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Bad Ischl – Salzkammergut 2024 – European capital of culture

Born from salt, made rich by salt and with salt we move 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 salt, water and wood, a complex region emerged here in which the history of salt mining began in Hallstatt 7,000 years ago. The salt trade has fed the region, enriched it, and networked it internationally, it has attracted wealthy and powerful people to the country, and the summer retreat has made the Salzkammergut a place of longing. The historical cultural landscape in the inner Salzkammergut is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


In 2024, the Salzkammergut with 23 municipalities will become the European Capital of Culture. Bad Ischl acts as a banner town and is the starting point for your discovery tours in the surrounding area. Thematically, the range extends from the all-important element of salt to slow tourism and the Nazi art warehouses during the Second World War.


ACCOMODATION:        Hotel Goldenes Schiff - Bad Ischl ****

 or adequate alternative hotel


4 x overnight stays including breakfast buffet

1. day – arrival
Handover of travel documents and the Salzkammergut Card

2. day
1 x day ticket for the train journey with the ÖBB from Bad Ischl to Linz and back
2 x tram tickets in Linz for the journey from the train station to the main square and back
1 x entry to the exhibition „The Journey of the pictures“ part I at Lentos Linz
1 x headphones for the slow tourism project of the Capital of Culture 2024: Regional_Express - Performative cultural heritage on the Gmunden - Bad Aussee railway line

3. day
1 x entry to the exhibition „The Journey of the pictures“ in Lauffen / Bad Ischl part II (from April 17th to August 31st)
1 x Visit of the Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern
1 x sweet delicacy (Habsburg) to go at “Rührwerk” in Bad Ischl
1 x entry to the exhibition “sudhaus – art with salt and water” in Bad Ischl
1 x culinary performance from the cultural capital's tavern lab

4. day
1 x entry to the Steinberghaus in Altaussee „Hidden in the rock“ – the mountain, the salt & the art
                     Possibility to visit the salt mines – guided tour (not included)
1 x entry to the exhibition „„The Journey of the pictures“ in the Kammerhof Part III in Bad Aussee

5. day
1 x Capital of Culture Present 2024

1 x service / emergency number 24/7

Rate per person and arrangement in €:

Season A 26.03. - 29.06.24 und 01.09. - 27.10.24
Double Room 539,00
Surcharge for a Double room as single use 230,00
Season B 30.06. - 07.08.24 und 19.08. - 31.08.24
Double Room 579,00
Surcharge for a Double room as single use 320,00
Season C 08.08. - 18.08.24
Double Room 619,00
Surcharge for a Double room as single use 400,00

Upgrade to a higher quality category is possible upon request.

Children's prices on request and subject to availability.


Public transport tickets for 3 and 4 days: additional charge of € 40,00 per person.

All program points can be visited by public transportation.


Extras payable on site:
Local tax:                      approx. €3.50 per person and night
Pets:                            € 18.00 per animal per day on request (without food)
Underground car           park center: parking for a fee

Parking:                        only for check in / check out – public parking

Check in: from 3 p.m.                                        Check out: by 11 a.m



The trip is guaranteed for 1 person or more. All trips and the program are done individually.

Booking and billing via Salzkammergut Touristik.

Arrival and departure can also be offered by train.

We recommend getting a travel cancellation insurance.

The terms and conditions of Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the currently valid version.

With Ö1 into the Salzkammergut

Ö1 Trip:

We grant Ö1 members a 5% discount on the above prices when they provide their membership number.

We recommend a travel insurance.
Hotel Cancellation Plus: https://www.europaeische.at/pip/en/hospl
Hotel Cancellation Premium: https://www.europaeische.at/pip/en/hospr

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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