INDUSTRIAL CULTURE - European Capital of Culture 2024

The term ‘industrial culture’ combines technology, culture and social history; it encompasses the lives of all people in industrial society, their everyday lives, their living and working conditions. The aim of the project is to develop bookable products and offers with added value and to bring living industrial culture closer to people in the form of stories and places - this and much more will be on the project's numerous agendas.



5 September 2024 - from 4 to 10pm

Once again this year, companies, museums & training centres in the Traunsee-Almtal region will open their doors to visitors for the 4th Long Night of Industrial Culture and provide exciting insights into today's industrial events! The participating companies will be rounded off and musically supported by the Gmunden Festival Weeks, who will put together a musical programme.    

Review of the 3rd Event

Historic salt trail on the steamship "Gisela"

Salt transport across Lake Traunsee

For many centuries, salt barges were used on Lake Traunsee to transport the precious salt from Ebensee to Gmunden. As part of the Capital of Culture, an exact replica of a 16th-century salt pillar was created, which will now make its journeys on the historic paddle steamer "Gisela".


Where industry and culture come together!


Last year's 1st Industrial Culture Symposium kicked off an important discussion on the profound interactions between industry, culture and tourism.
Under the direction and moderation of Dr Johannes Jetschgo, we would like to stimulate a further interesting discussion.

Topics: INDUSTRY & CULTURE in the context of this year's Capital of Culture

Thursday, 3 October 2024 from 3pm in the Seeschloss Ort
Hall of Arms, Admission free of charge

[Translate to Englisch:] Foto: TVB Transee-Almtal/Magazin


15 traditional companies and museums present themselves at the highest level.

With the support of the publishing house Modern Times Media GesmbH, it was possible to create a high-quality magazine filled with stories and reports from 15 companies and museums around the Traunsee and Almsee lakes.
The participating companies and museums each present themselves on a double-page spread and give the reader an insight into past, present and future industrial life with all its facets. They were the ones who made our region what it is today - a region with an old, traditional and exciting industrial history that is worth bringing to the fore.

Culinary delights meet industrial culture

Experience a live demonstration of the duplex steam pump from 1892, enjoy regional speciality snacks and refresh yourself with a glass of beer or juice. Along the Esplanade on Lake Traunsee, you will learn all about ceramics, water, salt and the steepest tramway in Europe. Finally, enjoy sweet snacks with a view of Orth Castle and the carillon at the town hall.

Duration: approx. 2 hours Meeting point: Toscanapark 1, 4810 Gmunden
Registration: Doris Murray, Tel: 0664 15 12 944 | Mail: