International chamber music festival with concerts, workshops and seminars in various locations in Lower Austria.
Ars Electronica Festival
Avant-garde media arts festival in Linz.
Art Breakfast in Klosterneuburg
At two very different venues – the nearly 900-year-old Klosterneuburg Monastery and the contemporary Kunstmuseum Essl – visitors can join the monthly Art Breakfast.
International contemporary art fair with focus on art works created after 1960s.
Classical music stars such as Thomas Hampson, Elina Garanca and many more are part of this festival.
Austria. Moments of Bliss
Nothing is as inspiring and invigorating as new discoveries. Our selection of extraordinary travel experiences throughout Austria will make your trip even more special. Find "off the beaten path" wine taverns, attend world class concerts or explore the best scenic hiking trails...
Don't miss this year's performance on the floating stage on lake Constance.
Bregenz is different. An opera festival with two stages: a traditional opera house, home to less-known operas, and an open-air lakeside stage, where productions are held in the most spectacular fashion.
Linking the moment with the imagination is what the Bregenz Spring Festival, held every year from March to June, is all about.
Bregenz Spring 2012 - International Dance Festival
The Bregenz Spring Dance Festival is one of the most innovative festival in it's category. International dance companies are invited to showcase their art.
The festival features international musicians performing works by and from the time of Anton Bruckner. The festival opens with a "classical cloud of sound"
Festival in Ossiach and Villach, program ranging from church opera to contemporary music with artists from all over the world.
The familiar and the unknown, the innovative and the traditional meet at the Carinthian Summer, a festival for new music.
Have a taste of delicious national and international cheese specialties at the Cheese Festival in Kötschach Mauthen / Carinthia.
Christmas Market in Innsbruck
During the time of advent you'll find a number of christmas markets in Innsbruck. Have a Gluehwein and enjoy the christmas spirit until January.
Christmas Market in Salzburg
During the time of advent you'll find a number of christmas markets throughout Salzburg. Have a Gluehwein and enjoy the pre-christmas spirit.
Christmas Market in Vienna
During the time of advent you'll find a number of christmas markets throughout Vienna. Have a Gluehwein and enjoy the pre-christmas spirit.
Concerts at Halbturn castle
Inhale the air of a warm summer evening during a walk through the park and enjoy the beauty of the baroque castle of Halbturn: this is the ambience offered by the "Halbturner Schlosskonzerte" every season on Saturdays in July and August.
Ancient music in historic venues along the Danube.
Dorit Chrysler - The Theremin Queen
Dubbed the “Theremin Queen” by Village Voice, Austrian-born Dorit Chrysler is hailed as one of the world’s most accomplished theremin players. Being notoriously hard to play, this electronic instrument generates sounds without being touched.
The beautiful Baroque palace and gardens of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace host a colourful Easter Market. Stalls are laden with chocolate, marzipan, fondant and praline creations. Pick up souvenirs like decorated eggs or join Easter egg hunts and flower-arranging courses.
Farmer's Autumn Salzburg
The Salzburg Farmers’ autumn is the celebration of the harvest in the province of Salzburg. From August till October, more than 2000 events dedicate the traditional farming customs, handicrafts and folk music.
Film Screening: Sissi Trilogy
Come and join us for a marathon session of the beloved Sissi trilogy featuring Romy Schneider. While in Austria, Christmas season would not be complete without at least one replay of the famous story of the romance between Emperor Franz Joseph and Elizabeth of Bavaria, the movies have long achieved a cult following among younger generations.
Finkenstein Castle Arena
Varied program in front of a magnificent backdrop.
Friends of Mozart
Join us for a performance of the Claring Chamber Players, who will feature the Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings and music for varied instrumental ensemble by Michael Haydn, Franz Schubert as well as Mozart. The Claring Chamber Players, the resident ensemble of Friends of Mozart, encompasses musicians from New York's most prestigious orchestras and chamber groups and performs music from the Baroque era to the present day.
Gala of the Viennese Industry in the Imperial Palace Vienna
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment in elegant surroundings – watch the impressive opening ceremony, learn the secrets of the three-four waltz time from one of the professional dance instructors or relax over a glass of champagne in one of the magnificent halls.
Refreshing country air and culture: the finest in cultural events in one of Europe’s loveliest regions is what the Gmunden Festival offers visitors every year from June to September.
Grafenegg Music Festival
A classic Music Festival in a romantic setting. Grafenegg offers the historical backdrop for musical masterpieces from past centuries.
History of the Viennese Waltz
When the Viennese Waltz emerged in the second half of the 18th century in Austria, it was as controversial as it was popular. Today, it is so much part of Austrian culture that Austrians waltz into each New Year to the sound of the Blue Danube Waltz broadcast on public radio.
