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Opening of Ars Electronica Festival, Linz. Photo: © Quentin Chevrier

Design Biennale, Zurich (7 – 10 September) The very first Design Biennale showcases how design sees the future. The exhibition examines digital fabrication, experimental processes and interactive materials. It aims to raise critical questions, research and above all a peek into the future. www.designbiennalezurich.ch

Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (7 – 11 September) One of the world’s foremost media art festivals, the Ars Electronica attracts a wide international audience every year and turns the city into a setting for artistic and scientific encounters with social and cultural phenomena that are the upshot of technological change. www.aec.at/ai/en/

Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin (9 – 10 September) The popular US festival returns to the vibrant capital featuring fantastic headliners Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and The xx amongst

many others. With the Kidzapalooza festival location for kids, this special event warmly welcomes families as well. www.lollapaloozade.com

Vienna Design Week 2017. Photo: © Bueronardin, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK

GolfMountain, Adelboden (10 September – 22 October) Europe’s highest altitude golf course welcomes visitors for a whole five weeks, professional and amateur players alike can indulge their passion at 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) above sea level on this 18-hole pop-up golf course. Oh, and there is also Raclette. Are you in? www.adelboden.ch

Oktoberfest, Munich (16 September – 3 October) Make sure you order your traditional Lederhosen and Dirndl soon because the 184th Munich Oktoberfest is about to open its gates for beer lovers from all over the world. Once again, the legendary Wiesn has become the backdrop for indulging in pretzels and German beer. www.oktoberfest.de Issue 54  |  September 2017  |  103