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 185 (Götzis–Lustenau)
Landbus line 175 (Bahnhof–Emsreute)
Landbus line 180 (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).


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 recordings or cultural events

In the past years, numerous renowned artists and labels have chosen the Markus Sittikus Hall as their favoured location for CD recordings. The hall can also be rented for cultural events like concerts or  lectures.

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:

Piotr Beczała, 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, Katharina Konradi, Konstantin Krimmel, L'Orfeo Barockorchester und Michi Gaigg, Dejan Lazić, Rolf Lislevand, Philharmonia Schrammeln, Aaron Pilsan, Matan Porat, Quatuor Modigliani, Brenda Rae, Andreas Scholl, Andrè Schuen, Kian Soltani, Jonathan Ware

Capriccio, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Earto, harmonia mundi, Mirare, Orfeo International, Pentatone, Sony Classical.

The hall can't be made available for wedding celebrations.


»A dream venue for chamber music«

Heinrich Schiff

»The Markus Sittikus Hall in Hohenems has become a small gem.«

Neue Zürcher Zeitung


»So viel Kultur auf engstem Raum wie in Hohenems findet man selten. Und so viel Schubert erst recht nicht.«

Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung, Deutschland