The International Winterschool on New Developments in Solid State Physics is located in the picturesque 13th century castle of Mauterndorf, a small village in the heart of the Austrian Alps which had already been a station on an ancient Roman trading route over the Radstädter Tauern: You can still see an original Roman mile stone in the middle of the village. On the location of the medieval castle there had then been a Roman fort.
In medieval times, the castle of Mauterndorf, situated on a rocky cliff, had been a toll station, and the summer residence of the Salzburg archbishops.
Find out more , opens an external URL in a new windowabout the history of Mauterndorf and its castle.
The closest airport to Mauterndorf is Salzburg Airport. It is Austria’s second largest airport, at the heart of the motorway network interface Salzburg-Munich-Vienna-Villach. There are good scheduled flights to the main European cities and it is well linked up to the main transport hubs of Frankfurt, Vienna, London and Zurich. Coming by taxi or rented car the drive to the village of Mauterndorf on the Tauernautobahn motorway takes approximately 90 minutes. More information on shuttle and taxi services can be acquired from the Mauterndorf tourist board at www.mauterndorf.at, opens an external URL in a new window
The village of Mauterndorf has a stop that serves the Postbus network. The train ride from the city of Salzburg out to Radstadt changing to the Postbus to Mauterndorf takes approximately two-and-a-half hours. Heading north Tamsweg is the next available rail stop.
For information on rail and bus connections go to: http://www.oebb.at, opens an external URL in a new window.
The village of Mauterndorf can be reached on the A 10 Tauernautobahn motorway via the St. Michael exit and then by taking the B 99 to Mauterndorf.
Please note! A motorway toll sticker (Vignette) is required for all motorways in Austria. There is also an additional motorway toll for the Tauerntunnel (between Flachauwinkel-Süd and Zederhaus) heading south and for the Katschbergtunnel (between Rennweg and St. Michael) heading north. There is plenty of parking space available on site.
Visitors who do not wish to purchase a motorway sticker can reach Mauterndorf as follows:
|Heading south from the city of Salzburg:||Take Salzachtal-Bundesstraße (B 159) to Bischofshofen, then the B 99 via Obertauern to Radstadt in Lungau (approx. 90 minutes)|
|Heading east from Zell am See:||Take Pinzgauer Straße (B 311) from Zell am See to Bischofshofen, then the Katschberg Straße B 99 via Obertauern to Radstadt in Lungau (approx. 95 minutes)|
|Heading north from Kärnten:||Take the road from Spittal an der Drau to Katschberg Straße (B 99) via Gmünd, Rennweg, St. Michael to Mauerndorf (approx. 40 minutes)|
|Heading west from Steiermark:||Drive from Murau on Murtal-Bundesstraße (B 96) to Tamsweg, then take the Turracher Bundesstraße (B 95) to Mauterndorf (approx. 40 minutes)|
For getting to Mauterndorf by taxi from Salzburg airport or the train stations in Radstadt or Salzburg, we recommend Salzburger , opens an external URL in a new windowMietwagenservice (SMS), opens an external URL in a new window or the local shuttle company VILLA TAXI, opens an external URL in a new window which offer special rates for the Winterschool participants.
Please contact the Winterschool office or the Mauterndorf Tourist Information Website, opens an external URL in a new window for more detailed informations.