Bad Ischl is also known the home of Lehár.
Lehár said he composed 30 operettas in Bad Ischl. The Lehár Festival, held each summer, and his former home Lehárvilla are testiments to his works and links to Bad Ischl. Franz Lehár died in 1948 in Bad Ischl and was laid to rest in the town cemetery.
There are around 140 monuments and memorials in Bad Ischl. From these alone it is possible to understand the immense importance of Bad Ischl as a spa, imperial and cultural town.
If you would like more information we recommend you book the "FROM MONUMENT TO MONUMENT" guided tour.