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Probably the city’s first “artists in residence” are widely known today: Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner and Arnold Schönberg, Nikolaus Lenau, Arthur Schnitzler and Peter Altenberg regularly spent time in Gmunden and created parts of their work here. The concept of a creative change of scenery, coupled with interdisciplinary exchange, was also instrumental in Kurt Ohnsorg’s international innovative symposia. Today, the city continues these traditions with its ever-growing range of artist residencies.