Ganz Salzburg Bewegen

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a certain minimum amount of regular heart-healthy physical activity for everybody. Austrian national health statistics show that fewer than half of the Austrian general population meet these recommendations. Some groups tend to be less physically active than the average person: these are people aged 30-44 years, retirees, people with migration background, and those with lower income or lower education level.

In the project „Ganz Salzburg Bewegen“ („All of Salzburg moving“), we would like to engage with these less physically active groups in the City of Salzburg. Together with citizens, we would like to come up with suggestions for supporting regular heart-healthy physical activity.

To connect with citizens, we will organise three public events. The events will be held in spring, summer and autumn of 2023 in the Salzburg district of Lehen. First, there will be a community conversation event (12. – 15. April 2023) to start the conversation and exchange thoughts with citizens. Second, there will be an ideas workshop (end of July 2023) to collect and shape ideas and suggestions together with citizens. Last, there will be a public exhibition (autumn 2023) to present these ideas and suggestions to the public. The exhibition will be interactive, so that everybody can vote for their favourite ideas and suggestions. Alongside these three public events, citizens can join the project team as co-researchers and take on certain project tasks.

At the end of the project, we will have a collection of ideas and suggestions based on the perspectives and everyday experiences of citizens. In a follow-up project, these suggestions will be prioritised, implemented and evaluated.

„Ganz Salzburg Bewegen“ is conducted in collaboration between Fachhochschule Salzburg (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences), Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention, City of Salzburg („Bewegte Stadt“), and County of Salzburg. The project is funded by Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, City and County of Salzburg, and the Open Innovation in Science Center of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (Open Innovation in Science Enrichment Fund).


“10 ideas that move!” is the name of the free open-air exhibition in Lehener Park (near Pioniersteg), where we will be presenting the results of our “Ganz Salzburg Bewegung” project from 17 January to 15 March 2024. The exhibition presents suggestions for promoting physical activity in the city of Salzburg, which were developed last year with the involvement of 480 Salzburg residents. You can vote for your favourite idea(s) using a QR code.

Alongside the exhibition, free exercise programmes will be offered in Lehener Park until March:

  • Dog walk of a different kind, 23.01. 16:30 17:30 by Lydia Schentz
  • Dog walk of a different kind, 31.01. 09:00 10:00 by Lydia Schentz
  • Self-defence for young people, 07.02. 16:15 17:15 by ARTMA Academy
  • Self-defence for teenagers, 16.02. 15:00 16:00 from ARTMA Academy
  • Bike check, 23.02. 15:00 16:00 from Veloserv
  • Bike check, 02.03. 10:00 11:00 from Veloserv
  • Running training, 07.03. 16:30 17:30 from Bewegte Stadt
  • Running training, 14.03. 16:30 17:30 from Bewegte Stadt

Come along and join in!

For all those who cannot come to Lehener Park, all the contents of the exhibition are also available online – you can also vote for your favourite idea(s) here

Projekt Leads

  • Melanie Roth, Fachhochschule Salzburg (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences),
  • Dr. Stefan Tino Kulnik, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention,

You can find more info about the project here