Sgraffito - art on Pettenbach's facades - Leopold Feichtinger

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Starting place: 4643 Pettenbach
Destination: 4643 Pettenbach

duration: 0h 38m
length: 2,7 km

Highest point: 487m
difficulty: very easy
condition: very easy
panoramic view: Some Views

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Sgraffito - art on Pettenbach's facades
A cultural walk in cooperation with the Bartlhaus Museum 

Since the exhibition about Leopold Feichtinger in the parlour in the Bartlhaus has been redesigned, a tour is offered on which you can discover 13 sgraffiti in Pettenbach. A free map describing the tour is available in the Museum of Writing.

Sgraffiti are images scratched into different coloured layers of plaster. The term comes from the Italian and means "to scratch". The technique became widespread from the Renaissance onwards. In the 20th century, there was a revival of facade paintings. They are figurative and geometric depictions in the style of the time. Feichtinger's sgraffiti adorns private and public buildings in Pettenbach and the surrounding area. He created sayings and pictures on house facades, lettering for businesses and decorated doors, windows and walls with decorative patterns. 

He began with sketches of motifs and designed several variations. This was followed by a true-to-scale final drawing with the exact position of the work on the façade. He sometimes used the school's gymnasium to enlarge it. He perforated the contours in the full-size plan. He applied layers of different coloured plaster. He transferred the drawing onto the façade through the holes in the plan. He then scraped out the desired layers of colour. 

There is a lot to discover on the sgraffito tour through Pettenbach. Not all of the sgraffiti has survived, such as the elegant decoration on the former secondary school. Today it is covered by the full thermal insulation. 

Sgraffito tour through Pettenbach 

Discover the art of sgraffiti on a walk through Pettenbach! You can find them on many walls, not only on public buildings such as the church and the school, but also on private houses and businesses. The tour takes about 30 minutes and starts and ends at the Bartlhaus Writing Museum. 

- Station 1: Bartlhaus Museum of Writing and Local History, Museumstraße 16, 4643 Pettenbach
- Station 2: Transport company Joh. Strauss, Emesbergstraße 1
- Station 3: Transport company Joh. Strauss, Emesbergstraße 3
- Station 4: Joh. Strauss transport company, Museumstraße 9-11
- Station 5: Pettenbach primary school, Scharnsteiner Straße 3
- Station 6: Pettenbach secondary school, Scharnsteiner Straße 5 (no longer visible)
- Station 7: Josef Müller, Schulweg 10
- Station 8: Village café, Gerbergasse 2
- Station 9: Brucker bakery/mixed goods, Marktstraße 2
- Station 10: Pettenbach parish church, Kirchenplatz 2
- Station 11: Pettenbach kindergarten, Kirchenplatz 17, in the inner courtyard
- Station 12: Röck tailor's shop, Museumstraße 2
- Station 13: Residential building, Museumstraße 10

Accessibility / arrival

How to get to Pettenbach in the Traunsee-Almtal region

We recommend travelling by public transport!

by train:
from Wels station take the Almtalbahn (line 153) in the direction of Grünau im Almtal to Pettenbach station, numerous connections from Wels station to the main trains on the Westbahn line (line 101)

by bus:
OÖVV bus route 456 Kirchdorf/Kr. - Steinbach am Ziehberg - Pettenbach or OÖVV bus route 481 Kirchdorf/Kr. - Inzersdorf - Pettenbach - Lederau - Eggenberg - Vorchdorf, bus stop Pettenbach OÖ Bahnhof
The Bartlhaus is only 3 minutes away from the railway station.

With the Salzkammergut Shuttle Service Route 70 from Scharnstein or Vorchdorf, please call the taxi centre at least 1 hour in advance on 050-422 422 or order on the otaxi app.

Bike & Hike, travelling by bike:
Coming from Wels or Linz on the R 4 Traunradweg or R6 Römerradweg, or from Gmunden R 4 Traunradweg or from Passau via Vöcklabruck and Schwanenstadt on the R 6 Römerradweg to Lambach, via the Traunkraftwerk Lambach and to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting in the direction of Vorchdorf Einsiedling. Continue via the cycle connection briefly onto the R 13 Traunviertlerradweg to the R 11 Almtalradweg to Pettenbach. The town centre is not directly on the cycle path.
There is also a cycle connection on the Traunviertel Tour from Gmunden via St. Konrad and Scharnstein to Pettenbach.

By car:
West motorway A1: Vienna - Voralpenkreuz-A9 &
Inntal motorway A8 Passau - Wels - Voralpenkreuz A9 - - exit Ried/Tr. - Voitsdorf - Pettenbach
Western motorway A1: Munich - Salzburg - exit Vorchdorf - Pettenbach
Car park at Pettenbach railway station

Please only use the designated car parks and show consideration for private property! Thank you for your fairness!

  • Parking space: 20
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The path is free to walk on!

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Sgraffito - art on Pettenbach's facades - Leopold Feichtinger
Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal
4643 Pettenbach

Phone +43 7616 8268

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Starting place: 4643 Pettenbach
Destination: 4643 Pettenbach

duration: 0h 38m
length: 2,7 km

Highest point: 487m
difficulty: very easy
condition: very easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Hiking trail

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