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The Austrian Holiday Journal

Culture 2011

The Year of the Festival GLATT&VERKEHRT AND OTHER WELL-KNIT EVENTS Austria’s festivals are always an experience // LISZT 2011 A musical birthday celebration // HORIZON FIELD Antony Gormley’s sculptures in Vorarlberg // MUSEUMS Vienna is rich, especially in museums // TIPS FOR CULTURE FANS

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NEW DISCOVERIES FROM THE PAST WIEN MUSEUM KARLSPLATZ HERMESVILLA UHRENMUSEUM RÖMERMUSEUM OTTO WAGNER PAVILLON KARLSPLATZ NEIDHART FRESKEN PRATERMUSEUM BEETHOVEN WOHNUNGEN HAYDNHAUS MOZARTWOHNUNG SCHUBERT WOHNUNGEN JOHANN STRAUSS WOHNUNG

ZÜND-UP, „St. Stephans Count Down I”, 1969 Sammlung Wien Museum

Fotos: Rainer Fehringer, Österreich Werbung/Jungwirth, Titel: Rainer Fehringer

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If you ask me... … pleasure above all has to do with the art of living in the moment. I can enjoy an exclusive concert or a modern dance performance just as I can the delicious temptations that arrive on the table or in your glass in this country. For Christian Seiler, the author of our story about the world-music festival “Glatt&Verkehrt” (beginning on p. 14), there was virtually no end to the pleasurable moments he experienced in Lower Austria’s Wachau Valley. But whether it’s a delightful little festival or a monumental opera production at an event such as the Bregenz Festival on Lake Constance: from spring to autumn, Austria boasts a broad range of festivals in which the classical harmonizes just as effortlessly with the modern as art does with tranquil country life. With our newly conceived magazine devoted to holidays in Austria, we would like to inspire you with an abundance of impressions and ideas. Immerse yourself in a wide array of cultural experiences and culinary worlds, and get to know a land of culture that, due not least to its eventful history, has become an exciting interface between East and West, and between the Alpine and the Danube regions. I wish you very pleasurable holidays in Austria.

Fotos: Rainer Fehringer, Österreich Werbung/Jungwirth, Titel: Rainer Fehringer

Sincerely, PETRA STOLBA, CEO of the Austrian National Tourist Office

What’s in store 04 PRELUDE News and views about festivals, fashion, art and music 10 THE LOOK Of brilliant designers, a wondrous hand-printer, electronic music and very special cafés 14 HEART SONGS The Glatt&Verkehrt festival combines culture with pleasure in the Wachau 20 INFO MUSIC AND DANCE Austria’s loveliest festivals 22 SENTRIES OF THE HORIZON Antony Gormley’s “Horizon Field”, or how great art gets up the mountain 26 THE MUSEUM THAT IS VIENNA The great diversity of the city’s museums 30 INFO EXPERIENCING CULTURE Interesting museums throughout the country 32 THE PLEASURES OF SUMMER A preview of the new nature and pleasure journal 34 CULTURE DATES Events you should not miss Beginning on p. 35 HIGHLIGHTS AND TIPS

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An unparalleled blend of culture, architecture and nature – this is the hallmark of the Grafenegg Music Festival. Each summer the world’s top orchestras take their seats on the Cloud Tower stage and seduce the audiences with their lush sound. There is no better place than Grafenegg to tune out the outside world and completely lose yourself

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in the music. But your lovely surroundings are something you should certainly not tune out: the enchanting castle grounds and Grafenegg Castle, which has stood on this spot for over 700 years. Under the artistic direction of pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, numerous internationally renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors appear here each year. Not only the audiences, but also the artists are enthralled by the interaction between the traditional and the modern in the beautiful Weinviertel region.

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Magical Worlds

Change and transformation are the symbolic concepts that one associates with crystal. In Tirol’s Swarovski Crystal Worlds one experiences wondrous transformations at every turn, which is not surprising, since each of the artworks in this dream world is made of crystal. The centrepiece of the Crystal Worlds is the ingeniously designed water-spouting giant whose interior conceals fourteen “Chambers of Wonders”, including fantastic crystal paths and Austrian artist André Heller’s Crystal Dome, which is covered by 590 mirrors. The spaces are shrouded in harmonious fragrance compositions and mysterious music. For over fifteen years the extraordinary glittering labyrinth has fascinated adults and children alike.

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Eyecatcher

Contemporary Austrian fashion is at home in rural settings as well as in the country’s urban areas, as evidenced by this model by the Austrian designer Michaela Mayer. She sells her creations all around the globe under the label “Michel Mayer” and is just one of the many interesting Austrian designers who have set out to conquer the fashion world. Mayer, who maintains that chaos is a vital element in her creative process, pays great attention to both quality and sustainability. Her collections are convincing for their constructive design, flowing materials and experimental cuts. All of her clothing is sewn exclusively in Austria. If you want to have a look at Michaela Mayer’s latest creations, go to: www.michelmayer.at

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Lisztomania

He was a superstar of his time: Franz Liszt – the manic acrobat of the piano who performed to packed concert halls all over Europe and composed nonstop, and who in his spare time was also a cosmopolitan, intellectual and heartthrob. Born exactly 200 years ago in Raiding, in Burgenland, he lived the life of a restless traveller. The result was the incorporation of many European musical trends into his works. Liszt is regarded as the creator of a totally new genre of piano music and a musical visionary. He was one of the first composers to perceive music as a narrative form, becoming a pioneer of the “symphonic poem”. His oeuvre comprises no fewer than 123 piano works, 77 lieder, 25 orchestral works, and 65 sacred and 28 secular choral pieces. As if this weren’t enough, Liszt was also fond of performing his works himself as pianist and conductor and was often greeted not only by enthusiastic applause from appreciative music lovers, but also by choruses of hysterical shrieking from the ladies of the audience as soon as he walked onstage. “Lisztoma-

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nia”, a term coined by German writer Heinrich Heine as early as the nineteenth century, is the motto of all the events of the Liszt Year 2011. The Liszt Centre in Raiding devotes each season to a different facet of this versatile composer: with selected works, tribute is paid to Lizst the European, the symphonist, the vocal composer and, of course, the pianist. World-class musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Adrian Eröd, and Ildikó Raimondi perform his works in the modern Liszt Centre, located directly adjacent to the shingled house in Raiding where the composer was born in 1811. The 600-seat concert hall is known for its outstanding acoustics, which certainly would have delighted Franz Liszt himself ...

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THE LOOK

Fotos: Lena Hoschek (2), bulthaup, Augarten, Hedwig Rotter, Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus

An overview of what’s new, original and innovative in the world of culture

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SMALL MASTERPIECES

Lena Hoschek

Her checked shirts, pantsuits and petticoats with wide skirts recall the 1950s – but then there are the studded belts, extravagant latex stockings and high-heeled pumps … Lena Hoschek’s collections look as if someone had stuck them in a time machine and mixed up a few decades in the process. The young designer, who is at home in the Styrian city of Graz, is now dressing the likes of US star Katy Perry and drawing rave reviews from audiences at the famed Berlin Fashion Week. Hoschek’s passion for film stars of the 1940s and ’50s goes down well with fashion freaks, and she herself describes her distinctive style as “playful romanticism that rocks”. www.lenahoschek.com

Lucy D.

Behind this feminine pseudonym is a label by not one but two female designers who are creating quite a stir in both Austrian and international design circles: Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso. In 2001 the two turned their attention to the processing of glass. The piece they created at that time was the glass drinking cup Liquid Skin – an interpretation of two hands opening to form a chalice – which is now displayed at New York’s MoMA. Other product designs by this dynamic duo took the design shows of Milan by storm. In addition to large collections of tableware, Ambrosz and Santorso also design unconventional furniture. The Eater’s Bench, for example, is a chair that is ideal for dining but also suitable for leaning back and relaxing. www.lucyd.com

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The Greek goddess of the dawn, Eos, provided the three designers Gernot Bohmann, Harald Gründl and Martin Bergmann with the inspiration for the name of their design studio. The second “o” in EOOS reveals the designer trio’s passion for symmetry. Their primary focus is on furniture, product and shop design. International firms such as Adidas and Giorgio Armani have entrusted EOOS with creating a shop concept for their brand spaces. One particularly outstanding work is the “Inipi”, an architectural reinterpretation of the sauna that is aimed at rescuing saunas from dusty cellars and allowing them to take their place in baths and living rooms. EOOS’s clever design of its “b2” kitchen workshop, produced by Bulthaup, earned it the 2010 Gold Design Award of Germany. www.eoos.com

Fotos: Lena Hoschek (2), bulthaup, Augarten, Hedwig Rotter, Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus

Augarten Porcelain Feldspar, quartz and kaolin – this is the stuff of which porcelain is made. This “white gold” has been produced by Porcelain Manufactory Augarten since 1718, making the venerable business the second-oldest porcelain manufacturer in all of Europe. Augarten Porcelain is known throughout the world, and not without reason: these products are renowned for their delicate, graceful form, their clean lines, and their exquisite workmanship. The combination of a centuries-long tradition with a contemporary approach to art lends something very special to each individual piece. Visitors can marvel at the many work phases, from designing, casting and firing to painting, on a tour of the production centre, located in the lovely Augarten Castle. www.augarten.at

ERNEST HEMINGWAY MEMORIAL. In the mid-1920s the world-famous American novelist Ernest Hemingway spent two winters in the Montafon village of Schruns and wrote some of his most important works there.

KRAMSACH SCULPTURE PARK. Its location, nestled between an Alpine river and the foot of a mountain, provides visitors with unique perspectives. Free admission all year round.

Mano Design Attaining a mastery of handwork is Hedwig Rotter’s credo. This is why she calls her workshop Mano Design – from the Latin “manus”, the hand. In addition to accessories and interiors, Rotter has a love for high-quality porcelain. With great expertise she explores the entire spectrum of this fragile material, plays with conventional forms and constantly pushes the limits of this delicate medium. But humour also plays an important role. Porcelain football shoes, perhaps, available with either a gold or platinum coating? Tea candles with porcelain stag antlers? These whimsical creations and many more can be acquired in numerous shops as well as online. www.manodesign.at

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SMALL MASTERPIECES

A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOCAL MUSEUM.

Spectacularly beautiful colours and unusual patterns – these are the qualities that materials for the traditional Austrian “Tracht” costume must possess. The high-grade fabric is produced and refined in small fabric-print workshops. Such as Handdrucke Sekyra, in Bad Aussee, in the province of Styria. The owner of the business is Markus Wach, who originally had his sights set on taking the catwalks of Milan and New York by storm with his own fashion creations. But after finishing textile trade school, attending fashion school, and working at jobs in Paris and Australia, he decided to return to the “Ausseerland” of his birth and take over the woodblock hand-printing business from his mother, Elfriede Sekyra. Combining traditional patterns, some of which are up to a century old, with contemporary design – and making a success of it – was the ambitious goal that the 43-year-old Wach set for himself. Markus Wach has been hand-printing high-quality fabric with the woodblock technique (which had been known in India for thousands of years before reaching Germany and Austria at the end of the seventeenth century) since 1993. Using these woodblocks, which are carved or fitted with fine brass pins, the patterns are applied to silk, linen, cotton, loden, or viscose. The finished fabrics are generally sold as yard goods for producing dirndls, but some are made into ties, scarves, towels, bags and table linens. Twice a year Handdrucke Sekyra comes out with a new collection and visits fairs in Austria and abroad to present its latest colours and patterns. And the favourite design element of the company’s customers, a small stag, can be found on every piece – even if it is always varied a bit. www.handdrucke.at

VANITAS IN THE SALZBURG CRYPT. The eighth project of the Salzburg Foundation was designed in 2009 by French artist Christian Boltanski. His “Vanitas” is installed in the crypt of Salzburg Cathedral.

Holiday service: these tips come from the heart We love our homeland of Austria and are always on the lookout for new insiders’ tips. Whether you are looking for a quaint winery with guest rooms and a restaurant, a pristine lake for swimming with a nearby music festival, or a mountain region with activities for kids, we can advise you in your own language and take time to help you find just the right thing for your holidays.

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Simply get in touch with us via email, telephone or Facebook! We know where your holiday dreams will come true. We are also happy to send you free brochures and leaflets. GB Tel. 0845 101 18 18 (calls are charged at a local rate) Fax 0845 101 18 19, holiday@austria.info US/CAN travel@austria.info AU info@antosyd.org.au

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Fotos: Handdrucke Sekyra, Schloss Lind, Maria Ziegelboeck/2008, Österreich Werbung/Horvath

The art of woodblock hand-printing

The museum in Lind Castle is a journey through time with a difference. Dedicated to the recent past, it also strives to explore aspects of Austrian history that have been largely forgotten.


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Three questions for... Christian Fennesz, musician

The Viennese coffeehouses have long been an important part of Austria’s cultural life, particularly since artists and intellectuals began using these cafés as meeting places during the latter period of the monarchy. CAFÉ HAWELKA

Christian Fennesz is Austria’s premier practitioner of electronic music. His solo works have attracted international attention, while his collaborations with the likes of Mike Patton and Ryuichi Sakamoto are subjects of debate in music circles.

The furnishings here have not changed for decades; its nostalgic ambience and the divine “Buchteln” (sweet yeast buns filled with jam) are only two reasons for Hawelka’s cult status.

How Austrian is electronic music? The roots of electronic music are certainly not to be found in this country, but in the 1990s the impulses from Austria grew stronger and more influential for the international scene. Kruder & Dorfmeister were, of course, Austria’s first stars in this field. Electronic music can take a lot of different forms. I am more on the experimental track.

CAFÉ ZAUNER

How do you create your soundscapes? A lot of it is improvisation. I just experiment a lot, add things to the music, throw them out again and keep developing my own ideas. I have about twelve guitars – electric and acoustic – that I work with. Then there’s the laptop, mixer and amp. I still try to find a balance between analogue and digital media. Part of this is that I listen to other kinds of music. At the moment it’s a very disparate mix of styles: ancient music, jazz, classical. I learn a lot this way, and it helps me continue to develop my own songs.

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Meet you at the café

What do you do to get a break from music? My family is very important, especially my thirteen-yearold daughter. I like to visit the thermal spas in Southern Burgenland and Styria. It is great to just relax and enjoy the quiet and seclusion there. It’s a wonderful area.

