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The women’s museum in Hittisau is the only one of its kind in Austria and makes artistic creation by women and their living environments visible in changing exhibitions. The museum is accommodated in a modern timber building in the village centre. For a long time, mountaineering was a male domain. The exhibition showcases pioneering female alpinists of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, it directs attention to women who have always lived and worked in the mountains: high-alpine farming women, herdswomen, female poachers, smugglers and mountain guides.
For over two decades, the poolbar festival has been dedicated to pop music, fashion, architecture and design. The main site of the festival, which will run from 7 July to 20 August in Feldkirch and attracts some 20,000 visitors from all around the world, is the old indoor pool. An architecture contest is staged each year for the temporary design of the rooms and the immediate surroundings.
"Nessun dorma" - One of the most famous of all arias was composed by Giacomo Puccini for his last opera "Turandot". The festival is due to open for its 70th season on 20 July 2016 with Giacomo Puccini's Opera on the lake stage. Tickets for the 2016 season are on sale.
The 2015 music festival will offer a varied programme over six consecutive days and, as well as satisfying traditional requirements, also features unconventional content. As ever, top solo concerts featuring international artists provide a wide range of music.
In the Angelika-Kauffmann hall, with its lovely panoramic views into the surrounding nature, star-studded artists will perform chamber music, lieder evenings, piano recitals, readings and hold master courses.