Kur- und Congresshaus

kur und congresshaus
01 Kurhaus + Lewan
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  • Built from 1868 to 1870 on the foundations of the two “Dörrhäuser” (= buildings for drying salt) as a meeting place for the spa guests.
  • Became very soon a popular meeting place for the local population outside of the spa season.
  • Several modifications:
    • 1890 – historical “Badehausfassade” (façade of Bath Building) on the west and south sides
    • 1925 – A high pediment field above the main entrance, music pavilion and small stage house for the “Great Hall” was attached.
    • Between 1947 and 1956 – the construction of a “Small Hall” on the upper floor and the extension of the “Great Hall” to hold 500 seats – due to structural requirements of the Ausseer Festwochen by Austrian music students.
    • 1952 – modification of the building into a “Big Festival House” according to the plans of the local architect K.H. Simonsberger with a change in the east-west hall to north-south as well as an expansion to hold 600 seats
    • 1959- cultivation of the Open-Air Music Pavilion with a flying roof in the south-west designed for concerts by the Kurmusikorchester
  • 1995-1997 – construction of the “New Kurhaus” in today’s form as a modern event and seminar center keeping parts of the left façade (Kurkonditorei und Café Lewandofski) remaining due to historical monument protection.
  • Today the Kurhaus offers 10 seminar rooms, a gallery, a long corridor room, a roof terrace with a tower room, a music pavilion and a large festival hall for up to 450 guests to be seated during cultural occasions of any kind.

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