Getting there quickly.

The Austrian Airlines Group and many other airlines connect Vienna-Schwechat, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Klagenfurt, and Salzburg with the rest of the world. Shuttle buses and commuter trains link the airports with the city centres. Direct trains depart to Vienna from Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary, Italy, and Switzerland. There are also motorail trains from Germany and Italy. Further information on getting to Austria by train at: www.oebb.at. You can also travel around Austria easily by car: the Westautobahn links Salzburg with Vienna, while the Südautobahn connects Vienna with Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria and Carinthia. Use of the Austrian Autobahn requires a permit sticker, which can be purchased at petrol stations, and which must be affixed to the windscreen of the car. www.austria.info

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Opened in Bad Ischl in 1821, Café Zauner still possesses a distinctly aristocratic flair. Austria’s largest cake buffet! www.zauner.at REPUBLIC CAFÉ

One of the places to see and be seen in Salzburg. An extensive beverage selection and tasty food offerings also attract night owls in the late evening, when the coffeehouse mutates into a nightclub. www.republic-cafe.at KLEINES CAFÉ

This is, indeed, Vienna’s tiniest coffeehouse, drawing artists, students and casual passersby into an atmosphere that is necessarily intimate due to its small size. 1010 Vienna, Franziskanerplatz 3 CAFÉ MUNDING

Innsbruck’s oldest café/patisserie has been baking delicious tortes since 1803. The exquisite coffee is roasted on the premises. www.munding.at

VILLA LIDO

Mediterranean ambience on the shores of Lake Wörth. The views across the turquoise-green water make this a dreamy place to relax over an espresso. www.villa-lido.at CAFÉ MARIA MAGDALENA

One of Graz’s hippest cafés is attractive for its stylish bar and extensive food offerings, which range from breakfast to noonday snacks. www.maria-magdalena.co.at

DAS MÖBEL-CAFÉ

This café, in Vienna’s Neubau neighbourhood, scores points with its innovative concept: the entire interior, from the chairs to the coffee cups, is for sale. www.dasmoebel.at

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An earful of new sounds: a rapt audience listens to the concert by Wolfram Berger & Klezmer Reloaded at the Schlosshof in Spitz.

Heart Songs

The “Glatt&Verkehrt� festival is a wonderland of magical encounters. It is the musicians, the people and the delicacies of the Wachau that join together to conjure up this very special atmosphere

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T Swing your partner: The “Glatt&Verkehrt” festival brings together musical styles from all over the world in the Wachau Valley – here at the Bell Concert at Göttweig Abbey.

The Wachau Valley, located in Lower Austria, extends from Krems thirty kilometres downriver along the Danube.

hen the scream. The breaking of the dams. The audience screeches, claps, takes up the rhythm of the piece that has just ended. The people dance and jump about, and if they had enough space, they would stand on their heads for joy. On the stage the members of the band exchange looks. One nods his head, and the drummer goes back into action, while the horns get ready for a final fanfare. And when the last note has died away, there is nothing left but happiness that one has spent the evening here, in the roofed yard of the “Sandgrube”, where every autumn hundreds of small farmers deliver their grapes, which will be made into wine in the cellars of the winegrowers’ cooperative. And speaking of wine, the sound of corks popping from bottles in the tents on the edge of the yard remind one that it’s high time for a cool spritzer. “Glatt und verkehrt” is a specialized term in the field of needlework that refers to a particular knitting pattern: the “knit” stitch, followed by a “purl” stitch. One loop is lifted onto the needle from above, and one from below. This results in a harmonious structure, a surface that is smooth despite consisting of contrary elements. A few clever people from the music department of Ö1, Austria’s “highbrow” radio station, borrowed the term “glatt und verkehrt” and used it as the title for a splendid new music festival: a folk-music festival with music from all over the world. And since 1997, when the first edition of “Glatt&Verkehrt” was presented, stupendously proficient practitioners of every imaginable kind of music have made their way to the town of Krems and its surrounding area: Pakistani falsetto singers, Mexican mariachi trumpeters, Nigerian funk artists and Tunisian oud virtuosos, but also the brass band right from Krems, along with grandsons and nephews. The music fills the air for two summer weeks at very remarkable venues – in the courtyard of the Winzer Krems winery, at Göttweig Abbey, in the castle courtyard in Spitz and at the Minorite monastery in Stein. “Glatt&Verkehrt” performs the feat of getting audiences to come to the concerts in droves with no apprehension about strange sounds, with open hearts and full of faith in the musical warmth and sincerity that characterize the festival. And then there is the view of the stage and the wonder when one turns for a moment and glimpses the illuminated Göttweig Abbey perched high on the other side of the Danube, the moon and the stars. What a stage set. The vineyard terraces where the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes grow. The remnants of the Middle Ages one encounters on the way down to the old section of Krems. Places and impressions that take anyone with a bit of imagination on a journey back through history, just as the “Glatt&Verkehrt” musicians bring the world with them to Krems and take their listeners on a trip around the world. Beyond Krems begins the Wachau Valley, which extends some thirty kilometres downriver to the Baroque Melk Abbey. The Wachau was named by UNESCO as a World Cultural Landscape, and it lacks for nothing: the mighty river is lined with terraced vineyards rising from the banks, forests, orchards, broad-shouldered patrician houses, picturesque villages, rocky outcrops, and colourful church steeples.

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VISITOR INFORMATION

The next “Glatt&Verkehrt” music festival will be held from 9-31 July 2011. www.glattundverkehrt.at

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Detailed information on all festivals from spring to autumn. Classical, crossover, performance, jazz and electronic music from Bregenz to Burgenland.

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A journey through the Wachau nonetheless has its perils. One is constantly detained along the way by inns, wineries and restaurant terraces where one can enjoy views of the river while sampling the traditional apricot dumplings – the “Marillenknödel”. The Wachau is blessed with a wealth of culinary riches. It is known for its fruit, especially the famed “Wachau apricots”, but the real celebrities are its wines. White wines of outstanding quality grow on the terraces and steep inclines between Krems and Spitz. A large number of vintners, in particular those producing Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, have achieved cult status far beyond the borders of Austria. No one who studies wine lists in top restaurants around the world is surprised to find names there like F.X. Pichler, Emmerich Knoll, Leo Alzinger, Rudi Pichler, Franz Hirtzberger or Josef Jamek. The robust and fruity white wines of the highest quality level have received their own classification: “Smaragd”. Knit and purl: while the voluminous Smaragd wines have found appreciative audiences, new philosophies are sprouting between the traditional wine estates of the area. In Spitz, Peter Veyder-Malberg is vinifying white wines that follow the philosophy of the more elegant, mineral and clear German Rieslings. The PichlerKrutzler winery is striving to replace the typical Wachau opulence in its whites with more elegance. Knit and purl, “glatt und verkehrt”: this also applies to the enviable culinary offerings in the Wachau. The area has its traditional strongholds of fine middle-class cooking – first and foremost Landhaus Bacher, in Mautern, beloved by restaurant reviewers and a leader in the refined treatment of regional products, often with the odd Mediterranean pirouette. And Loibnerhof, in Unterloiben, with a garden of unrivalled beauty and an astonishingly precise touch in its preparation of the classics of Austrian cuisine. And Restaurant Jamek, in Joching, where the light and delectable fare is as much of a tradition as the renowned house wines. Apart from these well-known fixtures of the gourmet scene, however, a great variety of fine but lesser-known eateries flourish on the Wachau’s periphery. Krems’s Gasthaus Jell, situated on one of the town’s loveliest squares, celebrates hearty, stomach-filling fare. Restaurant Nigl, with the ruins of Senftenberg Castle towering in the background, serves fish and venison of superb quality (and halfportions are entirely sufficient unless one has been fasting for a year). In Nöhagen, Gasthaus Schwarz specializes in carefully prepared stews and roasts, and it possesses a cellar full of exquisite vintages, especially French wines whose prices bring tears of joy to the eyes of the oenophile. The applause shows no signs of stopping, and the band marches back onto the stage. A collective sigh of relief goes up. The musical bliss is not over yet, and although one knows it will return in the form of other singers and instrumentalists at one of the “Glatt&Verkehrt” venues – beneath the towering vaulted ceiling of the Minorite Church, at Spitz Castle, on the high plateau of Göttweig Abbey, or on the terrace of Zöhrer Winery, right around the corner – it should still linger a bit longer, this bliss. Then the trumpets enter, as keen and quick as an Arabian stallion. Eating and drinking can wait.


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Wachau, well-being and world music add up to a perfect trio: view of the vineyards along the Danube between Krems and Weissenkirchen. When it’s festival time, musicians from many cultures meet here and enjoy the hospitality they are shown. And the audiences? They experience exotic sounds and the specialities of the region, such as goose liver on glazed apricots – accompanied by a glass of splendid wine!

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INFO: Music and Dance Austria, the land of festivals: experience international stars or newcomers at prominent venues or hidden ones 1 WELLENKLÄNGE: 8-24 July 2011 8

The idyllic natural backdrop of Lake Lunz serves as the location for the Wellenklänge Festival, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary. For the festival’s artistic director and founder Suzie Heger, this is the fulfilment of her dream of “bringing art from the noise of the big city to the countryside”. The festival offers a very eclectic programme of events, ranging from classical, contemporary and traditional Alpine folk music to rap, break-dance, jazz, and blues. The schedule also includes performances and readings, which can be experienced on the festival’s architecturally superb floating stage on warm summer evenings.

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2 SALZBURG FESTIVAL: 27 July – 31 August 2011

Each summer the lovely Baroque city of Salzburg is dominated by the Salzburg Festival. Some of the greatest artists of classical music appear on the stage of the Festspielhaus, and international stars such as Anna Netrebko, Ricardo Muti and Edita Gruberova have become regular guests here. In the splendid ambience of the city’s Domplatz, thousands of spectators each year experience the harrowing story of the life and death of the rich man in Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Everyman”, which has been performed here every year since the beginning of the festival in 1920. Visitors can also experience contemporary theatre on Hallein’s Perner Island, in the middle of the Salzach River. Be sure to secure tickets well in advance! www.salzburgfestival.at

In 1984 the first Vienna International Dance Weeks were held, which in 1988 grew into the ImpulsTanz Festival, now one of the largest dance events in the entire world. Professional dancers and choreographers meet here to present their latest productions, while dance instructors pass on their knowledge in workshops – and above all communicate the joy of dance. This mixture of contemporary dance and trend-oriented productions enthrals thousands of dance enthusiasts every year. An added attraction is the festival’s main event venue: the halls of the city’s lively MuseumsQuartier. Among the 2011 highlights are performances by La La La Human Steps, Marie Chouinard and ROSAS. www.impulstanz.com 4 POOLBAR FESTIVAL: 1 July – 15 August 2011

Liquid sounds – this would be an apt motto for the Poolbar Festival, since this celebration of pop culture is held annually at a former indoor swimming pool in the Vorarlberg town of Feldkirch. This unusual venue is redesigned every year and offers extraordinary music from all genres. Here, indie rock meets hip hop, film encounters theatre, and culture faces off with subculture. In this intimate setting, one can experience international stars as well as regional artists up close. As the festival places great importance on hospitality and benevolence, admission to events in the Poolbar’s “Wohnzimmer” space is always free. www.poolbar.at 5 WIENER FESTWOCHEN: 13 May – 19 June 2011

Innovative, contemporary theatre will be the focal point of Vienna’s Festwochen event again in 2011 – with many points of contact with music, dance, and the visual arts. Artists and ensembles from all over the world present celebrated productions that can be seen in Vienna only at the 2011 Festwochen. At the same time, this is a festival that emphasizes openness toward other worlds and cultures and provides ample space for forward-looking works. Among the highlights of the 2011 Festwochen, in addition to the open-air event to kick off the festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz, is artistic director Luc Bondy’s evocative staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera “Rigoletto”. www.festwochen.at

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A highly attractive combination of culture and nature is offered by the Carinthian Summer in the area surrounding Carinthia’s Ossiach Lake. This time-honoured event counts among Austria’s most important festivals for classical and new music. A large number of musicians come to Carinthia each year to present their artistry to appreciative audiences at venues such as Ossiach Abbey and the mountain church in Tiffen. The festival’s trademark is the annual church opera, which is commissioned by the Carinthian Summer and premiered in the collegiate church of Ossiach Abbey. The highlights of 2011 include appearances by Rudolf Buchbinder, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Evelyn Glennie, Magdalena Kožená, Sabine Meyer and Heinrich Schiff. www.carinthischersommer.at

In 1988 the “Monument against War and Fascism”, by the Austrian sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka, was erected on Vienna’s Albertinaplatz. He always referred to it as his most important work.

It all started in 1986 with Paul Zauner’s idea of putting on a jazz event at his farm in the Upper Austrian village of Diersbach. INNtöne is now one of Europe’s best known jazz festivals. Every year over the Whitsun weekend, droves of jazz fans congregate at the 100-year-old farm in Diersbach, in the Innviertel region, to hear jazz at its finest. The three-day annual event in this picturesque area brings together jazz greats from all over the world, such as the saxophonist Walt Weisskopf and trombone legend Frank Lacy. In the past several years the focus has been on the Italian and French jazz scene, but numerous Austrian musicians also come each year to swing and jam on this idyllic farm. www.inntoene.com

GARDEN OF QUIET. Altenburg Abbey is impressive not only for its splendid architecture, but also for its spacious park complex. The abbey’s Garden of Quiet is conceived as a place of silence and introspection.

9 KLANGSPUREN: 8–25 September 2011

Each year the festival for contemporary art in the Styrian capital of Graz guarantees unexpected perspectives at unusual performance venues – like abandoned factory buildings, swimming pools and underground mine tunnels. One of the festival’s hallmarks is the incorporation and networking of both international and regional artists, and in the process taking productive advantage of Graz’s proximity to Slovenia, Croatia and the Central and Eastern European regions. For over forty years the steirischer herbst has enjoyed the reputation as the festival of production and processes, of enabling and initiating. In particular, the cross-linking of the various artistic disciplines makes the series of events a very special experience.

