Lehár enjoyed the seclusion of his villa on the Traun river in Bad Ischl and claimed that this was where „the best melodies come to me“. The villa is still the same as during the time of Lehár in Bad Ischl. Once should imagine, that the famous composer left the house just for a few minutes. Have a look on his musique and his way of life.
Bad Ischl is also known the home of Lehár. Lehár said he composed 30 operettas in Bad Ischl. The Lehár Festival, held each summer, and his former home Lehárvilla are testiments to his works and links to Bad Ischl. Franz Lehár died in 1948 in Bad Ischl and was laid to rest in the town cemetery.
Bad Weather Alternatives
Even if the sun decides to take a break or the weather god is in a bad mood, there’s no reason that your holiday plans should fall through. The many attractive free-time activities of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut ensure a diverse program even on rainy days. Experience our ancient mining tunnels and mystical caves, grand spa facilities, interesting exhibitions and historical churches. There’s an event no matter the weather! Even on ‘dreary days’, a holiday on Lake Hallstatt is always bright!