Director: Aron Kovats Salzburg is one of the most beautiful areas of Europe. It is also a very popular place for hiking. The crystal-clear lakes of Salzkammergut (Wolfgangsee, Mondsee), the charming small towns (Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang) or the Hohe Tauern National Park provide wonderful experiences. The sights of Salzburg (Mirabell-garden, Mozart-Haus, Cathedral, Hohensalzburg Fortress) are visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year. Abtenau is a small town in this region, between thousands of metres of mountains, where ensembles are invited to the art festival at the end of September. Participants: Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world The number of the participants are not limited No age limits Participation fee: 169 Euro per person (Addition day can be booked for 48 euro/person/day) Participation fee includes: Participation in the festival concerts (2 performances) Accommodation in 3* Hotels, Apartments, Guest houses in triple, double and single rooms Half-board Diplomas, gifts Participation fee does not include: Transport Optional programs Tourist tax (2 Euro/person/day, payment on spot) Insurance Program: 23 September Afternoon arrival at Abtenau. Occupying the accommodation, meeting with group leaders Dinner, free program – walking on the main square 24 September Breakfast, optional program – tour to Hallstatt (32 km) sightseeing in Salzburg (50 km) (Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Birthplace, Mirabell Gardens) Performance Dinner 25 September Breakfast, optional program – tour to Hallein (32 km), Werfen (castle, „Eisriesenwelt Werfen” – 35 km), Golling (castle – 18 km), Tour to Karkogelhütte Performance – gala concert Dinner 26 September Breakfast, departure of participants Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.