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Féte Baroque – The Celebration of an Era

30.06.2019 | 10:00


Yes and amen

The baroque mass at the grand abbey church is one of the highlights on the second day. The interior is decorated with stucco (Wessobrunner Werkstatt) and frescos (J.F. Fromiller) and offers the perfect backdrop for the baroque-inspired “happy catholocism” that has been called for again today by the historian Peter Hersche.

Queen trumps King

How did the people of the baroque era pass the time to the next feast? Well, with a lot of fun games, of course. The favorite: A wooden XXL version of chess where you will be gallantly accompanied by Queen and King. Trés bon Also taste and try the baroque cuisine. Either very original, or adapted to fit the modern age. At the “Fête Baroque”, you will be happy to find both.

For the flâneurs

Enough cake for the day? Then we suggest you take a relaxing stroll through the baroque pleasure garden which draws you in with breathtaking views all around the Abbey.

Guided Tours

You always wanted to explore the secret spots within the Abbey? And what happens at the CMA? Then you should definitely not miss the guided tours by Austrian Guides. Here, you will learn all about the 1000 years of history behind the Abbey and everything you want to know about the CMA.

Going back in time

What did life in the baroque era look like? How did people live, dance, and especially, how did they celebrate? Find out on a journey through time where you will be taken back into the baroque period. Photos and historical costumes included!

In the saddle

From riding in baroque-inspired costumes, to the Pas de Deux with two Friesian horses and a baroque fashion show on horseback – the Friesian stud Nockalm knows how to capture their guests’ attention. Come by and experience the extraordinary show starring one of Europe’s oldest horse breeds.

Pull the strings!

Embark on a journey through time that will take you to the court of Maria Theresia. Who’ll be coming along? Well, little Sophie and all the friends you want to bring along on this magnificent trip. Performed with historical puppets and a playing technique that’s been around for more than 100 years.

A feast for the ears

Händel, Bach and many more will accompany you during the “Fête Baroque” – not only inside, but also outside Ossiach Abbey. In all new, exciting interpretations and variations. Just lean back and listen to the fine music. Dates and Program are subject to change.