Yay, it's summer - probably the most wonderful time of the year. Summer slump? There is no such thing in Innsbruck. Numerous events await you, there is something for everyone: a fun afternoon with the family, romantic, balmy summer evenings or wild party nights. The summer of culture in the Innsbruck region is full of variety!
Classical sounds on the Muttereralm
June already started musically with the "Heart of Noise" Music Festival. Here young music culture and media art were in the foreground. It continues in a completely different way. Namely with an event that inspires culture and nature lovers "Classical music on the mountain. The Tyrolean chamber orchestra InnStrumenti invites to a summery open-air concert on the Muttereralm invites. For all those who want to move the classical concert hall once on the mountain: Folding chair or picnic blanket on, music on! Should the weather not cooperate against all expectations, the concert will take place in the Haus der Musik.
Music on every street corner
In July, the music continues, and it really goes on! Hardly a day goes by when you can't attend a concert. Entertainment abounds, you could almost say music events pop up on every street corner. In the truest sense of the word, with early music pop-up concerts. They show that early music has wonderful compositions and diverse works in its repertoire that delight young and old alike. In July and September you can enjoy the Pop-Up Concerts on Fridays from 11:00 a.m., free of charge, at changing public places in Innsbruck's Old Town.
Under the open sky - on the mountain & in the valley
Out of the old town, up the mountain. On July 1, 2022, Katie Mahan - an up-and-coming American pianist based in Salzburg - will give a summer concert on the Hafelekar. I'm sure that at over 2,000 meters above sea level, works by Beethoven, Gershwin and Mozart will sound even more impressive, especially when you're snuggled up in a blanket on a deck chair and looking down on Innsbruck, where the very next day, on July 2, the next concert highlight will begin: the 27th Innsbrucker Promenade Concerts.
I didn't promise you too much, the Innsbruck Summer of Culture has a lot to offer. Balmy summer nights in front of an enchanting, baroque backdrop with excellent acoustics await you in the inner courtyard of the Innsbruck Hofburg.
Baroque sounds and hot southern beats
An absolute highlight are the Early Music Festival - one of the most renowned festivals of baroque music in Europe - taking place this year for the 46th time. In historic venues, from Ambras Castle in Innsbruck to the Imperial Hofburg, the audience can enjoy extraordinary musical experiences at the highest level.
I have never been to New Orleans and it looks like it will stay that way for a while. But that doesn't matter, because I will soon be able to experience the American Southern feeling at the cult Innsbrucker New Orleans Festivalwhich will take place between July 21 and 24, 2022. After two lean summers, the time has finally come again: the pigeons hum evergreens on Landhausplatz, Tyrolean fingers snap to the beat, no foot remains still and hips move rhythmically to blues, funk, soul, Dixieland, gospel or spiritual. Hot party nights are guaranteed.
Strong women and great legends: Tyrolean folk plays
After all the music highlights, theater lovers will now get their money's worth at the Tyrolean folk playswhich take place in Telfs and are all about great legends and strong women. For example, in the play "Monster & Margarete" about Margarete of Tyrol - who is also known by the not so flattering name "Maultasch".
Circus art in the Crystal Worlds
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are a highlight that attracts tourists from all over the world and should not be missed. Especially not in summer, when it's "It's Showtime!" again The Circus Theater Roncalli sets up its tents and impresses from July 22 to August 21 daily between 09:00 and 19:00 with impressive shows and lots of body art. Circus daughter Lili Paul-Roncalli, who herself grew up in the spotlight, says of this year's circus program: "We are delighted to be returning to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds with a brand new program. Roncalli's acrobats promise breathtaking moments, opening stages in unexpected places in the giant's garden. It is the unique personalities and their talents that make up the many facets of the circus."
Fun for the whole family in Rapoldi Park
Let the summer vacations really come to an end, with fun and entertainment for the whole family, that's what you can do at the festival Krapoldi im Park. The free event for everyone transforms the Rapoldipark in Innsbruck into a cheerful festival landscape. To get an idea of what to expect, check out Danijel's post. He was already there last year and captured the spectacle in impressive pictures for you. The colorful hustle and bustle invites young and old to laugh, marvel, participate and let the soul dangle.
End the summer
We also want to enjoy the last warm days to the fullest. Musically, the Klangspuren Festival, which takes place in Innsbruck and Schwaz, is the perfect place to do so. It was founded in 1993 and is taking place for the 29th time this year. This year, for the first time, composer Clara Iannotta and composer and musician Christof Dienz are curating the program. This year, they are placing special emphasis on new music. With numerous premieres and first performances, the Klangspuren Festival will once again delight its visitors.
I hope I could give you an overview of the most important events of the Innsbruck Summer of Culture. A more detailed overview can be found on the event calendar of Innsbruck Tourism - so that you don't miss anything! With this in mind: Let's enjoy the summer!
Klassik am Berg
Price: Normal ticket incl. Muttereralm Bahn € 20 Euro (15,00 excl. Bahn)
When: July and September - Fridays from 11 a.m.
Where: at changing public places in the old town
Katie Mahan - Piano Passion at the Top of Innsbruck
When: July 1, 2022
27. Innsbruck Promenade Concerts
When: July 2-31, 2022
Where: Innsbruck Hofburg courtyard
New Orleans Festival
When: July 21-24, 2022
Summer in the Giant
When: July 22 - August 21, 2022
Where: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens
Price: The 16 shows per day are included in the admission price.
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