On the way to the Capital of Culture
Bad Ischl – Salzkammergut 2024 – European capital of culture
Created from salt, made rich by salt and with salt we are heading into the future:
CULTURE IS THE NEW SALT.
The Salzkammergut offers a high density of exciting stories, places and people and is embedded in an impressive landscape. Characterized by the elements of salt, water and wood, a multi-layered region emerged here in which the history of salt mining began in Hallstatt 7,000 years ago. The salt trade has nourished, enriched and internationally linked the region, it has attracted the wealthy and powerful to the country, with the summer resorts the Salzkammergut has become a place of longing, and the historic cultural landscape in the inner Salzkammergut is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With its grown compactness, shielded by mountains, lakes and rivers, the Salzkammergut is exemplary for many other regions of the world. The globally observable gradient from the industrialized north to the south, which is used for tourism and agriculture, is combined here in a vivid density and serves both as a prime example and as a laboratory for meeting the increasing political, cultural, economic and ecological challenges in Europe and the world
In its 4 program lines, the European Capital of Culture deals with important topics of our region, Europe and the world, sets new impulses for the future, brings the diversity of historically rooted and contemporary art and culture to the fore and networks the region internationally.
POWER AND TRADITION
An open and active culture of remembrance without blinders is a necessity in order to draw lessons from the past for a careful and forward-looking approach to our present and future.
A search for clues in our region uncovers their origin stories and global connections at the same time.
Historically, the working-class culture achieved its first social demands and led significantly to a safeguarding of working life. Subsequently, the imperial court, the summer visitors, Jewish life and its disappearance through National Socialism, industry and tourism shaped the cultural landscape.
CULTURE IN FLOW
The need for a clear cultural identity seems understandable in a world that is globally interdependent.
It is the humus on which societies build and develop.
Culture and thus cultural identity never stand still. CULTURE IN FLOW allows renewal and makes a region and its society strong and sustainable.
She recognizes diversity as a power to learn from one another and grow in the process.
SHARING SALZKAMMERGUT – The Art of Travelling
She explores the diverse challenges, but also the opportunities for a high-quality further development of tourism and pursues the question of how the alpine region can be made attractive outside of tourism, even outside of the summer and winter months. How can an alpine region, whose landscape needs to be preserved and which should become a year-round tourist destination, prepare for the future?
GLOBALOKAL – BUILDING THE NEW
Designing the rural Alpine region in such a way that the usual north-south divide is balanced and complemented, enriching the labor market with creative potential, counteracting the emigration of young, well-educated people in order to enable life in the countryside and still be networked and work globally to be able to.
This means expanding mobility and digitality, developing strategies to enable agriculture as a livelihood again, combining spatial planning and development with sensible building culture, creating educational and artistic spaces, striving for sustainability in all fields in the Salzkammergut, but also beyond. In GLOBALOKAL – BUILDING THE NEW it is important to think about the world of tomorrow and to develop strategies for action, but also to address the tensions between the generations.
- 4 x overnight stay including breakfast buffet in the respective booked accommodation category
- 2 x 3 course evening menu
- 1 x delicacy evening with typical delicacies of Austrian cuisine
- 1 x home cooking at a typical innkeeper in Bad Goisern
- 1 x entry ticket to the journey of images in the towns of LINZ – Bad Ischl/LAUFFEN – Bad Aussee
- 1 x train journey from Gmunden to Bad Ischl - Regional Express - additional Opportunity to engage in an aural, visually immersive narrative on the track to experience cultural and natural heritage.
- 1 x entry and guided tour of the Imperial Villa including the park – the summer residence of the imperial couple
- 1 x individual tour in Bad Ischl - on the way on the Ischl cultural paths (with your own Mobile phone) incl. Kurpark exhibition critical and controversial
- 1 x boat trip on Grundlsee or Altausseer See - duration approx. 1 hour
- 1 x Comic Illustration Simon Schwartz - The mountain, the salt and the pictures - in Altaussee
- 1 x visit Lebzelterei - tasting - in Bad Aussee
- 1 x Capital of Culture gift 2024
- Support for tour guides and bus drivers daily from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. by our office.
Arrangement price per person in €
|in double room from||416,--||607,--|
|single room supplement 1-5 from||74,--||135,--|
|Single supplement from the 6th single room||90,--||160,--|
Plus local tax: approx. € 2,50 to € 4,-- per person and day!
(Will be adjusted accordingly if the law changes).
Various evening and additional events according to the calendar of the Capital of Culture 2024
The above prices are valid for a minimum of 20 participants.
The terms and conditions of Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH that are available to us and that you are already familiar with apply in the currently valid version.
Booking and billing via Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH.
All excursions are conducted with your own vehicle.
Every 21st person in a double room is free.
Day 1 - Arrival in the Salzkammergut - 3 course evening menu
Day 2 - Day trip to Linz - immerse yourself in the culture in the river with a visit to the Lentos - Part 1 of the 3-part story
An exemplary presentation of paintings from the Second World War in the Salzkammergut collected, stored, stolen, "Aryanized", sold, forcibly sold, blackmailed, moved and were saved.
Free time in Linz
On the way back, train journey from Gmunden to Bad Ischl – Regional Express;
Delicacies evening with Austrian delicacies
Day 3 – Part 2 of the 3-part story takes us to Lauffen near Bad Ischl;
Admission to the Imperial Park including a guided tour of the Imperial Villa.
Individual tour - on the way on the Ischl cultural paths with your mobile phone.
With experience in the spa park - critical and controversial.
Treat yourself to a delicious coffee in the nice coffee houses in the city center.
Day 4 – Part 3 of the 3-part story with a trip to the Ausseerland
You can enjoy the Ausseerland with its unique mountain scenery from the water on a boat trip. Impressed, you start the return journey and stop at the Steinberghaus in Altaussee – the mountain, the salt and the pictures -
Then drive to the oldest gingerbread factory in the region for a small tasting - over the Koppenpass and along Lake Hallstatt to Bad Goisern.
Stop at a typical innkeeper for home cooking.
Culinary souvenirs can be purchased at all pleasure stops.
Day 5 – Breakfast – Capital of Culture gift 2024 as a farewell – Departure.
The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.