While walking along the venues of the festival Natura.Kreativ in Altenmarkt I came across a class in creative sculpture ran by artist Walter Puchmayr. Participants were told how to create artworks by combining driftwood, stones and metal in a creative way.
Sundial at the Dechantskirche in Altenmarkt. The figure represents a Madonna for which the church is famous for. One can see a copy of this statue at one of the side altars in the church.
My first visit to the Natura.Kreativ led me to the Reitlehenalm, an alpine pasture near Altenmarkt im Pongau. Right in the middle of the hills, a class in voice training took place. The teacher was Annelie Leuthäuser, an experienced theatre and concert singer.
At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.
This sundial is situated at the St George’s Chapel of Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). It shows the emblems of the Archbishopric of Salzburg and Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. The original sundial was created in the 16th century but today one can see a kind of reconstruction built in 2001.
While staying at Landhotel Martha I took a lesson in working with clay. The lesson took place in a former farmer house called Waldwerkstatt. Well, what should I create? A pot? A plate? A heart? A locomotive … That’s it!
The family hotel Egger (Familienhotel Egger) is situated at the edge of the place Hinterglemm. The hotel is well prepared to deal with a lot of children. Besides the pools there are even several rooms dedicated for children only. More…
While I was walking through a valley in Hinterglemm there was a certain whirr in the sky. People crossed on a high rope course in 100+ meters high the valley. Though the people dashed down the rope on high-speed I tried to take a photo. Can you see the person near the warning element for planes? Can you imagine to do the same in this scenery?
The hotel is placed near the centre of Saalbach. The owner is not only a good chef but also a good teacher in painting. The hotel offers packages for people who are interested in to improve their skills in painting. The classes take place in a dedicated atelier next to the hotel.
Mural dating back to 1810 seen in Saalbach, Austria. The mural is named Jägerbegräbnis and shows an odd funeral procession. The body in the coffin is a hunter (german: ‘Jäger’), the mourners of the funeral (german: ‘Begräbnis’) are animals. Have you ever seen such a mural or painting elsewhere?
Before I arrived at Villa Excelsior in Bad Gastein I had already read about one of its most famous guests: Sigmund Freud. He spent several summer holidays here. The audio guide talking about sights in Bad Gastein also told me it was here where Mr. Freud was putting down his thoughts about Eros and Thanatos.
Big surprise. The hotel which was used as a home for prelates in earlier times offers a chapel on one of its floors. I was very impressed by the light inside the chapel which was determined by the design of the windows.