Festivals in Austria

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Austria festivals and the rich art and cultural heritage of the country are a major attraction for tourists from around the world. The festivals and other events are celebrated and hosted in grand style in all major Austrian cities and countryside towns.

Vienna Festival 

The Vienna festival takes place for 5 weeks during the months of May and June. The festival that originated in 1927 comprises of concerts, drama and opera from a variety of time periods and styles. The festival is a source of great enjoyment for the locals and tourists alike. 

Salzburg Festival 

This festival presents the finest of drama, opera and concert in Austria. This fascinating musical event was established in 1920, and is held in the months of July and August each year. The main attraction of the festival is the performance of the “Jedermann” played in front of the cathedral. 

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 

This series of Early Music performance is dedicated to the historical and the Baroque operas. The event has acquired international acclaim over the years. This festival is held annually in the months July and August. 

Tirol Easter Festival 

This festival is a fusion of European music and the music from the rest of the world. The Tyrol Easter Festival is held in southern Austria. The festival presents concerts, dance, theater shows, trainings and lectures. 

Donauinsel Fest Vienna 

This is an annual festival of modern music hosted in its current form in Vienna since 1984. There are a series of open air concerts by a variety of international and contemporary bands. The festival is held for 3 days in early summer and offers free entry to all. 

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