Angelika Kauffmann Hall – Schwarzenberg

Angelika Kauffmann Hall


»The hall is entirely constructed of wood for the acoustics of chamber music. Sitting in the audience is like sitting in a musical instrument. The sound has a deep resonance and clarity, heightening chamber music in the way the Bayreuth Festspielhaus transforms opera.«
The Dallas Morning News

Since its extension and thorough renovation in 2001, Schwarzenberg’s Angelika Kauffmann Hall has been the principal Schubertiade venue and meets all requirements of a modern, well-equipped concert hall.

The handsome timber-frame building, seating 600 and overlooking idyllic mountain pastures, not only boasts with a unique ambience, but also with exquisite acoustics praised by artists, audiences and critics alike. According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the hall ranks among the three best chamber music venues in Austria, whereas Die Welt  puts it on a level with London’s Wigmore Hall.

Notably, the hall’s plain elegance is not accompanied by concessions in comfort: A spacious foyer with a large buffet area, a panorama terrace also serving as a canopy, a newly installed ventilation system, and an elevator facilitating access for disabled people contribute to our guests’ enjoyment of their Schubertiade visit.

Traditionally, visitors gather well before the concerts start to relish the view, see the exhibitions at the hall, take hors d’oeuvres and a drink, and get into the right mood for the musical enjoyment awaiting them. By performing short Schubert duos in front of the main entrance, two horn players signal that the performance is about to begin.


Address

Hof 454
6867 Schwarzenberg
Austria


Directions

By car

Follow the autobahn A 14 and take the exit Dornbirn/Nord. At the first roundabout, take the exit in the direction of Bregenzerwald. Driving through the Achraintunnel, you will get to Egg. At the main intersection, take a right in the direction of Schwarzenberg.

For the scenic route over the »Bödele« pass, take the autobahn exit Dornbirn/Süd and drive to the city centre. From there, follow the signs in the direction of »Bregenzerwald/Bödele«.

By train and bus

From all directions to Bregenz or Dornbirn. From Bregenz, take Landbus line 35 to Egg, and from there line 40 to Schwarzenberg (approx. 50 min). From Dornbirn, line 40 goes directly to Schwarzenberg in approx. 35 min. From the stop »Dorfplatz«, it's a 2-3 minutes walk to the Angelika Kauffmann Hall.


Recordings from the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg

Diana Damrau, Helmut Deutsch

Lieder by Clara and Robert Schumann, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt
Diana Damrau (soprano), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Orfeo, Recorded live on September 4, 2006
Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal, Schwarzenberg (CD)

From the correspondence between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Read by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gert Westphal
Deutsche Grammophon, Recorded live on September 7, 2002
Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal, Schwarzenberg (CD)