The 2023 General Meeting of the German Alpine Club

On 10 and 11 November 2023, the German Alpine Club (Deutscher Alpenverein) held its annual general meeting at two different locations – and in two different countries – on the eastern shore of Lake Constance. Some 700 delegates from 250 sections attended.

The 2023 General Meeting of the German Alpine Club
© Kongresskultur Bregenz // Anja Koehler
Meeting architecture

General meeting, trade show, section sessions


10-11 November 2023


DAV-Sektion Lindau


Bregenz Festival House + various locations in Lindau

For the annual gathering of the German Alpine Club (DAV), the host – the Lindau Section of the DAV – made the most of the close proximity of the towns of Lindau (Germany) and Bregenz (Austria) and was thus able to offer the enthusiastic participants a surprising event location with nature on the doorstep. 

The general meeting took place in the Workshop Theatre of the convention centre Bregenz Festival House. Delegates voted digitally on groundbreaking decisions for the future – especially in the areas of climate protection and Alpine sports under climate change conditions.

The trade show in the foyers presented leading Alpine sports equipment brands and related organisations to an interested public. In the break-out rooms, special islands were set up to encourage interaction amongst attendees. They allowed informal networking to take place, which is particularly important at industry congresses.

In Lindau, the 150th anniversary of the merger of the German and Austrian alpine clubs (DAV & ÖAV) was celebrated at an evening event for the sections.

A varied programme of events accompanying the congress included a tour of Bregenz Festival House. The 700 attendees were accommodated at hotels in Bregenz and Lindau, and the guests were able to travel conveniently between locations on public transport thanks to the regional v-mobil event ticket.


No. of participants 700
No. of rooms 11



DAV-Hauptversammlung in Lindau und Bregenz (

"We felt very comfortable in the Festspielhaus and were always looked after professionally and with great care from the very first contact. The setting and location are already a highlight for every event! We can recommend the Festspielhaus and its team with a clear conscience and would be very happy to work with them again."

Sophie Hufnagl
Marketing/Sponsoring, Advisor to the Executive Board DAV
Festspielhaus Bregenz Ebene 0 3 4 5 7 8 10 11 12 6 9 13 1 2 Bodensee Parkplatz