Angelika Kauffmann Hall – Schwarzenberg
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
By train from all directions to Bregenz or Dornbirn. From Bregenz, take Landbus 830 directly to Schwarzenberg (approx. 50 min) or take Landbus 840 to Andelsbuch, stop »Bersbuch Kreisverkehr«, change there to Landbus 830 to Schwarzenberg (approx. 50 min). From Dornbirn, take the Landbus 870 directly to Schwarzenberg (approx. 35 minutes). The Angelika Kauffmann Hall can be reached on foot in a few minutes from the »Dorfplatz« stop. Please note that after the 8 p.m. concerts there are no public buses going from Schwarzenberg to the Rhine Valley.
Shuttle bus service
A shuttle bus specially laid on during the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg operates between the neighbouring villages and Schwarzenberg, dropping off guests in due time before each concert and picking them up afterwards. For information on stops, fares and departure times, please see our info-sheet.
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.
»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
»The acoustics of the Angelika Kauffmann Hall is a miracle.«
»We find ourselves in the most enchanting natural foyer of a concert hall near and far.«
»The view through the windows falls on lush pastures and wooded mountains, the acoustics are just as phenomenal as the view.«
»Das Kunstlied, geschickt flankiert durch Kammermusik und Soloklavier, hat hier ein ideales Zuhause gefunden. Gewürdigt wird dies nicht nur von einer Elite der Liedgestaltung, die immer wiederkommt, sondern auch von einem Publikum, das sich nicht nur für spektakuläre Namen begeistert, sondern gebannt zuhören kann.«
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany