Via Artis Theme Walk

On The Trail Of Famous Artists In Altaussee, Austria

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Via Artis Themed walk in Ausseerland
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Numerous famous artists spent their summer months, even years and in some cases their life time 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: On The Trail Of Artists In Altaussee

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 you stroll past the church to the lake promenade, where you will be able to spy the villa of writer Jakob Wassermann from afar.

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

”Via Artis“ Theme Walk And Literary Hotel Seevilla

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. Treat yourself to a few hours of reading and indulgence during your holidays at Lake Altaussee in Austria.

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

Would you like to find out more about local artists and enjoy a stroll at the Via Artis theme walk? Your first step is very easy: send a non-committal enquiry to the team at the four star superior Hotel Seevilla at Lake Altaussee or contact the team by telephone: 0043/(0)3622/71302.

Gather new energy in your holidays in the Ausseerland: The Hotel Seevilla is situated on a power spot directly at the Altausseer Lake. You shouldn’t settle for less.

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