Welcome to SINTERLAKEN 2019!
From Friday 9th to Monday 12th of August, a congress of speleology will take place in Switzerland for the first time in seven years. It is the 14th congress overall and after 1967 and 1974, the third in Interlaken.
The aim of the congress is to bring speleologists and interested parties from Switzerland and abroad together for professional exchange and networking. The passion for caves connects us and for four days, caves with all their facets are at the centre of interest.
Cave explorers present their new discoveries. At workshops, different topics can be explored individually and in greater depth. The SpeleoKino shows classics and new releases. Photographs and cave maps, submitted for the competitions are on display in the exhibition. At the SpeleOlympics, everyone can demonstrate his/her skills and rope technique. Numerous retailers are on site. Clubs, commissions, associations and individuals will inform at booths about their activities. We also offer guided excursions and camps or you undertake an independent excursion. There will also be a welcome aperitif, a gala dinner and live music.
Sinterlaken 2019 is a congress of the Swiss Society for Speleology (SSS) and organised by the Hohgant Region Speleological Association (HRH). Both organisations are celebrating an anniversary this year and cordially invite you to celebrate with them.
80 years of SSS: the SSS offers a surprise on Friday evening and invites you to a brunch on Saturday morning.
40 years of HRH: the HRH offers a dessert as usual on Saturday evening.
The Organising Committee is looking forward to an exciting and unforgettable event and invites participants to engage in the many interesting activities.
See you soon in Interlaken!
President of the Organising Committee