'Think of Festivals - Think of Balls.' Austria will be one of the ultimate destinations. Festivals in Austria are celebrated throughout the year. Western classical music, the outstanding musical heritage of Europe, has been preserved in Austria for the centuries. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known as the city of art, culture and music. Austria served as home to world famous composers like Johann Strauss, Mozart, Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven. There is an unceasing cycle of musical events throughout the year.
In January, New Year concerts consist of lavish balls. February brings
Fasching (Carnival), which celebrates the return of spring with masked
processions and dances. Corpus Christi (the second Thursday after Whitsun)
is celebrated with more carnivals. Most awaited musical event of Austria is
Vienna Festival Weeks, from May to mid-June. A wide-ranging program of art
and classical music. At the end of October the Viennale, country's biggest
film fesival comes. From Mozart to Mahler, Austria is known worldwide for
its contribution to the classical music. So come and explore the festivals
of Austria, an endless odyssey of music.
For five weeks during May and June Vienna festival takes place. The
festival, which began in 1927, includes concert, drama and opera from
variety of ages and styles. The festival brings lot of amusement for the
citizens of Vienna.
The best of drama, opera and concert are presented in Salzburg festival.
This charming musical event was founded in 1920 mainly by Max Reinhardt and
Hugo von Hoffmannsthal. Salzburg festival is held in every summer around
July and August. Performance of the Jedermann played in front of
the cathedral, boosts the charm of the festival.
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
The series of Early Music Concerts is dedicated to historical instruments
and Baroque operas. The event has gained international acclaim. The venues
include the 18th century Hapsburg Palace, the Hofkirche, the Tirol
Landestheater and Ambras Castle. The festival is held every year in July and
Tirol Easter Festival
The Easter festival takes center stage. In the mountains of Tirol Easter
festival is the complete source of staging concerts, dance, theatre
performances, workshops and lectures. The festival fuses European and world
Vienna Jazz Festival
As World Capital of Music, Vienna attracts worldwide attention.
International musicians in genres as varied as classical, jazz, pop and
rock, choose Vienna's jazz festival as a platform to perform. Music, music
and music, immense musical majesty flows everywhere in the festival.
Ball Season in Vienna
Vienna is all about beauty and happiness. Vienna has about 150 public balls
listed in the ball calendar to rock you. One should have a bit idea of ball
dancing to participate in the balls of Vienna. Knowing Waltz is necessary to
participate in the formal dance events. Ladies are usually dressed in gowns
and the men in black or white tie, complete with ribbons. You can feel
unimaginative romanticism in balls of Austria.The most famous are the Opera
Ball, the Imperial Ball and the Philharmoniker Ball. Austrian Carnival,
balls are held nearly every weekend in different locations which are visited
by clelebrities by all over the world. Some of them are
The most famous, expensive and glamorous ball, located in the Vienna State
Opera since 1877.
Famous for its spectacular flower arrangements.
Art at the exquisite buffet is displayed by the confectioners.
This ball is in honor of Vienna's favorite beverage, coffee.