During the sommermonth between 1908-1910 Gustav Mahler composed some of his most famous works in this simple wooden cabin in the heart of the Dolomites: the 9th and 10th symphonies and the "Lied von der Erde".
“How can people forever think,” cried Mahler “that Nature lies on the surface! Of course it does, in its most superficial aspect. But those who, in the face of Nature, are not overwhelmed with awe at its infinite mystery, its divinity (we can only sense it, not comprehend or penetrate it) -- these people have not come close to it. […] And in every work of art, which should be a reflection of Nature, there must be a trace of this infinity.”
Recollections of Natalie Bauer-Lechner, July 1900 Gustav Mahler
Are you curious to visit the composing hut Gustav Mahler?
The tourist office Toblach is organizing guided tours for summer 2024 (3.July- 13. September 2024)and especially during the Gustav Mahler music weeks(details will follow). Please plan your visit! You can contact us, if you wish to have a personal visit. We try to make it possible.
Important informations The composing hut is private property of the Family Herbert Santer and there are no parking possibilities and reachable only on an walking path (itinerary). Unfortunately, the Trenkerhof, where Gustav Mahler stayed, is no longer accessible as it is also a private property from the Trenker Family, the owner of the Wild animal parc. Parking spaces at the Trenkerhof are only for wildlife park visitors. The Gustav Mahler Stube is closed.
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Trilogy Gustav Mahler composing hut
1893-1896 completion of 2. symphony 3. symphony Lieder