The Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. is a German nonprofit association registered in Bayreuth. The board consists of the chairman, two deputy chairmen and the treasurer. The board of the legislative period 2013-2016 consists of:



Christoph Muster Chairman


Ambros Hänggi Deputy Chairman


Hubert Höfer Deputy Chairman


Peter Michalik Treasurer






















Member councils are scheduled every third year during an AraGes Meeting. The next member council – with election of the new board is scheduled for 28 September, 2013 in Karlsruhe.

Membership in the AraGes is open to all interested persons. The annual membership of € 25 is used to cover AraGes expenses, i.e. edition and printing costs of the Arachnologische Mitteilungen. Further information concerning membership can be found here.

There is one regional branch of the AraGes: the SARA – Südliche Arachnologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (click heading below to open details)



SARA - Südliche Arachnologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft

The SARA exists since 1990 and consists of arachnologists from Bavaria, Baden-Würtemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Hesse as well as Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia. During their annual meetings the members present their recent results and inform each other about currently running projects. It is an opportunity for young and new arachnologists to start networking and have their determinations of difficult specimens checked by experts.

SARA-spokesman: Mag. Christoph Hörweg, Dr. Norbert Milasowszky, Mag. Martin Hepner


Mag. Christoph Hörweg,

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien,

3. Zoologische Abteilung,

Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien,