Former meeting place for the bourgeoisie – 2015 part of the state horticultural show

For the state horticultural show from 24th April to 4th October 2015 the ca. 15,000m² big Kurpark area will be especially bedizened and offers free entry just like Espanade. During the horticultural show various events take place in Kurpark and at the Kongress- & Theaterhaus. 

Flower gardens at the state horticultural show Bad Ischl
Flower bed in Bad Ischl

In the middle of Bad Ischl Hotel Goldener Ochs welcomes you on Traun's riverside – a true insider tip in the centre and only 1 minute away from Esplanade. Visit “Traungartl” for coffee and cake or and exquisite dinner. 

Horticultural show in Bad Ischl's Kurpark 

Kurpark serves as a green oasis in the city centre and is a great recreational area for everyone as well as a wonderful music salon and open air foyer for theatre performances. For the Upper Austrian state horticultural show some parts of the park are newly designed. Colourful summer flowers and roses spread their blooms under the old trees. The marvellous diversity of different shrubs also delight the visitor's eyes. Pleasant shade providers line the open meadows and paths, where benches invite you to rest and take in the flora's colour and shape diversity. 

Events in Kurpark and at the Kongress- & Theaterhaus

The music gazebo, which was newly constructed and enlarged for the state horticultural show, serves as a venue for different cultural events. Experience concerts and other events in the gorgeous ambience of Kurpark. 

Families, children and teenagers will also enjoy a diverse programme during the state horticultural show: kids' stage, fairytale hours. Workshops and much more … 

Find further information in the event calendar!

Park area at Bad Ischl, Austria
Green parks at Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl as a spa and imperial city 

Kurpark represents the pride of the 19th century bourgeoisie, at a time when Bad Ischl bloomed as a spa and imperial city. From the mid 19th century more and more summer guests came to Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut. Members of the European royal families, like Emperor Wilhelm I, King George of Greece, King Milan of Serbia, King Carol of Romania and also King Eduard VII. of England visited the emperor. Many other followed their example, famous people with a royal, military or artistic background. And so Bad Ischl  became a town visited by artists, intellectuals as well as musicians and composers like Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauß, Franz Lehár and Johannes Brahms, which made it an artistic meeting place of European significance. This raising number of guests required a suitable venue for events, where concerts and balls could take place – and so Kurhaus and its Kurpark were built between 1873 and 1875. Today there are still operetta weeks taking place in today's Kongress- & Theaterhaus. 

Monuments of Franz Lehár and Emmerich still remember the silver operetta era. 

Walk on the emperor's traces through Bad Ischl and delight in the marvellous gardens. The friendly team at 4-star Hotel Goldener Ochs will gladly provide more information for your visit at the Bad Ischl state horticultural show 2015 and is looking forward to your no obligation enquiry

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