In many places in Austria you will find that a bit of that special “imperial” presence still lingers on. But nowhere else does this exciting period of Austrian history come more alive than here in the midst of the Salzkammergut Lake District.
Bad Ischl has wonderfully succeeded in bringing its past forward into the present. Here, in the heart of the Salzkammergut Lake District, history and modernity form a delightful symbiosis – an inexhaustible source of inspiration where manifold adventures and experiences await you. Ideal for leisure and pleasure, sporty challenges, soaring flights of intellect and culture – whatever your heart desires. You don’t have to thumb through history books to dive into Bad Ischl’s royal past. Just take a leisurely walk through the town – in every nook and cranny you’ll come across historical gems vividly bearing witness to its impressive imperial past.
The Salzkammergut Lake District with Bad Ischl as the applicant city will be Austria’s European Capital of Culture in 2024.