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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.

Jazzfestival Saalfelden © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Zajc

Renowned Festivals

Austria's renowned festivals have long attracted culture lovers from all over the world, such as the dramatic, monumental productions of the Bregenzer Festspiele and its lakeside stage, offering an entirely new opera experience. At the Salzburger Festspiele, international celebrities from politics and economy meet culture lovers from near and far. Despite being the most important Schubert festival in the world, the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg still manages to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Culinary delights, a castle with a park, modern architecture and a range of world-class concerts come together at the Musikfestival Grafenegg, and even jazz, dance and performance festivals have established themselves as cultural events of the highest quality in Austria.

Regional Highlights

On top of this, there are many smaller festivals that explore exciting topics, which are closely related to each region. "Jazz on the Mountain" can be heard at the Jazzfestival Saalfelden, and Austria's World Music in the Waldviertel at the Schrammel Klang Festival. At the La Strada Street Theatre Festival in Graz, audiences gather year after year to marvel at puppet shows and acrobatic performances. And the Klangspuren Festival of contemporary music in Schwaz skillfully combines regional artists with international stars.

Every year the rich variety of festivals and concerts between Bregenz and Vienna invites you on a journey for all senses. Be inspired by our selection!

Festival Dates 2014

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg / Hohenems 1st May - 23rd September 2014
Wiener Festwochen 9th May - 15th June 2014
Schrammel Klang Festival 4th July - 6th July 2014
Carinthian Summer 12th July - 27th August 2014
ImPuls Tanz Festival 17th July - 17th August 2014
Salzburger Festspiele 18th July - 31st August 2014
Bregenzer Festspiele 23rd July - 25th August 2014
La Strada Street Theatre Festival 1st August - 9th August 2014
Musikfestival Grafenegg 14th August - 7th September 2014
Jazzfestival Saalfelden 28th August - 31st August 2014
Klangspuren Schwaz 11th September - 27th September 2014
Steirischer Herbst 26th September - 19th October 2014

Festivals in Austria

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