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 free 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: From today's point of view, access rule 2G applies to the Dürnstein 2022 Symposium. Visitors and speakers must be fully vaccinated or recovered. We will additionally check this when entering the shuttle. Please have your documents ready for this.
As a general rule, please 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 (see map of surroundings below)
Thu., 24.03.2022 - 16:00 p.m.
Fri., 25.03.2022 - 08:00 a.m.
Sat., 26.03.2022 - 08:00 a.m.

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


Arrival by train:
The venue can be reached from Krems railway station in max. 15 minutes by taxi or hourly
hourly bus service.

Arrival by car:
Parking is not possible in the town centre. For a smooth arrival, you will find a map of the P1 car park below, which is free of charge for cardholders.

Parking ticket: The car park is equipped with a barrier. Please take a ticket and exchange it for a free exit ticket at the symposium reception.


For accommodation during the Dürnstein Symposium we recommend the

Please note that these hotels are closed in January and February and therefore not reachable by phone. However, room bookings are possible online or by mail.

In the event of an cancellation due to Corona, room bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to one day before arrival at the latest.

Other accommodation options 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