As you embark on your campervan road trip through Austria, where hiking and swimming in crystal-clear mountain lakes await, enhance your experience by including a visit to one of Austria’s popular cultural events during your journey.
Opera Ball, February, Vienna: The Vienna Opera Ball is THE social event of the year in Austria and attracts thousands of guests from all over the world every year.
Donauinselfest, June, Vienna: Europe’s largest open-air festival that takes place on the Danube Island in Vienna. It offers free concerts by national and international artists as well as a variety of street food stalls and activities.
Salzburg Festival, July/August, Salzburg: one of the most famous classical music and theatre festivals in the world and takes place every summer. Here you can enjoy performances of Mozart operas or plays by Shakespeare.
Almabtrieb, September: a traditional event in many rural regions of Austria where the cattle are driven back to the valley from their summer pastures. The animals are decorated and there are folk festivals and markets to celebrate the occasion.
Christkindlmarkt, December: there are traditional Christkindl markets in the run-up to Christmas throughout Austria, where you can buy mulled wine, Christmas biscuits and handicrafts. The best-known and largest Christkindlmarkt is held at Vienna’s Rathausplatz.