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Maximilian I., 500 Jahre, Jubiläumsjahr in Tirol © Land Tirol/p&p Maximilian I., 500 Jahre, Jubiläumsjahr in Tirol © Land Tirol/p&p
Tirol
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

2019: The Year of Maximilian I

The 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I prompted the State of Tirol to declare 2019 the Year of Maximilian. It's being celebrated with a varied programme of educational and cultural events.
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Der Hände Werk © Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H. / Alpgiray Kelem Der Hände Werk © Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H. / Alpgiray Kelem
Schallaburg, Lower Austria
16.03.2019 - 03.11.2019

Exhibition: Crafty Hands

In 2019, Schallaburg Castle offers an exhibition and multi-sensory experience showing that a modern world depends on the skills of our hands.

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Niederösterreichische Landesausstellung 2019 © Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H. Niederösterreichische Landesausstellung 2019 © Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H.
Wiener Neustadt
30.03.2019 - 10.11.2019

2019 Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition

People are moving, cities are growing, the country is changing. Our world is constantly moving forward. The 2019 Lower Austrian Exhibition uses two historic venues to examine the subject of "A World in Motion".

 
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Passion Play St. Margharethen, Burgenland © Passionsspiele St. Margarethen Passion Play St. Margharethen, Burgenland © Passionsspiele St. Margarethen
Erl, Tirol
01.05.2019 - 31.10.2019

Passion Plays Erl

Passion plays have been an essential part of Tirolean culture since the Middle Ages. Every 6 years, about 600 amateur players from the village of Erl participate in the local performances.
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Zauberwald 2019 - Alice im Zauberwald © Tiroler Sagen- und Märchenfestival Zauberwald 2019 - Alice im Zauberwald © Tiroler Sagen- und Märchenfestival
different places in Tirol
17.05.2019 - 14.12.2019

Tyrol Say + Fairytale Festival

At the largest fairytale festival in the German-speaking world, visitors experience the legends and tales of the Tyrolean mountains as living dream worlds. The program this year includes Alice in the Magic Forest, the protective forest fairy tale and the adventures of the knight Theuerdank.
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Fly Me to the Moon / 50 Jahre Mondlandung; Yinka Shonibare MBA, Spacewalk 2002, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018 Fly Me to the Moon / 50 Jahre Mondlandung; Yinka Shonibare MBA, Spacewalk 2002, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
Salzburg
20.07.2019 - 03.11.2019

Fly Me to the Moon

On the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on July 21, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Zürich is presenting a large exhibition titled ''Fly Me to the Moon. The Lunar Landing, 50 Years Later ''.
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Kulturwald 2019 im Stadion Klagenfurt, ein Projek von LITTMANN, kolorierte Zeichnung © Max Peintner Kulturwald 2019 im Stadion Klagenfurt, ein Projek von LITTMANN, kolorierte Zeichnung © Max Peintner
Klagenfurt, Carinthia
01.09.2019 - 31.10.2019

For Forest

In September and October, an authentic forest will be on display in the football stadium in Klagenfurt. The playing field is completely covered by mixed forest. From the stands, spectators can admire the tree spectacle day and night with free admission.
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Feldhase, Albrecht Dürer © Albertina Feldhase, Albrecht Dürer © Albertina
Albertina, Vienna
20.09.2019 - 06.01.2020

Albrecht Dürer

With almost 140 works, the Albertina possesses the world's most important collection of drawings by Albrecht Dürer. His graphic work will be at the centre of this fascinating exhibition.
 
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European Outdoor Film Tour © Tero Repo 02 European Outdoor Film Tour © Tero Repo 02
Several venues in Austria
10.10.2019 - 01.02.2020

European Outdoor Film Tour

Every year, the largest event for outdoor sport and adventure films emblazons big screens around the world.
Inspiring stories about and by explorers, adventurers, and sportspeople who make the impossible come true on mountain-bikes, skis, in the air, or on their own two feet.
 
