Gustav Klimt-Themenweg

The Salzkammergut

This 2km-long lakeside trail has information boards with prints of works by Gustav Klimt. The Vienna Secessionist painter spent regular spells on the Attersee's shores at the turn of the 20th century, painting many of his renowned landscapes here; the trail passes his summer residences. The Gustav Klimt Zentrum rents audio guides for the trail (€4).

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1. Gustav Klimt Zentrum

0.02 MILES

High-tech multimedia exhibits provide an overview of symbolist painter Gustav Klimt's life and works on the Attersee, which for Klimt fans is comparable…

2. Seeschloss Ort

9.51 MILES

This castle, set just beyond the lake's edge and reached by a walkway, is believed to have been built on the ruins of a Roman fortress. It dates from 909…

3. Pfarrkirche

9.71 MILES

North of the Rathausplatz lies the 12th-century Pfarrkirche, a Gothic church later remodelled in baroque style. The altar, by the sculptor Thomas…

4. K-Hof


A double act that combines with one of Austria’s most unusual and refreshing museums, the Museum for Sanitary Objects (Klo & So), the K-Hof museum complex…

5. Schloss Weyer

10.35 MILES

This palace contains a good collection of Meissen porcelain, silver and jewellery, and has specialised temporary exhibitions dedicated to the same.

6. Fischerkanzel

11.45 MILES

Carved in 1753 as part of the Pfarrkirche, this pulpit depicts the miracle of the fishes from the New Testament. It's a rather glam and glowing baroque…

7. Museum Mondseeland und Pfahlbaumuseum

12.89 MILES

Next door to the parish church, this museum has displays on Stone Age finds and the monastic culture of the region (Mondsee is a very old monastery site).

8. Basilica Minor St Michael

12.9 MILES

If you’re allergic to the film The Sound of Music, there’s just one piece of advice: get out of town. Even the lemon-yellow baroque facade (added in 1740,…