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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. This year's summer ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna is offering up an action-packed programme. Dancers of all levels of ability, age and physical capability can look forward to more than 50 productions and 250 workshops, as well as daily partiies in the Burgtheater Vestibül.

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 2017

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg / Hohenems 04 - 07 May, 17 – 25 June , 13 - 16 July,  25 August – 03 September, 5 - 8 October 2017
Wiener Festwochen 12 May - 18 June 2017
Schrammel Klang Festival 7 July - 09 July 2017
Carinthian Summer 16 July - 26 August 2017
ImPulsTanz Festival 13 July – 13 August 2017
Salzburger Festspiele 21 July - 30 August 2017
Bregenzer Festspiele 19 July - 20 August 2017
La Strada Street Theatre Festival 28 July - 5 August 2017
Musikfestival Grafenegg 18 August -10 September 2017
Jazzfestival Saalfelden 24 August - 27 August 2017
Steirischer Herbst 22 September - 15 October 2017

Festivals in Austria

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