Team


Positions & Responsibilities
Photos (c) Anette Friedel

Stephan Rabl

Artistic Director

s.rabl@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stephan Rabl grew up at the Waldviertel and lives now in Vienna and Bad Ischl. He is strongly influenced by regional culture life and thinks, that the European & International are complements of the Regional. He founded the Festival Szene Bunte Wähne and SZENE* Waldviertel. Stephan was the first Artistic Director of the festival SCHÄXPIR OÖ and Theatre DSCHUNGEL WIEN. Currently he was working as consultant and curator for MQ Vienna.

Stephan Rabl

Artistic Director

s.rabl@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stephan Rabl grew up at the Waldviertel and lives now in Vienna and Bad Ischl. He is strongly influenced by regional culture life and thinks, that the European & International are complements of the Regional. He founded the Festival Szene Bunte Wähne and SZENE* Waldviertel. Stephan was the first Artistic Director of the festival SCHÄXPIR OÖ and Theatre DSCHUNGEL WIEN. Currently he was working as consultant and curator for MQ Vienna.

Manuela Reichert

Manuela Reichert grew up in Salzburg and lives in Upper Austria since 1992. She graduated in Business Administration at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and in Cultural Management at the International Centre for Culture Management. For over 20 years she has been working as Managing Director in cultural institutions, for example at Kulturpark Traun and Philharmony of Salzburg. As passionate singer in a Blues Band, she knows the show-side of culture as well.

Manuela Reichert

Manuela Reichert grew up in Salzburg and lives in Upper Austria since 1992. She graduated in Business Administration at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and in Cultural Management at the International Centre for Culture Management. For over 20 years she has been working as Managing Director in cultural institutions, for example at Kulturpark Traun and Philharmony of Salzburg. As passionate singer in a Blues Band, she knows the show-side of culture as well.

Stefan Heinisch

Marketing, Communication, Mobility Solutions and Cooperations in Tourism

s.heinisch@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stefan Heinisch grew up in Ansfelden. After working in destination management in Salzburg and Carinthia, 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.

Stefan Heinisch

Marketing, Communication, Mobility Solutions and Cooperations in Tourism

s.heinisch@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stefan Heinisch grew up in Ansfelden. After working in destination management in Salzburg and Carinthia, 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.

Verena Metzenrath

Office Management

Photo (c) Salzkammergut24 Team

v.metzenrath@salzkammergut-2024.at

Verena Metzenrath grew up at Almtal region. She studied art in Graz and some years she spent in the region Südsteiermark. There she was working in museums before she returned to the Salzkammergut. After maternitiy leave she worked for the tourism organization Traunsee-Almtal. She loves music, arts, culture and history and is engaging at Verein Archekult in Traunkirchen.

Verena Metzenrath

Office Management

Photo (c) Salzkammergut24 Team

v.metzenrath@salzkammergut-2024.at

Verena Metzenrath grew up at Almtal region. She studied art in Graz and some years she spent in the region Südsteiermark. There she was working in museums before she returned to the Salzkammergut. After maternitiy leave she worked for the tourism organization Traunsee-Almtal. She loves music, arts, culture and history and is engaging at Verein Archekult in Traunkirchen.

Christina Jaritsch

Communication, Public Relations, Evaluation & Monitoring

c.jaritsch@salzkammergut-2024.at

Christina Jaritsch, originally from Ebensee am Traunsee moved back to her home town after stop-overs in Vienna, Nancy and Havana. She’s a political scientist and supports the local women’s association Frauenforum Salzkammergut. There she coordinates projects in textile arts and crafts and regional development.

Christina Jaritsch

Communication, Public Relations, Evaluation & Monitoring

c.jaritsch@salzkammergut-2024.at

Christina Jaritsch, originally from Ebensee am Traunsee moved back to her home town after stop-overs in Vienna, Nancy and Havana. She’s a political scientist and supports the local women’s association Frauenforum Salzkammergut. There she coordinates projects in textile arts and crafts and regional development.

Eva Maria Mair

Managing Director’s Assistant

e.mair@salzkammergut-2024.at

Eva Maria Mair, originally from Kirchdorf/Krems is living in Bad Ischl und Vienna. In the past she has worked in projects bringing urban/regional development and arts together, and at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo. She studied “Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Vienna and Political Science at the University of Vienna.

Eva Maria Mair

Managing Director’s Assistant

e.mair@salzkammergut-2024.at

Eva Maria Mair, originally from Kirchdorf/Krems is living in Bad Ischl und Vienna. In the past she has worked in projects bringing urban/regional development and arts together, and at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo. She studied “Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Vienna and Political Science at the University of Vienna.

Zorah Zellinger

Artistic Director’s Assistant

Photo: (c) Private

z.zellinger@salzkammergut-2024.at

Zorah Zellinger grew up in Upper Austria, she now lives in Bad Ischl, Vienna and Linz. After interpreting studies in German, English, Spanish and French, she started working in the cultural sector. She worked for Crossing Europe Film Festival, International Festival for Theatre SCHÄXPIR for young audiences, Viennale, International Film Festival in Vienna and ImPulsTanz, international Dance Festival in Vienna.

Zorah Zellinger

Artistic Director’s Assistant

Photo: (c) Private

z.zellinger@salzkammergut-2024.at

Zorah Zellinger grew up in Upper Austria, she now lives in Bad Ischl, Vienna and Linz. After interpreting studies in German, English, Spanish and French, she started working in the cultural sector. She worked for Crossing Europe Film Festival, International Festival for Theatre SCHÄXPIR for young audiences, Viennale, International Film Festival in Vienna and ImPulsTanz, international Dance Festival in Vienna.

Lisa Neuhuber

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

Lisa Neuhuber

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

Supporters of the Application Phase


These people, coming from the fields of arts & culture, tourism, politics and education, presented the Salzkammergut 2024 application concept to the international jury in January 2019.

Steering Group during the Application Phase


The Steering Group is a body consisting of actors from the fields of politics, regional development, tourism, business and advocacy. It strengthens the connection to the region and serves to coordinate the strategy and application content.

Geschäftsführerin LEADER Region Inneres Salzkammergut (REGIS)

Rosa Wimmer

Rosa Wimmer

MEP und AR-Vorsitzender der SKGT24 GmbH

Hannes Heide

Hannes Heide

Bürgermeister Grundlsee

Franz Steinegger

Franz Steinegger

Geschäftsführer Tourismusverband Ausseerland

Ernst Kammerer

Ernst Kammerer

Geschäftsführerin LEADER Traunsteinregion

Agnes Pauzenberger

Agnes Pauzenberger

Bürgermeister Hallstatt

Alexander Scheutz

Alexander Scheutz

Bürgermeister Vorchdorf

Gunter Schimpl

Günter Schimpl

and You!


The essence of what constitutes our region and how we want to live together in the Salzkammergut matters 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!