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.
The entire region comes together for "Jazz on the Mountain" in Saalfelden
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 Schubert's most important 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.
On top of all 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 at the Schrammel Klang Festival in the Waldviertel. Puppet shows as well as acrobatic performances make the audience marvel year after year at the La Strada Street Theatre Festival
in Graz, 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 2013
Schubertiade Schwarzenberg / Hohenems
26th April - 8th October 2013Wiener Festwochen
10th May - 16th June 2013Carinthian Summer
11th July - 24th August 2013ImPuls Tanz Festival
11th July - 11th August 2013Bregenzer Festspiele
17th July - 18th August 2013La Strada Street Theatre Festival
26th July - 3rd August 2013Salzburger Festspiele
19th July - 1st September 2013Musikfestival Grafenegg
16th August - 8th September 2013Jazzfestival Saalfelden
22nd August - 25th August 2013Steirischer Herbst
20th September - 13th October 2013