From June to August Innsbruck hosts a fabulous range of festivals. Visitors can choose from jazz, medieval music, classical music, contemporary dance performances and awesome acrobatic displays.

Medieval theme

From 19th July to 27th August the Innsbruck Festival will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. It will be an amazing event and guest performers and conductors including Renè Jacobs, Howard Arman, Il Giardino Armonico, and Ensemble Zefiro, will delight audiences.

The festival celebrates the music of the medieval court life centuries ago and the motto of 'Tragicommedia' is the theme displayed in its opera productions - Le nozze in sogno by Pietro Antonio Cesti, the opera buffa Il matrimonio segreto (Domenico Cimarosa) and Gluck's tragic opera Alceste. Also included is the Ambras Castle Concerts cycle and Festival Concerts. Performances include Bach's Goldberg Variations, Mozart's Coronation Mass, an evening with Julian Prégardien titled Fortuna Scherzosa, Hiro Kurosaki playing Telemann and lutenist Thomas Dunford delving into Dowland's joys and sorrows.

Expression of dance

From 20th June to 10th July the fabulous Tanzsommer dance festival talent from Europe, Canada and Australia, will unveil the huge expressive potential of dance. With its production Weltenwanderer, audiences can watch the Hessian State Ballet represent classical modern dance.

Even better is the Canadian company '7 Fingers' which will again transfix audiences with a perfect mix of dance and acrobatics. Just watch 'Djuki Mala' from Australia light up the event with a wonderful concoction of traditional and modern dance displays. Alternatively, audiences can enjoy watching the vibrant ‘Hungry Sharks' and their dynamic style of hip hop and house.

It is not hard to see why the Alps make the perfect setting for a dance festival. To find out more about booking a holiday this summer, please visit

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