Gustav Klimt Center on the Attersee, Klimt Artist Trail & Klimt Garden
From 1900 to 1916 Gustav Klimt regularly spent his summer holidays on the Attersee. In 2003 an Artist Trail was dedicated to the famous Jugendstil artist and in 2012 the Gustav Klimt Center opened in Kammer-Schörfling on the Attersee, informing visitors about Klimt’s life and works in this region. The permanent presentation was conceived and realized by the Vienna Leopold Museum.
Along with numerous other private lenders, the founder of the Klimt Foundation also provided private loans to the Klimt Center until 2013. Since 2014 the presentation in this special documentation center has been supported by the Klimt Foundation. With the start of season 2015, the Klimt Foundation has taken over the operation and scientific management of the Center and has been organizing annual seasonal exhibitions.
Another cultural-historical attraction is since summer 2019 the free of charge accessible Klimt Garden next to the Klimt Center.
The source of inspiration for the planting concept, developed by the Klimt Foundation, are six oil paintings by the artist himself created between 1907 and 1916 and titled with "garden". This all-season attraction conveys a touch of Klimt's longing for a carefree, sensual and enjoyable life in the magical garden paradise that "resembles a starry sky", as the artist himself wrote.
Visitors can feel the fascinating atmosphere of Lake Attersee, which captivated the famous Art Nouveau artist for 17 summers. Klimt's paths and motifs on land or on Lake Attersee can be optimally combined with a walk in the Klimt-Garden, along the Klimt Artist Trail or with a boat trip on the Attersee.