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the venues of the Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden

Monastery Hall Traunkirchen

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.


Klostersaal Traunkirchen
Klosterplatz 1
4801 Traunkirchen

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Lake castle Ort Gmunden

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.

Seeschloss Ort
Johann-Orth-Allee 16
4810 Gmunden

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Harbour Frauscher Gmunden

Harbour Frauscher
Traunsteinstrasse 10 – 14
4810 Gmunden

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Toscana Congress Gmunden

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
Toscanapark 6
4810 Gmunden

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Town Theatre 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
Theatergasse 7
4810 Gmunden

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Hipphalle Gmunden

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. 

Hipphalle
Theresientalstraße 68
4810 Gmunden

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Regional music school


Regional music school  Gmunden
Linzer Straße 38
4810 Gmunden

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MEZZO Ohlsdorf

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. 


MEZZO
Hauptstraße 41
A-4694 Ohlsdorf
Telefon +43 (0) 7612/47255-28 

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Diocese-hall Monastery Traunkirchen

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.


Klostersaal Traunkirchen
Klosterplatz 1
4801 Traunkirchen

 

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parish Church Traunkirchen

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
Klosterplatz 1
4801 Traunkirchen

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Parish church Altmünster

The present parish area of Altmünster was settled already at the time of the Romans. In the 8th century, a monastic monastery was built on the site where today the parish church Altmünster stands. The Romanesque church was renovated in 1473 in the Gothic style. In the years 1625-1627 Count Herberstorf renewed and enlarged the sanctuary of this Gothic church in the Renaissance style.
Pfarrkirche Altmünster
Münsterstraße 1
4813 Altmünster

 

 

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Shoppingcenter SEP

Shoppingcenter SEP - Salzkammergut Shopping mall Gmunden
90 shops and 10 restaurants...

 

Druckereistraße 3
4810 Gmunden

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Event Center „ALFA“

The historic halls of the former paper mill Steyrermühl house the ALFA ("Old Factory") event center, where visitors can enjoy a colorful mix of cultural events throughout the year.

Event Center „ALFA“
Museumsplatz 1
4662 Laakirchen

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