EuroSpeleo Forum Venue


A Hotspot for Cavers


Ebensee —a town of 8000 inhabitants— is not only known for its culture and natural beauty, but also for its high number of caves (about 200) surrounding the city. The “Schönberg-Höhlensystem“ (with over 140 km total length the longest cavesystem in the EU), the “Schwarzmooskogel-Höhlensystem” (over 122 km) or the “Hirlatzhöhle“ (over 100 km) are also close by.


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


The congress will take place in:

Town Hall Ebensee
Hauptstraße 34
4802 Ebensee


The EuroSpeleo Image’In Film Festival will take place in:

Cinema Ebensee (House of Music and Films)

Schulgasse 6

4802 Ebensee



The venue offers good transport links by road, bus and rail. The rail station "Ebensee Landungsplatz" and the bus stop "Ebensee Hotel Post" are situated in front of the town hall.




Road access on the national street "B145" to the highway "A1" connecting Munich, Salzburg and Vienna, 30 minutes drive from the highway exit "Regau"

Railway access every hour between 7:00 a.m. and 9 a.m. from "Attnang-Puchheim" (rail access to the high speed connection between Munich, Salzburg and Vienna) to the station "Ebensee Landungsplatz"

International airports are situated in Salzburg, Linz, Munich (Germany) and Vienna (all airports are linked to public transport)


Dining Facilities

Next to the town hall, you find several dining facilities like restaurants, coffee houses, a vinotheque, bakery and a icecream shop:

Restaurant Landhotel Post (Hauptstraße 19)

Pizzeria Flamingo (Hauptstraße 22)

Restaurant Roitner (Langbathstraße 74; 10 minutes walk)

Restaurant Neuhütte (Langbathstraße 27; 10 minutes walk)

Restaurant Dao - Asian Cuisine (Bahnhofstraße 8; 10 minutes walk)

Restaurant Auerhahn (Bahnhofsstraße 55; 15 minutes walk)

Vinothek Wein & Fein (Marktgasse 24)

Coffee house Verdi (Marktgasse 11)

Coffee house Marktcafé Binder (Marktgasse 14)

Ice Cream Giovanni (Hauptstraße 1)


The town hall has close public parking all around the venue that participants can have access to.
There is no need or possibility to reserve parking spaces. Please consider local parking restrictions.


The cinema, where the EuroSpeleo Image'In Film Festival will take place, has limited parking facilities. We recommend to walk the distance from the town hall to the cinema (15 minutes by foot) or to take the congress shuttle.


Congress Shuttle

A free congress shuttle (white bus) is linking town hall and cinema at spesific times.

Town Bus Service
A town bus service is provided by Sklona GmbH with a bus station in front of the rail station "Ebensee Landungsplatz".



Gertrude Attwenger; Phone: 0043-6133-52 73

Lintax; Renate Gigl; Phone: 0043-664-98 88 102

Sklona GmbH; Phone: 06133/54 46


Medical Services

Pharmacy Schutzengel (Kirchengasse 1)

Dr. Dietmar Böhler (Hauptstraße 28)





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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