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Mahler and Steinbach am Attersee

Gustav Mahler arrived in Steinbach am Attersee for the first time in the summer of 1893. 

The breathtaking surroundings worked wonders for Mahler’s creativity, inspiring half a dozen songs and most of two enormous symphonies (2nd and 3rd) composed over the course of four summers (through 1896) in a specially built hut at the water‘s edge.

Today the "Komponierhäuschen", as it is known in German, has become a point of attraction for Mahler lovers all over the world.



Gustav Mahler Festival Steinbach

The Gustav Mahler Festival in Steinbach is an annual celebration held on the composer’s birthday (7 July) that presents musical gems as well as cultural and historical insights into this unique historical place. The program purposefully sets aside time for all participants to interact with one another and to enjoy the astounding natural setting in order to celebrate the many facets of Mahler’s inspiration. 


Program 2019

Thursday, 4th July 2019

  • 5:00 p.m. Festive Opening of the 4th Gustav Mahler Festival
    and the Exhibition 2019 "Mahler, the Wanderer" [Free admission]

               Gustav Mahler Komponierhäuschen 

Steinbach am Attersee


Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen
Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen
  • 7:00 p.m. “Mahler, the wanderer” in Song and Text
    "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" and other songs

Reading with songs

Hotel Gasthof Föttinger 


Milan Siljanov, Singer

Nino Chokhonelidze, Piano

Roman Blumenschein, Narration


- Admission € 30 / person

Friday, 5th July 2019


  • 2:00 p.m. Mahler, the wanderer [ Free admission ]

Presentation and Discussion

Christian-Ludwig-Attersee Saal, Dorfzentrum Steinbach am Attersee


Peter Gülke, “Der Wanderer in der Romantik”

Franz Willnauer, “Mahlers Wanderjahre. Stationen einer Lebensreise"

Christian Glanz, “Mahlers innere Migration”

Morten Solvik, Moderator



               Gustav Mahler Komponierhäuschen. Curator: Christian Glanz


  • 7:00 p.m. Film Screening                            

Movie Night

Gustav Mahler Saal Seefeld, Steinbach am Attersee


Two documentaries with and by the American film director, Jason Starr:


„Mahlers Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen“ (world premiere)

as well as

„Everywhere and Forever. Mahler’s Song of the Earth“


- Admission € 20 / person 

Saturday, 6th July 2019


  • 11:00 a.m. Mahler, the Wanderer  [ Free admission ]

                Musical Adventure Hike*

                from the Gustav Mahler composing cottage in Seefeld, Steinbach

                to the Lake Taferlklaussee with hiking guide Herbert Benedik.

                Musical picnic with H.P. Falkner (Attwenger) at 2:00 p.m.


Note: Weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes are required.

The event will only take place if the weather is permitting.


More information: Informationsbüro Steinbach

T: +43 7666 7719 60 



  • 7:00 p.m. Schubert, the wanderer

Evening Concert


Gustav-Mahler-Saal Seefeld, Steinbach am Attersee




Der Wanderer, D 493 (Text: Lübeck)

Wandererfantasie, D 760

Winterreise, D 911

Matthew Rose, Bass

Alexandra Silocea, Piano



- Admission € 30 / person
Musical adventure hike

Sunday, 7th July 2019

  • 10:00 a.m. Matinee Concert  

          The Wanderer and the Night

  Gustav-Mahler-Saal Seefeld, Steinbach am Attersee



          Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht

          Sturdivant Adams [Commissioned work]

          Alma Mahler: 'Laue Sommernacht'

          Alma Mahler: 'Einsamer Gang'

          Gustav Mahler: Nachtmusik II (from Symphony No. 7)

          Gustav Mahler: 'Der Einsame im Herbst' (from Das Lied von der Erde)

          Gustav Mahler: 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen'


          Orchestra for the Earth

          John Warner, Conductor

          Rosalie Warner, Mezzo-Soprano


        - Admission € 30 / person


  • 2:00 p.m. Birthday Song for Mahler 

          on the “Field of Flowers”*

          with the Orchestra for the Earth

          in cooperation with the Nature Park Attersee-Traunsee


*Weather permitting.
Preliminary program, subject to change.

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