Social and cultural program 2017



Salzburg City Tour

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 16:00

Meeting Point: Salzburg Congress

Participation rate*: EUR 18,- / Person, registration required

Before the Welcome Reception, we will offer an optional guided City Tour, starting at Salzburg Congress at 16:00 and ending at the restaurant M32, the location of the Welcome Reception at 18.00.


From Salzburg Congress, the tour brings you to Mirabell Palace, through the old city left of the river Salzach, past Mozart’s residence and past one of the most famous music universities – the Mozarteum. After crossing the Staatsbrücke, you will find yourself in the heart of the baroque old town and you can explore sights like the Getreidegasse, St. Peter’s, and the Salzburg Cathedral. The tour will end at the Restaurant M32, in time for the Welcome Reception.

*Please note that the City Tour is not included in the participation fee of the Symposium.


Welcome Reception*, Restaurant “M32”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 18:00

Entrance: Mönchsbergaufzug (see Map “City of Salzburg” B)

Gstättengasse 13, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Please use the elevator called “Mönchsberg Aufzug” to reach the restaurant M32 on top of the city hill Mönchsberg. Our staff will welcome you there and show you the way up to the restaurant M32.

Salzburg view-from-M32

The M32 is located on one of the city hills of Salzburg. Matteo Thun’s design combines naked concrete and vivid colors, and is dominated by the 390 stag antlers adorning its walls. Due to the restaurant’s top location, the entire city can be admired from a dinner table while enjoying traditional Austrian or simple Mediterranean cuisine. The M32 offers a modern and creative, yet delightful and natural atmosphere combined with a stunning view and excellent food.

*The symposium fee includes the “Welcome Reception”. The tickets for the elevator to the Mönchsberg will be available at its entrance.


Hellbrunn Trick Fountain Tour

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 13:30

Meeting Point: Salzburg Congress

Participation rate*: EUR 29,- / Person, Registration required

hellbrunn 1

Summer palaces, as they were fashionable in the 17th century, were places of celebration, pleasure, and recuperation. They were the 17th century equivalent of holiday homes. Hellbrunn was built by the Italian architect Santino Solari by order of Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, prince-bishop to Salzburg from 1612 to 1619. Markus Sittikus’ celebration of love, life, and passion can still be felt today in the unique summer palace with its park and its trick fountains.

*The participation rate includes the entry for the Hellbrunn water games, as well as the bus fee to the palace. Participants will be escorted to and from Hellbrunn.


Gala Dinner, Kavalierhaus

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 20:00

Meeting Point: Salzburg Congress (see map “City of Salzburg” A)

First bus Transfer 18:15; Last bust Transfer 18:30 to Restaurant Klessheim

Transfer back to Salzburg Congress after 22:30


The Kavalierhaus in Salzburg was built by order of archduke Ludwig Victor in 1881/82 as a winter palace, a residence for the cold season. Archduke Ludwig Victor was very popular among the people of Salzburg, not least because of his involvement in improving the city’s infrastructure, but also because of the annual celebrations he held at the palace gardens.

The “Gala Dinner” is included in the Symposium Participation Fee. Participants will be escorted to and from the Kavalierhaus.


Fortress Hohensalzburg Tour (unguided)

Friday, May 19th 2017, 13:30

Meeting Point: Salzburg Congress

Participation rate*: EUR 19,- / Person, Registration required


The Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher, peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark, dominating the city’s world famous silhouette. Even from afar, visitors are able to appreciate the might of this impressive historical building. Up close, the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible. Channel your inner adventurer and explore this historical site!

The participation rate includes the entrance fee as well as the ticket for the funicular railway. Participants will be escorted to and from the Fortress.


Berchtesgardener Land Tour

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:00

Meeting Point: in front of the Salzburg Congress

Participation Rate*: EUR 50,- / Person, Registration required

The program depends on the weather in the morning.

If the weather is good, we will visit the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) at the summit of the Kehlstein (1834m), a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. It provides an excellent view over the area.

If the weather is bad, we will visit the 490 year old salt mines in Berchtesgaden. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape.

We can tell you at the registration desk which option has been selected.

At noon, we will make a boat tour on the Königsee with lunch at the lake, and in the afternoon we will visit Berchtesgaden. The bus will return to Salzburg with an optional stop at the airport. We intend to be back in Salzburg no later than 17:00.


In case of border controls, please make sure you carry a valid passport or identity card!


* Please note that the social program is not included in the participation fee of the Symposium.