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Festive culture – culture of festivals

The Burgenland cultural scene impresses with a wide variety of festivals. 

Many of the festival events traditionally take place in summer, kicking off in various locations once the Burgenland sun disappears behind the distant horizon. And with so many unique experiences, the other seasons will also set culture lovers’ hearts racing. From opera, operetta and a wide range of classical music to mesmerizing musicals. There’s also plenty of pop, indie and hard rock.

Time to experience some unforgettable festival moments in Burgenland?

 

    Seefestspiele Mörbisch

    Operettas and musicals in an amazing setting

    The fantastic natural setting of Lake Neusiedl has provided the impressive backdrop for the largest open-air operetta stage in the world since 1957. Visitors are whisked away from the stress of everyday life to a magical realm of blissful melodies performed at the highest artistic level. 

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    Opera in the St. Margarethen quarry

    An open-air arena

    Limestone has been mined here for over 2,000 years and has been used to build the Roman fortress Carnuntum, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, and many magnificent buildings from the Ringstrasse era. This historical mining site has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. 

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    jopera Jennersdorf Festival Summer

    Outdoor opera at Tabor Castle

    Every year in August the southernmost cultural festival in Burgenland takes place at Tabor Castle in Neuhaus am Klausenbach near Jennersdorf. The outdoor opera is the summer highlight at Tabor Castle. Every year, visitors are captivated by the open-air performances that play out against the wonderful backdrop of the castle. Unique and well-known melodies create an unforgettable evening under the…

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    picture on Bildein

    Big stars in a little village

    Situated by the Pinka in southern Burgenland, visitors to the peaceful little town of Bildein have been enjoying a diverse program since 2000: picture on offers the most relaxed atmosphere on the festival circuit. 

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    Musical Güssing

    Lively amateur performances

    Under the artistic direction of Marianne Resetarits, Musical Güssing has been putting on exciting productions at the end of summer since the 80s. In addition to well-known musicals like “Evita”, “Cabaret”, “Hair” and “Les Miserables”, there are always excellent in-house productions on the program.

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    Castle theater Güssing

    Rousing theater at the foot of the castle

    The Burgverein has been putting on theater for all the family on the festival grounds at the foot of Güssing Castle since 2007. There are normally two productions, one with a professional cast and one with a youth company, showing what youngsters can do on the big stage.

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    Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival

    Precious sounds in Central Burgenland

    The internationally renowned Chamber Music Festival has been held in dreamy Lockenhaus, a densely wooded town in Burgenland, since 1982. 

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    ”Klangfrühling - the Festival” in Stadtschlaining

    Melodies in May

    In Stadtschlaining, the colorful city of peace, KLANGfrühling has been entertaining guests with its varied program each May for several years now. 

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    Liszt Festival Raiding

    In honor of the great master

    Franz Liszt was born in 1811 in Raiding. His birthplace is now a museum with collections on the artist’s life. 

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    Herbstgold Festival in Eisenstadt

    A wide variety of entertainment in the Schlossquartier

    The Eisenstadt festival takes place every September at Esterházy Palace, guests are invited to enjoy a varied program of concerts with cultural and culinary delights.

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    classic.Esterhazy

    Concert experiences at Esterházy Palace

    Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt is home to a wonderful baroque ballroom. It is named after Joseph Haydn and is one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect concert halls in the world. 

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    Castle theater at Kobersdorf

    Theatre in the arcade courtyard

    Located at the foot of the Pauliberg, Austria's youngest volcano, the renaissance castle in Kobersdorf is situated in the middle of Landseer Berge Nature Park. 

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    Nova Rock Nickelsdorf

    An earth-shaking lineup

    The largest open-air rock festival in Austria has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Nickelsdorf in northern Burgenland since 2005. 

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    Halbturn castle concerts

    Delight in Maria Theresa’s drawing room

    Halbturn Castle was cherished by the House of Habsburg as a summer and hunting residence. Today, the baroque gem is still one of the most important cultural sights in northern Burgenland. 

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    Kittsee Summer Festival

    Surrounded by baroque splendor

    Castle Kittsee, a remarkable building that dates back to the early 18th century, lies hidden behind high walls in the middle of a magnificent park. 

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    Pannonian forum Kittsee

    Concert highlights from March to October

    The violinist Joseph Joachim, one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century, was born in 1831 in a place rich in musical history, Kittsee in northern Burgenland. 

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