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12th Eurospeleo Forum in Ebensee

The Austrian Speleological Association and the Speleological Society of Ebensee would like to welcome all European cavers in the heart of the lake district „Salzkammergut“. The meeting will be held on the 23rd - 26th of August 2018.

The motto of the congress "Speleology - Connecting Science" refers to the function of cave reserach as a link and point of intersection for different fields of science and knowledge.

Ebensee – a town of 8.000 inhabitants – is not only known for its long cultural history and natural beauty, but also for high amount of caves (around 200) surrounding the city. The „Schönberg-Cave System“ (over 140 km long) or the „Hirlatzhöhle“ (over 100 km long) are only two of them.

Ebensee has a very good highway and railway access and represents an ideal starting point for underground and “overground” excursion to mountains and caves of the lake district „Salzkammergut“, to four managed show caves and the world heritage site „Dachstein“ near the old salt town “Hallstatt”.


Download 1st Circular (PDF)

Download 2nd Circular (PDF)

Download 3rd Circular (PDF)

Press Information (in German) (PDF)


Partners and Field trip organisers:

Speleological Society of Hallstatt-Obertraun

Speleological Society of Upper Austria

Speleological Society in Obersteier

Speleological Society of Vienna and Lower Austria

Karst- and Cave Working Group - Natural History Museum Vienna

Federation of Austrian Scientific Societys

Speleological Society of Salzburg

Congress Committees

Congress President:

Johannes Mattes

Organising Committee: organiser@eurospeleo.at

Dietmar Kuffner, Ernest Geyer, Walter Greger, Andreas Preiner

Scientific Committee: science@eurospeleo.at

Johannes Mattes, Erhard Christian, Lukas Plan

Congress Secretaries: secretary@eurospeleo.at

Barbara Wielander, Pauline Oberender, Oliver Heil

Congress Treasurers: treasurer@eurospeleo.at

Christian Schasching, Jasmin Landertshammer

Field trip Committee: fieldtrip@eurospeleo.at

Walter Greger, Emanuel Zeindlinger, Peter Ludwig

Information and credits

Verein für Höhlenkunde Ebensee

Reindlmühl 48, 4814 Neukirchen, Austria


Bank account:

Verein für Höhlenkunde Ebensee

IBAN: AT63 2031 4055 0002 8286


Bank name: Sparkasse Salzkammergut