Via Artis theme walk

Learn more about the famous artists of Altaussee

The Ausseerland in Austria – and Altaussee in particular – has always attracted artists, writers and intellectuals. Set out on the trail of famous artists on the Via Artis theme walk during your holidays in Altaussee in Styria.

Numerous famous artists spent their summer months, even years – and in some cases most of their life – at the shores of Lake Altaussee in Austria. The picturesque mountain environment is an inspiration for artists from all over the world even today.

”Via Artis“ theme walk

Display boards at the four kilometre long Via Artis theme walk introduce you to the works of art and lives of some of the exceptional artists who stayed and worked at the Ausseerland in Austria. In two hours you will learn fascinating details about writers and musicians who were inspired by the landscape surrounding Lake Altaussee.

The Via Artis theme walk starts at the spa gardens in Altaussee. The trail takes you past the former “Königsgarten-Villa“, residence of the writer Friedrich Torberg. Stop at your Hotel Seevilla to find out more about the famous German composer Johannes Brahms. The Brahms trail takes you further to the town centre. Continue your stroll past the church to the lake promenade where you will find the villa of writer Jakob Wassermann.

After a short walk on the lake promenade, the Via Artis theme walk turns left into the Arneth trail. This narrow trail takes you to the viewpoint ”Großer Künstlerblick“, dedicated to the artist Christl Kerry. From here the trail leads downhill to the Posern district of Altaussee. There, impressive villas and manors bear testimony to the time of the Austrian monarchy. From there, the Via Artis theme walk takes you back to the spa gardens and your Hotel Seevilla.

Find out more about the Ausseerland on the ”Via Artis“ theme walk

Learn more about the artists of the Ausseerland in Austria during a stroll on the Via Artis theme walk – and find out more about the works of writers who lived in Altaussee at the Hotel Seevilla. The works of Barbara Frischmuth, Jakob Wassermann and Friedrich Torberg are waiting for interested bookworms at the four star superior Hotel Seevilla.

An interesting alternative is the Via Salis theme walk, providing interesting information on slate mining from the times of ancient Rome until today.