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From: 01.04.2014 to 03.04.2014
Time: 09:00 to 22:00 Save to calendar
At: Hotel Spirodom, Admont Eichelauweg 616, 8911 Admont, Österreich
Categories: Vortrag - Präsentation , Geführte Tour
Management: Nationalpark Gesäuse
Application: 25th of March 2014


International Conference | Nationalpark Gesäuse, Austria

Conference Information

The puremobility2puremountains conference marks the end of the ETC Southeast Europe project ACCESS2MOUNTAIN. Following the project principle “sustainable mobility and tourism in sensitive areas of the Alps and the Carpathians” the whole conference takes place in a highly protected area – the National Park Gesäuse – and is designed as car-free event.
Start and end of the event will be at Franz Joseph Station in Vienna (map). During the common train ride to the conference venue and back, the participants will enjoy a unique sustainable mobility experience. The whole programme including conference train, catering and field trips is free of charge for registered overnight visitors.


Locations: Vienna | Amstetten | Johnsbach | Admont

       10.30 a.m.     Registration & boarding of conference train at Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, Vienna (map)
       11:00 a.m.    Joint Travel from Vienna to National Park Gesäuse with “Gesäuse-Express”
                           1st class travel from Vienna to the venue
                           Interactive conference on train
        12:46 p.m.    Short stopover in Amstetten (Mostviertel)
        02:30 p.m.    National Park Gesäuse (rail)tour with National Park Rangers
                           Joy ride on one of the most spectacular railroads in the Alps
                           Direct train stop in the heart of National Park Gesäuse
                           Field trip to the Willow Dome and Ecological Footprint
        05:30 p.m.    Arrival in Admont (venue) and joint walk to the conference hotel
        06:30 p.m.    Fireside talk with media representatives in Hotel Spirodom, Admont
        07:30 p.m     Conference Dinner in Hotel Spirodom, Admont

Wednesday, 02/04/2014 – CONFERENCE DAY
Location: Hotel Spirodom, Admont | Johnsbach

09.30 a.m.     Registration and Warm-Up
10:00 a.m.     Welcome & Introduction (Moderation by Rainer SCHULTHEIS)
                    Opening words by Robert THALER | Roberta CALCINA | David OSEBIK
                    ACCESS2MOUNTAIN - project and results | Günther LICHTBLAU
11:00 a.m.     Coffee break
11:30 a.m.     Sustainable Tourism Mobility (Keynotes)
                    Getting to the mountains - 'quick and dirty' or 'clever and clean'? | Paul PEETERS
                   The future tourism mobility 2030 | Sibylla ZECH
01:30 p.m.    Lunch
02:30 p.m.    Good Practice (Projects)
                   SwitzerlandMobility - a world-wide USP | Lukas STADTHERR
                   The role of regional and narrow gauge railways in tourism | Otfried KNOLL
03:50 p.m.    Coffee break
04:10 p.m.    ACCESS2MOUNTAIN “Talkshow”
                   Achievements and Challenges | Panel discussion with the project partners
05:00 p.m.    Policy Development and Cooperation
                   The Transport Protocol to the Alpine Convention | Simona VREVC
                   Developing the Transport Protocol to the Carpathian Convention | Harald EGERER
05:30 p.m.    Adoption and Signing Ceremony of the ACCESS2MOUNTAIN Common Charter
06:00 p.m.    Closure
07:00 p.m.    Shuttle-service to the evening programme
07:30 p.m.    Styrian Evening in Mountaineer Village Johnsbach (for registered overnight visitors only)

Thursday, 03/04/2014 – MONASTERY LIBRARY & COMING HOME
Location: Admont | Vienna

08.45 a.m.    Luggage drop-off and joint walk to the Monastery Admont
09:00 a.m.    Visit of the Monastery Library Admont (UNESCO World Heritage)
10:25 a.m     Travel back to Vienna
02:15 p.m.    Arrival at Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, Vienna

Venue & Accomodation

Conference venue and main accommodation facility is the ****Hotel Spirodom, Admont. Overnight visitors will get a corporate rate of 52€ per person (15€ single supplement) by using the code word “ACCESS2MOUNTAIN” in their room reservation. Please mind that the reservations follow the principle “come first, serve first” and the capacity is limited.
As second accommodation facility the ***Hotel die Traube, Admont is pre-booked for a corporate rate of 45€ per person (10€ single supplement). Hotel Traube is in walking distance to the conference venue and will be provided with mobility service for the side events.
Please mind that each participant is responsible for his/her own accommodation arrangement. All prices including breakfast and taxes.

Hotel Spirodom
Eichenweg 616
A-8911 Admont
Phone: +43 (0)3613 / 36 600
Fax: +43 (0)3613 / 36 600 - 10

Hotel die Traube
Hauptstraße 3
A-8911 Admont
Phone: +43 (0)3613 2440 0
Fax: +43 (0)3613 2440 6

Mobility for Day-Trippers

For one-day participants of the conference day (02/04/2014) there is a well-synchronised shuttle-service from/to the railway station Selzthal with good connections in all directions.

Morning    09:20 a.m.    Departure Station Selzthal
Evening    06:05 p.m.    Departure Station Hotel Spirodom (venue)

Contact & Registration

For further information on the conference please contact the organisation team via For registration please use the therefore prepared form (see below) and send it to until 25th of March 2014.


Environment Agency Austria, AT | Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, AT | National Park Gesäuse, AT | Mostviertel-Tourism Ltd., AT | Miskolc Holding Local Government Asset Management Corporation, HU | University of Camerino, IT | European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano, IT | County Center for Tourism Information Maramures, RO | Agency for the Support of Regional Development Kosice, SK | Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, PL | Timok Club, RS | Carpathian Foundation Ukraine, UA




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