Field trips


Accompanied Caving Trips


From Ebensee you can visit some worthwhile destinations as half-day or day trips. The cultural landscape of “Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut” is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The Dachstein and the Totes Gebirge with its ancient Karst landscape and the widely branched caves characterise the natural conditions.


Here you will find Austria’s three longest cave systems, each with a surveyed length of more than 100 kilometres. Many smaller caves also have their special charm. The “white gold” (salt) from Hallstätter Salzberg attracted people to this alpine lake landscape as long as several millennia ago.


There is something for everyone. Whether you are sitting in a wheelchair or jumping from rope to rope, we have the appropriate excursion for you. You can choose between excursions to simple, difficult, wet, dry, icy, horizontal or vertical caves.

Diversity instead of monotony. You have visited limestone cave at home and are looking for variety? Our excursion team is striving to offer a varied programme. We have plenty of Triassic and Jurassic limestone and dolomite here. The parts with Flysch are inviting and granite can be reached as a day trip. Some have even seen flint in the region.





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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 140km long) or the „Hirlatzhöhle“ (over 100km 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 the First Circular (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

Congress Committees

Chairs: Johannes Mattes, Dietmar Kuffner

Organising Committee:

Dietmar Kuffner, Ernest Geyer, Walter Greger

Scientific Committee:

Johannes Mattes, Erhard Christian, Lukas Plan

Congress Secretaries:

Barbara Wielander, Pauline Oberender, Oliver Heil

Congress Treasurers:

Christian Schasching, Jasmin Landertshammer

Field trip Committee:

Emanuel Zeindlinger, Eckart Herrmann, 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