Over the past decades, the Propstei (Provostry) St. Gerold has established itself as a cultural and social centre where further education, art and music are highly valued and people meet. A wide range of offers in the seminar and cultural area would like to create oases and time windows for people, places to meet, to laugh, to come to rest. Art and music are a focal point in the annual programme of the Provost’s Office St. Gerold, which has been very carefully and successfully renovated in recent years, also in the spirit of Vorarlberg’s wooden architecture. It is also possible to stay overnight in the Propstei – the rooms have also been newly renovated, in the restaurant you will be spoilt with regional and seasonal products.
The Provostry of St. Gerold was founded in the High Middle Ages and has belonged to the Benedictine Monastery of Einsiedeln in Switzerland since the 13th century. Probably in the 11th century St. Gerold lived here as a hermit and supported the people in their search for meaning and strengthened them with food and drink. It lies at 850 m above sea level in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Park Großes Walsertal.
The cultural programme:
Today the Provostry is a cultural, seminar and social centre where spirituality, further education, art and music enjoy a high status and where special attention is also paid to people with health restrictions.
Early music, traditional or modern art is offered by the varied concert programme, e.g. Reading & Organ Music, Youth Choir Austria, Yodelling or Theatre Workshop, The Eight Cellists of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Week for Choir Conductors and Singers, Jazz Concert, Appenzell (Swiss) Concert, Voice Training Seminars and much more is offered throughout the year. A special tip: The St. Gerold Folk Music Week (from Vorarlberg and Switzerland) from October 18 to 24, 2020 (registration required).