A little “Kaiser” slumbers in a lot of places in Austria, but nowhere else can this special piece of Austrian history be felt more deeply than here in the middle of the Salzkammergut.
Bad Ischl manages wonderfully to carry its history into the present. With her sympathetic way of bringing history into the present, the heart of the Salzkammergut offers you a diverse area of experience. The city is simply ideal for pleasure-oriented idleness, sporting challenges, intellectual and cultural flights of fancy or whatever else you prefer to do. You don’t have to leaf through history books to visualize the royal past of Bad Ischl. A relaxing stroll through the city is enough. In every nook and corner you will encounter the most vivid witnesses of the past!
By being awarded the title “European Capital of Culture 2024” with the motto “Culture is the new salt”, the Salzkammergut, with Bad Ischl as an applicant city, is developing into a cultural region that stands for innovation, courage and the desire to redesign your own future .