We can finally introduce you to our brand new “Digitalizing Culture (DC) – Austria 2021” initiative! This year, we will support the Austrian tourism, art, and culture sectors in digitization – during the pandemic and beyond.
We proudly present the Vienna Secession’s new guide, which is available on Cultural Places for free: a city walk about the history of the Secession and how it came into being. It brings you to seven stations, from Wollzeile to Karlsplatz to Secession – important locations in the secessionist movement’s history that started around 1900.
Well before the second lockdown it was undeniable that the culture and tourism industry has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that come with it.
The famous “Long Night of Museums” will be a bit different this year. To avoid the crowds, it was expanded to a whole week when uncountable museums are offering special programs, discounts, extras for children, etc. The new name is “Museumszeit” (Time for Museums) and it takes place from October 3 – 10.
The museum Angerlehner in Thalheim/Wels presents four new exciting art shows, starting on September 13.
You just have to be flexible these days. Due to rising numbers of Corona infections in Vienna, the Secession had to cancel their usual opening party of their new art exhibitions on short notice. But they have come up with an alternative idea: the exhibitions of Emily Wardill and Edi Hila will be opened under strict regulations. Visitors have to wear a face mask, the number of people will be restricted, and everybody is asked to give their contact details for tracing voluntarily.
The Liebenau Camp in the South of Graz was a camp where a lot of war crimes of the Nazi era have been committed. To remind of those dark times, a memorial plaque was erected and officially presented.
The Ars Electronica festival will be a bit different this year – of course due to COVID-19. Some events take part at the JKU campus in Linz, but the majority will be shown on the web. As participants mostly cannot travel to Austria, there will be contributions streamed from all over the world, from Antarctica to Israel to Hong Kong, and many more!
Have you ever been to Hong Kong? It’s definitely worth it! This special administrative region of China is so versatile and diverse; it’s hard to get an overview and plan your trip. We started by focusing on the best Hong Kong island has to offer – and that’s quite a lot! Whether it’s about food, culture, religion, old traditions, new architecture, or anything else – we found the most interesting places you have to visit.