Hotel Sacher Vienna
Since 1876, when the Hotel Sacher Vienna was founded, the Sacher Hotels have combined tradition, luxury, style and Austrian charm with comfort and highest quality service. After more than 120 years, the Sacher Hotels and Cafes have almost become an Austrian landmark and are an integral part of Austrian culture.
Impulse Dance Festival
International Dance Festival of top quality!
ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival
For five weeks each year, thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, and students from around the globe turn Vienna into the dance capital of the world.
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
Music from the Renaissance and the Baroque period is held annually at the Ambras Castle in Innsbruck.
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centres of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centers of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.
Innsbruck Summer of Dance
International dance performances from classical ballet to various modern dance forms, jazz and modern expressive dance.
A jazz festival with an Austrian focus on a farm off the beaten path in Upper Austria's: Diersbach.
International Baroque Days at Melk Abbey
This event takes place at one of Austria's most breathtaking Abbey with sweeping views of the Danube river and nestled right in Austria's wine country.
International Brahms Music Festival
Johannes Brahms compositions are partly influenced by Haydn’s music.
International Hahnenkamm Race
Jumps up to 80m, steep slopes up to 85% and speeds up to 140 km/h. Less than 2 minutes to complete the stretch of 3.3 km. An altitude difference of 863 m from the starting point (1665m) to the finish (802m). An average speed of 103 km/h. This is the most difficult ski piste in the world.
International Haydn Days
Most of Haydn's career was intertwined with the Esterházy family, and he spent nearly 50 years in their employment. The country seat of the family, Esterházy Palace is now home to the annual International Haydn Days.
Festival summer in Jennersdorf with opera, children's opera and exhibition.
Jazz Fest Wien
When for two weeks during the summer the stalls and boxes fill with exuberant music lovers, the annual Jazz Fest Wien has once again taken over the venerable Vienna State Opera.
Europe's most important festival of contemporary jazz in the beautiful countryside of Salzburg!
Contemporary music festival. This year's program features george Benjamine and the music development process in Spain during the last years.
Whether it is a mushrooming trip with contemporary composers or the traditional “pilgrimage” that in the course of one day leads to the various performance venues: each September this festival of contemporary music follows unconventional paths.
A step toward overcoming barriers: every summer at the beginning of August, Graz becomes one huge stage for a festival of street and puppet theater.
Lawyers' Ball in the Imperial Palace Vienna
The Lawyers’ Ball can look back on a tradition of almost 200 years. This classically elegant ball is opened by the Austrian Minister of Justice and attracts lawyers from all over the world.
Le Grand Ball
On New Year’s Eve the Hofburg Vienna is set to host the Le Grand Ball(Kaiserball).
Lehar Festival in Bad Ischl
This festival in the charming small town of Bad Ischl focuses on the works of Franz Lehar.
Liszt Festival Raiding
Festival visitors will have the opportunity to experience the music of Franz Liszt and other composers performed by the best interpreters in the world.
Movies under the stars
Thes annual Open-Air Film Festival is located on Karlsplatz.
Mozart Week 2013
Salzburg celebrates the birthday of its most famous son during Mozart Week.
Galerie St. Barbara with their »musik+« concert series, presents a varied program of top notch music performances in Innsbruck and Hall.
Music Film Festival in Vienna
The gothic spires of Vienna’s City Hall are an enchanting backdrop for two summer months of culinary and music delicacies that delight visitors and locals alike. The world class musical performances are broadcast on a gigantic screen and are free to enjoy. Food vendors from some of Vienna’s best restaurants provide an unmatched culinary experience in the heart of the city.
Opera Ball Vienna
The Opera Ball, held at Vienna's magnificent State Opera House, is deemed the epitome of ball culture and a top-calibre social event, attracting celebrities from around the globe.
Operafestival St. Margarethen
An old Roman quarry is the setting for this exciting summer festival. International stars and popular operas guarantee a spectacular experience.
Peter Wortsman reads Altenberg
A reading of Altenberg’s selected prose by writer and translator Peter Wortsman.
Salzburg Easter Festival
Every Easter, the Berliner Philharmoniker decamps south to Salzburg for an opera production and three orchestral programmes at the Salzburg Easter Festival.
Enjoy performances one of the most famous music festival in the world. This year's highlights are: Everyman, The magic Flute, Ariadne on Naxos and many more.
First held in 1920, the Salzburg Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest caliber fill the beautiful Alpine city with music and drama.
This is the 15th edition of this event with international and Austrian jazz stars.
Salzburg Whitsun Festival
Prefacing Salzburg's main summer festival, the short Salzburg Whitsun Festival concentrates on baroque music. Since 2007 Italian maestro Riccardo Muti has brought a touch of his native Naples, together with the young musicians of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra.
Choose between a wide range of concerts, readings and recitals and discover daily a new cultural delight.
Festival in Litschau on Lake Herrensee. Music and theater combined with nature!
This festival presents Schubert's music a different way: in connection with fine art; on a trip to the countryside; and in the setting of a chamber music concert interpreted in a new way.
