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Gustav Klimt´s Summer Holidays on

the Attersee 1900–1916

Comparable to Claude Monet’s Giverny, Paul Cézanne’s Provence and Egon Schiele’s Krumau, the Attersee was a place of unique artistic activity for Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The world-renowned artist regularly spent the summer months between 1900 and 1916 in this region. It was here that he created the vast majority of his over 50 known landscapes, which have greatly influenced Classical Modernism.

Already in 2003 an Artist Trail was dedicated to Gustav Klimt on the Attersee. On the occasion of the Jugendstil artist’s 150th birthday on the 14th of July 2012, the Gustav Klimt Center opened on the Attersee in a prime location on the very avenue in the park of Schloss Kammer once painted by Gustav Klimt. A multimedia exhibition designed by the Vienna Leopold Museum informs visitors about Klimt’s summer vacations on the Attersee and his stays in Litzlberg (Brewery Inn), Kammer (Villa Oleander) and Weißenbach (Forster’s Lodge).

Gustav Klimt Center on the Attersee