Hot tip: summer of culture in Lech

Clear the stage for philosophy, music, literature and art in front of an alpine backdrop

Summer in Lech is all about genres like music, literature, fine art, and philosophy taking over from wintery skiing and hut culture within the framework of a varied entertainment programme.

Medicinicm Lech: Looking at a (healthy) future

(4 – 7 July, 2019)

Under the motto: “Healthy people in a healthy environment” the event series Medicinicum Lech is all about medicine in a humanistic context. When it comes to reflecting and asking the right questions philosophy, ethics, and art play a crucial role.

©  Bernadette Otter
© Bernadette Otter

Lech Classic Festival: Between heaven and earth

(30 Jul – 3 Aug, 2019)

One of the most important regional music events has been taking place at neue Kirche Lech – known for its excellent acoustics – since 2011. Internationally renowned artists perform selected pieces by classical composers such as Mozart, Verdi, and Liszt. The performance by Lech Festival Orchestra will be the highlight of the opening show.

© West Zangerl
© West Zangerl

Jazzbühne Lech: Musical diversity in a familiar atmosphere (7 – 11 Aug, 2019)

The concerts of Jazzbühne Lech are designed for a maximum of 200 spectators – which means that the organisers can ensure a relatively informal atmosphere and plenty of interaction between the artists and the audience. National and international musicians play jazz in all its forms as well as contemporary pieces.

© Anderson
© Anderson

Lech’s Literature Days: The power of words

(7 & 8 Sep, 2019)

Lech’s Literature Days will take place for the third time in a row and this year the topic is “Home”. Surrounded by an inspiring scenery the event’s focus lies on texts, linguistic art, and eloquence. Guests get to turn their backs on the digital age and focus.

© Bernadotte Otter
© Bernadotte Otter

Philosophicum Lech: Meeting of big thinkers

(25 – 29 Sep, 2019)

For more than two decades philosophers, social critics, politicians, humanists, and historians have been meeting up at neue Kirche Lech in order to talk about and discuss sociopolitical topics and trends. This year the event’s main motto is “The values of the few. Elites and democracy.” www.philosophicum.com

©  SI Kommunikation
© SI Kommunikation

skyspaceLech: Rediscover light

The light space on Oberlech’s Tannberg is an architectural work of art as well as a space for reflection where heaven and earth meet. US-artist James Turrell created a structure that creates visual axes through tunnels and seemingly dissolves spacial structures through light installations.

© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

Doors along the Green Ring: interplay of mountain and art

Door-shaped works of art by nine creatives from five nations are spread out along the hiking route Grüner Ring (= the Green Ring). At 2,000 altitude metres the artists dealt with the question of what kind of reality and symbolism stand behind the opening and closing of doors.

© Christian Piffrader
© Christian Piffrader

The last Eisenmann: interplay of mountain and art

The last Eisenmann (= iron man), a cast iron sculpture, is the last of 100 life-sized casts of a human body that were part of a two-year arts project called Horizon Field by Antony Gormley. On the terrace of Kriegeralpe the iron sculpture can be admired year round.

© Burghotel Oberlech
© Burghotel Oberlech