Art Festival “Sopron-Eisenstadt” – Festival Without Borders

  Destination:

Hungary – Sopron, Austria – Eisenstadt

  Date:

19 – 22 May 2023

  Price:

185 euro

“Sopron”
Sopron is situated next to the western borders of Hungary at the foot of the Alps. It is one of the oldest gems of the country. Sopron merges past and present in itself. It creates a bridge between Hungary and its western neighbours, opening a gate for foreign guests visiting Hungary, as it is symbolized by the coat of arms of the city.
The inhabitants of the city are known for their hospitality and loyalty to their hometown. This is also symbolized by the ‘Gate of Allegiance’ on the Mian Square, next to the Firewatch Tower, the symbol of the city.
The curative and refreshing air of the natural environment, the hiking routes of the neighbouring Lővérek, the view-points, the mountain springs and the proximity of Lake Fertő make Sopron one of the most beautiful and pleasant holiday resorts of Hungary.
Another attraction of Sopron are the excellent wines which characterize the Sopron Historic Wine Region.

Eisenstadt
Eisenstadt is the provincial capital of Burgenland, the easternmost region of Austria. It is located at the southern end of the Leitha Mountains, just 50 minutes south of Vienna.
The capital of Austria’s easternmost province features a charming old town, a stunning 14th-century castle and monuments to classical composer Joseph Haydn.
One of the city’s major landmarks is Esterházy Palace, one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in the country.
Other sights include the Calvary Mountain, Martinsdom (St. Martin’s Cathedral) dating back to the 13th century, and the Gloriette.
The historic old town features many listed buildings as well as a pedestrian zone with shops, cafés, and restaurants. The districts of St. Georgen and Kleinhöflein are famous for their quaint Heurigen wine taverns; and don’t miss out on Eisenstadt’s surroundings, a lush wine growing region offering amazing culinary delights.

Program


19 May 2023
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leaders and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days.
Dinner in the Hotel.
20 May 2023
After breakfast optional program, sightseeing in Eisenstadt (Austria)
Esterházy palace, Bergkirche, Schloss Park, Haydn house, Haydn church (Haydn mausoleum), Regional Museum Burgenland, Burgenland Wine Museum
Performance in Eisenstadt
Dinner in Sopron, free time, exploring the night-life in Sopron where many bars, pubs and discos are available all night long
21 May 2023
After breakfast optional program, sightseeing in Sopron
Firewatch tower, Main square, Storno-house, Goat church and chapter hall, Szent Michael church, Fabricius-house
Excursion to Neusiedler See
The Neusiedler See lies a short distance to the east of Eisenstadt and is a fantastic area of natural beauty near the border of Hungary.
The surface of the lake covers 122 square mile and is around 22 miles long.
Known as the “Sea of the Viennese” the lake offers different water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, and also hiking and cycling trails.
Afternoon performance in Sopron
Closing ceremony, receiving the gift and diplomas from the city and the organizers
Dinner, free time
22 May 2023
Breakfast, departure of the participants
Optional excursions
– Wiener Neustadt 30 km
– Wien 60 km
– Bratislava (Slovakia) 75 km

Further Information

Participants
Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
Choirs who are able to perform on open-air stages
The number of the participants are not limited
No age limits
Number of seats are limited!

Participation fee
185 euro per person
• Addition day can be booked for 58 euro per person per day
• Accommodation
3* Hotel Szieszta
(in double rooms, supplement for a single room is 15 euro per person per day)

Participation fee includes
• Meals: half board for the whole festival (2 meals per day)
• Diplomas and gifts from the city
• Official invitation

The participation fee does not include:
• Transport
• Optional programs
• Insurance
• Tourist tax: 1,50 euro per person per day, payment on the spot

Application deadline: 31 January 2023


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