Visit us in Vorarlberg: Fortunately, even from a distance there are many opportunities to discover our state through pictures, impressions and stories about and from people! It is well established that any journey first begins in the mind. In times such as these, Vorarlberg in particular offers many opportunities to explore and discover culture. Visit a museum on a virtual tour; view a concert, lecture or artistic contribution via YouTube; peruse our digital magazine and brochures for inspiration or to get excited about your next visit to Vorarlberg!
Enjoy the Bregenz Festival, daily 1-minute concerts provided by the Vorarlberg Landekonservatorium (State Conservatory), artist portraits from the vorarlberg museum, or HD films such as “Vorarlberg von oben (Vorarlberg from Above),” which will allow you to soar high above Vorarlberg’s beautiful landscapes. By the way: This extensive online collection is constantly being expanded!
Browse through Vorarlberg’s virtual cultural offerings and enjoy:
01 Vorarlberg Magazine
Enjoy Vorarlberg with all your senses – Lose yourself in feature stories from Vorarlberg’s magazines. In selecting stories, the focus is on experiencing the landscape, special nature sites, gourmet stations, cultural projects, building culture and movement in the great outdoors. These stories are available to read digitally (just click on a story). Countless pictures will whisk you away to Vorarlberg. Immerse yourself in videos as people describe their passion projects. You can also browse through the respective magazines online or download them as a PDF files. Have fun exploring!Learn more
02 Bregenz Festival - A peek behind the scenes
With its production of G. Verdi’s opera Rigoletto in summer 2019 (also 2020), the Bregenz Festival once again delivered spectacular moments at Lake Constance! Especially the stage design by director Philipp Stölz has attracted international attention… And justifiably so! The Bregenz Festival was awarded the “Opus – German Stage-Design Prize” for Rigoletto. According to the jury’s praise, the design was a marriage of technology and sparkling artistic ideas. Join us for a 30-minute tour of the gigantic lakeside stage:
What actually goes on during a performance at the lakeside stage? Go backstage during a Rigoletto performance recorded in summer 2019. Take a peek behind the scenes – You’ll be amazed!
03 Experience the vorarlberg museum digitally
Browse through the current collections and exhibitions or take a virtual tour with auditory explanations. In the coming weeks, the vorarlberg museum will offer you a constant stream of new insights into exhibitions and the sheer variety of ongoing museum work, including a guided audio tour with Markus Hofer exploring the current exhibition “Fourteen Holy Helpers. A Heavenly Package Policy.” Click on “B’sundrigs” to discover special features about the collection. Meanwhile, Vorarlberg writer Daniela Egger will keep a coronavirus diary for the museum.
04 Concerts by the Quarta 4 Countries Youth Philharmonic
The project idea of the Quarta 4 Youth Symphony Orchestra is to establish a cross-border orchestra workshop as a new stage for young musical talents from the Lake Constance area. Twice a year, founder and conductor Christoph Eberle from Hittisau in the Bregenzerwald curates wonderful concert programmes, which are performed at locations throughout the Lake Constance region. Some of the most amazing recordings from past concerts are available here:
05 Experience the Kunsthaus Bregenz digitally
The Kunsthaus Bregenz’s digital offers, such as artist talks, films of exhibitions, digital brochures and more, are available at the exhibition centre’s website. The Kunsthaus Bregenz is an internationally renowned exhibition centre for outstanding contemporary art. Due to its unique architecture, designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, the KUB is famous internationally amongst those with a keen interest in architecture.
06 Theatre from home
Now you can even attend theatre performances digitally in your living room or on your smartphone! For example, the complete performance of the play “ANTOINETTE CAPET – Die Österreicherin” from November 2019, which was directed by Niklas Ritter, is available on the Bregenz-based Vorarlberger Landestheater’s Youtube channel! You can also enjoy other performances online for free!
The aktionstheater ensemble has also set up its very own online performance schedule at its homepage. A recording of a different play becomes available every day!
07 A Vorarlberg conductor with "Fidelio"
Christoph Waltz’ production of “Fidelio” was considered by many to be one of the great highlights of the ‘Beethoven Year.’ Due to the current situation, performances had to be cancelled. We are very happy that we were able to record the production during rehearsals. The conductor, Manfred Honeck from Vorarlberg, is in great demand worldwide. His brother, Rainer Honeck, who is concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, fulfils the role of 1st concertmaster. Watch extraordinary performances by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra here!
08 "Musik in der Pforte" mini concerts from the balcony
Inspired by the wonderful solidarity-building concept of balcony concerts, which has migrated up to us from Northern Italy, the organisers of “Musik in der Pforte” have decided to bring joy and poetry into people’s lives with daily 2-minute concerts. For this new virtual concert series, “Musik in der Pforte” musicians from the last few years have been invited to record a musical contribution on their balcony or in front of an open window. Share 2 minutes of your day with them.