Gugermühle, © Gemeinde Hollenstein an der Ybbs

The fascinating Lake Stage in Lunz am See

Culture and nature are united on the Lake Stage directly on the shore of the only natural lake in Lower Austria. In July it is the venue of the wellenklaenge festival.

The multifunctional building is a sun terrace, bathing island and diving tower during the day – in the evening it transforms into an unique cultural site.

On the initiative of the wellenklaenge festival, the versatile work of art was conceived by the artist Hans Kupelwieser from Lunz, constructed by “werkraum Wien” and finally opened in 2004. During the day, the approximately 50 square metre stage are will be available to bathing guests, in the evening the step-shaped seat cover will be lifted by water power and a covered grandstand with 250 seats will be created.

The stage has been awarded several prestigious prizes: the Austrian Construction Prize 2005 and the Lower Austrian Maecenas 2004 and 2014 (wellenklaenge). Numerous top-class events take place against the unsurpassable backdrop of the natural lake – not least in the context of the wellenklaenge.

Wellenklaenge, Lunz am See – a festival for contemporary trends

Refreshing, connecting, rushing and moving: the wellenklaenge festival, which has been in existence since 1997, delights around 3.000 visitors per year with concerts, readings, performances, encounters and workshops.

In July, the Lunzer See lake becomes the backdrop for a festival filled with sound. The extraordinary ambience offers demanding artists an outstanding platform – intimate, but open for new experiments, on a small scale, but great in its diversity and art. The focus based on international artists who break new ground and seek dialogue with other genres and audiences: cross-border, sound visionary, unmistakable. An innovative, interactive special project forms the heart of the festival in addition to the varied series of events.

The Lunzer Lake Stage is also venue of the festival more ohr less from the internationally renowned artist Hans-Joachim Roedelius.