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Culture – culture – culture!  Upper Austria impresses with its amazing diversity of cultural offerings » Leadersnet

Culture – culture – culture! Upper Austria impresses with its amazing diversity of cultural offerings » Leadersnet

| Gerhard Kreispel

| June 24, 2024

From concerts to festivals, from fine arts to readings. It is a land of musicians and writers, historically conscious people and futuristic thinkers, celebrities and cultural connoisseurs. And 2024 European Capital of Culture and Anton Bruckner's Anniversary Year.

Although Upper Austria has a colorful landscape, the artistic and cultural scene is equally colorful. Here, living habits are more important than anywhere else. Here, young ideas are given more space and the future is actually happening now. It provides a great opportunity to experience the diverse culture of the country European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut 2024. In approximately 150 projects, a wide range of arts and culture with historical and contemporary roots is highlighted and brought to the international level. Exhibitions, performances, workshops, readings, concerts and festivals are on the busy cultural calendar for 2024.

Salzkammergut in the open air with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz ©Land Oberösterreich

The 2024 Year of Culture will also mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Upper Austrian musician and composer Anton Bruckner. The Bruckner Orchestra's music festivals and centers as well as the annual Bruckner Festival in Linz make the composer a prominent figure in Upper Austria. In addition, Brucknerhaus Linz, the private Anton Bruckner University and St. Florianer Brucknertage is an exceptional artist, one of the five most performed symphony players in the world.

And there's another birthday to celebrate: the shepherd of Lake Wolfgang turns 1,100 years old. The highlight is the new Salzkammergut lake stage. With Franzobel “The Wolf – Mystic” A separate piece is dedicated to Saint Wolfgang, which can be seen on the specially designed stage.

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Cultural holiday Upper Austria
Woodstock for Brass at the Innviertel © Klaus Mittermaier

The whole country has culture

Starting with the state capital Linz, which creatively and revolutionaryly presents itself as a “UNESCO City of Media Arts” and with the Ars Electronica Centre, the only museum of the future. Or on occasions with festivals such as “Classical music in the cathedral” Against the magnificent backdrop of Linz's Mariendom. But notable events set the trend not just in the city, but across the country: this Music Festival in Steyrthe Danube Festival Weeks in Green Just inspiring like that “Woodstock Brass Music Festival” In Innviertel, the world's largest or legendary brass music festival Summer concerts at Kalam FortWhich attracts world leaders to the Danube River.

Cultural holiday Upper Austria
Weeks of the Danube Festival at Strudingau in Greenburg Castle © Reinhard Winkler

In addition, historic castles, palaces, monuments, modern museums, tangible industrial culture and craftsmanship or tours through cities steeped in history are fascinating cultural experiences. From the HandWerkHaus in Bad Goisern, the center of contemporary craft culture, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut to the Schütz Museum of Contemporary Art in Engelhartszell, the world's first zero energy museum.