The Attergau and the Festival "Attersee Classic"
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The Attergau, which is located approximately 50 kilometers outside of the festival city of Salzburg, together with St. Georgen, Straß, Berg and Seewalchen, is the location of the International Orchestra Institute for Viennese Sound Style.
The Attergau, along with the Attersee, lies in the northern part of the Salzkammergut, one of the most fascinating landscapes of Central Europe. To this day, as in the days of Romanticism, the Salzkammergut is a preferred domicile for authors, painters and musicians. In many museums of the world, views of this landscape by famous Austrian painters of the Biedermeier era can be seen.
Seewalchen lies directly on the shore of the Attersee. On a hill above the town there is the State Music School, a late Biedermeier school building, which was recently redesigned with considerable financial means into an exemplary music school with twelve class rooms, a theory and presentation as well as ballet hall.
Directly from the terrace in front of the school one has a view of the lake, the Höllengebirge mountain range, the Flöge Villa as well as the Kammer Palace. It is the lake at which Brahms lived and where Mahler wrote his 3rd Symphony. The Flöge Villa often served as the summer retreat of Gustav Klimt.