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The European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024

Culture is the new salt
The European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024
The European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024


Culture is the new salt
For the first time in the 39-year history of the European Capital of Culture, 23 municipalities in the inner-Alpine, rural area are joining together to form a Capital of Culture. The Salzkammergut is rich in exciting stories, places and people.
Characterized by the elements salt, water and wood, a complex region emerged here, whose impressive history began 7,000 years ago with salt mining in Hallstatt and has since made history in many ways.

The historical cultural landscape in the inner Salzkammergut is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Based on four program lines
» Power and tradition
» Culture in flux
» Sharing Salzkammergut – The art of traveling
» GLOBALOCAL – Building The New deals with the Capital of Culture

Europe's important topics in the region, Europe and the world, provide new impulses for the future, bring the diversity of historically rooted and contemporary art and culture to the fore and connect the region internationally. The aim is not only to entertain, but also to stimulate critical discussions and create a space for reflection.


Highlights Capital of Culture 2024

Tavern laboratory Salzkammergut
Bad Ischl | Traunsee | Ausseerland
Thinking differently locally: interventions, innovative cuisine and prominent chefs break established processes and patterns.

art with salt & water | Bad Ischl
The main exhibition in the brewhouse focuses on the elements salt, water and wood with objects, film and photo works as well as installations.

ÖBB Salzkammergutbahn
Experience the culture and nature of the Salzkammergut in a new way: an audiovisual journey through time and space in virtual reality.

Plateau Blo. Room by the lake | Traunsee
Floating island structures create a change of perspective.

Salt Lake Cities
Young artists bring empty train stations back to life.

Journey of images
Bad Aussee | Bad Ischl
An exemplary presentation of paintings that were stored, stolen and rescued in the Salzkammergut during World War II.

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Validity Apr. 01, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2024
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