Founded in the eleventh century and extended during the baroque period, Ossiach Abbey lies on the shores of Lake Ossiach, surrounded by the scenic mountains of Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province. It was here that the Carinthian Summer Music Festival came into being in 1969, a festival now ranking among the most important in Austria. Since 1972, Villach, the Carinthian city most Mediterranean in character, has been the Festival’s home away from home.
The Carinthian Summer Music Festival has a special atmosphere with its many venues captivating the hearts both of artists and audiences from all over the world in July and August each year.
Carinthian Summer Music Festival at Ossiach