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Yogaherbst Gastein / Quelle der Inspiration © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH Yogaherbst Gastein / Quelle der Inspiration © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH
Gastein Valley, SalzburgerLand
11.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

Yoga Autumn Gastein

Yoga on the mountain, meditation in the mountain - The Yoga Autumn Gastein invites you in October under the motto "source of inspiration" to slow down, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries.
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Dornenkrönung Christi, Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband Dornenkrönung Christi, Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
15.10.2019 - 19.01.2020

Caravaggio & Bernini – A Revolution in the Arts

The groundbreaking achievements of these two artists are the focal point of the exhibition, underscored by selected artworks by contemporaries including Nicholas Poussin, Orazio Gentileschi, Alessandro Algardi and Simon Vouet show the revolutionary and innovative art of the early 17th century.
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Jazz & The City Salzburg © Altstadt Salzburg Marketing GmbH / Foto Wildbild Jazz & The City Salzburg © Altstadt Salzburg Marketing GmbH / Foto Wildbild
Salzburg
16.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

Jazz & The City

At the festival ''Jazz & The City'' the whole old town becomes a stage and music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy jazz in the streets and restaurants up close and free of charge.
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Andy Murray, Erste Bank Open 2014, Wr. Stadthalle © e|motion / zolles.com Andy Murray, Erste Bank Open 2014, Wr. Stadthalle © e|motion / zolles.com
Vienna - Stadthalle
21.10.2019 - 27.10.2019

Erste Bank Open ATP World Tour

The Erste Bank Open 500, played each year in late October, is regularly frequented by the world's Top 10 players, with 18 of the 25 ATP World Tour's No. 1 players having competed in Vienna.

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Vienna International Film Festival © Alexander Tuma Vienna International Film Festival © Alexander Tuma
Several venues in Vienna
24.10.2019 - 06.11.2019

Viennale

The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world.In its program, the Viennale shows a carefully picked selection of new films from all over the globe as well as from Austria, some of them international premieres.
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Sölden FIS Skiweltcup © Ötztal Tourismus Sölden FIS Skiweltcup © Ötztal Tourismus
Rettenbach-Gletscher, Sölden
25.10.2019 - 27.10.2019

FIS Skiworldcup Opening Sölden

In Sölden the winter season already starts in the beginning of October, as soon as the stars of the Alpine Ski World Cup get together on Rettenbach Glacier high above Sölden - on the occasion of the Alpine Ski Championship Season Opener.
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Wien Modern, Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Viennaslide Wien Modern, Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Viennaslide
Vienna
28.10.2019 - 30.11.2019

Wien Modern

''Wien Modern'' is Austria's largest festival for contemporary music. Since its founding in 1988, the Wiener Konzerthaus has been one of the venues of the festival.
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POTENTIALe © Montforthaus Feldkirch GmbH / Patricia Keckeis POTENTIALe © Montforthaus Feldkirch GmbH / Patricia Keckeis
Feldkirch, Vorarlberg
08.11.2019 - 10.11.2019

POTENTIALe Fair & Festival

POTENTIALe Fair & Festival focuses on design and photography.
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Glacier Love Event 2015 © Linda Leitner Glacier Love Event 2015 © Linda Leitner
Kitzsteinhorn / Zell am See-Kaprun
08.11.2019 - 10.11.2019

WOW Glacier Love

As winter's blanket drapes itself across the Austrian Alps,
Kitzsteinhorn and Zell am See-Kaprun starts the official winter season
with WOW Glacier Love.
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ART&ANTIQUE Hofburg Vienna © M.A.C. Hoffmann & Co GmbH/APA-Fotoservice / P. Hautzinger ART&ANTIQUE Hofburg Vienna © M.A.C. Hoffmann & Co GmbH/APA-Fotoservice / P. Hautzinger
Hofburg, Wien
09.11.2019 - 17.11.2019

