There are few regions in Austria with more culture, customs and traditions than the Salzkammergut. Here, locals still celebrate life with the same passion and practices as many generations before. Gmunden hosts a wide range of traditional events throughout the year, such as the enchanting Schlösser Advent, the Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden and the Lichterfest Gmunden. Visitors should also take the chance to visit the nearby town of Bad Ischl as well as Schloss Ort, a beautiful castle on an island in the Traunsee lake where the popular long-running TV series "Schlosshotel Orth" was filmed. And last but not least: Gmunden is famous the world over for its pottery. The typical striped white-and-green ceramics are a popular souvenir from the Salzkammergut. Visitors interested in learning about how these items are made and the history of the pottery industry in the region can do so at the KUNST.WERKSTATT in Gmunden.