Since more than twenty-five years the Schubertiade has accomplished the seemingly impossible: retaining its intimacy while becoming the world’s top Schubert festival.
For over twenty-five years the Schubertiade has accomplished the seemingly impossible: retaining its intimacy while becoming the world’s top Schubert festival.
This festival focuses on the music of Schubert and his contemporaries with concerts and radings.
This year's performance at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch is all about Johann Strauss' compositions.
This contemporary festival focuses on the visualization of electronic music
Sounds of Easter
Concert and opera highlights at the Theater an der Wien.
Special Events at the Pop-Up
The Austria Pop-Up store will be the venue for free concerts, gourmet food & wine events, film screenings and much more. Enjoy music by Austrian composers ranging from Mozart to Olga Neuwirth, journey back to imperial Vienna during our Sissi-Trilogy-Marathon, learn the true story behind THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Sam von Trapp, or sample a selection of the best Austrian wines at our “A Taste of Austria” event.
String Quartett: Talea Ensemble
The Talea Ensemble will present highlights of Austrian classical and contemporary music ranging from Franz Schubert to Olga Neuwirth. One of the up-and coming new ensembles in New York City, the Talea ensemble has recently performed works by Olga Neuwirth to high critical acclaim at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
When a nation celebrates itself as “blessed with beauty” in its national anthem, there must be a particularly special relationship between the people and art.
Styriarte in Graz
Summer after summer Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s styriarte festival in Graz is the place to be when it comes to new interpretations of old masters.
For forty years szene salzburg has been bringing contemporary art from all over the globe to Salzburg. The festival sommerszene 2011 puts the city of Salzburg into focus and merges the international with the local.
tanz ist Festival
dance is art. this festival focuses on contemporary dance as well as the art of flamenco.
The Bregenz Festival
At the Bregenz Festival, held in July and August, an evening of opera begins long before the conductor lifts his baton; guests often arrive by boat directly to the immense floating stage– and thus become part of the spectacle themselves.
The Confectioners’ Ball
One, two, three… dance in the rhythm of the Viennese waltz at one of the famous Viennese balls and enjoy a delicious night at the Confectioners’ Ball. Stunning ball gowns, sweet surprises and a glamorous atmosphere await you.
The easiest way to get tickets
A trip to Austria would not be the same without a visit to the opera or a concert. Get tickets ahead of time to ensure entry to the concert or festival of your dreams
The Sound of Music: Fact vs. Fiction
The Hills Are Alive: Fact versus Fiction in THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- Austria's most famous singing family, the von Trapps of Salzburg, lived a true and compelling story that was immortalized in the classic Broadway and Hollywood musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Join Sam von Trapp, grandson of Maria and Georg von Trapp; Bert Fink, SVP/Communications for Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company; and Michael Gigl, Region Manager USA & Australia for the Austrian Tourist Office, for a discussion on the real story versus the musical tale, plus the musical's global popularity, its iconic film version (shot on location in Salzburg), and its place in 21st century popular and musical culture.
A celebration of creativity in September: in astrology, Trigon refers to a constellation. Creating connections across time and space is also the motto of the Trigonale, Carinthia’s festival of early music.
Tyrolean Festival Erl
"Music is life. Life is self-determination and no one should have the right to dictate how to live or what music is.” Gustav Kuhn
Vienna City Marathon
Vienna City Marathon draws cheering crowds and thousands of runners to the city's streets. It leaves Wagramer Strasse along a scenic, but physically challenging, route to Heldenplatz. If 42km is too much, try the mini-marathon, fun run or junior marathon.
Vienna Design Week
Austria's biggest design event of the year highlights the country's most innovative designs - all competing for the James Dyson Award.
Vienna Fashion Week
The Austrian capital strikes a pose as fashion designers and fashionistas rush to the MuseumsQuartier for Vienna Fashion Week. Fashion shows, exhibitions and parties provide a chance for international designers to show their latest creations and mingle with Vienna's beautiful people.
This international avent-garde program features music, dance, performances and more.
Vienna Philharmonic Ball
The renowned orchestra holds its ball in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, one of the world’s most imposing concert halls.
Each year in October Vienna is the set of the Vienna International Film Festival presenting a range of movies from all over the world.
Visions of Austria
Taking a cue from the relaxed pace of the cafés that are a hallmark of the Viennese lifestyle, Visions of Austria – produced by WLIW 21 - offers a serene tour of the country that invites you to linger, perhaps with a cup of coffee in hand for the total experience of a virtual vacation.
Wachau Gourmet Festival
The reputation of the world heritage site of Wachau Valley on the River Danube is not only due to the unique beauty of its landscape and cultural treasures, but also to the overall setting, which makes it a region of true indulgence.
The festival for contemporary performance art, incl. readings, theater performances, and discussions on a stage on a lake.
A celebration of sound in Austria's southern region Carinthia.