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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, then there is Austria's World Music in the Waldviertel at the Schrammel Klang Festival. And audiences gather year after year to marvel at puppet shows and acrobatic performances at the La Strada Street Theatre Festival in Graz.

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 2015

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg / Hohenems 1st May - 30th August 2015
Wiener Festwochen 15th May - 21st June 2015
Schrammel Klang Festival 10th July - 12th July 2015
Carinthian Summer 12th July - 27th August 2015
ImPuls Tanz Festival 16th July - 16th August 2015
Salzburger Festspiele 18th July - 30th August 2015
Bregenzer Festspiele 22nd July - 23rd August 2015
La Strada Street Theatre Festival 31st July - 8th August 2015
Musikfestival Grafenegg 18th June - 6th September 2015
Jazzfestival Saalfelden 27th August - 30th August 2015
Steirischer Herbst 25th September - 18th October 2015

Festivals in Austria

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