Impressive stage set of the Bregenz Festival on the shores of Lake Constance

Bregenz Festival

Cultural highlight in Vorarlberg

Discover the Bregenz Festival, a jewel of Vorarlberg's cultural landscape, and be enchanted by high-calibre opera performances in the open air. As an integral part of the summer cultural calendar, the festival presents spectacular productions on the world's largest lake stage in the gondola harbour every year, making the hearts of culture lovers beat faster. With the Hotel & Gasthof Mohren in the picturesque market town of Rankweil, you are in pole position to make the most of your visit to the festival.

Programme 2024/25 on the lake stage at the Bregenz Festival

This year, Carl Maria von Weber's "Der Freischütz" will attract the world's attention on the lake stage. The romantic opera, which has been one of the most important works in the German-speaking world since its premiere in 1821, will be given a spectacular new interpretation in summer 2024. Under the musical direction of Enrique Mazzola and the visionary staging by Philipp Stölzl, "Der Freischütz" promises to be an unforgettable experience on the lake stage. The story of the young clerk Max, who enters into a dark pact in a hopeless situation, is brought to life by the unique backdrop of Lake Bodensee and the technical marvels of the stage design. Immerse yourself in a world in which love, despair and tradition come together against a breathtaking natural backdrop and experience an evening of opera that is second to none.

Venues at the Bregenz Festival

The lake stage

Since the first festival in 1946, the lake stage has become the landmark of the Bregenz Festival. With a capacity of around 7,000 spectators and a history ranging from Mozart's "Bastien and Bastienne" to contemporary opera productions, this venue offers a unique opera experience right on the water. The lake stage is not only the setting for the annual "Play on the Lake", but has also made film history as the backdrop for the James Bond film "Quantum of Solace".

The festival hall

The festival hall Bregenz, which is architecturally linked to the lake stage, offers a wide range of cultural events with up to 1,765 seats. From alternative opera productions to orchestral concerts - the festival hall is a weather-independent venue that is appreciated for its varied programme and excellent acoustics.

Theatre at the Kornmarkt

The Theater at the Kornmarkt, traditionally used for theatre and operetta performances, is experiencing a renaissance under the directorship of Elisabeth Sobotka. With a focus on opera performances and a promising young ensemble of singers, the theatre offers a cultural experience that is as intimate as it is impressive.

Workshop theatre: Laboratory of creativity

The Workshop theatre, a platform for contemporary music theatre and modern drama, stands for experimental and innovative productions. The approximately 1,000 m² stage also serves as a rehearsal room and event venue outside of the festival season.

Plan your visit to the Bregenz Festival now and secure your cultural experience with a stay at the Hotel & Gasthof Mohren and enjoy the unique combination of culture at the highest level and warm hospitality. Make a non-binding enquiry about your cultural holiday in the heart of Vorarlberg or book online now.