Lake Wörthersee was a magnet for many artists early on. In addition to the composers Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg (1885 – 1935) also discovered Lake Wörthersee as an important place to work.
Until the sale of his parents’ “Berghof” estate in 1920, Alban Berg had spent many summers on Lake Ossiacher See. After the sale, his yearning for his own house in Carinthia increased. It was not until the end of 1932 that he could fulfil his dream with the auction purchase of the villa “Waldhaus” in Auen. He spent most of his final years there.