Bruckners Salt

An evening in the Salzkammergut's most spectacular sound space

A saltworks is a place for extracting salt, isn’t it? It is also a very special place to get a taste for the crystalline basic structures of Bruckner’s music.

Subject to change
Markus Poschner dirigiert
© Reinhard Winkler

Bruckner Orchestra Linz, choirs of the OÖ. Choir Association (Alexander Koller), Markus Poschner (conductor), and others (artists)
Wolfgang Schlag (curator)
A project of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 in cooperation with the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Upper Austrian Choir Association
Thanks to Salinen Austria AG

Christian Haselmayr (Head of Programme Music, Youth, Community Building)
Maria Neumayr-Wimmer (Production Manager Salzkammergut 2024)

15. Juni 2024

About the project

In the spaciousness of a production hall of the Ebensee salt works, a large number of choirs from Upper Austria, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Markus Poschner will gather on this special evening for a unique Bruckner event in a class of its own. The audience will experience motets, symphonic pieces, improvisations and the unexpected in a unique space. The audience will experience motets, symphonic sections, improvised and unexpected works by Anton Bruckner in an unmistakable location – the most spectacular sound space in the Salzkammergut, where art and traditional industry merge into culture.

“This symphony is the creation of a giant …”, wrote Hugo Wolf after the premiere of Bruckner’s symphony in 1892. Today, the Scherzo, Adagio and Finale become the starting point for a symphonic landscape with islands of motets. Bruckner the church musician meets Bruckner the world symphonist, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz meets local choirs, the Capital of Culture and the KulturEXPO join forces. Today, Bruckner’s “And” is experiencing a unique realisation in an extraordinary location. We are creating a resounding “we” that has never existed before in this form. For Bruckner, the pub and the church are synonymous places that find expression in polka and chorale. The Ansfeldner master does not differentiate, he brings us together, brings us together. Art cannot save the world, but without it we are lost. Music happens in resonance, needs the you and the I who sings, plays and listens. Thank you for being here!


A special offer for all concert-goers: With the special electric train to Bruckners salt in Ebensee.
To mark 100 years of electrification of the Salzkammergut Railway (1924-2024), we are particularly pleased to be able to offer a special electric train for this unique event from/to Linz main station in collaboration with the Austrian Society for Railway History (ÖGEG). The electrification of the Salzkammergut railway in 1924 was a pioneering technical achievement. The electrification of the Austrian state railways is regarded as a key undertaking in the economic reconstruction after the end of the First World War.

ÖGEG special electric train on 15 June 2024

Outward journey
Linz Hbf from: 15:32 | Wels Hbf from: 16:00 | Attnang-Puchheim from: 16:52 | Gmunden from: 17:07 | Steinkogel on: 17:31

Return journey
Steinkogel from: 22:20 | Gmunden to: 23:03 | Attnang-Puchheim to: 23:23 | Wels Hbf to: 23:50 | Linz Hbf to: 00:15

€ 32,- for outward & return journey / € 29,- for KlimaTicket holders (no further discounts)
also valid for all boarding points in Wels, Attnang-Puchheim and Gmunden, excluding consumption on the train (bar service)

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Regular train connections outward & return journey according to timetable

Outward journey
from Obertraun-Dachsteinhölen 17:03 (R 4419) – to Steinkogel 18:08
from Stainach-Irdning 17:04 (IC 1019) – to Steinkogel 18:42 (special stop)
from Attnang-Puchheim 17:08 (R 4416) – to Steinkogel 17:51
from Attnang-Puchheim 18:08 (REX 4418) – to Steinkogel 18:49 (special stop)

Return journey
from Steinkogel 21:51 (R 4424) – direction Bad Aussee, arrival 22:46 (terminus)
from Steinkogel 22:09 (R 3437) – direction Attnang-Puchheim, arrival 22:52 / connection to Linz from 23:00 (RJ 845)
from Steinkogel 22:51 (R 3434) – direction Bad Aussee, arrival 23:46 (terminus)

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Shuttle bus from railway station to event site

For all arrivals and departures listed above, there are plenty of free shuttle buses available from Steinkogel station to take all concert-goers directly to the event site and then back to Steinkogel station. We therefore guarantee a comfortable arrival and departure and strongly recommend the use of public transport or the nostalgic special electric train.
The event site (Salzlagerhalle) is a short walk from Steinkogel station (approx. 900 metres, 10 to 12 minutes).

Important note: There is only a limited number of parking spaces for cars at the event site. We therefore ask you to form car pools if you are travelling individually by car.