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Culture Calendar Save the date as there are plenty of great events scheduled for the weeks to come. From music festivals and exciting exhibitions to fantastic sport events and social highlights, Discover Germany’s Culture Calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in February. TEXT: INA FRANK

International Mozart Competition, Salzburg (1 – 11 February) Salzburg is shaped by music like no other place: the various festivals throughout the year make many renowned international artists come to the city. This February, the youth competition, focusing on violin and piano, is back in town for its 12th edition and offers up-and-coming talents a great opportunity to show their skills. www.uni-mozarteum.at/mozartwettbewerb

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Thuner Brocante (5 – 7 February) For more than 20 years now, the trade fair Thuner Brocante has attracted hunter-gatherers and lovers of antiquities. Its organiser spends a great deal of passion to give the fair its particular ambiance – after all, some of the exhibitors have been taking part in it since its very beginning. www.thun-expo.ch/veranstaltungen.html

Vienna Opera Ball (4 February) Have you always dreamed of feeling like Sissi or her emperor? Visiting the opera ball in Vienna could make your dream come true. Celebrities from Austria and abroad gather for dancing the waltz and displaying their beautiful dresses and suits. Referred to as the ball of the artists, the Vienna opera ball has ballet dancers and opera singers who give a peerless flair to the spectacle. www.wiener-staatsoper.at

White Turf, St. Moritz (7, 14 and 21 February) Taking place since 1907, the White Turf combines top-class horse racing, a fine catering service and artistic events. The horse races will be held on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, which gives the whole event a unique atmosphere. Visitors can delve into the tension of having a flutter and win exclusive prizes like a holiday on a remote island. www.whiteturf.ch