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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.

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 2016

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg / Hohenems 18 – 26 June , 23 – 31 August 2016
Wiener Festwochen 13th May - 19th June 2016
Schrammel Klang Festival 8th July - 10th July 2016
Carinthian Summer 14th July - 25th August 2016
ImPuls Tanz Festival 14th July – 14th August 2016
Salzburger Festspiele 22nd July - 31st August 2016
Bregenzer Festspiele 20th July - 21st August 2016
La Strada Street Theatre Festival 29th July - 6th August 2016
Musikfestival Grafenegg 6th June -11th September 2016
Jazzfestival Saalfelden 26th August - 28th August 2016
Steirischer Herbst 23th September - 16th October 2016

Festivals in Austria

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