© Foto: Wandern, TVB Attersee-Attergau, Moritz Ablinger
Frau und Mann wandern in der Region Attersee-Attergau am Berg

Gustav Mahler Composer's Cottage

Steinbach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The world famous Austrian composer Gustav Mahler spent part of his summer vacation composing at a 19th century guesthouse on the shores of lake Attersee.

From 1893 to 1896 Gustav Mahler resided at a guesthouse named Föttinger in Seefeld/Steinbach, composing parts of his Second and Third Symphony. In order to provide him with a quiet place for composing, a small cottage was built to which he could retreat. This little hut was renovated in 1983 to reflect its original looks.
As of 1893, Gustav Mahler retreated to this hide-out and enjoyed the untouched nature around him, absorbing its sounds with his hyper-sensitive musician’s ears - the wind rustling through the trees at the shore, the rolling waves of the lake and the purling of the lake water between the stones.

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The guesthouse Föttinger can still be found on the shores of the lake. Today, visitors come here for recreation, just like Gustav Mahler more than a hundred years ago in search of tranquility and inspiration. At that time though, the shores of Lake Attersee were quieter than they are today!

Open all year.
At the moment the composing house can be visited at any time in daylight without prior registration; no key is required.

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Accessibility / arrival

From Vienna/Linz via the A1 - Schörfling am Attersee exit - then another 17 km via the B 152 Weyregg am Attersee to Steinbach am Attersee.

From Salzburg via A1 - exit Mondsee - then another 25 km via Unterach am Attersee - Weißenbach am Attersee to Steinbach am Attersee

From the north via the A8 - Ried exit - to the town of Ried approx. 4 km, then another 60 km via Frankenburg - Gampern - Schörfling am Attersee - Weyregg am Attersee to Steinbach am Attersee

From the south via Bad Ischl - from Bad Ischl there are still 25 km - after about 4 km turn left - across Weißenbachtal to Attersee - in Weißenbach am Attersee turn right to Steinbach am Attersee

By train:
Coming from Vienna/Linz/Wels to Vöcklabruck or Attnang-Puchheim and continue by bus or cab to Steinbach am Attersee.

From Salzburg to Vöcklabruck or Attnang-Puchheim and continue by bus or cab to Steinbach am Attersee or alternatively BHF Vöcklamarkt and take the Attergaubahn to Attersee - continue by boat to Steinbach am Attersee

W. A. Mozart Airport Salzburg on the A1 until exit Mondsee to Steinbach (approx. 60 km)

Blue Danube Airport Linz on the A1 until exit Schörfling and via the B152 to Steinbach (approx. 90 km)

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Gustav Mahler Composer's Cottage
Seefeld 14
4853 Steinbach am Attersee

Phone +43 7663 8100
Fax machine +43 7663 8100 - 42
E-Mail info@hotel-attersee.at
Web www.mahler-steinbach.at
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Seefeld 14
4853 Steinbach am Attersee

Phone +43 7663 8100
Fax machine +43 7663 8100
E-Mail info@hotel-attersee.at
Web www.hotel-attersee.at

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