The life of Johann Nestroy
Bad Ischl played a large role in the life of Johann Nestroy. From 1845 he became a regular visitor to the town. In 1859 he bought Nestroy Villa which still stands to this day. In 2005 the first "Johann Nestroy Ring"was awarded in the Lehartheater. A tradition, originally followed in Vienna, the Bad Ischl award has been given to Erwin Steinhauer, Karlheinz Hackl, Peter Turrini, Karl Markovic, Nicholas Ofczarek and Michael Niavarani.
Out and about on historical paths
During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!