Music Is the Key to Enjoying Austria in the Summertime by Anwar Heidary
Austria is magnificent in the winter when snow brings its special beauty to holiday pageantry in the cities. During this season, people go skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing throughout the countryside and on the mountains. In warm weather, however, music festivals abound.
Thirteen annual festivals from late April to early September make up the charming country’s music calendar. The Bregenz Festival began in 1946, with a stage built on two lake barges to present an open-air operatic production. The festival now lasts four weeks, so all of the country’s international collection of summer visitors can enjoy a night at the opera. The Salzburg Festival was founded in 1920, and attracts international classical music stars for its six-week run in Mozart’s birthplace.
Additionally, Austrians celebrate jazz, electronic, folk, and other music genres through many other summer music festivals. To learn more about these and other cultural delights found within its borders, visit http://www.Austria.info.
The author, Anwar Heidary, has traveled the world since he was very young. A native of Afghanistan, the career financial planner now lives in Canada. Mr. Heidary lists Austria as one of his favorite countries to visit.