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Culture & Traditions

Austria is recognized worldwide as a country synonymous with culture. And truly, culture here does flourish impressively with the list of events taking place in cities, towns and villages throughout the country. It is not only theatre that gives the country a festive appearance, but also the many concerts and exhibitions, dance performances and readings. The focus is always on light, cheerful enjoyment, and it is the combination of artistic quality with good food and drink that is unique in Austria.

Experience a vibrant cultural scene

Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg Mirabell Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg

Austria's Cities

Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, and Post Modernism. Historic settings for modern events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
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Guide at Schönbrunn Palace © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Guide at Schönbrunn Palace © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Austria - Europe's Meeting Place

The cultural wealth of our country is not least the result of a great variety of influences from West and East, North and South. Throughout history, Austria has always played a special role in the centre of Europe: as a bridge-builder, as a meeting place and as a venue for cultural exchange.
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Monument of Johann Strauss in the Vienna Stadtpark © Österreich Werbung/Diejun Monument of Johann Strauss in the Vienna Stadtpark © Österreich Werbung/Diejun

Music in Austria

In Austria you can expect a first-class musical experience, whether it's a concert in the rooms of a Baroque palace, at the Opera House or at one of the many festivals.
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Lakeside Stage Audience © Bregenzer Festspiele Lakeside Stage Audience © Bregenzer Festspiele

Festivals for all Senses

Austria's diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria's beautiful surroundings and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.
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Island in the river mur, Graz © Oesterreich Werbung, Viennaslide Island in the river mur, Graz © Oesterreich Werbung, Viennaslide

Architecture in Austria

Austria’s diverse architectural landscape include imposing imperial buildings, spectacular art-deco architecture as well as contemporary masterpieces.
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Albertina, Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Lammerhuber Albertina, Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Lammerhuber

Museums in Austria – a world of astonishments

Austria today offers some of the world's most important and stunning collections. To tour the countless museums and galleries is to pass from Old Masters to contemporary art.
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Sound of Music © Christina Canaval Sound of Music © Christina Canaval

The Sound of Music

In 2015 the most successful film musical in history "The Sound of Music" celebrates its 50th anniversary. The hills are still alive when you travel through Austria's beautiful countryside and experience the original film locations. Follow the footsteps of the Trapp family and sing along your way.
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Old Town of Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung Old Town of Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung

Passion for Tradition

Austria is fascinatingly blessed by coincidences: close to nature and informal, yet simultaneously valuing tradition and etiquette. Once-courtly formalities are lived out with a light touch at elegant events, while the finest labours of hand and head perfect traditional techniques, taking these on creatively into the modern era.
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Find Inspiration. A cultural journey through Austria

Jerome travels through the cultural landscape of Austria and becomes inspired by its diversity. Throughout his journey, he captures the special experiences in drawings. Glimpses of his sketchbook will be surprising...

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How to plan your cultural journey through Austria

Buying tickets for concerts and events

Do you plan to attend one of Austria's many cultural events?
We have put together a list of reliable agencies.

The easiest way to get tickets

Journeys through Austria

Are you looking for unforgettable experiences in Austria? Browse through our itineraries & suggestions and find some inspiration for your next trip to Austria. Journeys through Austria

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