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.
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...
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.
The familiar and the unknown, the innovative and the traditional meet at the Carinthian Summer, a festival for new music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Wortsman reads Altenberg
A reading of Altenberg’s selected prose by writer and translator Peter Wortsman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.