The Organising Committee invites your speleological organisation or business to become a vendor and/or

an exhibitor at the Conference. Book early to gain a premium location. More information for exhibitors will

be provided in the 2nd Circular.


Registration fees for participants:

Early bird registration (1. Nov. 2017 – 31. May 2018): 25 Euro

Standard registration (from 1. June & on-site): 35 Euro

The registration fee includes:

♦ Admission to the conference areas
♦ Admission to the exhibition area
♦ Conference bag, materials and proceedings
♦ Admission to the welcome reception und voucher for one free drink


Participation fees for field trips have to be paid separately.

The Conference Office must be notified by email (

about the cancellation of a registration.

For cancellations received after the 20th August 2018 no refund will be provided.





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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