Von Goisern busied himself with various projects, musical and otherwise, over the course of the following decade. He made his acting debut the year the band broke up, starring in the made-for-TV movie Holleisengretl. He would go on to work on various films, both onscreen and behind the scenes as a composer. Von Goisern also became deeply involved with activism. Spurred by a budding interest in the Save Tibet foundation, von Goisern traveled to Tibet with activist Tsen Zochbauer in 1995. It signaled the beginning of his lifelong fascination with that country, and he eventually went so far as to bring the Dalai Lama on a special trip to Austria. In addition to his interest in Tibet, von Goisern was also known for speaking out against the Austrian music industry.
In the midst of all this, von Goisern continued to record and release albums. His first solo effort, Fön, came out in 2000; the album did well on the charts, and von Goisern found himself once again performing for sold-out audiences throughout Central Europe. A traditional Austrian folk album, Trad, followed soon after, and von Goisern won an Amadeus Award for it in 2001. Trad II emerged two years later, and von Goisern spent the next few years devoting his energy to touring and activism. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi