Over 200 projects at a wide variety of locations and venues in the Salzkammergut – this is where culture takes place. As we are realising the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 within an inner-Alpine region, it is unfortunately not possible to ensure accessibility everywhere. Together with our project partners, we are working to find solutions wherever there are obstacles.

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During the Opening Ceremony from 17:00 in the Kurpark, a wheelchair platform will be available for 40 wheelchair users. Barrier-free WCs are also available. The opening ceremony will be simultaneously translated into sign language.

Barrier-free parking spaces are available at the P5 Rechensteg car park. → Car parks

Barrier-free arrival by public transport → Arrival

The map in the opening folder shows the platform and all barrier-free WCs: → Opening Folder (pdf, 8MB)

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Lake 2.0 © DK-BEL Company

Wheelchair users

Some of our event venues are barrier-free and are accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. These are marked with the wheelchair pictogram on the dates in the calendar.

To find more detailed information on wheelchair-accessible locations in the Salzkammergut, visit Wheelmap, the online map for wheelchair-accessible locations (worldwide). The app can be downloaded for both Android and Apple mobile phones.

People with hearing impairments

Exhibitions are particularly suitable for people with hearing impairments. In our Calendar you can select Art exhibition or Thematic exhibition in the filter.

People with visual impairments

Concerts are particularly suitable for audiences with visual impairments. In our Calendar you can select Concert or Other music event in the filter. You may also be interested in congresses, lectures or discussions.

All people with accessibility needs and questions are invited to contact the tourism associations in the Salzkammergut to find suitable accommodation and travel options for you.

Assistance dogs

People with certain, even invisible, disabilities keep specially selected, trained, tested and therefore specially labelled dogs – so-called assistance dogs. State-certified dogs may be taken to all Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 events, even if pets are otherwise prohibited. 

Accessibility in the tourism region

Contact person for accessibility

If you need support to attend one of the events or are unsure about the conditions at the venue, you are welcome to get in touch with our accessibility contact person in the team.

Hannah Kickert
+43 664 88568056

She will provide you with information about the conditions on site and knows who you can contact for more information. She will try to make arrangements so that we can offer you the best possible accessibility for the events you wish to attend.


Our culture buddys project offers support with accompanying persons → To the project

Reduced ticket prices

A large number of events are accessible free of charge. For chargeable events, we offer reduced ticket prices for people with disabilities. People with a recognised 60% disability are entitled to 50% reduced ticket prices. If an accompanying person is registered on the disabled person’s pass, they also receive the 50% reduced ticket price.

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Upper Austrian Transport Association OÖVV

All city and regional buses of the Upper Austrian Transport Association are barrier-free (low-floor buses, wheelchair ramp or lift) and the majority of all trains in Upper Austria are also barrier-free.

The corresponding barrier-free connections are listed in the timetable information of the Upper Austrian Transport Association on the website and in the OÖVV app in your app-store.

Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB

The accessibility of ÖBB trains in the Salzkammergut is dynamic, as the entire variety of the fleet is on the move. We therefore recommend checking accessibility via the timetable information before travelling.

A collection of links from ÖBB on accessibility:

The ÖBB stations of the Salt Lake Cities project are unfortunately not barrier-free. If a visit should be made possible, please get in touch with our contact person:

Hannah Kickert
+43 664 88568056