ART&ANTIQUE Hofburg Vienna

ART&ANTIQUE represents art, antiques and design. These distinguished national and regional galleries can compete internationally, due to their significance and ranking in the art world.
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Mountainfilm Graz, Archiv © Richard Großschädl Mountainfilm Graz, Archiv © Richard Großschädl
Graz, Styria
12.11.2019 - 16.11.2019

Mountainfilm Graz

From 12 - 16. November 2019 the latest exciting filmproductions in the genres mountains, sports and nature will be presented at the Congress Centre Graz and the Schubertkino.
The international film contest presents the winners during the "Lange Nacht des Bergfilms" at the final day of the festival.
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Advent market at Linz © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Röbl Advent market at Linz © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Röbl
Several venues in Austria
14.11.2019 - 06.01.2020

Christmas Markets

From the middle of November until the end of the year, Austria is the place to find romantic Christmas markets. Glistening lights, seasonal treats and snow-covered roofs make for a magical experience in Austria's towns.
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VAW Alternative Spaces Open House © VAW / eSel.at VAW Alternative Spaces Open House © VAW / eSel.at
Several venues in Vienna
15.11.2019 - 22.11.2019

VIENNA ART WEEK

The VIENNA ART WEEK takes place under the Motto "Making Truth" and is a must see of the season.
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Europäische Theaternacht © Claudia Niculescu Europäische Theaternacht © Claudia Niculescu
various theatres throughout Austria
16.11.2019

European Theatre Night

The European Theatre Night is back in Austria. In numerous event locations and theatres, a colorful program is offered throughout Austria until late in the evening as part of the European Theatrical Night.
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Donaupark im Winter, Linz © Linz Tourismus Donaupark im Winter, Linz © Linz Tourismus
Volksgarten Linz, Upper Austria
23.11.2019 - 23.02.2020

Ice Magic Linz

The Volksgarten in Linz turns to an ice world with a variety of ice sculptures where international artists show their impressive ice art.
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Open-Air-Konzert / Ski-Opening Obertauern © Tourismusverband Obertauern / Matthias Fritzenwallner Open-Air-Konzert / Ski-Opening Obertauern © Tourismusverband Obertauern / Matthias Fritzenwallner
Obertauern, SalzburgerLand
28.11.2019 - 01.12.2019

Ski-Opening Obertauern

Austria's snowiest winter sports resort is ready to celebrate the start of winter on 28 November until 1 December with an open-air concert of the German rapper CRO.
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Winterfest / Cirque Trottola & Petit Theatre Baraque © Phillippe Laurencon Winterfest / Cirque Trottola & Petit Theatre Baraque © Phillippe Laurencon
Volksgarten Salzburg
28.11.2019 - 06.01.2020

Circus Festival "Winterfest"

The largest festival for contemporary circus in Austria has been able to bring this art form closer to the public since 2001. Contemporary Circus is a collection of various art forms from visual art to performing arts with dance, music, drama or acrobatics.
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Fantastic Gondolas © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Bernadette Otter Fantastic Gondolas © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Bernadette Otter
Lech Zürs, Tirol
29.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Fantastic Gondolas

In the gondolas and on the different stages at the mountain station of Rüfikopf internationally renowned DJs will provide a party atmosphere for the audience. On the mountain, light artists will again provide goose bumps when their installations illuminate the mountain slopes at Rüfikopf in a wide variety of colours and motifs.
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Riese der Swarovski Kristallwelten © Swarovski Kristallwelten Riese der Swarovski Kristallwelten © Swarovski Kristallwelten
Swarovski Kristallwelten, Wattens
29.11.2019 - 06.01.2020

Light Festival in the Giant

n winter visitors are dazzled by sparkling crystals that unite with light and magical art installations in glittering blankets of snow, creating a very special atmosphere.
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Top of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl Top of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl
Ischgl, Tirol
30.11.2019

Top of the Mountain Opening Concert

Berlin's cult band SEEED opens the winter season with the mountain opening concert. With every ski pass valid for two days or more, admission to the concert is included.
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Gondel in skigebied Hochzeiger © Albin Niederstrasser Gondel in skigebied Hochzeiger © Albin Niederstrasser
Hochzeiger, Pitztal, Tirol
07.12.2019

