Bad Ischl is known as a charming small town and as the cultural centre of the Salzkammergut. The pretty alleys invite you to stroll through and enjoy, and while you walk in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Josef, feel yourself immediately transported back in time to the turn of the century. Bad Ischl is also popular as a traditional health resort with a keen sense of the Zeitgeist.
The city has a long history and is characterised as the summer residence of the Imperial Court. For 60 years, Franz Josef came every year to this summer retreat and thus began a tradition which is felt even today in many places. However, you never get the feeling that time has stopped here.
Autumn Weeks in Bad Ischl
In SalzburgerLand, the Harvest Festival is traditionally celebrated after the rich summer. The Bauernherbst take place in Bad Ischl. Customs and tradition are the focus of these series of events, with atmospheric festivals and the enjoyment of being together are celebrated. One’s own physical well-being is perfectly catered for.
Whether on Alpine pasture festivals, Alpine cattle drives or farmer’s markets – living traditions are noticeable in Bad Ischl.