Annual Winter Seminar of the GfR
18-24 February 2017, Spital am Pyhrn (Austria)


Abstract submission
Abstracts (max. 500 words) in all sub-fields of regional science are welcome until 9 December 2016 via email to

Event Format
The seminar has a rather unique format: sessions are only held in the afternoons and evenings, meaning that there is ample spare time for networking, paper writing, the development of new research ideas, research collaborations, and last but not least for enjoying the beautiful Alpine nature and winter sports activities in the surroundings. Time slots of one hour are reserved for each presentation, providing plenty of room for in-depth discussion.

The seminar language will be English.

Participation in the seminar is free.

The seminar will take place at the “Hotel Freunde der Natur”
Wiesenweg 7, A-4582 Spital am Pyhrn, Tel.: +43 (0) 7563 / 681,, Mail:

Rooms can be reserved at the following rates (please contact the hotel directly for reservations):
Single room: 68,50 Euro per night (half board);  72,00 Euro per night (full board)
Double room: 58,50 Euro per night (half board);  62,00 Euro per night (full board)

Last year’s seminar program can be found here