Walking in ALMA’s Footsteps
Paulus Manker describes the Kurhaus Semmering as an “undisclosed” treasure, in which he settles his long-established “Alma production” in 2007. Alma’s success story has been perpetuating since 1996. Initially anchored in the Purkersdorf sanatorium for six years, the spectacle went halfway around the world: to Venice, Lisbon, Los Angeles and Berlin. The Kurhaus is one of the enchanted grand hotels on Semmering. Founded in 1909 for the restless or sickly noblesse – Reinhard, Kainz, Schnitzler, Werfel and Alma Mahler were among the guests and visitors. To the performance: Paul Manker staged “A L M A” in sixteen rooms and halls, some of which were splendid and architecturally overwhelming, as well as on the terrace with a paradisiacal view.
Young and old are obviously having great fun in the soapbox race.
Luxurious sports cars, exclusive vintage cars and other spectacular vehicles make regular stops at the Semmering.