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Wellenklänge Festival at Lake Lunz

The crystal-clear waters of Lake Lunz and the forests and mountains of Lower Austria’s Voralpen region provide the backdrop for a July festival that devotes itself to transcending all borders between styles and genres.

Wellenklänge Festival at Lunz am See © wellenklänge/Herbert Möbius

Evidence for the fact that art and nature can be combined with practical use and pleasure is provided by the award-winning floating stage on Lake Lunz. The seating area, installed on a steep slope on the northern shore of the lake, blends naturally into the natural surroundings and, together with the floating stage, makes up part of the lake’s swimming area.

Each evening for three weeks in July, the wood-and-steel structure is transformed into a festival stage. There is something about this calm modernity, which merges so harmoniously into the surrounding scenery, that also contributes to the spirit of the wellenklaenge festival. In Lunz, professional musicians meet amateurs, and international stars collaborate with area artists. This has contributed greatly to establishing the festival in the region. Hip hop artists are as much at home on the stage here as American singer-songwriters, the Christian Muthspiel Trio, Tristan Schulze, the brass ensemble of the Munich Philharmonic, and the local Amstettner Musikanten. The wellenklaenge festival also features dance performances, break-dance acts, workshops, and readings.

Lunz, with its crystal-clear waters, is so lovely. And wonderfully calm. And with the wellenklaenge it has a small, wonderful, calmly exciting festival.

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