The Klangspuren Festival, in the Tirolean town of Schwaz, offers a platform for contemporary music and has been a fixture of the international music scene since 1994. Since its founding, what has become western Austria’s largest and most successful music festival has stood for innovation, open-mindedness, and tolerance. Every year the festival features a different country as the focal point of the events – in 2011 it is Spain. The highlights of this year’s festival include an extensive portrait of the late Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, a new project by the Bolivian Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos, a performance by the Arditti String Quartet and a concert by the Klangforum Wien.

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Men of iron: the figures are all positioned at exactly 2,039 metres above sea level, some next to hiking paths (above) and others in impassable terrain (r.). For Antony Gormley (below) “Horizon Field”, in the rugged mountains of Vorarlberg, is his most intensive landscape experience to date.

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or someone who spends all of his days outdoors, the person looks a bit too rigid. Is it a mountain-climber, a hunter, or perhaps someone who was so taken by the stunning view that he decided to put down roots here? Hikers between the Arlberg, the Bregenzerwald, and the Kleinwalsertal are these days astounded at the sight of an inert figure in the distance, but as they draw closer, it gradually becomes clear: the powerfully built mountain man is made entirely of cast iron! Then they spot another one, and then another, and another. The figures they took to be fellow mountaineers are actually part of the spectacular landscape installation by the renowned British sculptor Antony Gormley, who produced one hundred life-sized casts of his own body and distributed them over an area of some 150 square kilometres in the mountainous region of the province of Vorarlberg. The sculptures stand in Alpine pastures, on exposed outcroppings, next to mossy hiking paths, in shady spots and on sunny, south-facing slopes – waiting, braving the elements in stoic silence in a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. “Horizon Field” is Austria’s largest landscape installation and was completed in July 2010 after years of preliminary work. With it, Antony Gormley wants to explore the question of what role humans play in the evolution of life on this planet. The naked figures dotting the landscape all represent a place where a human being once stood or could have stood. The viewer of the figures, whether it is a hiker, a mountain biker or a skier, is invited to be the picture, to be part of the picture, and to ask himself fundamental, existential questions such as “Who are we, what are we, where did we come from and where are we going?” As the artist remarks, “This installation recognizes the deep connection between social and geological territory; between landscape and memory.” In a landscape in which everything strives upwards, vertically, these iron men stand on a horizontal plane measuring exactly 2,039 metres above sea level. The specific elevation has no metaphoric significance; rather, the artist was interested in finding a median – a zone that was between the inhabited valley and the mountain summits. “We wanted a place above the tree-line that was mediating between these two extremes”, says Antony Gormley. “A place between the domestic and the bit that touches the sky.” Perhaps this is the reason why these iron bodies seem so noble, but at the same time so lonely, like relentless sentries who defy the harsh conditions of this high-Alpine environment. That the cast-iron figures are already coated with a reddish-brown patina is due to the fact that they have already been exposed to the elements and the changing seasons in other places: they have braved the tides in Stavanger, Cuxhaven and Crosby, they were buried up to their shoulders in the ground in olive groves in Calabria, and in New York City they stood as silent watchmen on the ledges and roofs of high-rise buildings. For Antony Gormley, Vorarlberg’s Alpine environment, with its lush, deep-green mountain pastures and the long troughs and ridges that are so characteristic of this region, represents his most intensive landscape experience to date. “Here, the figures almost seem to be of stone, rooted to the earth”, he says. “This is due not only to their anchoring to the ground, but also because they are made of a material from the earth

HOW GREAT ART GETS UP THE MOUNTAIN

Years of preparation were necessary to realize Austria’s largest landscape installation. Under very arduous conditions, each of the 640-kilogramme sculptures was airlifted up into the Alpine terrain and anchored to the ground there at its selected location. The “iron men” will be on view until April 2012.

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– iron. And it is very symbolic that they oxidize, and that they bleed just like we do.” This labour-intensive installation – each sculpture weighs 640 kilos and was airlifted up to its determined location by helicopter – is on view until April 2012. “Horizon Field” covers an area that is part of the Vorarlberg municipalities of Mellau, Schoppernau, Schröcken, Warth, Mittelberg, Lech, Klösterle and Dalaas. Many different hiking paths lead to the figures; depending on the topography, the sculptures are spaced at intervals ranging from sixty metres to several kilometres apart. The cast-iron figures look in all directions but never face each other. Anyone who discovers them, whether with hiking boots, snowshoes or on skis, whether up close or from a distance, creates with every perspective a new field, inevitably becoming a marvelling participant in this remarkable piece of art.

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The Albertina (l.), with its world-class special exhibits, has become a must for every art lover. The world’s largest collection of works by Egon Schiele is found in the Leopold Museum (r.).

The museum that is Vienna In addition to internationally renowned exhibition spaces, it is especially the city’s small, hidden museums that tell of Vienna’s affectionate relationship with the past

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“Death must be a Viennese” is a well known saying in the city. In the Burial Museum, Wittigo Keller (r.) illuminates for his visitors the affinity the Viennese have for the culture of death.

Austrian capital and cultural centre – the city of Vienna has cast off its musty, old-fashioned image.

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Gallery, located in the Upper Belvedere, will provide the Viennese painter Hans Makart, whose “Makart style” influenced the culture of an entire era in Vienna, with an opulent stage, and the Leopold Museum, in the city’s MuseumsQuartier, will present “Egon Schiele: His Art – His Life – His Time” beginning in September 2011. As one can plainly see, Vienna’s museums have something for every taste. And it is no surprise that every year nearly four million people visit the city’s some 200 museums and galleries. The Burial Museum is far from being the city’s only unconventional exhibition space: Vienna also boasts a Billiard Museum, a Coffee Museum, a “Third Man” Museum and, of course, the popular Clock Museum, one of the loveliest of its kind in the world. This museum documents the history of timekeeping from the fifteenth century to the present. The three thousand precious objects on display – such as a priceless astronomical clock by David a Sancto Cajetano from the eighteenth century – are certain to enthral not only clock and watch aficionados. And for visitors who really need to watch the clock, the museum offers a special tour: “Highlights of the permanent exhibition in 3000 seconds”.

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Vienna’s museums offer a broad range of cultural highlights for a small amount of money with their special package deals. The “Contemporary Articket”, for example, costs EUR 19.50 and entitles the holder to visit three museums featuring contemporary art: Az W – The Austrian Museum of Architecture, the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art) and the Kunsthalle Wien. And a year’s pass to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and six other collections, including the Treasury, is available for only EUR 29.

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dam, may I ask you to step over to the display case with the decorative urns”, says Wittigo Keller in a flattering tone during a tour of the Vienna Burial Museum. The voluble man in his mid-sixties with a coachman’s beard is the heart, brains and soul of what is perhaps the most, shall we say, “unusual” of all the city’s museums. Over the past years and decades the trained cultural anthropologist has collected more than a thousand objects and placed them on display here – coffins, urns, palls, casket carts and sundry gravedigger’s utensils. Wittigo Keller is famous for his “event tours”. “Many people are afraid of death”, he explains. “This is why I approach the subject with humour and Viennese charm. That goes over well.” So Keller struts around between splendid coffins and macabre portraits of corpses on his tours like an entertainment officer promoting stylish interment, never tiring of extolling the virtues of the “famous Viennese funeral culture”. On special days, particularly daring visitors are even allowed to “test out” one of the opulently decorated caskets. “The women are always much braver than the men”, reports Keller. “The more courageous of them even let me close the lid, and for several minutes they can see how it feels to be lowered into the grave in a well-cushioned, two-square-metre space.” Not very good, as Keller knows. He has tried it himself. In 1967, when the Burial Museum – the first collection of its kind in the world – opened its doors, a grand total of twelve visitors found their way to the exhibition spaces on Goldeggasse, in Vienna’s fourth district. Now they number 12,000 each year. And this is due in no small part to Wittigo Keller, this one-man-show when it comes to “the culture of death”. Compared to other city museums, of course, the Burial Museum, which is located a bit off the beaten tourist path, is only a minor player. The big museums – such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum or the Albertina – draw some 750,000 visitors each year to their collections. To make sure that it stays this way, 2011 will see several spectacular large-scale exhibitions: beginning in May the Kunsthistorisches Museum will present “Dürer, Cranach, Holbein”, and in November the Albertina will open a monumental show devoted to the work of René Magritte: loans from France, Belgium and the US will document the artistic, witty genius of this Belgianborn grand master of surrealism. Beginning in June the Austrian

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INFO: Experiencing culture Culture as far as the eye can see: Austria has an extensive network of museums, galleries, sculpture parks and regional exhibitions LOWER AUSTRIA St. Pölten

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1 LENTOS MODERN ART MUSEUM

Linz’s cube-shaped Lentos is regarded as one of Austria’s most important museums for contemporary art. The emphasis of the collection is on European painting from the first half of the twentieth century. A major highlight of the museum’s 2011 exhibition season is the show “Che Fare? Arte Povera – The Historic Years” (18 Feb. – 29 May 2011). It provides insights into one of the most interesting art movements of the twentieth century. The large-scale summer exhibition by the duo Gilbert & George shows their latest series, “Jack Freak Pictures”. (17 June – 9 Oct. 2011). www.lentos.at 2 LOWER AUSTRIAN PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION

The 2011 Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition takes one back in time to the days of the ancient Romans. Under the title “Conquer – Discover – Experience in the Roman Land of Carnuntum”, the Provincial Exhibition aims at enabling visitors to journey back through the centuries and explore life in Carnuntum, once the flourishing capital of the Roman province of Pannonia. Exhibition venues include the Petronell Open-Air Museum, the Museum Carnuntinum with its collection of well preserved archaeological finds, and the Kulturfabrik Hainburg, which provides thrilling insights into the world of the great conquerors. The diversity of the Roman Land of Carnuntum can be experienced from 16 April to 15 November. www.noe-landesausstellung.at

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Baden’s legendary Frauenbad, a former bath that is a gem of classical architecture, houses the works of one of Austria’s most important contemporary artists. Arnulf Rainer, born in Baden in 1929, became known for his “overpaintings”: for financial reasons he painted over his own works or those of other artists, thus creating unique art works. But the museum also features conventional paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic reproductions and photographs. The museum library offers a vast array of material on the fascinating works of Arnulf Rainer. Guided tours, art workshops and exhibitrelated events make the museum an open-minded, vibrant competence centre for contemporary art. www.arnulf-rainer-museum.at

4 PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION IN FRESACH

The theme of the 2011 Carinthian Provincial Exhibition in Fresach is the Protestant church and its significance for the development of the province. The extent to which the effects of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation are still felt in the present day is illustrated by the exhibition “Remaining Credible – 500 Years of Protestant Adventure”. Four other exhibition focal points make religious history come alive for visitors in unconventional ways: “Semper Reformanda” looks at what changes the reformers of the time wanted to bring about, “Conformity or Resistance” deals with the oppressed faithful, while “Tolerance and Dialogue” and “Majorities and Minorities” touch on additional issues. www.landesausstellung011.at 5 MUSEUMSZENTRUM MISTELBACH

The Weinviertel region is present everywhere in the Museumszentrum Mistelbach. In this 6,000-square-metre exhibition space, the focus is on the region’s people, its past, and its present. The museum complex consists of the Nitsch Museum and the Lebenswelt Weinviertel Museum. Hermann Nitsch, the actionist artist who lives in the Weinviertel region, and whose “splatter paintings” are a regular source of controversy in this country, is represented here by a broad cross-section of his diverse work. The Lebenswelt Museum features an extensive exhibit on “Witches” and is a rich source of information about the Weinviertel’s varied cultural landscape. www.mzmistelbach.at

Fotos: TV Linz/Röbl, Arnulf Rainer, Rupert Steiner/2007, Universalmuseum Joanneum/Eduardo Martinez, Belvedere Wien, Museum Gugging, Museum Liaunig

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Graz’s Kunsthaus was built in 2003, the city’s year as “European Cultural Capital”, and is part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. Referred to as the “friendly alien” by its architects, Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, the structure nearly makes one think that a spaceship has just landed in the historic city centre of the Styrian capital. The Kunsthaus Graz does not have a collection or permanent exhibitions; rather, it serves as a platform for art presentation and communication. It features international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art as well as spotlighting new media and photography. In 2011 two major exhibitions of visual art will be presented in the Kunsthaus in cooperation with the steirischer herbst festival: “Franz West: Auto-Theatre, Cologne – Naples – Graz” and “Robot Dreams”, a co-production with the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Switzerland. www.museum-joanneum.at

The Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg is located directly in the centre of Salzburg, perched above Salzburg’s old town on the steep cliffs of the Mönchsberg mountain. The focal point of the museum, which opened in 2004, is the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The four levels of the futuristic structure, whose façade is panelled with marble from the region, offer the necessary flexibility for the various exhibition formats. Panorama windows, a sculpture terrace and a restaurant designed by the star architect Matteo Thun combine to create a visually unified space. In addition to displaying art from its own collection, the museum will in 2011 present an exhibition of works by the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (26 March – 3 July 2011), whose “L’homme qui marche” was recently sold at a public auction for the record sum of seventy-two million euros. Art lovers will look forward with anticipation to the famous works to be displayed in Salzburg.www.museumdermoderne.at

Gustav Klimt’s famous 1908 painting “The Kiss” is displayed in the Austrian Gallery, in the Upper Belvedere. It is regarded as the high point of the artist’s socalled “Golden Period”.

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The private museum of the industrialist and art collector Herbert W. Liaunig possesses one of the country’s largest collections of post-World War II Austrian art. The collection ranges from present-day Austrian artists such as Arnulf Rainer and Cornelius Kolig to international stars like Tony Cragg, with his perspectively distorted sculptures. As a contrast to contemporary art, the museum also offers the permanent exhibition “Gold of the Akans”. Here, some 600 pieces of jewellery and cult objects from African tribal kingdoms, most of which date from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, are displayed in a 350 m² black cube, which acts as an annex and is directly accessible from the main area of the museum building. The Liaunig Museum, which is interesting for its architecture as well, is open to visitors by appointment only. www.museumliaunig.at

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9 ART BRUT CENTER GUGGING

The Cultural Centre in Maria Gugging is more than simply a museum. Formerly part of the Gugging Psychiatric Hospital, the three buildings today form a centre for art and culture. The “Artists’ House” is available to artists with psychiatric illness or mental disablement as a place to live and work. Art has a long tradition here: the artists of Gugging are regarded as important representatives of the art brut style. Their works can be seen in the museum located in the main building as part of the permanent exhibition “gugging classics”. The other parts of the museum are used for the presentation of revolving exhibitions: in 2011 a show of works by the French painter, draughtsman, and writer Gaston Chaissac can be seen here. www.gugging.org

In this printing museum one can experiment with all phases of printing, from producing the paper and setting the type to printing a page. A museum devoted to the craft of printing and its transformation over time.

