Graf-Maximilian-Straße 3
6845 Hohenems


By car

A14 (Rheintalautobahn): Exit Hohenems
N13 (Switzerland): Exit Diepoldsau

Having left the autobahn, drive in the direction of Hohenems–Zentrum on Diepoldsauer Straße, turning right on Angelika-Kauffmann-Straße after the railway underpass (heading towards the railway station). After 500m, turn left on Graf-Maximilian-Straße. You will see the hall on your right after 500m.

By bus

Landbus line 53 (Götzis–Lustenau)
Landbus line 55 (Bahnhof–Emsreute)
Landbus lines 22 and 23 (Dornbirn–Götzis)
Stop: Schloßplatz

By train

Hohenems is easily reached from all directions. Leaving the train station, cross the road and turn left. Turn right after 100m on Graf-Maximilian-Straße and follow the street for another 500m. The hall is on your right hand side (approx. 7–10 minutes by foot).


»A dream venue for chamber music«

Heinrich Schiff

After a break of 15 years, the Schubertiade returned to Hohenems in 2005, with a small number of concerts taking place in the spring and fall in addition to the Schwarzenberg events. Again, this decision was closely connected with the availability of a suitable venue, to be found in the form of a multi-purpose hall, which was built in 1913 and used as a gymnasium for more than 90 years.

Renting it long-term and seeing to its thorough renovation, the Schubertiade turned the historical building into an excellent concert hall, naming it after one of Hohenems’ most famous citizens, Count Markus Sittikus (1574–1619), who became Prince Archbishop of Salzburg in 1612 and will, above all, be remembered for enriching the cityscape with the cathedral and Hellbrunn Castle, as well as laying the foundation for Salzburg’s great operatic tradition by presiding over the very first performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo outside of Italy.

Seating nearly 300 people, the Markus Sittikus Hall constitutes a »dreamlike venue for chamber music« (Heinrich Schiff) and lieder recitals. Arousing admiration among artists and critics with its superb acoustics and furnishing, the hall also provides exhibition rooms on the first floor, an ample forecourt with a great view of the Schlossberg and a straggly garden which comprises a natural open air theatre and represents the last untilled piece of the former comital parks.

Detailed information on Markus Sittikus

Rent the Markus Sittikus Hall for CD recordings

In the past years, numerous renowned artists and labels have chosen the Markus Sittikus Hall as their favoured location for CD recordings.

Thanks to its excellent acoustics, soundproofness, as well as equally good accessibility and availability, the hall is praised as an ideal recording venue. For detailed information and non-committal offers, please be in touch with the Schubertiade Office:  +43 5576 72091 or

The list of artists and labels who have recorded at the Markus Sittikus Hall includes: Pavol Breslik, Khatia Buniatishvili, Gautier Capuçon, Concerto Stella Matutina, Diana Damrau, Helmut Deutsch, Rafael Fingerlos, Tamar Halperin, Daniel Heide, Sumi Hwang, Jerusalem Quartet, Amir Katz, Ori Kam, Sharon Kam, L'Orfeo Barockorchester und Michi Gaigg, Dejan Lazić, Rolf Lislevand, Philharmonia Schrammeln, Aaron Pilsan, Matan Porat, Andreas Scholl, Andrè Schuen, Kian Soltani, Capriccio, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Earto, harmonia mundi, Orfeo International, Sony Classical.

Recordings from the Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems

Lieder von Richard Strauss

Klavierlieder von Richard Strauss
Diana Damrau (Sopran), Helmut Deutsch (Klavier)
Warner/Erato, Aufnahme: September 2019
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

Khatia Buniatishvili spielt Schubert

Schubert: Sonate B-Dur, D 960; Vier Impromptus, D 899
Khatia Buniatishvili (Klavier)
Sony Classical, Aufnahme: Dezember 2018
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

Lieder von Strauss, Britten und Liszt

Lieder von Richard Strauss, Benjamin Britten und Franz Liszt
Sumi Hwang (Sopran), Helmut Deutsch (Klavier)
Deutsche Grammophon (Korea), Aufnahme: November 2018
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonette

Liszt: Petrarca Sonette 47, 104 und 123
Andrè Schuen (Bariton), Daniel Heide (Klavier)
CAvi Music, Aufnahme: November 2018
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)


Werke von Mozart, Schumann, Brahms und Bartók
Sharon Kam (Klarinette), Ori Kam (Viola), Matan Porat (Klavier)
ORFEO International, Aufnahme: September 2018
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

Franz Schubert: »Winterreise«

Franz Schubert: »Winterreise«
Pavol Breslik (Tenor), Amir Katz (Klavier)
ORFEO International, Aufnahme: September 2018 (live)
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Nuove Invenzioni«

Werke von Georg Friedrich Händel, Giovanni Paolo Foscarini, Florian King, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Phillipp Jakob Rittler u.a.
Rolf Lislevand (Laute), Concerto Stella Matutina
Sony Classical, Aufnahme: Jänner 2018
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Stille und Nacht«

Lieder von Strauss, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Cornelius u.a.
Rafael Fingerlos (Bariton), Sascha El Mouissi (Klavier)
Oehms Classics, Aufnahme: August 2017
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

Streichquartette von Debussy und Ravel

Debussy: Streichquartett op. 10; Ravel: Streichquartett op. 35
Jerusalem Quartet
harmonia mundi, Aufnahme: April 2017
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)


Werke von Schubert, Schumann und Vali
Kian Soltani (Violoncello), Aaron Pilsan (Klavier)
Deutsche Grammophon, Aufnahme: Juli 2017
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Franz Liszt: Life, Love and Afterlife«

Klavierwerke und Transkriptionen von Franz Liszt
Dejan Lazić (Klavier)
Onyx, Aufnahme: September 2016 (Live/Studio)
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)


Werke von Schubert, Debussy, Britten und Schumann
Gautier Capuçon (Violoncello), Frank Braley (Klavier)
Erato, Aufnahme: Dezember 2012
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)


Lieder von Brahms, Haydn, Mozart und Schubert
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Tamar Halperin (Klavier)
Decca, Aufnahme: Juli 2012
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Trombett- undt musikalischer Taffeldienst«

Werke von Phillip Jakob Rittler, Heinrich Schmelzer, Pavel Vejvanovsky, Alessandro Poglietti, Jan Krtitel Tolar und H. I. F. Biber
Concerto Stella Matutina
fra bernardo, Aufnahme: November 2011
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Wiener Spezialitäten«

Werke von Schrammel, Strauß, Lanner, Schubert u.a.
Philharmonia Schrammeln
Deutsche Grammophon, Livemitschnitt vom 13. Mai 2007
Markus-Sittikus-Saal, Hohenems (CD)

»Willkommen im Schubert-Paradies.«

Concerti, Germany