In 2024, 23 municipalities in the Salzkammergut will together form one of the European Capitals of Culture. Created from salt, made rich by salt: The Salzkammergut region offers a high density of exciting stories, places and people, and is embedded in an impressive landscape. Characterised by the elements of salt, water and wood, a multi-layered region was created here, where the history of salt mining began 7,000 years ago in Hallstatt.
The salt trade has nourished, enriched and internationally networked the region, it has made some wealthy and powerful and attracted many wealthy and powerful people to the region; the Salzkammergut has become a place of longing with the summer resort, and the historic cultural landscape in the inner Salzkammergut is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In this book published by the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, Trautl Brandstaller guides us through the eventful history of the Salzkammergut, from the Hallstatt culture and the early emergence of a proletariat to National Socialism and the various resistance activities. Writers, artists, journalists and historians describe their view of the Salzkammergut.
With contributions from Christoph Ransmayr, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Yvonne Oswald, Miguel Herz-Kestranek, Nina Höllinger, Günter Kaindlstorfer, Robert Schindel, René Freund and Julia Müllegger.
The book is only available in German.