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The monumental site Villa Lanna is a synthesis of the 19th century arts that emerged from striving for stylistic and formal unity of architecture, sculpture, painting, ornamentation, craft and garden art. Based on the model of the Italian High Renaissance, the grand manor is surrounded by an architecturally designed garden on multiple terraces, which results in a strong interaction between architecture and nature. The villa is in the centre of the garden and adheres to strict historicism. Today, the estate ranks amongst the most significant of the Austrian historicism.
The monastery hall in the former Jesuit monastery of Traunkirchen was built in the 17th century and has been restored with great effort and diligence. The beautiful monastery hall with the baroque, painted coffered wooden ceiling and its fascinating natural lighting offers a breathtaking view over the lake, the old monastery and the monastery’s courtyards.
The two Ort castles, the lake castle on a natural island in the Traunsee offshore from the town of Gmunden and the country castle situated on a headland projecting out of the lake, were built at different times. The older water castle on the island was first authenticated in 1138 with the owner Hartnid.
The lake castle has an exceptionally picturesque courtyard with pergolas, a late Gothic external staircase and offers multiple panoramic views of the Traunsee and the surrounding mountains.
The Toscana Congress Gmunden offers the ideal facilities for challenging large-scale events. State-of-the-art technology and much room for professionalism enable concerts on the highest level.
Toscana Congress Gmunden
The Parish Church Gmunden, also known as the Epiphany Church, was first authenticated in the year 1270. The preceding building to the present Parish Church, a three-aisle basilica, was built in Gothic style above the Traunsee.
Gothic frescos of that period are preserved inside. During the baroque era, the church was redesigned. Architect Johann Michael Prunner converted the tower. The altar of the three kings is the church interior’s most significant work of art, a creation by the Bavarian baroque sculptor Thomas Schwanthaler.
The Parish Church Gmunden
The most beautiful spots of the Traunsee region offer the unique setting for the festival events.
The main venue and vibrant centre during the festival summer is the town theatre Stadttheater Gmunden, which was built in the late 19th century by the theatre director Joseph M. Kotzky, from Salzburg, at his own expense.
The opening performance was the operetta Die schöne Galathée by Franz von Suppé and the farce Umsonst or Der Herr Vetter aus Regensburg by Johann Nestroy and took place on the 22nd of June 1872.
Town Theatre Gmunden
With "Jazz on tram" we have brought an extraordinary location on track. The track serves as a live stage on which both the music artists and the listeners are traveling together.
The new "Tramlink" of the Traunseebahn is predestined as a location for Jazzmusik which "moves" and "touches". No backstage, no bound stage - you are in touch with the artists.
Of course, there is not only a "feast for the ears" but also a special "palate", because with the catering of the finest, the culinary artists of Joe's restaurant from Vorchdorf are available.
Come in - join in and experience music in a "moving" way!zur Map
The times when timber was produced in the old sawmill Rumplmayr in Neukirchen have long since been left behind. However, instead of transferring the building into a new use after the decommissioning, it was decided to maintain the site in its original state.
Thus, today, it has been conserved as a magical place in the memory of the early industrial work: in the large sawmill with the solid wooden beams, the old machines stand as if they had just been stopped, the tools still sorted in the cellar.....
Sawmill Rumplmayr Neukirchen
Formerly an old worsted yarn spinning mill, directly by the Traun, the hall still radiates with the atmosphere of an old factory hall from the turn of the century. With its very own appeal, the neo-Gothic arch offers an atmospheric setting for readings and concerts.
On Gmunden city square is the town hall of Gmunden.The Renaissance building was built in 1575 by an Italian architect and later provided with a baroque facade.The gable top Loggia, just below the town hall, the two coats of arms and the imperial eagle, is located since the 18th century a carillon of 24 bells made of ceramic with the typical and famous Gmundner decor - the "green-flamed" pattern.
Town Hall Gmunden
Having adopted a new style of architecture, the multi-purpose centre Ohlsdorf (MEZZO) was opened in May 2011 and has become a central pivotal point of the reawakened cultural life in Ohlsdorf and its surrounding.
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The Kitzmantelfabrik, a 100-year-old shoe and leather factory is now manufacturing plant for an innovative culture and event program.
For over fifteen years, Thomas Bernhard has renovated the square-shaped farmhouse in Ohlsdorf/Obernathal that he took on in 1965 with great diligence. This way he could turn it into a property that depicted the life and development of its former inhabitant. Thomas Bernhard’s literary work was and is closely affiliated with this residence. Bernhard’s construction and renovation works, the landscape of the Traunviertel and its people were included especially into the early prose. The Bernhard-house with its unchanged, characteristic establishment is the central Thomas-Bernhard-memorial and open to the public since 1990.
Thomas Bernhard Haus Ohlsdorf
The grammar school Ort is in borough Gmunden’s district Ort, in the region of Gmunden in Upper Austria. The grammar school of the Sisters of Charity is a listed building.
The monastery hall in the former Jesuit monastery of Traunkirchen was built in the 17th century and renovated with great effort in the last years. The beautiful monastery-hall with its baroque, painted coffered wooden ceilings and its fascinating, natural lighting, offers a breathtaking view over the lake, the old monastery and the courtyards.
HISTORY OF THE MONASTERY AND THE CHURCH
A Benedictine nunnery was founded at Traunkirchen in about 1020. In 1327 nunnery and church burned down. After the nunnery was shut in 1571 the Benedictines of Kremsmünster took command.
In 1622 Emperor Ferdinand 2nd, by papal consent, conveyed the monastery to the Jesuits of Passau. Thus the monastery of Traunkirchen became resident of the Jesuits.
In 1632 another Eire destroyed monastery and church. The Jesuits built it up again and the church got its still admired Baroque interior. Since then the famous Corpus Christi procession has been held on the lake.
The baptismal font, two holy-water fonts by the main entrance (dated 1518) and St. Michael's chapel with the pretty little tower on the churchyard side still remain tram the former nunnery.
After the suppression of the order of the Jesuits in 1773 the monastery, the church and the forest became government property. Since then secular priests have been caring for the parish of Traunkirchen.
parish Church Traunkirchen
The natural landscape and geological resources of the Traunsee region influenced the cultural history of the Gmunden region. The Northern shore of the Lake Traunsee has been a living space sought after since prehistoric times.
Museum Town History
Gmunden was officially given the legal status of a city under the reign of Emperor Rudolf the First in 1278. By 1324 the city had its own administration and a principal judge as mayor. The local salt works and the whole Kammergut were administered by a „Salzamtmann“.
Museum Ceramics & Art
As of the early 20th century Franz und Emilie Schleiß had been working with internationally reputed artists. Together, they significantly contributet to the arts-and-crafts of the Viennese Art Nouveau. Since these days various efforts attempted to preserve this heritage and to strenghten the links between art and pottery.
Historic sanitary objects
The Museum for historic sanitäry objects in the K-Hof features unique contributions to the cultural history of everyday use of pottery and ceramics. Displays highlight not only the produktion of sanitary ceramics. but also the changes in Hygienic standards, thus portraying a fascinating and amusin „history of the toilet“.
K-Hof Kammerhof Museen Gmunden