15th International ISRM Congress 2023
& 72nd Geomechanics Colloquium

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

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Salzburg is famous for its marvelous historical city center and the cultural activities.

Salzburg's cityscape and numerous historic monuments prompted UNESCO to list the Old City as a World Heritage Site in 1997. W. A. Mozart adored Salzburg and many joined him in his love for the "many-towered city."

The beautiful and smallest world city nevertheless has a cosmopolitan format. In Salzburg the magnificent past blends with the charm of an active present. The densely packed church towers between the city mountains reflect the affluence of the former prince archbishops.

The lofty fortress looms defiantly above the streets and squares.

A city that has not lost any of its fascination and magnetism.

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 Mirabellgarden

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.

More sights in Salzburg

The city's well-known attractions contributed to its worldwide renown. In addition to the attractions mentioned above, those are:

  • Getreidegasse
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • DomQuartier Salzburg
  • Salzburger Residenz
  • Franciscan church
  • Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
  • St. Peter's Church and monastery
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • 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 historic center there are great sights, art and culture at the highest level to be discovered. On various day trips around Salzburg you have the opportunity to get to know our wonderful nature in the mountain and lake landscapes, historical buildings and cultural assets.

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

More information about this 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.