Hochzeiger SkiOpening

Wincent Weiss will welcome the new ski winter with a musical firework on the open-air stage at 2,000 m. The fans can look forward to a very special act, a fantastic mountain scenery and a unique atmosphere.
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Snowboard world cup Montafon © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns / Stefan Kothner Snowboard world cup Montafon © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns / Stefan Kothner
Silvretta, Montafon
11.12.2019 - 14.12.2019

Weltcup Montafon

During the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup and the FSI Ski Cross World Cup - Cross Alps Tour, the international elite come together for spectacular races down the steep, curvy routes.
At night, international live acts rock the entire valley and its guests on the big show stage.
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Rave on Snow Saalbach Hinterglemm © saalbach.com / Daniel Roos Rave on Snow Saalbach Hinterglemm © saalbach.com / Daniel Roos
Saalbach Hinterglemm,...
12.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Rave on Snow

RaveOnSnow is an annual electronic music winter festival, which takes place in the Austrian Alps. Since 1993 RaveOnSnow has brought some of the best names in the business to the town of Saalbach.
 
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Biathlon Hochfilzen © OK Hochfilzen / C. Einecke Biathlon Hochfilzen © OK Hochfilzen / C. Einecke
Hochfilzen, PillerseeTal
13.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

BMW IBU Weltcup Biathlon Hochfilzen

An exciting sports event which not only delivers an adrenaline rush to the biathletes, but also the fans.
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FIS Weltcup Ramsau © Photo Austria FIS Weltcup Ramsau © Photo Austria
Ramsau am Dachstein, Styria
20.12.2019 - 22.12.2019

FIS Nordic Combined World Cup

In December, the world’s best athletes come to the Ramsau HS 98 ski jump and cross-country trails to compete in the ultimate discipline in Nordic ski sports.
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Winter magic at the Montafon © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns / Patrick Säly Winter magic at the Montafon © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns / Patrick Säly
Montafon, Vorarlberg
23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020

Montafoner Winter Magic

The most beautiful and contemplative time of the year becomes a magical experience in the Montafon. Enjoy the festive anticipation and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. The Montafon winter magic with its special charm is perfect for that.
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Festspielhaus Erl Tirol Winter © Peter Kitzbochler Festspielhaus Erl Tirol Winter © Peter Kitzbochler
Erl, Tirol
26.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

Tiroler Festspiele Erl

The tyrolean Festspiele Erl stages world famous operas and concerts each winter which estabished as a cultural highlight of the sesason.
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New Year's in Kufstein, Tirol © Top City Kufstein New Year's in Kufstein, Tirol © Top City Kufstein
Thiersee region Kufstein, Tirol
30.12.2019

Pre New Year Party

Torchlight procession opening of the pre-New Year's Eve snow festival, skiing and show programme with demo runs, traditional torchlight run with various figures, demonstration of the Thiersee umbrella squad closed with fire jumping and large closing fireworks!
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New Year's eve ball at the Imperial Palace in Vienna © Hofburg Vienna New Year's eve ball at the Imperial Palace in Vienna © Hofburg Vienna
Hofburg, Vienna
31.12.2019

HOFBURG Silvesterball

With the motto “Time to Celebrate”, the culinary delights that await at the four-course gala dinner, the Viennese coffeehouse, the various New Year’s buffets and bars and exciting attractions as well as national and international artists the 50th anniversary of the ball is being celebrated.
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New Year ́s Concert Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber New Year ́s Concert Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber
Musikverein Vienna
01.01.2020

The New Year's Concert

A program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and its contemporaries will be represented. These concerts not only delight the audiences in the Musikverein in Vienna, but also enjoy great international popularity through the worldwide television broadcast, which now reaches over 90 countries.
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Neujahrsfeuerwerk Kitzbühel © Kitzbühel Tourismus / Michael Werlberger Neujahrsfeuerwerk Kitzbühel © Kitzbühel Tourismus / Michael Werlberger
Kitzbühel, Tirol
01.01.2020

