Gustav Mahler Memorial Stone

Like many of the "summer visitors", Gustav Mahler also traveled by train and then by ship to his holiday destination Steinbach am Attersee.

Here at the landing stage in Steinbach, Gustav Mahler welcomed his friend Bruno Walter whom he had invited to visit. As Bruno Walter let his gaze wander over the graceful landscape and the rugged cliffs of the Höllengebirge in the background, Mahler said this famous sentence: "Sie brauchen gar nicht mehr hinzusehen - das habe ich schon alles weggkomponiert" and immediately told him about his rapidly progressing work at the Third Symphony.

 

Memorial Stone

In 1996, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Third Symphony, a memorial stone was set at the landing stage in Steinbach am Attersee.

Historical paddle Steamer cruising the Attersee
Historical paddle Steamer cruising the Attersee
Gustav Mahler Gedenkstein
Gustav Mahler Memorial Stone