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THE PLEASURES OF SUMMER

Among the vultures

Stefan Nink was in the Hohe Tauern National Park and made some astonishing discoveries there. For instance, while observing bearded vultures, you should also watch out for colourful butterflies perching on the lens of your telescope. Central Europe’s largest National Park offers such an astounding array of flora and fauna that you would nearly trip over them if you didn’t have to watch your every step at these high elevations. Rest, look, observe – tranquillity is the salient feature of this pristine region, in which the passing of time is measured only by the colours of the meadows and forests. The central area of the National Park is primeval Alpine terrain, a realm of rock and ice in which nature makes humans seem very small. www.austria.info

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Where you can experience pristine nature and why Eva Salomon’s apricot dumplings are simply heavenly – find out in the new Summer 2011 Holiday Journal

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PLACES OF YEARNING

Find out more about these and other topics in the Summer 2011 Austria Holiday Journal “Arrive”, which can be ordered at

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NATURAL POOLS IN THE KITZBÜHEL ALPS. No fewer than three crystal-clear lakes are to be found between the Bamberger Hut and the summit of the Schafsiedel. Swimming in pure mountain water, so close to the clouds.

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Simply Marvellous!

Some of the area’s loveliest routes and vantage points have been put together to create a new hiking trail along the Danube, the “Donausteig”. One can now hike continuously for 450 kilometres between Passau and Hainburg through one of the world’s most scenic river valleys. This trail can also be tackled in sections, of course, and one encounters natural wonders everywhere, such as along the “Schlögen Loop” (photo), where the Danube makes a 180-degree bend. There are also seventy “Donausteig inns” along the way, offering region delicacies as well as competent hiking advice. www.austria.info

OBERNBERG LAKE. As this mountain lake in the Stubai Alps is part of a protected area, swimming is not permitted, but one can leisurely explore the waters with a rowboat or visit the lake chapel.

A quick trip to paradise.

Eva Salomon’s critically acclaimed restaurant “Gut Oberstockstall” is situated in an absolutely picture-book pastoral setting. And the taste of the flawlessly prepared food is equally fairytale-like. Eva Salomon explains in an interview why the biodynamic cultivation of fruits and vegetables is so important to her and shares her experiences with breeding cows and geese. One can actually taste the naturalness of her products, she says, many of which come right from the family fields and orchards, which are organically farmed by her eldest son, Fritz. www.austria.info

Heading south.

Holidays on Carinthia’s lakes are by no means a leap into cold water: Lake Klopein, for example, regularly reaches twenty-eight degrees Celsius in the summer, making it one of Austria’s warmest lakes. Children paddle for hours in the water on their air mattresses or cruise around in paddleboats while their parents take in the view of the gently rolling forests and hills. Or the entire family can enjoy an outing to the Obir Dripstone Caves, among the largest in all of Europe, or to a nearby nature preserve. The leisure activities available in Carinthia’s lake region are nearly boundless. www.austria.info

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INFO: What’s on? Great events, sometimes in small places MÖRBISCH FESTIVAL: 14 JULY-28 AUGUST 2011

BREGENZ FESTIVAL: 20 JULY-21 AUGUST 2011

In its 2011 season, the Mörbisch Festival on the Lake will present one of Johann Strauss’s greatest stage works, “The Gypsy Baron”.

Umberto Giordani’s seminal “André Chénier” will be the 2011 “Opera on the Lake” at the Bregenz Festival, which also features concerts, young artists and avant-garde offerings.

RÖMERSTEINBRUCH ST. MARGARETHEN: 12 JUNE-15 AUGUST 2011 (Sat., Sun., holidays) In

2011 the unique atmosphere of the Roman quarry is the venue for the St. Margarethen Passion Play. www.ofs.at

BREGENZ SPRING: MARCH TO MAY 2011

International dance festival with highlights from flamenco to performances by Shaolin monks. Also check out the attractive culture-fashion package. www.bregenzerfruehling.at

TANZSOMMER: 14 JUNE-15 JULY 2011

International stars bring their fantastic choreographies to Innsbruck, with performances ranging from classical French ballet to acrobatic avant-garde. www.tanzsommer.at BRUCKNERFEST: mid-September to beginning of October, Linz’s traditional music event honouring the famous Upper Austrian composer Anton Bruckner.

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SCHUBERTIADE SCHWARZENBERG/HOHENEMS: 6 MAY-9 OCT. 2011 A festival for Franz Schubert, with

the emphasis on song recitals by some of the world’s best singers, chamber music and piano recitals. Readings, orchestral concerts and master classes round out the programme. www.schubertiade.at INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION FESTIVAL: 26 FEB.-27 MARCH 2011

A top-flight festival with world-class musicians presenting accordion music ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. www.akkordeonfestival.at

LOISIARTE: 24-27 MARCH 2011

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This festival in Lower Austria’s Kamp Valley introduces audiences to music from all corners of the earth, this year from the US, Brazil, Scandinavia and Austria. The 2011 “Composer in Residence”, Gerd Kühr, will be the subject of a musical portrait.

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summertime blues in Vienna, but the finest in jazz, with international stars appearing at various venues throughout the city. www.viennajazz.org

SPRING FESTIVAL: 1-5 JUNE 2011

LISZT FESTIVAL RAIDING: 27 JAN.-23 OCT. 2011

Major classical music festival in honour of the 200th birthday of composer and pianist Franz Liszt, along with exhibitions at six locations in Burgenland. www. lisztfestival.at

STYRIARTE: 23 JUNE-24 JULY 2011 Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride”. Ticket sales of 90% of total capacity attest to the success of this festival. www.styriarte.com ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL: 1-6 SEPT. 2011

Festival for art, technology and society in Linz that spotlights the emerging digital revolution. Symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions take social and cultural phenomena out into the public sphere. www.aec.at/festival JAZZFESTIVAL SAALFELDEN: end of August 2011. The 32nd edition of the four-day jazz event in Salzburger Land’s Pinzgau region. Also features “Alpine pasture concerts”. www.jazzsaalfelden.com INNSBRUCK FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC: 10-28 AUGUST 2011 The 2011 edition of this festival

Austria’s largest festival for electronic music combines the international and the local, the cosmopolitan and the intimate, and the old and the new. www.springten.at LA STRADA STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL: 29 JULY-6 AUGUST 2011

La Strada explores the urban environment and the people who live there, with programme highlights including street theatre, puppetry and “cirque nouveau”. www.lastrada.at ATTERSEE KLASSIK: 23 JUL.- 13 AUG. 2011

The main part of the programme consists of concerts by students and teachers of the International Orchestra Institute Attergau, but there are also appearances by international stars of classical music. www.atterseeklassik.at SOMMERSZENE: JULY 2011

The spotlight is on Salzburg’s contemporary dance scene at the fourteen-day SommerSzene festival, with the programme also including theatre, music, film and visual arts. www.sommerszene.net BEZAU BEATZ: END OF JULY TO END OF AUGUST

of Renaissance and Baroque music will showcase operas by Hasse, Telemann and Cavalli.

2011: Jazz, pop, classical and Alpine folk music performed on the main square of Bezau, in Vorarlberg’s picturesque Bregenzerwald.

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Only sixteen minutes from the Vienna Airport to the city centre’s Wien-Mitte station: this makes the City Airport Train (CAT) the fastest way from the plane to downtown Vienna. The CAT runs daily every half hour. The jet-like atmosphere of the air-conditioned CAT double-decker cars and the “first-class” seats guarantee a relaxed journey. Wide aisles and spacious luggage racks make it easy to stow your baggage. Train attendants see to the comfort of the passengers, and monitors in the train provide information about Vienna and flight departures. In addition, air passengers can check their luggage and obtain their boarding pass right at the CAT Terminal at Wien-Mitte. NEW: CAT-CAB – the shuttle to and from the Wien-Mitte station. For a total of EUR 26, up to four persons can travel comfortably and in an environmentally friendly manner from the airport to their hotel. The total price also includes the trip with the CAT for four persons.

A tour of the Albertina in the morning, a visit to the Lippizaners in the afternoon and an evening at the State Opera? At klassik.oeticket.com you will find the largest selection of cultural offerings in all of Austria. Last-minute bookers can print out their tickets for many events right at home with print@home. There are also over 3,000 ticket offices (Libro, Saturn, tobacconist’s. etc.) at your disposal as well as the call centre at +43 (0)1/96 0 96.

INFORMATION & BOOKINGS OETicket Tel. +43 (0)1/96 0 96 www.klassik.oeticket.com

MOZART LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS

HAUS DER MUSIK – THE SOUND MUSEUM

Classical music in Schönbrunn’s Orangery. Schönbrunn had a very special significance for Mozart: the young Wolfgang performed here with his sister Nannerl, to the great delight of Empress Maria Theresa. And the spirit of Mozart is present in the palace’s Orangery as well: it was in this gem of Baroque architecture that he conducted the first performance of his “Der Schauspieldirektor” in 1786. Today the Orangery Schönbrunn is the venue for the world-famous “Schönbrunn Palace Concerts” with the renowned Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna. Experience old courtly tradition with modern amenities at Schönbrunn Palace, a World Heritage Site.

Musical voyages of discovery. Vienna’s interactive sound museum introduces the visitor to totally new listening experiences. The Haus der Musik devotes five levels to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sounds. Test your musical talent on the virtual conductor’s podium, compose your own waltz and conduct experiments with sounds, noises and instruments that are not possible anywhere in the world except in the Haus der Musik. Recipient of the Austrian Museum Prize. A Wien Holding company. Opening times: daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Volksoper Vienna The Volksoper is Vienna’s major venue for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, multifaceted and fun-loving, it is the only venue in Vienna that devotes itself to the genre of operetta. The performance schedule also includes operas from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, as well as classic musicals and ballet.

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Between September and June nearly 300 performances of some thirty productions are staged in this 1,300-seat theatre, with the repertoire ranging from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” to the most famous of all operettas, “Die Fledermaus”, and from the musical “My Fair Lady” to the ballet “Max and Moritz”. The Volksoper was opened in 1898 as the “Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater”. Important works such as “Tosca” and “Salome” were given their first Vienna performance here,

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and world-famous singers like Maria Jeritza and Richard Tauber appeared at the Volksoper during the early stages of their careers. This fascinating opera past continues to this day to form the foundation for an exciting future. In September 2007 the very popular actor Robert Meyer took over the direction of the Volksoper, and his wide-ranging repertoire has enjoyed great success with the critics as well as with the public.

INFORMATION & BOOKINGS Volksoper Wien A-1090 Wien | Währinger Strasse 78 Information: tel. +43 (0)1/514 44-3670 Tickets (with credit card): tel. +43 (0)1/513 1 tickets@volksoper.at www.volksoper.at operette

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From Baroque Opera to Crowd-Puller With the THEATER AN DER WIEN, the RAIMUND THEATER and RONACHER, the VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN unites three venerable institutions that present opera productions ranging from Baroque to contemporary as well as staging world-class musicals. THEATER AN DER WIEN – where the moment fascinates. For more than two centuries the Theater an der Wien has enchanted audiences with its outstanding acoustics and authentic ambience. Opened in January 2006 as a new “stagione” opera house, presenting each production for a brief but intensive run of performances, the Theater an der Wien has established itself as a renowned venue for Baroque and contemporary musical theatre. The performance schedule includes operas from Monteverdi to Mozart as well as modern works. The spring of 2011 will see a new staging of Handel’s RODELINDA, under the musical direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and with such top-flight singers as Danielle de Niese, Bejun Mehta and Kurt Streit. RAIMUND THEATER – Udo Jürgens’ hit musical ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK. In March 2010 this successful musical, featuring songs by the famous Austrian pop singer Udo Jürgens, premiered at the Raimund Theater and has since played to enthusiastic audiences both young and old. A swinging musical with Broadway glamour and first-class show elements.

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RONACHER – Roman Polanski’s cult musical DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES (Music: Jim Steinman; book: Michael Kunze) The vampires have been inviting audiences to a dance at the Ronacher since September 2009. Compelling rock ballads, rousing dance numbers and opulent stage sets in a story full of spine-chilling romance and hilarious comedy make DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES an unforgettable experience. Another highlight of 2011: Hollywood star John Malkovich will appear in January as Casanova in THE GIACOMO VARIATIONS. INFORMATION & BOOKINGS Theater an der Wien | Tel. +43 (0)1/588 85 | www.theater-wien.at Raimund Theater und Ronacher | Tel. +43 (0)1/588 85 | www.musicalvienna.at

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SALZBURG – THE WORLD’S STAGE Salzburg owes its international fame to the natural beauty of its surrounding area, its charming town centre and the happy act of providence that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, probably the most performed composer of all time, should be born here. The gorgeous Baroque city with its world-famous landmarks offers visitors a wide array of outstanding cultural events throughout the entire year. With the Salzburg Card you can enjoy one-time free admission to all important sights and free travel on the city’s public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours. 2011 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: • Mozart Week 21–30 Jan. • Salzburg Biennale 3–27 March • Easter Festival 16–25 April • Salzburg Whitsun Festival 10–13 June • Salzburg Jazz Herbst 27 Oct.–6 Nov. • Salzburg Culture Days 5–22 Oct. • Salzburg Christmas Market 17 Nov.–26 Dec.

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Every year in the late summer the air above Saalfelden resonates with the sounds of fine jazz music. At the end of August this town in Salzburger Land is the venue for a festival that is among Europe’s premier events for contemporary jazz and new musical trends. Instead of showcasing conventional mainstream sounds, Saalfelden remains devoted to experimentation, focusing on a mixture of stylistic forms. The overall emphasis is on the tremendous diversity of today’s jazz, including free jazz and jazz-rock. The Jazz Festival Saalfelden is known all over the world for its outstanding quality: top-flight musicians from a variety of countries meet here for some thirty concerts, which take place over four days at various performance locations and can also be experienced live on a large screen. Some of the concerts are even held up in the mountain pastures outside of town.