New Year's Day Fireworks with Ski Show

The big highlight in Kitzbühel's year always takes place on 1st January. Torch skiing, fire jumping, music, and of course the spectacular fireworks of the world famous Pyro professionals Armin Lukasser guarantee an breathtaking experience.
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Vierschanzentournee am Bergisel in Innsbruck © Vierschanzentournee Vierschanzentournee am Bergisel in Innsbruck © Vierschanzentournee
Bergisel Innsbruck, Tirol
03.01.2020 - 04.01.2020

Four-Hills-Tournament Innsbruck

The Bergisel Ski Jumping Event where the jumpers fly nearly 140m is surely one of the most spectacular ones in the world cup calendar. 
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Tolle Stimmung bei der Vierschanzentournee in Bischofshofen © Skiclub Bischofshofen / Hans Neumayer Tolle Stimmung bei der Vierschanzentournee in Bischofshofen © Skiclub Bischofshofen / Hans Neumayer
Bischofshofen
05.01.2020 - 06.01.2020

Four-Hills-Tournament Bischofshofen

The final jumps of the four-hills-tournament takes place in Bischofshofen.
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Alpeniglu Opening / Skigebiet SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental © ALPENIGLU® / B. Reitbauer Alpeniglu Opening / Skigebiet SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental © ALPENIGLU® / B. Reitbauer
Hochbrixen, Tirol
05.01.2020 - 24.03.2020

ALPENIGLU®- Opening Event 2020

On 5th January the official opening of ALPENIGLU® village will be celebrated with the legendary ALPENIGLU opening party. There are a lot of other events throughout the season, for example the Mountain Festival with Fireworks on the 18th February.
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Volkslanglauf Ramsau am Dachstein © Photo Austria Volkslanglauf Ramsau am Dachstein © Photo Austria
Ramsau am Dachstein, Styria
10.01.2020 - 12.01.2020

Tour de Ramsau/Dachstein

For the 20th time, in January 2020, the Ramsau cross-country WM stadium will turn into a hot-spot of the Nordic marathon hobby ski scene.
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Heißluftballon in Filzmoos © Tourismusinformation Filzmoos Heißluftballon in Filzmoos © Tourismusinformation Filzmoos
Filzmoos, SalzburgerLand
11.01.2020 - 18.01.2020

Hot-air Ballooning and Balloon Weeks in Filzmoos

The international balloonist elite descend upon Filzmoos every year for this spectacular balloon festival. "Night of the Balloons", a children's balloon party and much more await.
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Biergenuss-Wochen im Pitztal © Martin Kotz / Jess The Travelista Biergenuss-Wochen im Pitztal © Martin Kotz / Jess The Travelista
Hochzeiger Pitztal, Tirol
11.01.2020 - 18.01.2020

Hochzeiger special beer week

For one week it's all about beer in different combinations and interpretations. A taste experience of water, hops, malt and yeast is guaranteed. In addition, there is a sensational ski pass offer during the special beer week as well as other culinary delights.
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Schlittenhunde © Tourismusverband PillerseeTal / rol.art-images Schlittenhunde © Tourismusverband PillerseeTal / rol.art-images
Valley Pillersee, Tirol
12.01.2020 - 26.01.2020

Sled dog camp and sled dog races

At the international Sleddog Camp and races each of the guests will be able to experience the last adventure of the sports world very closely: wild runnings through a deeply snow-covered landscape, campfire romanticism, igloos build and naturally dog's sleighs go for everyone.
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Shapes in white, Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl Shapes in white, Ischgl © TVB Paznaun - Ischgl
Ischgl, Tirol
13.01.2020 - 17.01.2020

