet connection available. 


Laubegg Tavern offers rustic Austrian cuisine in the best traditions of Styria region and use locally produced products. The meals are for non-vegetarians and vegetarians. Whenever possible the tavern accommodates special dietary needs (allergies or food intolerance).


The nearest international airports are Graz Airport and Vienna International Airports

The address of the venue: Laubegg 1, 8413 Ragnitz, Austria.

Getting here from Vienna International Airport

Depending on departure time, there can be different options of transportation from Vienna Airport - a train or a bus, and there might be several changes on the route. 

An example of transportation from Vienna​ Airport ("Flughafen Wien") can ​be ​the following: 


Take the train RJ 559 from Vienna airport (“Flughafen Wien Bahnhof” train station) to “Graz Hbf” train station. From there take the train 4117 to “Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof” station. 


Another example of transportation from Vienna Airport ("Flughafen Wien"): 

1) From Vienna airport take the train S7 to “Vienna Rennweg”. 

2) At “Vienna Rennweg” take the train S3 to “Vienna Meidling”. 

3) At “Vienna Meidling” take the train RJ71 to “Graz Hbf”.  

4) From “Graz Hbf” take the train to S5 to “Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof”. 


It takes about 8 minutes by taxi from “Kaindorf” station to Laubegg Castle (Schloss Laubegg).  

The exact details for particular departure time should be checked on Austria transport portal:

In search you should indicate departure: "Flughafen Wien", destination: "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof". 

Getting here from Graz Airport

The nearest airport to Castle Laubegg is Graz Airport ("Flughafen Graz"), offering direct flights from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Koeln, Linz, London (Ryanair), Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, and several more destinations via low cost carriers.


There is a direct train from Graz Airport to "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof" train station. 

(The train station in Graz "Flughafen Graz-Feldkirchen Bahnhof" is located in 600 m from the airport (approx 10 min walk). Simply follow the train station signs.) 


The train ticket can be purchased in the automatic ticket machine at the train platform. 



You should take either the train ​with direction​ "Leibnitz Bahnh​of" or the train with d​irection "Spielfeld-Straß Bahnhof", both from Platform One. The trip by trai​n takes approximately 2​5 min.  



Train schedule and ticket prices should be checked on: also in English). 


It takes about 10 minutes by taxi from "Kaindorf/Sulm Bahnhof" station to Laubegg C​astle (Schloss Laubegg).


It is also possible to get a taxi from Graz Airport directly to Schloss Laubegg. 

IUGTE staff will be happy to help you with planning your itinerary!

In case of any questions, feel free to contact us at


Graz is the capital 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.

Graz is situated on the Mur river in southeast Austria. It is about 200 km (120 mi) southwest of Vienna. The nearest larger urban centre is Maribor in Slovenia which is about 50 km (31 mi) away.


Graz is the capital and largest city in Styria, a green and heavily forested area.


Vienna (German: Wien)  is the federal capital and largest city of Austria. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psychoanalyst – Sigmund Freud.

Art and culture had a long tradition in Vienna, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. Musical luminaries including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and many others have worked there.


Shared accommodation costs 65 EUR per person / per day,

Single room costs 75 EUR per day.

Prices for accommodation include three meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There is a discount for students under the age of 27: shared room 60 EUR; single room 65 EUR.

Please note that all prices are regulated by Laubegg administration. The organisers will notify participants in case of any changes.

IUGTE is preparing the group accommodation list in advance. Guests should make the payment IN CASH directly to the Conference coordinator upon arrival.

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