SALZBURG FESTIVAL 27 JULY–30 AUGUST 2011

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: KARTENBÜRO DER SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE Postfach 140 . 5010 Salzburg · Austria Tel: + 43-662-8045-500 · Fax: + 43-662-8045-555 info@salzburgfestival.at · www.salzburgfestival.at

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A few decades ago presumably no one would have thought it possible that Salzburg, famous for its prestigious classical-music festival, would become the venue for a superlative event boasting some of the greatest stars of jazz. Since 1996, when the 1st Salzburg Jazz Herbst, featuring Ray Charles, Joe Zawinul and Ray Brown, took place in the Great Festival Hall, all doubt has been removed. At the 15th Salzburg Jazz Herbst in 2010 the opera diva Jessye Norman took the stage with her jazz programme “Roots: My Life, My Song”. Due to the great demand, on 26 May 2011, 7:30 p.m., at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Jessye Norman will present “Roots” for the second time. On 17 May 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the celebrated vocal acrobat Bobby McFerrin will appear at the Great Festival Hall. The French accordion player Richard Galliano and his Tangaria Quartet will open the Festival with the traditional Jazz Gala, on 22 July 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salzburg Congress. The 16th Salzburg Jazz Herbst will take place from 26 Oct. – 6 Nov. 2011: twelve days of top-flight jazz with over fifty events.

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Some of the highlights: Austrian saxophone legend Hans Salomon & The Vienna Big Band Machine. The young American sax player Tia Fuller, who has also made a name for herself as a composer, bandleader and music educator. Hugh Masekela, the South African trumpet star, who was married to Miriam Makeba in the 1960s. Jeremy Pelt, one of the hottest young American trumpet players. The concert by the soul diva Bettye LaVette promises to be a very special musical treat. The bass player Charlie Haden was a long-time sideman to the free-jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. In Salzburg he will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his Quartet West. Dionne Warwick, the great lady of soul, is a show-biz legend who can claim six Grammy awards, twelve million albums sold, and countless other music awards, including a star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”. The complete programme of the 16th Salzburg Jazz Herbst will be presented in March 2011. www.salzburgerjazzherbst.at INFO & TICKETS Salzburger Jazz-Herbst Tel. +43 (0)1/504 85 00 tickets@salzburgerjazzherbst.at www.salzburgerjazzherbst.at

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CARINTHIAN SUMMER For over forty years now, the unrivalled atmosphere of the Carinthian Summer festival has been captivating artists and audiences from all over the world. The eleventh-century Ossiach Abbey lies directly on the edge of idyllic Ossiach Lake and was furnished in a magnificent style in the Baroque period. Since 1969 it has been the home of the Carinthian Summer, with venues such as the Congress Center Villach and the world-famous Steinhaus, by architect Günther Domenig, added later for the festival’s outstanding concerts. Many small, charming concert locations such as the mountain church in Tiffen guarantee a very special musical experience.

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KRASTAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA More than forty years of sculpture symposia have turned the Kras Valley into one of Europe’s largest open-air galleries for stone sculpture. The selected locations of the marble figures extend from the Drau River to Ossiach Lake and are most easily reached by bicycle. FINKENSTEIN CASTLE RUINS The powerful Finkenstein family, who were ministry officials under the Carinthian dukes, inhabited this castle as early as the twelfth century. The preserved remains of this oncemagnificent structure contain a 1,200-seat arena that serves as the venue for a concert series from June to August featuring international stars.

INFO & BOOKINGS Villach-Warmbad | Faaker See | Ossiacher See Tourismus A-9523 Villach-Landskron | Töbringer Strasse 1 Tel. +43 (0)4242/420 00 E-Mail: office@region-villach.at www.region-villach.at

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VILLACH REGION The country’s most atmospheric and extraordinary events can be experienced here. Whether it’s the top-flight music offerings of the international Carinthian Summer festival in the Baroque Abbey Church of Ossiach and in the modern Congress Center Villach, open-air events in the arena of Finkenstein Castle and at the Villach “Kirchtag” fair, a visit to one of the many interesting cultural sights and exhibitions, or active participation in art classes – here in the south of Austria there are cultural highlights waiting to be experienced every day.

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Passionate about opera, soprano ILDIKÓ RAIMONDI for Burgenland.

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MÖRBISCH FESTIVAL ON THE LAKE THE GYPSY BARON: 14 JULY TO 28 AUGUST 2011 The centre of the operetta world is located only sixty kilometres southeast of Vienna in the picturesque town of Mörbisch, on the shores of Lake Neusiedl. In front of a oneof-a-kind natural backdrop, masterpieces of classic operetta are performed on one of Europe’s largest and loveliest open-air stages, boasting 3,600 m² of floor space. In the summer of 2011 the floating stage provides the perfect setting for passionate love, familiar melodies and a dash of spicy Hungarian paprika. The genius with which Johann Strauss weds the lively waltz tunes of the traditional Viennese operetta with the fiery czardas dances of Hungarian folk music makes “The Gypsy Baron” one of his greatest stage works. After long years of exile, young Sándor Barinkay returns to his family’s farm only to find that the old estates have now been taken over by the wealthy pig farmer Zsupán. The locals view the returning young man with suspicion. Only the gypsy woman Czipra recognizes him as the son of the former landholder, and thus the gypsies elect him to be their “baron”. Barinkay falls in love with the gypsy girl Saffi, but when he discovers that she is a true princess, he feels unworthy of her as a simple “gypsy baron” and decides to join the Hussars and go off to war against Spain. Will the love between Barinkay and Saffi survive the war and overcome their differences in class?

BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 2011 – CLASSICS WITH A DIFFERENCE

20 JULY TO 14 AUGUST 2011

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The picturesque ambience of Lamberg Castle this year serves as the setting for the Austrian cult musical “Der Watzmann”. Artistic Director Karl-Michael Ebner has assembled a host of internationally renowned singers for this “Alpine musical”. A story of mountains, hunting, and tradition in an open-air production in lovely Steyr.

The subtitle “Classics with a difference” has long become a trademark, succinctly describing the attitude of the Brucknerfest: Bruckner continues to evolve. This refers to the question of Bruckner’s significance for our time. The festival will be opened by the Filarmonica della Scala performing Sibelius, Bernstein and Dvorak with Daniel Harding conducting and Julian Rachlin as soloist. Other highlights: the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly and the Slovak Philharmonic with Ernst Theis.

Package offers for “Der Watzmann” available from EUR 147. INFO & BOOKINGS Tourismusverband Steyr A-4402 Steyr | Stadtplatz 27 Tel. +43 (0)7252/53229-0 | info@steyr.info www.musikfestivalsteyr.at www.steyr.info

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INFO & BOOKINGS Brucknerhaus Linz A-4010 Linz Untere Donaulände 7 Tel. +43 (0)732/77 52 30 www.brucknerhaus.at

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UPPER AUSTRIA’S FESTIVALS AT A GLANCE! Upper Austria is a land of festivals and music. Whether it is concerts, festivals or events devoted to traditional customs, Upper Austria has it all. The newly designed platform “kultur-oberoesterreich.at” tells you where Upper Austria’s most tuneful festivals are. It is your personal advisor on music and culture in Upper Austria, a festival guide with the most exciting culture events from Linz to Bad Ischl and from Steyr to Schärding – and it’s always at your fingertips. Treat your ears to some extraordinary music and enjoy the unrivalled atmosphere of festivals in the province of Upper Austria. Upper Austria’s extensive offerings of cultural events range from festivals, music, theatre and literature to exhibitions and museums.

You will find everything you need to know about the subject of culture and, of course, the accompanying packages at: www.kultur-oberoesterreich.at

INFO & BOOKINGS OÖ Tourismus Information | A-4041 Linz | Freistädter Strasse 119 Tel. +43 (0)732/22 10 22 info@oberoesterreich.at | www.kultur-oberoesterreich.at

ST. FLORIAN SUMMER OF CULTURE RETRACING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANTON BRUCKNER

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The Baroque Augustinian Abbey and personalities like Anton Bruckner, who lived and worked here, have lent this village an extraordinary charisma. From May to October St. Florian offers a rich and varied programme of events for all the senses. The main emphasis is on the music of Anton Bruckner. In 2011 the Augustinian Abbey will explore the topic of nature, displaying treasures that have never before been seen in this form. For the first time original drafts for the Abbey gardens, idealized plans, and meticulously crafted porcelain artworks with flower motifs will be on exhibit. Allow yourself to be carried off to a world full of art, music and nature, and marvel at the masterpieces of famous artists, master builders and composers. Tip: “The Bruckner Organ Experience” 15 May to 16 October, daily except Tue. and Sat. at 2:30 p.m. During a 25-minute concert you have the opportunity to experience first-hand the power of the organ and its music, just like Anton Bruckner did more than 100 years ago! Music events 1 May–7 June: Baroque Music Festival Fiori Musicali – Music & Ambience

14–19 Aug.: BrucknerTage St. Florian “The Path to the Fourth”

INFORMATION & BOOKINGS Tourismusverband St. Florian | Marktplatz 2 A-4490 St. Florian | Tel. +43(0)7224/56 90 st.florian@oberoesterreich.at www.oberoesterreich.at/st.florian

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30 Years Attergau Cultural Summer 15 July–14 Aug. 2011 A CELEBRATION FOR GUSTAV MAHLER It all began in 1981 with a benefit concert to finance the new organ in the Upper Austrian parish church of St. Georgen/Attergau. In the meantime the Attergau Cultural Summer has become one of Austria’s most attractive summer festivals. Artists from all over the world come to this idyllic spot on the Attersee to experience the enchanting scenery and the uncommonly attractive programme. The cornerstones of the jubilee season of the 2011 Cultural Summer are two of Gustav Mahler’s major works. The year 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death. As Mahler had a very special relationship with the Attersee, the event organizers are pleased to be able to pay him this tribute.

Austrian mezzo Elisabeth Kulman will explore the multi-layered emotional world of Gustav Mahler in a song recital. Star pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will present a solo concert, and a prominent place will also be given to chamber music, with works by Dvorak and Schubert’s “Trout Quintet”, led by the violinist Nikolai Znaider. Benny Schmid, world-renowned as both a jazz and classical violinist, is joined by friends in presenting his new jazz programme.

The festival will open on 15 July with Mahler’s Third Symphony. Large sections of this work were completed in the summer months of 1895/96 in his “composing cottage” in Steinbach, which Mahler fans can still visit. An “opening package” is available, including a boat trip to the cottage followed by a lecture on the background of the Third Symphony and then a gala performance of the work in the Attergauhalle. The Attergau Cultural Summer will conclude its 2011 anniversary season on a festive note with a performance of the chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Additional festival highlights: Gert Voss and Peter Simonischek, the two doyens of Vienna’s Burgtheater, will read from the fascinating correspondence between the late Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard and his publisher, Siegfried Unseld. The sublime

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A special treat for the young set: in a one-week workshop, highly qualified instructors will help children aged eight to twelve prepare and put on the stage work “Die Königin im Farbenland”.

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ON THE TRAIL OF THE MIDDLE AGES South-eastern Austria boasts more castles and palaces than nearly any other region on earth. Many of them were built during the Middle Ages as bulwarks against the expanding Ottoman Empire. The so-called “Castle Road” takes visitors past eighteen of these historically important castles and palaces. Among the most impressive is the 850year-old Riegersburg, a fortress – built on a 482-metre-high volcanic cone – that was long known as “Christianity’s mightiest bastion”. If one continues travelling eastward, one reaches the province whose name says it all: Burgenland, the “land of castles”. Many of the venerable structures here serve as exhibition and event centres. This is also true of Austria’s last true knight’s castle: Lockenhaus Castle, with its splendid Great Hall, a two-nave building with a cross rib vault. During the summer months the castle is the venue for a celebrated chamber music festival. www.schloesserstrasse.com

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25 YEARS FESTIVAL ST. GALLEN STYRIA 14–28 AUGUST 2011 – AN INCOMPARABLE FESTIVAL IN AN INCOMPARABLE REGION! The Gesäuse National Park Alpine region, with the unequalled beauty of the imposing Gesäuse Mountains, the cascading waters of the Enns and Salza rivers and the flourishing natural and cultural landscapes of the Eisenwurzen Nature Park, serves as the setting for a cultural gem: the Festival St. Gallen, which has in the twenty-five years of its existence become a focal point for artists as well as music lovers. A passion for innovation combined with a great respect for proven masterworks results in top-class events representing a variety of different styles: groundbreaking performances of contemporary music, world-music concerts as stimulating open-air experiences in the Burghof, orchestra concerts in the parish church of St. Gallen, and Baroque music, the finest in jazz and classical chamber music at Gallenstein Castle. World-renowned artists enjoy coming back to the St. Gallen festival again and again to realize their artistic projects with kindred spirits. The originality and quality of the programme, together with the mystic ambience of the Gesäuse region, all join to create the inimitable atmosphere of the Festival St. Gallen. The festival’s twenty-fifth anniversary year will again see an outstanding programme of musical events. INFO 14 – 28 August 2011 Festival St. Gallen Steiermark A-8933 St. Gallen | Markt 35 Tel. +43 (0)3632/77 14 www.festival.stgallen.at

Alpenregion Nationalpark Gesäuse A-8911 Admont | Hauptstrasse 35 Tel. +43 (0)3613/211 60 10 www.gesaeuse.at

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… and forty other events (23 June to 24 July 2011) INFO & BOOKINGS styriarte A-8010 Graz | Sackstrasse 17 Tel. +43 (0)316/82 50 00 | Fax: -15 tickets@styriarte.com www.styriarte.com

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THE GRAZ OPERA The Graz Opera is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful opera houses. It was built by the most celebrated architecture team of the Austrian monarchy, Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, and opened in 1899. Even today the foyers and the auditorium still bear witness to the splendour of this imperial era. An interesting detail: the auditorium of the Graz Opera represents a rarely seen synthesis of the Italian box-seat or loge theatre and the French gallery-type theatre. The auditorium contains 1,200 seats, and the gold, white and red interior design delights Austrian and foreign visitors alike. Aside from the period from 1983 to 1985, when the building underwent extensive renovations, the opera has always been in operation and is now a centre of Styrian musical life. A gratifying sign of the international recognition of the opera’s outstanding qualities was the Graz Opera being named “Opera House of the Year” in 2001. The Graz Opera’s programme encompasses all genres of musical theatre – opera, operetta, ballet and musicals – as well as orchestra concerts. INFO & BOOKINGS Opernhaus Graz GmbH A-8010 Graz | Kaiser-Josef-Platz 10 Tel. +43 (0)316/80 08 oper@oper-graz.com www.oper-graz.com