Shapes in white

Artistic works made out of snow and ice are set to amaze anyone visiting Ischgl’s snow sculpture competition. Professional sculptors will create masterpieces using snow from the middle of the superb mountain setting of the Paznaun region.
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Snowboarding in Gastein © Kirill Umrikhin / Kirill  Umrikhin Snowboarding in Gastein © Kirill Umrikhin / Kirill Umrikhin
Bad Gastein, SalzburgerLand
14.01.2020 - 15.01.2019

FIS Snowboard World Cup Gastein

The FIS Snowboard World Cup looks back on a long tradition here in Gastein. Snowboard races have been held on the Buchebenwiese in Bad Gastein every year since 2001, so once again they will compete in Bad Gastein.
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Audi FIS Damen Nachtslalom © Skiweltcup Flachau Audi FIS Damen Nachtslalom © Skiweltcup Flachau
Flachau, SalzburgerLand
14.01.2020

Audi FIS Ladies Night Slalom

One of the greatest highlights in the skiing world cup calendar is the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom in Flachau.
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ART Innsbruck © ART INNSBRUCK 2018 / Die Fotografen ART Innsbruck © ART INNSBRUCK 2018 / Die Fotografen
Innsbrucker Messe, Tirol
16.01.2020 - 19.01.2020

ART Innsbruck

The ART Innsbruck - international fair for contemporary art is an outstanding opportunity to
see international fine art of the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Paintings, works on paper, multiples, original graphics, sculptures, objects/installations, artist books, photography, new media and other precious objects are exhibited.
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Snow Polo © Kitzbühel Tourismus / Michael Werlberger Snow Polo © Kitzbühel Tourismus / Michael Werlberger
Kitzbühel, Tirol
16.01.2020 - 19.01.2020

Snow Polo World Cup

For the 18th time the Snow Polo World Cup will be held on the outskirts of Kitzbuehel. The event is regarded as the world's largest polo tournament on snow and shines with action-packed equestrian and elegant ambiance.
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Mountain Attack © Marc Stickler Mountain Attack © Marc Stickler
Saalbach Hinterglemm,...
17.01.2020

Mountain Attack

The Mountain Attack starts for the 22nd time! Ski tourers will get a real thrill from the “nighttime attacks” on Saalbach Hinterglemm’s mountains while they overcome 6 summits and an altitude of 3,008 metres for the marathon.

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3 days of Jazz festival in Saalfelden Leogang © Johannes Radlwimmer 3 days of Jazz festival in Saalfelden Leogang © Johannes Radlwimmer
Saalfelden Leogang
17.01.2020 - 19.01.2020

3 Days of Jazz

Nearly forty years ago, the first version of today’s Jazzfestival Saalfelden opened under the banner “3 Days of Jazz” in 1978. Now it is once again possible to enjoy unconventional jazz tones in winter during a revival of “3 Days of Jazz” for the fourth year in a row. The 9-concert event takes place from 17 to 19 January 2020.
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Dolomitenlauf © Marco Felgenhauer Dolomitenlauf © Marco Felgenhauer
Obertilliach, Tirol
17.01.2020 - 19.01.2020

Dolomitenlauf

The Dolomitenlauf is Austria’s largest and most important  cross-country skiing event for all classes, no matter whether amateur, hobby skier or professional.
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The White Ring – The Race © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Ralf  Hauser The White Ring – The Race © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hauser
Lech-Zürs, Vorarlberg
18.01.2020

The White Ring - The Race

Ambitious skiers compete in the popular ski race, which captivates spectators along the course and at the finish line.
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Schaatswedstrijd voor dames © Weissensee Schaatswedstrijd voor dames © Weissensee
Weissensee, Carinthia
18.01.2020 - 01.02.2020

Speed Skating on Lake Weissensee

The Alternative Dutch 11-City Tour has been held on Lake Weissensee for 31 years. Skaters cover distances of 100, and 200 kilometres on the frozen lake. The world’s largest ice sports spectacle with 3,000 active participants is an unforgettable event for everyone.
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Ballooningnear Gosau  Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Leo Himsl Ballooningnear Gosau Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Leo Himsl
Gosau, Upper Austria
19.01.2020 - 25.01.2020

Alpentrophy & Gosau Balloon Week

As part of the International Alpentrophy, 40 teams from 10 nations compete in the skies over Gosau in Dachstein. The "Night of the Ballons" is an unmissable highlights.
 
