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‘Danetzare’ folk festival in Erfurt

'Danetzare' folk festival in Erfurt, Germany

Impression from the ‘Danetzare’ folk festival in Erfurt. The pic was taken at the parade of all participating groups through the streets of the city.

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Domstufen-Festspiele in Erfurt

Festival in front of Erfurt Cathedral (Domstufen Festspiele) in Thuringia, Germany

The Domstufen-Festspiele take place on the huge steps right between the Mariendom Cathedral and the St. Severi Church. In 2015 the opera The Marksmann (Der Freischütz) by Carl Maria von Weber was given. At the pic above a lady (a puppet of course) and her shadow moved down to the earth illustrating a vision of the leading actor Max.

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Castles Festivals

jOPERA at Tabor Manor in Neuhaus/Klausenbach

jOPERA at Tabor Manor in Neuhaus/Klausenbach, Austria

Have you ever listened to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart inside a castle? At Tabor Manor (Schloss Tabor) in Neuhaus am Klausenbach I enjoyed his opera buffa ‘The Marriage of Figaro‘. It was fascinating to listen to the genius music of Mozart and to watch the full moon moving above the stage. [German]

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Automobiles Festivals

Heinkel Kabine in Constance

Heinkel Kabine in Constance, Germany

Ha, isn’t it a cutie? I saw this microcar generally known as Heinkel Kabine at the  Internationale Bodenseewoche. This traditional festival takes place at the harbour of Constance’s historic city center. It’s not only a meeting point for lovers of classic cars but also for powerful boats. [German]

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Group Décor Sonore in Graz

Décor Sonore playing a traffic sign in Graz, Austria

At the beginning of the festival La Strada I watched the French group Décor Sonore playing in the streets of the city using hand rails, barriers, traffic signs and even balcony rails as instruments. By the way the German word for beginning is ‘Anfang’.

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Gipfelklänge 2013 in Mostviertel

The festival ‘Gipfelklänge’ in Mostviertel offered two days of hiking through the landscape of nature park Eisenwurzen while listening to music at some places along the hiking tour. At the picture above one can see the group ‘Saxofour’

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Tini Kainrath at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Tini Kainrath and band at the Gipfelklänge 2013

A nice finale for the Gipfelklänge 2013: Having a jazz brunch with Tini Kainrath and band. The concert took place on the grounds of a former Hammerherrenhaus (Building for the owner of a hammer mill), which is part of the theme park Mendlingtal.

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Musikverein St. Georgen/Reith at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Musikverein St. Georgen am Reith playing in Mostviertel, Austria

The 2nd day of the ‘Gipfelklänge 2013‘ started with a concert by a brass-band in front of the Hotel Fahrnberger. No chance to sleep any minute longer in the cosy ‘Genießerzimmer’ of the hotel. The Genießerzimmer are special rooms promoted in the area of the Austrian state Lower Austria.

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Florianer Tanzlgeiga at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Florianer Tanzlgeiga playing in Mostviertel, Austria

At the end of a long day of hiking we listened to the Florianer Tanzlgeiga sitting inside an inn and having some pigling for dinner. The group played pretty lively so some guests started to dance spontaneously.

The Floriani Tanzlgeiga offered an interesting mix of music. They played classic pieces as well as local ballads. The ladies sung the local songs in a broad dialect which made the event even more cosy.

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Klaus Trabitsch at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Klaus Trabitsch playing in Mostviertel, Austria

Next station of the festival ‘Gipfelklänge’, next surprise: Klaus Trabitsch and his band are playing together with the a capella trio Insingizi next to a mountain hut named Kitzhütte. After several very humorous and spirited songs a local joined the group with an odd instrument.

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A capella trio Insingizi at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Trio Insingizi singing in Mostviertel, Austria

Next station of the ‘Gipfelklänge’: After climbing up a steep path we were rewarded with several songs performed by the a capella trio Insingizi from Zimbabwe.

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Group Saxofour at the Gipfelklänge 2013

Saxofour playing in Mostviertel, Austria

The hiking tour with music named ‘Gipfelklänge’ has started. After a small hike along a lot of fodder meadows and fruit trees we came across this group called ‘Saxofour’. While having local tidbits bought at a nearby farmer house as lunch we all had a good time by listening to their spirited music.