Culture

Throughout the world Austria is recognized for its rich cultural past and present. This wealth of artistic achievements is represented in architectural monuments, like the Stephansdom (Saint Stephen`s Cathedral), Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, the "Goldenes Dachl" in Innsbruck, Melk Abbey, the "Loos-Haus" or the "Hundertwasser-Haus" in Vienna. An extensive programme of art exhibitions, theatre, concerts, festivals and folklore events complete the cultural offering. World renowned choirs (Vienna Boys` Choir, Arnold-Schoenberg-Choir) and orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, the Concentus Musicus and the Vienna Art Orchestra, act as ambassadors for Austria.

Throughout Austria, you will find extensive cultural choices and sports facilities. Daily newspapers and special agendas provide information on current cultural and sporting events.

On the homepage www.kulturleben.at you will find up-to-date tips for special events, exhibitions or initiatives. The Cultural Catalogue provides links to all areas of culture. At present, many of the linked websites are only available in German, but the sections in English are being regularly enlarged.

For students, reduced-price tickets for the theatre, concerts and cinema are available and it is always worth asking for a student discount. For further information, please contact the ÖH Cultural Departments (Kulturreferate) at the university of your choice.  

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