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The Streif in Kitzbühel © KSC / HKR The Streif in Kitzbühel © KSC / HKR
Kitzbühel, Tirol
20.01.2020 - 26.01.2020

Hahnenkamm-Races

The best skiing athlets come to Kitzbühel and celebrate the highlight of the worldcup season on the Streif, one of the most difficult ski runs in the world.
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Rehearsal of the Camerata Orchestra Salzburg in the Mozarteum © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Wolfgang Lienbacher Rehearsal of the Camerata Orchestra Salzburg in the Mozarteum © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Wolfgang Lienbacher
several venues in Salzburg
23.01.2020 - 02.02.2020

Mozart Week

The Mozart week is a highlight of classical music aiming to explore and present Mozart's wide-ranging output in all its variety. 
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Wiener Eistraum auf dem Rathausplatz © Wien Tourismus Wiener Eistraum auf dem Rathausplatz © Wien Tourismus
Rathausplatz, Vienna
23.01.2020 - 01.03.2020

Vienna Ice Dream

The illuminated facade of the town hall forms the atmospheric backdrop for the Vienna Ice Dream. A magical ice landscape awaits ice skaters.
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Nachtslalom in Schladming © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH / Herbert Raffalt Nachtslalom in Schladming © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH / Herbert Raffalt
Schladming, Styria
28.01.2020

Nightrace Schladming

Around 50,000 enthusiastic visitors, including many celebrities, visit the night slalom in Schladming every year, making it a firm favourite on the Austrian Alpine racing calendar.
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Art on Snow © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH Art on Snow © Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH
several venues in Gasteiner valley
01.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

Art on Snow Gastein

Experience how artists transform ice into artworks. The heaps of snow will be turned - much to the astonishment of children and their parents - into walk-able, experiential works of art. In the evening, when cast in the appropriate light, the objects take on a whole new dimension.
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Koasalauf in St Johann in Tirol © Marco Felgenhauer Koasalauf in St Johann in Tirol © Marco Felgenhauer
St. Johann, Tirol
08.02.2020 - 10.02.2020

Int'l Tiroler Koasalauf

Taking place against the backdrop of the beautiful Kitzbüheler Alpen, the Int'l Tiroler Koasalauf in St. Johann in Tirol is one of Austria's largest cross-country ski races.
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Dine & Beer Gourmetnacht, Stubaier Gletscher © Natasza Lichocka Dine & Beer Gourmetnacht, Stubaier Gletscher © Natasza Lichocka
Stubai glacier, Tirol
15.02.2020

Gourmet Beer Tasting Night

Fine six - course menu in the Alp’s Highest-Located Toque-Awarded Restaurant combined with a beer Tasting.

 

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Silvretta Montafon Open Faces Freeride Tour © Silvretta Montafon Silvretta Montafon Open Faces Freeride Tour © Silvretta Montafon
Silvretta Montafon, Vorarlberg
15.02.2020

Open Faces Freeride World Qualifier

Cheer on the pros from your lounger on the Nova Stoba terrace as they show you their blistering lines and spectacular cliff drops. The participants will battle again for much sought-after points to qualify for the Freeride World Tour 2021!
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Wiener Opernball © Wien Tourismus / Peter  Rigaud Wiener Opernball © Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud
Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna
20.02.2020

Opera Ball Vienna

Once a year, Wiener Staatsoper turns into the world’s most beautiful and elegant ball room for the Vienna Opera Ball: a glamorous gala of unique splendour and allure, the ball of all balls, much-copied around the world.
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Faschingssamstag in Villach © Arnulf Wurmbrand Faschingssamstag in Villach © Arnulf Wurmbrand
Villach, Carinthia
23.02.2020 - 22.02.2020

Villach Fasching Carnival

This Saturday Carnival is an unmissable spectacle in Villach. Every year around 150 groups and more than 3,000 fools and jesters participate in the procession.
 