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“The easy is the difficult”, wrote Johann Joseph Fux, but “it is in this difficult easiness that lies the exquisiteness of good taste and its spice”. What the Baroque master put into words nearly 300 years ago will be re-examined by the composer’s fellow Styrian Nikolaus Harnoncourt at “his” festival, the styriarte: music that today flows so easily into the ears of the listener as pleasing, entertaining and “catchy” melodies by no means flowed from the pen of its creators with such ease. Not even in the case of a composer such as Bedrich Smetana, for whom it was completely natural to express his art in a folk-like language. At the styriarte 2011, the comic opera “The Bartered Bride”, Smetana’s most famous work, will be conducted for the first time by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In a semi-staged version, it will act as the centrepiece of the festival, which endeavours to examine the difficult in the easy and the easy in the difficult a bit more closely. Graz, Helmut-List-Halle: 24, 26, 28, 30 June; 2 & 4 July 2011, 7 p.m. Smetana: The Bartered Bride (semi-staged production) Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Dorothea Röschmann, Kurt Streit, Ruben Drole et al. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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BODENSEE-VORARLBERG: CULTURAL HOTSPOTS The scenery enchants, the cultural scene pulsates, the modern architecture fascinates. The Bodensee-Vorarlberg region, on the Austrian section of Lake Constance, combines the beauty of its landscape with urban energy. The summer highlight is the Bregenz Festival, with spectacular performances on the floating stage. Latin-American music is the focus of the Feldkirch Festival in May and June. The Bregenz Spring Festival presents the best of modern dance from March to June, while celebrated artists appear at the Schubertiade in Hohenems in May and October. Rotating exhibitions are presented at the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, and Dornbirn’s “inatura” interactive nature museum and science centre is an enthralling experience for young and old. Works by contemporary artists are on display at the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB). In cooperation with the KUB, the prominent British sculptor Antony Gormley has created his first Alpine landscape installation in the mountains of Vorarlberg. “Horizon Field” can be seen until April 2012. CULTURE AS YOU LIKE IT Packages for all events can be booked through Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus and at www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com

INFO & BOOKINGS Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus A-6901 Bregenz | PF 16 Tel. +43 (0)5574/434 43-0 | Fax: -4 office@bodensee-vorarlberg.com www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com

KUB – A MAGNET FOR CONTEMPORARY ART IN EUROPE The Kunsthaus Bregenz was designed in 1997 by the famous Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The KUB, which has been honoured with numerous building awards, is regarded as one of the world’s most important examples of modernday museum architecture. Conceived as a natural-light museum, the building is striking for its remarkable façade and the uncompromising execution of its space design. With its long-term basic idea of orienting its work to the fundamental essence of art, the Kunsthaus Bregenz has achieved an unmistakable profile and secured a solid place among the leading exhibition spaces in Europe. The KUB is also active outside the museum building, currently presenting Antony Gormley’s “Horizon Field”, Austria’s largest landscape installation to date, in Vorarlberg’s highAlpine region. The imposing work will be on view until April 2012. Opening times: Tu.–Sun. 10am–6 p.m., Thur. 10am–9 p.m. Special opening hours for the exhibitions during the summer: daily 10am–8 p.m. INFO & BOOKINGS Kunsthaus Bregenz | A-6900 Bregenz | Karl-Tizian-Platz Tel. +43 (0)5574/485 94-0 | Fax: -408 kub@kunsthaus-bregenz.at www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at

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Since its beginnings in 1946, when the festival’s first performance took place on two barges, the Bregenz Festival has evolved into a fixture of the international music scene. Each year in July and August, over 200,000 visitors from all over the world come to Lake Constance to experience the incomparable atmosphere of open-air musical theatre. The breathtaking synergy between the extraordinary natural surroundings and the imposing stage set, and between a mild summer evening on the water and top-quality opera, makes a night out at the Bregenz Festival an experience never to be forgotten. In the Festspielhaus old wines of the opera repertoire are presented in new bottles, and the summer festival also offers four weeks of orchestral concerts by the Vienna Symphony and the Symphony Orchestra of Vorarlberg, guest appearances by the Deutsches Theater Berlin as well as contemporary works on the Workshop Stage, in the Festspielhaus and in the Kunsthaus Bregenz.

Chénier, an actual historical figure, who becomes caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, first as a fervent supporter and then as a mercilessly persecuted victim who ultimately ends up on the guillotine.

OPERA ON THE LAKE: ANDRÉ CHÉNIER “André Chénier”, Italian composer Umberto Giordano’s most famous work, is a historic drama of astounding poignancy and a human tragedy of shattering intensity. The opera, which premiered in Milan on March 28, 1896, is set against the background of the French Revolution and is equally compelling as a passionate love story and as a historical thriller. The opera centres on the dashingly handsome French poet André

INFO & BOOKINGS Bregenzer Festspiele GmbH A-6900 Bregenz | Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1 Tel. +43 (0)5574/407-6 info@bregenzerfestspiele.com www.bregenzerfestspiele.com

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THE BREGENZ FESTIVAL 2011 TAKES PLACE FROM 20 JULY TO 21 AUGUST 2011.

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André Chénier Artistic Director: David Pountney Music: Umberto Giordano; libretto: Luigi Illica Performance rights: Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milan Performance materials for Austria: Josef Weinberger Vienna, Ges.m.b.H

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BREGENZ SPRING 2011 Top-flight international dance companies will present their new productions beginning in March 2011 as part of the Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival in the Festspielhaus Bregenz. Under the artistic direction of Wolfgang Fetz, the festival will feature both world premieres and Austrian first performances of works that have caused a stir internationally. The spectrum of dance performances is remarkable, with highlights of the event including appearances by the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the Australian Dance Theatre and the Ballet Preljocaj. Dance lovers can again take advantage of the ballet subscription pass offered by the Bregenzer Kunstverein. If you purchase your ballet subscription pass by 24 December 2010, you will receive a 25% discount! After 27 December 2010 the discount is 20%. With this pass you have the unique opportunity to experience a wide variety of dance forms: masterly fusions of dance, music, architecture, video art and spirituality. Don’t miss these great moments of contemporary dance! 18 March to 4 June 2011 Detailed information as of November 2010 at: www.bregenzerfruehling.at INFO & BOOKINGS Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing A-6900 Bregenz | Rathausstrasse 35a Tel. +43 (0)5574/40 80-0 tourismus@bregenz.at www.v-ticket.at

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Once each year the Feldkirch Festival transforms the small city of Feldkirch into an international centre for music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The wideranging event programme offers choral, orchestral and jazz concerts, dance recitals, and a stage work created especially for the festival and directed by Philippe Arlaud, the festival’s artistic director. FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICA In 2011 the musical focus in Feldkirch will be on Latin America (Brazil and Cuba), with appearances by outstanding international and regional artists ensuring an exciting and varied festival. The “Young Talents” concert series presents gifted up-and-coming musicians, the family concert offers musical delights for both young and old, and interdisciplinary collaborations take audiences to unusual event venues. FELDKIRCH FESTIVAL 2011, 25 MAY – 5 JUNE 2011 www.feldkirchfestival.at

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Situated in the very heart of Vienna, the Albertina combines imperial flair with some of the most magnificent art works in history. Housed in one of Central Europe’s most splendid classicist palaces, the Albertina is among the most popular museums in all of Austria, attracting some 750,000 visitors every year.

The Leopold Museum is a unique trove of treasures from the Viennese Jugendstil, the Wiener Werkstätte and Expressionism. As the most frequented museum in the city’s most popular cultural centre, the MuseumsQuartier, it houses the world’s most important Egon Schiele collection as well as masterworks by the co-founder of Vienna’s Secession, Gustav Klimt. The Leopold Museum also displays one-of-a-kind objects from the Wiener Werkstätte by artists such as Josef Hofmann and Koloman Moser, works that are regarded as some of the most remarkable in the history of design.

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In addition to the twenty-one Habsburg State Rooms, the Albertina presents world-class special exhibitions as well as impressive art works in the permanent “Masterworks of Modernism” collection.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS IN 2011 28 Jan.–15 May 2011: Roy Lichtenstein. The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968 18 Feb.–29 May 2011: Mel Ramos 18 Mar.–26 June 2011: Der Blaue Reiter 16 Sept. 2011–29 Jan. 2012: Emperor Maximilian I and the Art of his Time Opening times: daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Combined ticket (exhibitions & Staterooms): EUR 9.50

INFO & BOOKINGS Albertina A-1010 Wien | Albertinaplatz 1 Tel. +43 (0)1/534 83-540 info@albertina.at www.albertina.at

BAROQUE MEETS THE MODERN AGE. The architecture of the museum forms a remarkable contrast to the complex of former imperial stables that surrounds it, with its light-flooded cube-like form and white shelllimestone façade. Tip: The museum’s panorama windows afford a tremendous view of Vienna’s city centre, including Maria Theresien Platz and the Hofburg. Opening times: daily except Tuesday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. (Open daily in July and August!) INFO & BOOKINGS Leopold Museum im MuseumsQuartier A-1070 Wien | Museumsplatz 1 Tel. +43 (0)1/525 70-1529 tourismus@leopoldmuseum.org www.leopoldmuseum.org

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BELVEDERE The Baroque palace in the heart of Vienna, once the summer residence of the famed field marshal and art enthusiast Prince Eugene of Savoy, is one of the world’s most important museums. UPPER BELVEDERE. A magnet for Jugendstil devotees from all over the world! The gallery boasts the world’s largest collection of Klimt paintings, including the famous “The Kiss” and “Judith I”. Gold and rich ornamentation make these paintings the epitome of the Viennese Jugendstil and a must-see for all Klimt fans. LOWER BELVEDERE AND ORANGERY. Here you can view the splendid Staterooms of Prince Eugene as well as outstanding special exhibitions with works from all over the world. Combined ticket: EUR 14 (Groups of 10 or more: EUR 11.50); Upper Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, Orangery, Palace Stables, Privy Garden and Augarten Contemporary Egon Schiele: Orangery, Lower Belvedere, January – June 2011 Hans Makart: Lower Belvedere, June – October 2011 INFO & BOOKINGS Belvedere | A-1030 Wien Oberes Belvedere: Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27 | Unteres Belvedere: Rennweg 6 Tel. +43 (0)1/795 57-134 public@belvedere.at www.belvedere.at

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Combined ticket “The Treasures of the Habsburgs”, valid for the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Neue Burg and the Imperial Treasury Adults EUR 18 / groups of 10 or more EUR 14 per person Kunsthistorisches Museum: A-1010 Wien, Maria-Theresien-Platz daily except Mo. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Neue Burg: A-1010 Wien, Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Wed.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Schatzkammer: A-1010 Wien, Hofburg, Schweizerhof, daily except Tue. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. INFO & BOOKINGS Tel. +43 (0)1/525 24 - 0 tourist@khm.at www.khm.at

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IMPERIAL TREASURY The oldest part of the Hofburg houses the extraordinary treasures of the Habsburgs, such as the Austrian Imperial Crown, the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, and some of Empress Elisabeth’s original jewellery.

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KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM With its breathtaking art treasures, the Kunsthistorisches Museum counts among the world’s most important museums. Peerless key works by great masters from Rubens to Dürer as well as the largest Brueghel collection in the entire world make a visit to this museum an unforgettable experience.


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TECHNISCHES MUSEUM VIENNA SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS IN 2011 “THE POWER OF MUSIC” UNTIL 26 JUNE 2011 “The Power of Music” – conceived by the DASA, the Deutsche Arbeitsweltausstellung in Dortmund – provides visitors with insights into the multifaceted phenomenon of music. Topics such as time and rhythm, dance, music production, rock, percussion and electronic music are explored by means of 200 objects and many audio examples. An attractive accompanying programme covers many additional subjects. In the museum’s concert hall, self-playing pianos and electronic instruments from the museum’s collection are presented. In the music workshop, visitors have the opportunity to create their own compositions with everyday objects and hear them in real time.

INFORMATION Technisches Museum Wien A-1140 Wien Mariahilfer Strasse 212 Tel. +43 (0)1/899 98-0 www.technischesmuseum.at

“ARBEITSPLATZ” FROM OCTOBER 2011 This exhibition looks at the technical aspects of instruments, tools and machines in our everyday work environment. The focus of the show is on workshops, production facilities and offices – that is, on specific workplaces. The key questions are: How do human beings change the workplace? And in what ways does the workplace change human beings? The workplace is examined from various perspectives with regard to its historical status, technical changes, social interaction and interdependencies, and modern developments. Registration and up-to-date information on accompanying programmes available at: www.technischesmuseum.at

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SAMMLUNG VERBUND This collection was established in 2004 by the VERBUND AG, Austria’s leading power company and one of Europe’s largest producers of hydroelectric energy. It is a corporate collection with a contemporary, international orientation. In line with the maxim “depth instead of breadth”, the collection’s focus is on bodies of works, such as the early works of Cindy Sherman and the feminist avant-garde (Francesca Woodman, Eleanor Antin, Birgit Jürgenssen, Valie Export and others), as well as the theme of spaces and places (represented by artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Fred Sandback and Jeff Wall). The selection of the works is undertaken by an international advisory board. High-quality exhibitions both in Austria and abroad (MAK, Vienna; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome) are an important emphasis for the collection’s board, as is keeping alive the dialogue between the world of work and art. YELLOW FOG BY OLAFUR ELIASSON Yellow Fog is the first intervention by the renowned artist Olafur Eliasson in a public space in Vienna. Each day at dusk, fog rises up the façade of the VERBUND headquarters in downtown Vienna, illuminated by yellow light, shrouding the building and the square in front of it in a veil of fog, light and wind.

