salzkammergut 2024

About us

Lisa Neuhuber


… grew up in Ebensee. After living in Amsterdam and Vienna, she returned back home to the Salzkammergut. Lisa is culture and social anthropologist, board member of KUPF OÖ, cultural worker at the Kino Ebensee, guide at the Mauthausen Memorial and above all a highly motivated future shaper.





Stefan Heinisch

… grew up in Ansfelden. After working in the field of destination management in Salzburg and Kärnten, he returned to Upper Austria (Almtal). He is certified Hotel Manager and studied Tourism and Leisure Management in Krems with stays abroad in Philadelphia (USA) and Florence (Italy). Today, as an innovation associate and passionate regional developer he works, inter alia, for the Verein Zukunftsorte Österreich (an association for the development of rural municipalities in Austria) and since 2016 has been looking after the transnational education project da&dort.




Eva Mair


… grew up in the upper Kremstal (Micheldorf). After living in Dar es Salaam (Tansania), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Cairo (Egypt), Vienna is her home base today. She maintains family ties to Bad Ischl. Eva holds degrees in political science, regional and urban planning and is also alumni of “Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation” at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has been supporting the bidding team over the last months of the application period.





Heidi Zednik & Petra Kodym

Petra Kodym (pictured right) moved from Vienna to Upper Austria in 2003. She teaches at two music schools and is part of the “Media Portal Salzkammergut”. Active engagement in art and culture is important to her.
Heidi Zednik (pictured left) moved back to Altmünster from Asheville, North Carolina (USA) in 2012 with the vision to interlink Art and Culture at the Traunsee. She works in the outsider art area of the Kunstwerkstatt Lebenshilfe Gmunden. Art, collaborations, networking and cultural work are important to her. Both, Petra and Heidi, work as visual artists with studios in the Alte Weberei Ebensee (old weaving mills) and collaborate together on the project KUNST:RAUM Gmunden.


Klaus Wallinger

…is cultural activist, cultural worker as well as consultant to the Upper Austrian Government: “if the Salzkammergut takes the chance to the title of European Capital of Culture 2024 and the municipalities design a future-proof concept in solidarity, then I am confident that we can adapt the image and narrative of our region in a meaningful way for Europe and above all in an artistically and culturally contemporary manner!”


and You!

Questions of what constitutes our region and how we wish to live together in the Salzkammergut matter to all of us! We are very happy if you share your ideas and thoughts, critique and scepticism, as well as questions and answers with us!