Sharing Salzkammergut – The Art of Traveling

Tourism, grown out of the summer holidaymaking tradition in this extraordinary Alpine region, which began in the 19th century, is one of the most important lifelines in the Salzkammergut region, the place yearned for by many travelers.

Sharing Salzkammergut - The Art of Traveling

Tourism, grown out of the summer holidaymaking tradition in this extraordinary Alpine region, which began in the 19th century, is one of the most important lifelines in the Salzkammergut region, the place yearned for by many travelers.
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About Toourism

Travelling connects, travelling separates

More and more people are travelling more often, further and for shorter periods of time. What impact do our holiday wishes have on the built environment, the social fabric and climate change? And how can we imagine a form of tourism that does not destroy what it lives on?

(Original title: Über Tourismus)

A film by Bashir Qonqar

A film about the personal story of the Palestinian director and artist Bashir Qonqar, who had to leave Bethlehem and started a new life in Bad Goisern.

Work, Local, International

“Behind every fence gallery that goes out into the world from the Salzkammergut, there is also the labour of people who have come in from different parts of the world.”
Based on this aptly succinct statement, Alenka Maly’s film project looks at the history of migrants who contribute to the success of the celebrated Salzkammergut tourist region from the backstage.

(Original title: Hinter den Kulissen)

Accompaniment during cultural visits

Culturebuddies are volunteers who open the doors to cultural life for others.

(Original title: Kulturbuddy)

A RESIDENCY PROGRAMME PROVIDES AN OUTSIDE VIEW OF JAPANS CULTURAL HERITAGE

Japanese people those aspects of daily life that they themselves often do not perceive. This is the aim of the project “European Eyes on Japan/Japan Today”, which invites photographers working in Europe to Japan.

At various locations in the Salzkammergut, the animated sculptures by Eva Schlegel in collaboration with 2MVD, one of Austria’s most internationally renowned artists, will be visible outside and inside using a QR code.

Mahler and Gulda in Steinbach

Opening of the Salon Gulda, a Gustav Mahler journey on the “Floating Artist Salon” and concert with Mahler’s impressive Second Symphony.

Vital street music festival

The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, celebrates the universal language of music every year on 21 June, the beginning of summer: in over 540 cities worldwide, this year also throughout the Salzkammergut, Upper Austria and Styria.

A personal experience in five days.

From your bathroom through a church, alpine meadows and stony deserts back into your daily life.
Numerous conversations with hikers, experts in futurology, church visitors and alpine pasture operators have resulted in a precisely composed audio piece whose tracks are assigned to specific stations along the way.

(Original title: Großer Welt-Raum-Weg)

Dachstein Alpentrophy

The Dachstein Alpentrophy event will take place for the 31st time in Gosau and is one of most attended balloon events for leading balloonists in all of Europe.

The Long Night of Industrial Culture

Information about the industrial cultural heritage in different forms.

Europe's forgotten places

As part of the project, artists from the Danube region meet for workshops lasting several days. With the help of local young people and students, they work on exciting, forgotten or not easily accessible places in an artistic performance.

(Original title: Geheimnisvoll)

culture salts 2024

A yodel out into the world!
The opening of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024.

An English Version of the Trails and Website for International Visitors

More than 280 monuments in Bad Ischl can be discovered – even by non-German-speaking visitors – with pictures, text and location information via smartphone.

(Original title: Unterwegs auf den Ischler Kulturpfaden)

Political history and hiking together - in seven hikes

The rugged mountain areas, dense forests and extensive alpine pastures of the Salzkammergut served not only as hiding places for resistance fighters and deserters during National Socialism, but also for some high-ranking National Socialists. Within the framework of the project, hikes will take place that are not so much aimed at spectacular mountain peaks, but rather lead to original locations that played an essential role in this context, but have largely disappeared from the collective memory or have never taken root there.

(Original title: Wege des Widerstands)

Travelling with imagination

“Probably the best hotel in the world” is an imaginary hotel; mobile, demountable and regional. It was never built! It consists of air, sound, imagination – and a meadow near Bad Mitterndorf.

(Original title: Das vermutlich beste Hotel der Welt)

Time Travel on the Train between Gmunden - Bad Aussee and in Cine Virtual Reality

Regional_Express is a project by Petra Ardai, Ella Raidel, and Marlene Rutzendorfer.
The train in motion as a narrator, time travelers, and the landscape as cinema.

one for all, all for one

With the European Capitals of Culture, impulses are set, models of the future are worked on and cultural developments are conceived with art and sent out into the world: it is a matter of the unifying visionary power that Europe, just like the Salzkammergut region, has and needs through cultural diversity. We are living in times in which Europe has to find its position in the world anew and, in doing so, it is not only a matter of shared rules, guidelines and bureaucracy, but instead much more about the question of the role of culture as a source of power that provides identity.

Regional Boutique Room Network

Stay overnight with sense & sensuality in the new slow hotel concept that stretches across the Salzkammergut. “Room With a View” functions like a decentralised hotel that networks local hoteliers and room providers and creates delightful special rooms with a sustainable design.

(Original title: Zimmer mit Aussicht)

The Semester in the Countryside to Promote New Perspectives for Rural Europe

Students live for at least one semester in selected communities of the Cultural Capital Region Salzkammergut 2024 and deal with specific local research questions there.

Salzkammergut Connected History

Salt as a continuous line that connects a region is analysed in yesterday, today and for tomorrow and made accessible without restrictions via web app.

(Original title: SALZZEIT.at)

Cultural mediation app from hublz: Culture at your fingertips at all times

Analog projects from the Capital of Culture program are transferred to the digital realm and become special experiences for users.

(Original title: Kulturvermittlungs-App hublz Salzkammergut 2024)

New connection with planet Earth

Welcome to the International Sole Spaceport (ISR)!
Prepare yourself for a journey that will redefine your previous experience of space and Earth.

art with salt & water

It was once called “white gold”: salt is a crucial element for the entire Salzkammergut region; even today it remains an important trade good, which leads some to prosperity and a few to richness.

Strong women behind the scenes in Bad Ischl

An interactive audio walk uses an app to connect the lives and workplaces of some significant – but in public perception underrepresented – female figures from Bad Ischl.

(Original title: Ungeahnte Kräfte)

Historical photographs of the Salzkammergut are reinterpreted by contemporary photo artists - between lived tradition and cliché

The Salzkammergut region in particular has marked by clichéd presentations as a backdrop for the tourism and recreation industry from the 19th century until today.

(Original title: Zeitreise – zwischen gelebter Tradition und Klischee)