INFORMATION VERBUND-Zentrale Am Hof 6a | A-1010 Wien Tel. +43 (0)5/03 13-50044 sammlung@verbund.at www.sammlung.verbund.at

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MAK – TRADITION & EXPERIMENTATION

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

At the MAK – Vienna’s Museum for Applied Art – applied and contemporary art are brought into a dialogue with each other in an inimitable way and presented between the poles of tradition and experimentation. The study collection displays highlights of the applied arts from the Middle Ages to the present day, architecture projects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and examples of contemporary art. The MAK also offers a superb exhibition programme that has made it one of Europe’s most innovative art institutions. Tuesday is MAK NITE © 10 a.m.–midnight, Wed.–Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., closed Mon. Free admission every Saturday ©!

The Natural History Museum is among the most magnificent buildings on Vienna’s Ringstrasse and contains one of the world’s largest natural history collections. The historic architecture with its timeless elegance provides the ideal setting for the presentation of valuable minerals and precious stones, dinosaur skeletons, prehistoric finds, rare stuffed animals and the world’s largest meteorite collection. For anyone wanting to experience Vienna from a unique perspective, the guided tours of the collection and of the museum’s rooftop are a must. Historic rooftop tours in German: Wed. at 6:30 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m. English tour: Sun at 3 p.m. INFO & BOOKINGS Naturhistorisches Museum A-1010 Wien | Burgring 7 Tel. +43 (0)1/521 77 | Fax: -395 info@nhm-wien.ac.at www.nhm-wien.ac.at

INFORMATION MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst A-1010 Wien | Stubenring 5 Tel. +43 (0)1/711 36-0 marketing@MAK.at, www.MAK.at

SWAROVSKI – MOMENTS OF ASTONISHMENT SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLDS Since its opening in 1995 the Swarovski Crystal Worlds have enchanted millions of visitors. People from all corners of the world come to Wattens, near Innsbruck, in all seasons of the year to marvel at crystal in all its facets. www.swarovski.com/kristallwelten SWAROVSKI INNSBRUCK High-quality crystal in a unique environment – Swarovski’s elegant shop in the historic city centre of Innsbruck presents boundless crystalline variety. www.swarovski.com/innsbruck SWAROVSKI VIENNA In the heart of Vienna, at Kärntner Strasse 24, Swarovski Vienna reveals the entire spectrum of crystalline design and presents beguiling installations by noted artists and designers. www.swarovski.com/wien

INFO & BOOKINGS Swarovski Kristallwelten A-6112 Wattens Tel. +43 (0)5224/510 80 Fax: +43 (0)5224/510 80-3831 swarovski.kristallwelten@swarovski.com

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Off to the World Heritage treasures! A journey of discovery to historic cultural and natural treasures: this is one of the most exciting holiday themes of the present day. Upper Austria’s Dachstein-Salzkammergut World Cultural Heritage Region is a variety-filled destination for your holidays. The participating towns of Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Obertraun and Gosau are all situated at the foot of the imposing Dachstein massif. The magnificent natural landscape, with its mountains, valleys and lakes, is the reason that thousand-year-old archaeological specimens are found in the area, as these virtues were what drew the Celts and Romans to this area long ago.

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Today the Dachstein-Salzkammergut World Cultural Heritage Region offers an alluring mix: the sights in and around Hallstatt – such as the town’s famous grave fields and the fascinating salt mine – as well as the geological wonder of the Dachstein massif, with its astonishing maze of ice caves at the top. Many interesting tours inform visitors about the origins, history and influential events of this UNESCO World Heritage Region in the heart of Europe. The newly opened “World Heritage Spiral” twists up from the summit of the Krippenstein to the so-called World Heritage viewpoint at 2,100 metres, offering panoramas of the surrounding Alps. Numerous theme hikes and places of geological and historical interest make for fascinating holidays. And there are also plenty of opportunities for leisure activities: the Salzkammergut is wonderful for hiking, biking and simply relaxing. “Our guests can just kick back and enjoy life, explore the beautiful area, experience traditional customs of the region or savour a perfectly prepared trout at a lakeside restaurant”, says Tourism Director Pamela Binder.

HOLIDAYS: WORLD HERITAGE PACKAGE incl. 1 day Dachstein World Heritage Cableway, Giant Cave & Mammut Cave, “Salzwelten Hallstatt”, “Hand.Werk.Haus”, hike and World Heritage book – 4 days / 3 nights with breakfast from EUR 159 TIP: WORLD HERITAGE CONGRESS The “World Heritage Congress” is an annual event focusing on the region’s culture, tourism and politics, offering interesting lectures, international networking and discussion about the social, cultural and employment issues related to the “World Heritage Region”. Participation is free!

INFORMATION & BOOKING Dachstein Salzkammergut Tel. +43 (0)6135/83 29 info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at

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Art, culture and cyberspace in Linz

IINFORMATION & BOOKINGS Tourist Information Linz Tel. +43 (0)732/70 70-2009 www.linz.at/tourismus www.linz-tourismus.info www.aec.at www.lentos.at

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Enjoy a weekend in Linz … from EUR 96 per person! Includes two overnight stays in a double room with breakfast and the Linz Card (3-day ticket). Event highlights 2011 18 Feb.–29 May 2011 Exhibition: “Che Fare? Arte Povera – The Historic Years”, LENTOS, www.lentos.at 4–11 Mar. 2011 NextComic Festival 12–17 Apr. 2011 Crossing Europe film festival 15 Apr.–2 Oct. 2011 Regional Garden Show “Symphony in Green”, Ansfelden/Linz 12 May–16 Oct. 2011 Exhibition: “Naturrausch”, OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ 11–13 June 2011 LinzFest 17 June – 9 Oct. 2011 Exhibition: “GILBERT & GEORGE. Jack Freak Pictures”, LENTOS, www.lentos.at 21–23 Jul. 2011 Pflasterspektakel Street Festival, Linz 1–6 Sept. 2011 Ars Electronica Festival, www.aec.at 3/10/11 Sept. 2011 Visualized, Classical, Children’s Cloud of Sound 3–30 Sept. 2011 Brucknerfest “Classics with a difference” 28 Oct. 2011–Jan. 2012 Exhibition: “MARKUS SCHINWALD”, LENTOS, www.lentos.at

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From contemporary art to life sciences Linz’s LENTOS Kunstmuseum presents a broad spectrum of modern and contemporary art by the likes of Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Warhol and Keith Haring. The appearance of the elegant glass façade of the LENTOS changes with the natural light and at night is illuminated from behind with vivid colours. Situated right on the opposite bank of the Danube River is an equally outstanding example of modern architecture. The Ars Electronica Center is an interactive adventure world dedicated to cutting-edge

technologies and interactive media art. It defines its artistic-scientific mission as working together with the public as well as working to educate the public, placing the spotlight on the fields that are in the process of triggering the largest and most controversial innovation boom: the so-called life sciences.

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“Linz.verändert” – “Linz changes”: This is the slogan of the Upper Austrian provincial capital on the Danube. Experience these changes for yourself and see why Linz has become a stage for theatre, film, music, cabaret and much more. Visit museums, relax in the green oases of the city and discover what Linz has to offer in the areas of contemporary art, history and science.


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LACKENBACH CASTLE This Renaissance structure lies in an idyllic setting in the lowlands of central Burgenland and is one of the oldest seats of the Esterházy family. While the castle itself is reserved for private use, the auxiliary buildings have been opened to the public, improved and expanded. A concert hall, spacious event rooms and a cafeteria make for a perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

FORCHTENSTEIN CASTLE

Everything revolves around the natural world in the modern nature museum. Making use of all their senses, the visitors experience a variety of natural habitats, such as forest, field, river and lake environments, from many different perspectives.

Forchtenstein Castle contains the extraordinary treasures of the Esterházy family and is a popular day-trip destination right outside Vienna. One of Burgenland’s landmarks, Forchtenstein Castle attracts some 90,000 visitors each year. Erected in the thirteenth century as a boundary castle high above the Rosalien Mountains, it was a bulwark of the west during the Turkish wars. The castle has been owned by the Esterházys since the early seventeenth century and still serves as the “safe” for the family’s priceless collections.

INFO & BOOKINGS Schloss Lackenbach A-7322 Lackenbach Tel. +43 (0)2619/86 26 77 naturspur@esterhazy.at www.naturspur.at

INFO & BOOKINGS Burg Forchtenstein A-7212 Forchtenstein Tel. +43 (0)2626/812 12 burg-forchtenstein@esterhazy.at www.burg-forchtenstein.at

ESTERHÁZY PALACE Eisenstadt’s Esterházy Palace is one of Austria’s loveliest palaces and provides interesting insights into the grand lifestyle of the princely dynasty.

Highlights of Esterházy Palace – The Return of the Collections Three hundred years of palace architectural history, cultural pleasures and the lifestyle of the Esterházy princes – all this can be relived in the rooms of Esterházy Palace. Haydn explosive: His Fantastic World of Opera This show makes it clear that the story of Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) is by no means a dull and musty one; it is more like the life of an early superstar of the music world. Central Europe Revisited III This exhibition of contemporary art presents current examples of art from Austria, Hungary and the newly invited countries of Serbia and Bulgaria. Wine Museum in Esterházy Palace The Esterházy Palace’s 330-year-old cellars house the largest wine museum in all of Austria.

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EXHIBITIONS AT ESTERHÁZY PALACE

INFO & BOOKINGS Schloss Esterházy A-7000 Eisenstadt Tel. +43 (0)2682/638 54 12 tourismus@esterhazy.at www.esterhazy.at

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ARNULF RAINER MUSEUM Since September 2009 the works of Arnulf Rainer, one of the most important Austrian artists of the twentieth century, have been on display at the legendary Frauenbad, in the Lower Austrian town of Baden. EXHIBITION: “VISAGES” Works devoted to the subject of face and portrait, until May 2011. Beginning in June 2011 Arnulf Rainer will invite a well-known fellow artist to join him in designing an exhibition.

DAS KUNSTMUSEUM WALDVIERTEL A young, one-of-a-kind art museum located in the northernmost corner of Austria. Extensive annual thematic exhibitions with works by Austrian and international artists can be experienced in an integral and hands-on manner. The major exhibition in 2011, “Fascination.Christ.Experience”, explores the deep, lasting links between art, history and faith. The museum also offers workshops, classes and special children’s events. The fascinating “Park of Marvels”, a gently rolling sculpture park, creates a harmonious link between the international atmosphere of the museum and the singular natural and cultural landscape of the Waldviertel region.

Guided tours: Sat., Sun. and holidays 3 p.m., Wed. 6 p.m.

INFO & BOOKINGS Arnulf Rainer Museum A-2500 Baden | Josefsplatz 5 Tel. +43 (0)2252/20 91 96-11 office@arnulf-rainer-museum.at www.arnulf-rainer-museum.at

INFO Das Kunstmuseum Waldviertel A-3943 Schrems | Mühlgasse 7a Tel. +43 (0)2853/728 88 info@daskunstmuseum.at www.daskunstmuseum.at

VIENNA DESIGN PATH

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Each June the Vienna Design Path is held in the city’s seventh district. In a time when products increasingly resemble each other technically as well as in terms of content, the event aims at underscoring the importance of design and directing attention to the creative potential present in Austria. More than eighty Austrian artists show their latest works related to the subject of “Crossover”, from the areas of fashion, textile art, jewellery, tableware, furniture, ceramics, industrial design, painting, photography and film. www.designpfad.at

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MUSEUM DER MODERNE SALZBURG The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries at two spectacular locations. The Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg is perched on the edge of the Mönchsberg mountain, sixty metres above Salzburg’s old town, while the main building is located in a Baroque palace in the heart of the historic city centre: the Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, founded in 1983. Both locations show works from the museum’s own collection as well as presenting world-class revolving exhibitions – complemented by a high-quality accompanying programme for young and old. Information on current exhibitions and events is available at: www.museumdermoderne.at

© BURGHOF MMKK, FERDINAND NEUMÜLLER; SALZBURG MUSEUM, HECHENBERGER; MUSEUM DER MODERNE SALZBURG, GERHARD RIHAR; KLAGENFURT TOURISMUS

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INFO Museum der Moderne Salzburg A-5020 Salzburg | Mönchsberg 32 and Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse 9 Tel. +43 (0)662/84 22 20-403 www.museumdermoderne.at

Since 2007, the Salzburg Museum has been located in the centre of Salzburg’s old town and outfitted with an entirely new concept, which in 2009 earned it the “European Museum of the Year Award”. The exhibitions in the Salzburg Museum show precious art objects and attract visitors with their stimulating content and modern presentation. The youngest guests at Salzburg Museum meet at the “World of Children”. In 2011 the art treasures of the Middle Ages are the focal point of the special exhibitions at the Salzburg Museum. Opening times: Tue.–Sun. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. July, August and December also Mon. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. INFO Salzburg Museum | Neue Residenz A-5010 Salzburg Mozartplatz 1 Tel. +43 (0)662/62 08 08-700 www.salzburgmuseum.at

KLAGENFURT SHINES WITH CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

CARINTHIAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee’s cultural offerings always make it well worth a visit. In addition to its top-notch events and its location right on Lake Wörth, Klagenfurt is attractive for its numerous museums and galleries as well as the picturesque historic city centre. It is for good reason that Klagenfurt is known as the “Renaissance Gem”. Here, visitors marvel at the magnificent Renaissance buildings and castles, many of which are open to the public. In the summer the guided tours of the city’s historic district are popular. With the brochures “Old Town Walks”, “Church Walks” and “Castle Walks”, the visitor can also explore the city on his or her own.

The Carinthian Museum of Modern Art sees itself as a place for visitors to encounter modern and contemporary art. Housed in Klagenfurt’s “castle”, the museum combines historic ambience with modern art in an attractive and stimulating manner. In an exhibition area of approximately 1,000 square metres, works by both young and established regional, national and international artists are presented, as well as the museum’s own extensive collection. The museum places great emphasis on the communication of art, offering a varied education and event programme for all age groups and giving visitors the opportunity for an informative encounter with modern art.

