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Loisiarte Festival for Music & Literature

From the middle of the vineyards rises the aluminium-clad cube of the Visitors’ Centre Loisium, a symbol of how adept the winegrowing town of Langenlois is at linking the modern and the traditional. This theme is also taken up each year in March by the Loisiarte music and literature festival.

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A perfect climate, ideal soil, and a long winegrowing tradition make the Lower Austrian town of Langenlois something of a competence centre when it comes to wine. The Loisium Adventure World of Wine invites visitors to experience the fascination of wine with all their senses. The tour leads through the 900-year-old labyrinth of picturesque old wine cellars and up for a rest in the atmospheric courtyard of a former wine estate before descending underground again.

This is also the site of the Loisiarte festival, which for four days each year in March combines classical and contemporary music with literature. This being the Weinviertel, wine-tasting is, of course, a part of each concert, with a different fine Langenlois wine featured at each event. And afterwards the restaurant of the adjacent Loisium Hotel serves a special “Cultural Pleasures” dinner corresponding to the theme of the event.

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