Art is as much a part of Bad Gastein as imposing mountains and magnificent Belle Époque buildings.
No wonder, then, that the outstanding art & culture festival sommer.frische.kunst has established itself right here. Bad Gastein has always held a fascination for artists and art lovers. Whether brilliant performer Liza Minnelli, Berlin artist Friedrich Liechtenstein or German actress Nora Tschirner with her band "Prag": They all allowed themselves to be inspired by the special magic of this town. The "Monte Carlo of the Alps", as Bad Gastein is often called, simply has that extra special "something". And, now as ever, serves as a creative melting pot for artists from around the world.
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Summer getaways in Bad Gastein also mean being able to experience art & culture second to none. Every year in the summertime, numerous top-notch events take place under the umbrella of the art & culture festival known as sommer.frische.kunst. Artists from around the globe come between July and September to this spectacular Belle Époque town in the Alps to exhibit their works in the historic hydro power station and allow Bad Gastein to inspire them to be even more creative.
The festival "Schubert in Gastein" promises a true treat for fans of classical music. It is in homage to the famous Austrian composer Franz Schubert, who spent a part of his summer in 1825 in Bad Gastein and composed a number of works here. As a consequence, every year you will also hear beautiful music echoing throughout the valley. The concerts are always held at special locations, such as Preimskirche Church by the waterfall, Grand Hotel de l' Europe and the Weitmoser Schlössl.
From the successful project "kunstresidenz Bad Gastein", an artist-in-residence program, to the gallery at the power station, the legendary Artweekend along with Classical festival "Schubert in Gastein" – the many highlights of sommer.frische.kunst are as diverse and exciting as the history of the town itself.
Experience for yourself an artistic summer getaway to Bad Gastein, in historic buildings and under open skies. Art and culture in the mountains. Art, here and now.