Open days in our research institute


WasserCluster Lunz warmly invites interested people to our open days on September 2nd and September 3rd. On Friday there are going to be talks about the actual situation of Lake Lunz and research at WasserCluster. On Saturday there are stations for kids and guided tours through WasserCluster Lunz and the Biological Station. We are looking forward to meet you!


More information about the programm (in german) here

140 researchers from all over the world

Around 140 researchers from 35 countrys came to the Kartause Gaming and to WasserCluster Lunz to the 18th Meeting of the international lake observatory network GLEON, which took place for the first time in Austria. The researchers discussed the changing of lakes all over the world in times of climate change. 


140 Forscher aus aller Welt

An die 140 Forscher aus 35 Nationen waren in der Kartause Gaming und im WasserCluster Lunz zu Gast beim 18. Kongress des internationalen Seenforschungsnetzwerks GLEON, der erstmals in Österreich stattfand. Die Forscher berieten über die Veränderungen von Seen auf der ganzen Welt im Zuge des Klimawandels. Mehr

Seminar Series

Mira Grönroos, University of Helsinki: 10th May

Lynn Chiu, University of Bordeaux: 24th May

Pavel Kratina, Queen Mary University of London: 1st June

All Seminars, Videos, Photos,...

Longterm ecological research

WasserCluster Lunz is member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site.

Moreover Lunz is a mastersite in the LSTER platform Eisenwurzen.

Current depth profile of Lake Lunz

About WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz  is a nonprofit research center shared to equal amounts by the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU Vienna). The research center is financially supported by the Provincial Government of Lower Austria and the Municipality of Vienna.

WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems. Beside field studies also experimental work in the laboratory and in specifically developed outdoor constructions are in the focus of research. Our researchers work at the highest level on current questions of aquatic ecosystem research, such as questions of climate change, diversity research, water resource management or renaturation of waters.

WasserCluster Lunz pursues university and postgraduate training at an international level and accomplishes education-cooperation-projects and pedagogic outdoor activities on a regional level. Moreover the research center is also a scientific meeting place of national and international scientists and students. Researchers and students from all over the world have participated at international workshops and meetings in our house in the last years.

WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. At WasserCluster Lunz you find best conditions to work and you are able to interact with the scientists at our research center in the stunning surroundings of Lake Lunz. Interested persons are invited to contact us.

WasserCluster Lunz was founded in 2005 with the primary motivation to follow the scientific legacy of the Biological Station Lunz, which was established in 1905 and closed in 2003. The Biological Station Lunz was well known for its outstanding research in limnology throughout the 20th century. Scientists such as Franz Ruttner, August Thienemann or Carl Wesenberg-Lund were worldwide well known for their fundamental contributions to lake ecology. 

Guided tours: WasserCluster Lunz offers guided tours for schools and other interested groups twice a year. The next possibility to take part at a guided tour:

11th May 2016. Please contact us via phone or e-mail to make a reservation.