Former garden pavilion in the former Sadleder’s garden

Former garden pavilion in the former Sadleder’s garden

The garden stretched south of Girardistrasse and the pavilion stood roughly in the middle of it



Former garden pavilion

Heute neue Wohnsiedlung (2023)

In the middle of WWI, a villa with an extensive park was built here, commissioned by Linz resident Imperial Councilor Karl Sadleder (1883 - 1930), who was a deputy mayor of Linz at the time.

The first stage (in 1917) of construction comprised of the garden with pavilion, an alpine hut, and a greenhouse. All were planned by the Ischl master builder Hans Brandl, who apparently had a talent for small-scale architecture (see the Kurhausstraße business pavilion in Bad Ischl and the café pavilion at the lakeside promenade in St. Gilgen).

The Art Deco-styled, round or actually octagonal pavilion had mostly exposed concrete surfaces (columns, steps, etc.), and its roof was domed. Three sides of the octagon were open. The remaining outer surfaces received retractable(!) windows with shutters.

The garden, including an alley along Girardistrasse, was the remnant of a much larger garden that originally encompassed all the grounds in the vicinity which have been developed with housing complexes. The neatly planned pavilion was a rare architectural monument from a time when very little had been built in Ischl.

In the 1950s, the complex, called Nahmer’s Garden (Nahmergarten), was still intact. However, from 1963 onwards the grounds were parceled out. With the exception of the current remaining area, the rest of the grounds was built up with what were then called "high-rise buildings".

In 2022, the pavilion had to make way for a new housing complex, so it was dismantled and sold to an enthusiast.

Sadleder was widely known and held numerous public offices. He received an honorary citizenship from the City of Linz in 1919.