© Foto: TVB Attersee-Attergau, Moritz Ablinger: Paar am Steg
Mann und Frau in Tracht sitzen an einem gedeckten Tisch am Steg und prosten sich mit Weißwein zu.

Art theme trail

Steinbach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

In and around Steinbach and Weißenbach many artists such as Friedrich Gulda, Charlotte Wolter, Gustav Klimt, Gustav Mahler, Hedwig Bleibtreu or Franz von Schönthan have sought inspiration from the fascination that is the Lake Attersee and its surrounding landscapes.
Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Gulda, Franz von Schönthan, Chalotte Wolter, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Gustav Klimt - they were all inspired by Lake Attersee and its fascinating surroundings. On the 2.5 km long and easy-to-walk circular trail, display panels provide interesting information.

With audio accompaniment, this walk along the artists' trail becomes a musical walk. Part of the trail has an alpine character, and in parts it leads over a meadow path, emphasising the closeness to nature of the artists depicted.

Walking time:approx. 45 minutes
Time required with audio accompaniment:approx. 2 to 2.5 hours
Starting point:Gasthaus-Pension "Zur Nixe" - Weißenbach

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Heimito von Doderer 5.8.1896 to 23.12.1966
Lived from 1 February to 19 May 1946 in the house of his uncle Richard v. Doderer in the forestry office and wrote a substantial part of his monumental novel "Die Strudelhofstiege" during this time. This social novel is Heimito von Doderer's magnum opus and one of the greatest works of Austrian literature.

Otto Tressler 13 April 1871 to 27 April 1965
The actor Otto Tressler took pleasure in sporting activities. Otto Tressler remained faithful to sailing and swimming into old age. From his sailing boat "Halunke", at the age of 90, he still headed into Lake Attersee, where he had spent so many summers.

Friedrich Gulda 16 May 1930 to 27 January 2000
Friedrich Gulda lived in Weißenbach am Attersee from 1962 to 2000. Here, surrounded by mountains and the lake, he found the seclusion and tranquillity he needed for his work. In his studio in the "Meierhof", he composed and interpreted his music - from classical to jazz to free music with his turn to youthful dance music.

Charlotte Wolter 1 March 1834 to 14 June 1897
Together with her husband Count O'Sullivan, Charlotte Wolter bought two old farmhouses right next to the Hotel Post in Weißenbach am Attersee, which she had converted into stylishly furnished summer villas. This is where Vienna's greatest heroin and celebrated actress of the Burgtheater spent her summer holidays.

Gustav Mahler 7 July 1860 to 18 May 1911
In the summer of 1893, Mahler found the peace and seclusion he desired for his work in Steinbach am Attersee. Here he also fulfilled his wish to have his own work cottage, which he moved into in 1894. He made good progress with his work at Attersee. He completed the II.

Gustav Klimt 14 July 1862 to 6 February 1918
Gustav Klimt, the most important painter of Art Nouveau, sought annual recreation and inspiration at Lake Attersee from 1900 to 1912 and 1914 to 1916, where he also created most of his landscape paintings. He lived here in the Forsthaus (see Station B), his life-lady Emilie Flöge in the guest house of Villa Brauner in Gmauret.

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Accessibility / arrival

Coming from Munich/Salzburg:
Freeway A1 direction Wien/Linz - exit Mondsee - right B 154 direction Mondsee - left B 151 direction Unterach - drive to Unterach then right B 152 direction Weissenbach - Weissenbach - left Pension zur Nixe

Coming from Vienna/Linz:
Freeway A1 direction Salzburg - Exit Schörfling- left direction Weyregg L1265 - left direction Weyregg Unterach B 152 - Weyregg - Steinbach - Weissenbach - right Pension zur Nixe

Coming from Passau/Ried im Innkreis:
Freeway A8 - exit Tumeltsham/Ried im Innkreis - via Ried to Frankenburg am Hausruck - continue in the direction of Vöcklamarkt - follow signs to Gampern - continue in the direction of Seewalchen - via Kammer and Weyregg to Steinbach - Weissenbach - right Pension zur Nixe

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  • Suitable for groups
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  • Pets allowed
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Art theme trail
4853 Steinbach am Attersee

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