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Chiharu Shiota

15/06/24Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00further appointments KZ-Gedenkstollen EbenseeFinkerleitenstraße 40, 4802 Ebensee
Tickets available on site
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© © Oskar C. Neubauer, Courtesy Kulturhauptstadt Europas Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024


In her installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota deals with themes and contexts of human existence. In the tunnels of the former concentration camp, the artist has created an installation consisting of red ropes and 25 larger-than-life clothes.

In her work, Chiharu Shiota explores how everyday objects can be used to express the memory of their owners’ existence. Shiota tries to grasp these memories by collecting ordinary objects such as shoes, keys, beds, chairs and clothes and weaving them into thread structures. For her, clothing is a second skin that offers us protection, but also allows us to conform to norms. Our inner self contains characteristics that we have not chosen. Family, religion, culture, all these are the boundaries within which we move or decide to break through. In the installation, the clothes are caught between red ropes that veil the figures like a mist. A way of recognising and feeling that leaves visitors room for their own interpretation. The installations create a feeling of “presence in absence”.

A project of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 in cooperation with the Zeitgeschichte Museum and the Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial with the kind support of the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee.
More about the project at

Visitor information

The temperature in the underground tunnel is approx. 8°C all year round. If visiting in summer, it is advisable to bring warm clothing.

Opening hours
Please note the different opening hours of the tunnel.

27 April – 14 June Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
15 June – 15 September Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
16 September – 30 September Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Last admission is at 16:30.

Group tours (10 persons or more) are also possible outside opening hours by appointment (Tel: 06133/5601). 

How to get there

…by train:
The concentration camp memorial can be reached from the railway station ‘Ebensee Landungsplatz’ by local bus (only on weekdays, Mon-Fri) or on foot from Ebensee railway station (approx. 30 minutes).
The memorial is located outside the town centre.

…by car:
On the B145 to Gmunden or Bad Ischl, take the “Rindbach” exit. From there the way to the memorial is well signposted.
Limited parking is available in front of the concentration camp cemetery. The walk from there to the tunnel complex takes about 5 minutes.

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Event info

KZ-Gedenkstollen Ebensee
Finkerleitenstraße 40, 4802 Ebensee
Accessibility info
Access to the tunnel is only possible on foot from the concentration camp cemetery (5 minutes) and is difficult for wheelchair users.