Salzkammergut’s Jewish two faces

Jewish life in the Salzkammergut
A trip which focuses on the life of Jews in the Salzkammergut
  • Offer 2024 ONLY
  • Exhibition admissions
  • Capital of Culture Present


From the crazy plans for relocating Nazi rocket production from Peenemünde to the Ebensee tunnel complex to the impact on the Jewish art scene on Attersee to the resistance movement in the Upper Salzkammergut: Go on a search for clues about Jewish life around Bad Ischl.


  1. A day with Günter Kaindelstorfer - Ö1 editor
  2. Gustav Mahler composing house
  3. culinary delights

Daily programme

Day 1: Visiting the European Capital of Culture!

Arrival individually – 5 p.m. With a welcome drink, you will familiarize yourself with the travel details for the coming days - Salzkammergut Card.

Day 2: A day in Bad Ischl

Today you will walk through the town Bad Ischl with Günter Kaindlstorfer, who was born and raised in Bad Ischl, from 9 a.m. to around 4 p.m. The walk will be along the “Pins of Memory”, on the cultural trails of Ischl, to the city museum and across the Kurpark with its exhibition “K(ritisch) und K(ontrovers)”. The literary critic, journalist and moderator Günter Kaindlstorfer will explore the past of the imperial legacy, the romanticized transfiguration, the Nazi era and the fate of the Jewish residents, the resistance fighters and Ariseurs whilst on the walk.

A lunch snack in the Kongress & Theaterhaus as well as coffee and cake in the Zauner pastry shop strengthen you for the day tour.

Day 3: Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial

Accompanied by a guide, you will visit the Ebensee Contemporary History Museum and the concentration camp memorial. The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota presents her exhibition “Where are we now?” in the concentration camp memorial tunnel, where the underground armaments projects “Lime” and “Cement” were or were supposed to be implemented. The path leads via the Großalm to Attersee and to the question of the functioning of the Jewish artist scene in the Salzkammergut. You can enjoy your Gugelhupf snack during a boat trip on the lake. A glass of rose sparkling wine will be served in Gustav Mahler's composing house in Steinbach, before you return to Bad Ischl and treat yourself to a good dinner in a selected inn.

Day 4: Departure

Today, unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye and start the journey home.


overnight stays incl. breakfast in 4*S Hotel Villa Seilern Vital Resort
welcoming with a welcome drink
lunch snack in the Kongress- und Theatherhaus
coffee and cake in the KuK Konditorei Zauner
entry to the Bad Ischl City Museum (except date A)
trip by coach on the 3rd day to Ebensee and Attersee
Concentration Camp Memorial and Contemporary History Museum Ebensee
visit to the Chiharu Shiota exhibition (excluding date A)
boat trip on Lake Attersee with Guglhupf and coffee (except appointment A: bus trip around Attersee)
Gustav Mahler composing house with a glass of rose sparkling wine
dinner in a pub in the Capital of Culture Region 2024
day accompaniment with Günter Kaindelstorfer - Ö1 editor
day accompaniment by an Austria guide
Salzkammergut adventure card
Capital of Culture Present 2024
service / emergency number 24/7

Rate per person and arrangement in €:

  25.01. - 28.01.2024 20.06. - 23.06.2024 17.10. - 20.10.2024
Double room from 719,00 from 759,00 from 759,00
Surcharge Single room 70,00 100,00 100,00
Arrival day Thursday Thursday Thursday
Minimum number of participants 10 people. Final commitment to carry out the trip
at least 2 months before arrival. Maximum participants: 26 people.
general Information

The Salzkammergut Erlebniscard offers discounted admission to more than 100 attractions in the Salzkammergut and can be used for the entire duration of your stay.

The local tax, also known as visitor's tax, is payable locally to the landlord; the amount depends on the resort and is between €1,00 and €4,00 per person per night. Children up to the age of 15 are usually exempt.

Dogs are not allowed.

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

Rates and operating hours / timetables are subject to change


For environmental reasons, we recommend arriving and departing by public transport (train/bus). We are happy to help you organise your train journey within Austria. Talk to us!

The European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 brings the diversity of historically rooted and contemporary art and culture to the forefront and raises it to an international level.

For questions we are available.

Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH

Götzstraße 12

4820 Bad Ischl

Tel.: 0043 (0)6132 24000-51