INFO & BOOKINGS Klagenfurt am Wörthersee A-9010 Klagenfurt | Neuer Platz 1 Tel. +43 (0)463/537-2223 | Fax: -6218 tourismus@klagenfurt.at www.klagenfurt-tourismus.at

INFO Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten A-9021 Klagenfurt | Burggasse 8 Tel. +43 (0)50536/305 42 office.museum@ktn.gv.at www.mmkk.at

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AUSTRIAN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM STÜBING The Austrian Open-Air Museum in Stübing is among the ten largest open-air museums in Europe and the only one to display historic farm buildings from all over Austria. The some 100 original rural residential and farm buildings have been arranged according to the Austrian provinces of their origin and integrated harmoniously into a scenic nature reserve near Graz. These structures, some of which are up to six hundred years old, are a fount of valuable information about rural architecture and culture as well as the everyday life of farm people of bygone days. The journey through rural Austria leads the visitor along a bubbling brook, past impressive farms, colourful farm gardens, grazing animals, cultivated fields and much more. The houses are all furnished in a lovingly and historically accurate manner. One nearly has the feeling that at any moment the farm people will return to resume their work. A voyage of discovery through the unique natural and cultural landscape of Austria’s largest open-air museum is not only a relaxing experience; it also offers the opportunity for exciting experiences and provides a fresh, new approach to an area of Austrian history that has been all but forgotten.

WORLD’S LARGEST MONASTERY LIBRARY AT ADMONT!

Rooted in Styria and open to the secrets of the world: for 200 years Central Europe’s largest universal museum has made art, culture and science accessible to visitors. Discover Eggenberg Castle, named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2010, and the lively variety of the Universalmuseum Joanneum in its anniversary year 2011. • Kunsthaus Graz • Eggenberg Castle with the Alte Galerie, Coin Cabinet and Archaeology Museum • Provincial Armoury • Folk Life Museum • Trautenfels Castle • Hunting Museum and Agricultural Museum at Stainz Castle • Austrian Sculpture Park • Roman Museum Flavia Solva • Museum im Palais opening May 2011 • Joanneum Quarter opening Nov. 2011

The library at Admont Abbey is the world’s largest monastic library and is impressive for its masterly sculptures, reliefs, frescoes and its treasure trove of books. In addition the abbey has created a large-scale, 3,600-square-metre “museum zone”, comprising a Fine Art Museum, a Natural History Museum, and a Museum for Contemporary Art. The museum complex was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize and is well worth a visit for its annual special exhibitions! Opening times: 27 March – 6 Nov. 2011, daily 9 a.m. –5 p.m. Open upon request in the off-season

INFO & BOOKINGS Universalmuseum Joanneum Tel. +43 (0)316/801 70 for groups: ext. 9251 | fax ext. 9253 tourismus@museum-joanneum.at www.museum-joanneum.at

INFO & BOOKINGS Bibliothek & Museum des Benediktinerstiftes Admont A-8911 Admont Tel. +43 (0)3613/23 12-601 kultur@stiftadmont.at www.stiftadmont.at

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INFO & BOOKINGS Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stübing A-8114 Stübing bei Graz Tel. +43 (0)3124/537 00 | Fax: ext. 18 service@freilichtmuseum.at www.stuebing.at


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TIROL EASTER FESTIVAL 2011 When the crème de la crème of the arts world meets in the Tirollean capital from 8 to 24 April 2011, it’s time again for the high point of the Easter season in Austria: the Tirol Easter Festival. Year for year this event attracts internationally celebrated artists and creates a pulsating cultural atmosphere with Passion music, traditional and contemporary music from various continents, dance, theatre, film and discussions. The theme of the 2011 Tirol Easter Festival is time, a topic that guides, influences, drives and shapes humanity. Among the highlights of the 23rd Tirol Easter Festival are COUPERIN’s “Leçons de Ténèbres” (Lessons of Darkness”), a St. John’s Passion by the Pergolesi contemporary Francesco FEO (La Divina Armonia) as well as theatre from Moscow and dance and performance events from France and Japan. A joyous, sensuously stimulating festival that explores the fundamental issues of human existence through the arts. More information at www.osterfestival.at Ticket hotline: +43 (0)5223/538 08

TANZSOMMER INNSBRUCK At the 17th International TANZSOMMER Innsbruck, from 14 June to 15 July 2011, outstanding dance companies from all over the world will again transform the Tirolean provincial capital into a hotspot for dance, rhythm and superb performances. In addition to the incomparable choreographies of world-famous companies, there will also be appearances by the “Stars of Tomorrow” all over Tirol. And the festival will again offer various projects for children and youth as well as the popular TANZSOMMER workshops for kids and adults. More information at www.tanzsommer.at Ticket orders: +43 (0)512/561 561 or ticket@innsbruck.info

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INNSBRUCK FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC 2011 Two leading composers of the German Baroque are spotlighted at the 2011 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. Georg Philipp Telemann’s only surviving opera seria, “Flavius Bertaridus, König der Longobarden”, will be conducted by the festival’s artistic director, Alessandro De Marchi (10, 12 and 14 Aug. ), while Attilio Cremonesi leads the performances of Johann Adolph Hasse’s “Romolo ed Ersilia”, an opera first performed in Innsbruck in 1765 (26 and 28 August). The “BAROQUE OPERA YOUNG” series will this year present Francesco Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, and as always there will be concerts in historic halls, free and open-air concerts and the Cesti International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera. Programme details at www.altemusik.at Ticket hotline: +43 (0)1/880 88, www.ticketonline.at, www.webticket.at 50 % discount on every ticket for visitors 29 years and younger

INFO Innsbruck Tourismus A-6021 Innsbruck | Burggraben 3 Tel. +43 (0)512/598 50 | Fax: -107 office@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info

INFO & TICKETS Osterfestival Tirol A-6060 Hall | Schmiedg. 5 Tel. +43 (0)5223/538 08 office@osterfestival.at www.osterfestival.at

INFO & TICKETS TANZSOMMER Innsbruck A-6020 Innsbruck | Burggraben 3 Tel. +43 (0)512/561 561 ticket@innsbruck.info www.tanzsommer.at

INFO & TICKETS Innsbrucker Festwochen A-6020 Innsbruck Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 21 Tel. +43 (0)512/56 15 61 www.altemusik.at

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NATURE PARK REGION REUTTE All roads lead to the gateway to Tirol for anyone wanting to discover the beauties of nature. The truly fascinating aspects of the region are the many types of landscapes and scenery found here and the many recreational opportunities that are the result. There is something here to beguile every visitor: five crystal-clear lakes, lush green Alpine pastures, pure mountain air, an extensive network of hiking paths, demanding bike routes, lofty mountain peaks and a journey back through time to the days of the Romans and knights. Progress and tradition shape the eleven communities of the Nature Park Region Reutte, located directly on the border to Bavaria, and they are the ideal starting point for a visit to the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. With the new “Aktiv Card” the visitor can take advantage of many of the region’s offers, such as free use of the region’s buses, free admission to village festivals, town-square concerts and dance events as well as discounts for the Ehrenberg Historical museum, the Reutte mountain cableways and for boat trips on the Heiterwang and Plan lakes. Holiday delights are guaranteed and inclusive here, ensuring that your stay is a very pleasant one. • 24–26 June 2011 Folk Dance on the Mountain • 29–31 July 2011 Ehrenberg’s “Journey through time” Roman Games and Knights’ Tournaments – a fantastic trip back in time • 16–18 September 2011 Fall roundup in Lechaschau – a thousand sheep descend to the valley

EXPERIENCE FASCINATING BRAUNAU AM INN

Archduke Ferdinand II (1529–95), one of the most important art patrons of the Habsburg family, founded the Ambras collections in the Renaissance Ambras Castle. Open to visitors year-round are the three Chambers of Armour, the Chamber of Art and Curiosities and the Spanish Hall. Between 1 Apr. and 31 Oct. the Portrait Gallery of the Habsburgs can also be viewed. The special exhibition presented from mid-June to midOctober 2011 will be devoted to classical antiquity. Opening times: daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in August until 6 p.m., closed from 2 to 30 November

There is great diversity in the attractive offerings of this 750-year-old district capital and cultural centre. The “Vorderbad”, the medieval bathhouse that now serves as a museum, sparks the visitors’ interest to learn more about the area’s turbulent history, as do the district museum, the winding streets, age-old squares and imposing buildings and historic art treasures. The city’s main landmark is the parish church of St. Stephen, boasting one of Austria’s tallest steeples. The “Gugg”, the Culture Centre of the city of Braunau, is the supraregional meeting place of the culture scene. 2012: Upper Austrian Provincial Exhibition: “Habsburgs and Wittelsbachs”

INFO & BOOKINGS KHM Schloss Ambras A-6020 Innsbruck | Schlossstraße 20 Tel. +43 (0)1/525 24-4802 info.ambras@khm.at www.khm.at/ambras

INFO & BOOKINGS Tourismus Braunau am Inn A-5280 Braunau am Inn | Stadtplatz 2 Tel. +43 (0)7722/626 44 | Fax: -14 info@tourismus-braunau.at www.tourismus-braunau.at

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KLOSTERNEUBURG MONASTERY

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL PALACE HOF

Klosterneuburg Monastery offers the visitor the exceptional opportunity to experience a unity of spiritual and worldly life that has grown here over centuries. It is where unique cultural treasures are preserved and, as Austria’s oldest wine estate, where wine aficionados can always find attractive offers. In May 2011 a special highlight awaits the visitor: the opening of the Treasury, with the crown known as the “Archduke’s Hat”. Opening times: daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This remarkable ensemble, with its lordly palace, beautiful Terraced Garden, unique orangeries and one of Europe’s largest manor farms full of lovable animals, extends over more than fifty hectares between Vienna and Bratislava. Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the famed architect Lukas von Hildebrandt to build Hof Palace in the eighteenth century as a summer country estate, and under Maria Theresa the complex was expanded to become a grand festival palace. Today it is a fascinating location for wonderful journeys back through time to the magical world of the Baroque. Opening times: 8 April to 1 November 2011, daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

INFO & BOOKINGS Stift Klosterneuburg A-3400 Klosterneuburg | Stiftsplatz 1 Tel +43 (0)2243/411-212 | Fax: -31 tickets@stift-klosterneuburg.at www.stift-klosterneuburg.at

INFO & BOOKINGS Kaiserliches Festschloss Hof A-2294 Schlosshof 1 Tel. +43(0)2285/200 00 office@schlosshof.at www.schlosshof.at

GRAZ, THE CAPITAL OF CULINARY DELIGHTS

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A practical tip to begin with: if you want to explore Graz, wear comfortable shoes and clothing that is not too tight. The reason for this is simple: Even if the Styrian capital does not actually qualify as a big city – its quarter of a million inhabitants make it Austria’s second-largest, after Vienna – the time you spend walking the many short routes around the city will go by in a flash. And in this regard, your busy feet will be thankful for comfortable footwear. In the historic town centre, with its picturesque narrow streets, squares and courtyards, there is much to explore and even more to enjoy. And this is where the loose-fitting clothing comes in. Along with a sumptuous array of culinary delights, Graz boasts a dynamic cultural life with outstanding arts festivals throughout the year, as well as a vibrant design scene. Graz Opera Ball: Graz’s glittering social event, 29 Jan. 1st World Choir Championships for Youth 10–17 Jul. styriarte: the festival with Nikolaus Harnoncourt offers new approaches to old music, 23 June–24 Jul. Jazz Summer: all-star jazz live on Graz’s Schlossberg, 7–23 Jul. La Strada: international festival of street and puppet theatre, 29 Jul.–6 Aug. steirischer herbst: international festival of contemporary art, 23 Sept.–16 Oct. Advent in Graz: the most magical time of the year, 19 Nov.–24 Dec. INFO & BOOKINGS Graz Tourismus Information Tel. +43 (0)316/80 75-0 info@graztourismus.at www.graztourismus.at

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Steigenberger Hotels Austria Grand hotel culture between towering mountains and bustling cities

Everything one wants to experience, explore and visit in Vienna is right here. All the cultural treasures of the city are within easy walking distance. www.herrenhof-wien.steigenberger.at

HIGHLIGHTS 2011: February-June 3 March 17 April 21 May 13 May–19 June

Egon Schiele at the Belvedere Opera Ball at the State Opera Vienna City Marathon Life Ball Wiener Festwochen

The InterCityHotel Wien is ideally located on one of Vienna’s liveliest shopping streets and directly adjacent to the west rail station (Westbahnhof). One of the many advantages of the hotel is the FreeCityTicket, included in the price of the room, which is valid for the unlimited use of public transportation within Vienna. www.intercityhotel.com/wien July–September Film Festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz June–July Jazz Fest Wien 5–13 July Maccabi Games: Jewish sport event for the first time in Vienna 16 July–16 August ImpulsTanz – Festival for Contemporary Dance 12 Nov.–24 Dec. Christmas Market

A wellness oasis just outside Vienna. Nestled amidst idyllic vineyards and apricot orchards, the Steigenberger Avance Hotel Krems is located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. www.krems.steigenberger.at

Where guests are treated with heartfelt hospitality. Golf, hiking and biking between the gigantic Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the crystal-clear Zeller See. www.kaprun.steigenberger.at

HIGHLIGHTS 2011:

HIGHLIGHTS 2011:

Mid-June – mid-August: Grafenegg Music Summer Mid-August – mid-September: Grafenegg Music Festival

2–5 June 23–24 Jul. 26 Jul.–6 Aug.

Salzburg “Musikfrühling” festival Kaprun: Castle Festival “Hochkultur mit Tiefgang” open-air music festival

MORE VALUE INCLUDED*: Pamper yourself and experience the best that Steigenberger Hotels Austria have to offer. There is no easier way to enjoy a bit of luxury!

From the banks of the blue Danube River, the Steigenberger Hotel Linz bids you a hearty welcome. www.linz.steigenberger.at

HIGHLIGHTS 2011: 15 April–2 Oct. 12 May–16 Oct. Mid-Nov.–24 Dec. 10 Apr. 11–13 June 1–6 June

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Ansfelden Regional Garden Show “Naturrausch”, OK Center for Contemporary Art Linz, Advent and Christmas markets / concerts / crib city / river cruises / old-town tours 10th OMV Linz Donau Marathon Linz Festival, Donaulände Ars Electronica Festival

- overnight stay - complimentary breakfast – served in your room, if you prefer - a bottle of Champagne - a selection of welcome canapés - upgrade to the next-higher room category - early check-in and late check-out * Bookable for all Steigenberger Hotels upon request and subject to availability Offers for InterCityHotels at www.intercityhotel.com www.steigenberger.com/page/Mehrwert Make your reservation by phone – toll-free at www.steigenberger.com/www.intercityhotel.com

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