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Achensee 3-Täler-Lauf © Achensee Tourismus Achensee 3-Täler-Lauf © Achensee Tourismus
Pertisau am Achensee, Tirol
23.02.2020

Achensee 3-Valleys-Run

The Achensee 3 - Valleys - Run is an annual cross-country race  taking place at the entrance of the Karwendel valleys in Pertisau.
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Vertical Up © Michael Werlberger Vertical Up © Michael Werlberger
Kitzbühel, Tirol
29.02.2020

Tour VERTICAL UP

The goal of the STREIF VERTICAL UP is to conquer the original “Streif”, which spans 3,312 meters and 860 vertical meters, vertically and as quickly as possible. The “kicker” to the whole story is the rules – in fact, there are none!

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Schneeschuhwanderung in der Region St. Johann in Tirol © TVB Rauris / Franz Gerdl Schneeschuhwanderung in der Region St. Johann in Tirol © TVB Rauris / Franz Gerdl
St. Johann, Tirol
05.03.2020 - 08.03.2020

European Winter Walking Days

The event offers a wide range of program points which can be booked individually. Enjoy the winter in holiday region St. Johann in Tirol!
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Freeriden! © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Freeriden! © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
Fieberbrunn/Pillerseetal
07.03.2020

Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn

This extreme competition attracts the ever-increasing freeride community to Fieberbrunn. Some of the world's best atheletes compete on spectacular mountainous terrain, in front of a strict panel of judges.
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"Spitting at Clouds" / Maanantai Collective © Maanantai Collective / mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Gallery Taik Persons "Spitting at Clouds" / Maanantai Collective © Maanantai Collective / mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Gallery Taik Persons
several venues in Innsbruck
07.03.2020 - 22.03.2020

Innsbruck International

Innsbruck International is a contemporary biennial of the arts that invites international artists to make use of Innsbruck’s extraordinary historical and contemporary venues in the presentation of their works.
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Nostalgie Skifest am Feuerkogel © Hans Feitzinger Nostalgie Skifest am Feuerkogel © Hans Feitzinger
Feuerkogel Ebensee, Upper Austria
14.03.2020

Nostalgia ski festival

At the traditional Nostalgia ski festival, which will be taking place for the 20th time this winter, numerous nostalgia ski groups will enthral everyone with their nostalgia costumes and the ski race, where participants battles on historic skis for the conveted spot on the podium.

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Ski amadé Ski- und Weingenusswoche © Ski amadé Ski amadé Ski- und Weingenusswoche © Ski amadé
Ski amadé
14.03.2020 - 21.03.2020

Ski and Wine Gourmet Week

This event includes the highest farmers’ market in the Alps, numerous wine tasting events, the cable car dinner and the gold-rush atmosphere at the “Big Bottle Buddeln”, the big treasure hunt in the snow.
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wachau GOURMETfestival © LW / Gerald Lechner wachau GOURMETfestival © LW / Gerald Lechner
several venues in Wachau, Lower...
19.03.2020 - 02.04.2020

Wachau GOURMETfestival

Wachau GOURMETfestival is one of the most important culinary festivals offering all about wine and food.
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Hofburg Vienna © BHOe / G. Owesny Hofburg Vienna © BHOe / G. Owesny
Hofburg, Vienna
06.06.2020 - 08.06.2020

VieVinum - International Wine Festival

The VieVinum, the international wine festival in the Hofburg, is a fixed date for winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world. Exhibitors are both winegrowers and wine merchants with national and international assortment.
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Golf-Festival Kitzbühel © TVB Kitzbühel Golf-Festival Kitzbühel © TVB Kitzbühel
different golf courses around...
21.06.2020 - 28.06.2020

Golf Festival Kitzbühel

This festival combines the delights of golfing and cuisine. Award-winning chefs are at hand to rustle up the most delicious creations for you in between your time on the golf course.
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