MARCH 24-26,

Seismograph for nature & society

Seismograph for nature & society

In the Anthropocene, humans are among the most important factors influencing biological and atmospheric processes, such as the endangerment of species - "Sixth Mass Extinction" or the emergence of epidemic pathogens - and the associated threat to the continued existence of the human species.

The climate crisis clearly shows the multiple interactions between all forms of life - from bacteria and viruses to humans and the great influence and share of human activities in the climate crisis. The climate crisis also makes clear that nation-state borders are only relevant to a limited extent and that a global view is necessary.

The Dürnstein symposium can ask about the immediate causes, such as the overexploitation of natural resources, pollution by man-made substances (e.g. plastics, but not only), etc. Besides taking stock of the climate crisis, another aspect seems to be more interesting for the Symposium Dürnstein - the question of indirect causes: this includes, among others, the epistemological foundations of modern times (e.g. Francis Bacon in the 16th century calls for putting nature to the torture and making it a slave) as well as questions of monetary economy.

And it is about new perspectives - of epistemology, of economics and coexistence, and not least of education and upbringing. It is about values and about the social climate and its repercussions on the atmospheric in every respect.

Curator: Ursula Baatz
Organizer: Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich m.b.H.

Curator Symposion Dürnstein


For our guests from Vienna we are setting up a shuttle service that will take you stress-free from Schwedenplatz to Dürnstein and back. Please arrive at the meeting point on time, as the shuttle is only allowed to stop for boarding and disembarking!

Corona Access Rules: As of today, the access rules 2G-Plus apply at the Dürnstein 2022 Symposium. Visitors must be fully vaccinated or recovered and additionally present an officially valid negative Corona test (PCR or antigen test, not older than 48 h). We will check this additionally when entering the shuttle. Please keep your documents wide for this purpose.
As a general rule, wear an FFP2 mask.
In addition, please check our homepage shortly before the start of the event for the currently valid access regulations.

Departure times Vienna - Dürnstein
(approx. 90 minutes travel time)
from Schwedenplatz (U1/U4), directly in front of streetcar stations 1, 2, D
Thu., 24.03.2022 - 16:00 p.m.
Fri., 25.03.2022 - 07:45 a.m.
Sat., 26.03.2022 - 07:45 a.m.

Departure times Dürnstein - Vienna
(approx. 90 minutes travel time)
from parking lot 1 Dürnstein
Thu., 24.03.2022 - 22:00 p.m.
Fri., 25.03.2022 - 19:15 p.m.
Sat., 26.03.2022 - 17:45 p.m.


We have prepared an overview map of the parking spaces for you so that you can get there easily with your own vehicle. The parking ticket, which you can also download, entitles cardholders to free parking. Please print out the parking ticket and place it behind the windscreen.


For accommodation during the Symposium Dürnstein we recommend
- Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel: www.pfeffel.at
- the Stockingerhof Pension: office@stockingerhof.at
- Pension Altes Rathaus: pension.fuertler@duernstein.at.

Please note that these hotels in Dürnstein are closed in January and February and therefore cannot be reached by telephone. However, room bookings online or by e-mail are always possible.

Further accommodation in Dürnstein:
Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH,
+43 (0) 2713 300 60 60

  • (c) Klaus Ranger


Stift Dürnstein
Dürnstein 1
3601 Dürnstein






Bettina PILSEL
+43 2742 275 70-42
+43 664 911 54 03