15th International ISRM Congress 2023
& 72nd Geomechanics Colloquium

Challenges in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
October 09th - 14th, 2023

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Salzburg Congress Card

Salzburg is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Europe. With the Salzburg Congress Card at an exclusive special price, we offer our event participants the opportunity to visit the most important sights free of charge.

Salzburg Congress is literally only a stone's throw away from Salzburg's most important sights: whether Mozart's birthplace in the Getreidegasse, the DomQuartier Salzburg, the Hohensalzburg Fortress or the Museum of Modern Art on the Mönchsberg. With the Salzburg Congress Card, these sights can be visited free of charge. In addition, event participants enjoy numerous other discounts and benefits.

You can book the Salzurg Congress Card directly at your congress registration or purchase it on site at the Congress Service counter.

The advantages of the Salzburg Congress Card at a glance:

  • One-time free admission to all sights and museums in the city of Salzburg
  • free travel on public transport including the Fortress Railway and the Untersberg Railway
  • attractive discounts when visiting cultural events such as theater, concerts, etc.
  • additional discounts at many excursion destinations

The City of Salzburg

Salzburg, located in the heart of Europe, is the capital of the federal state of the same name and the fourth largest city in Austria. The northwestern part of the city borders on the Free State of Bavaria in the Federal Republic of Germany

The Mirabellgarten

The Mirabell Gardens were completely redesigned under archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun in 1690. The underlying geometrical form, which is typical for the Baroque period, is still clearly recognizable. The visual orientation towards the cathedral and fortress adds to the grandeur of the gardens – simultaneously incorporating them into the overall historical ensemble of the city.

Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his beloved Salome Alt. Today, it serves as the backdrop for the most romantic weddings you could possibly imagine.

The atmosphere in Salzburg is pervaded by beauty, theater and art, and not without reason Salzburg is called "The Stage of the World."

To the city's international renown, the Salzburg Festival contributed significantly. Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Everyman has been an essential element of the Festival since 1920 and is performed every year on Cathedral Square.

Not less has Salzburg's most famous son, W. A. Mozart, undeniably left his mark on the city: his birthplace in Getreidegasse, his residence on Markart square and his music.

Besides the cultural experience Salzburg is enriched by a multitude of museums, galleries, sculptures and exhibitions.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress is enthroned on the Festungsberg, high above the rooftops of the Baroque historical district. The biggest fully preserved castle in Central Europe, this emblem of Salzburg draws millions of tourists to our "City of Mozart" every year.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Picturesquely situated Schloss Leopoldskron lies just a few minutes’ walk from the Salzburg historical district, the world-famous former family seat of one of the prince-archbishops as well as an original shooting location from the movie “The Sound of Music”.


Mozart was born in Salzburg back in 1756. The Mozart Residence on Makartplatz and the Mozart Birthplace on the Getreidegasse, both of which are now museums, remind us of his extraordinary childhood. Numerous concerts, festivals and guided tours keep the spirit of Mozart alive and well in Salzburg.

Other sights

The famous sights of the city contributed to its worldwide fame. Besides the attractions mentioned above, these are:

  • Getreidegasse
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • DomQuartier Salzburg
  • Salzburger Residenz
  • Franciscan Church
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
  • Leopoldskron Palace
  • St. Peter's Church & Monastery 
  • Museum of Modern Art Salzburg
  • Museum of Natural History and Technology
  • Zoo Salzburg
  • ...and much more

Official website of the city of Salzburg


Salzburg are always worth a visit. 

Not only in the charming old town there are great sights, art and culture to discover at the highest level. 
With various day trips around Salzburg you have the opportunity to get to know our fantastic nature in the mountain and lake worlds, historical buildings and cultural assets.

We will offer interesting and exciting tours and city tours for our congress participants.

More information will be available soon!

Chamber Concert

Traditionally, we will invite the participants of the ISRM Congress and their accompanying persons to a chamber concert.

All details are comming soon.

Congress Dinner at the Stieglkeller

Our congress dinner will take place in the Stiegl-Keller restaurant, which is located in the heart of Salzburg city center, below the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The garden offers a unique view of Salzburg's old town.


Since Salzburg is a small town, there are numerous high-class hotels within walking distance of the congress center, with prices from around € 120 to € 350.

Hotels with special rates for symposium participants will be available.

All detailed information on hotel reservations will follow shortly.