Culture Calendar: January 2022
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE
Kick off the new year in style! With a fantastic line-up of events throughout January, the year 2022 is off to a fabulous start. From sports events to art fairs and new holiday trends – are you ready for a year of new experiences?
New Year’s Concert, Vienna (1 January)
This is the undisputed official highlight presented annually by the world-famous Wiener Philharmoniker. The New Year’s Concert is broadcasted in 90 countries and – unsurprisingly – it is one of the most beloved events in all of Austria. This year it is under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and promises to be yet another grand evening.
Touch the Mountains, Interlaken (1 January)
It’s back and it’s definitely happening! The free-of-charge open-air concert in Interlaken is a fantastic way to welcome 2022. Various well-known bands fill the streets and venues of the city with music and good vibes all around.
New Year’s Marathon, Berlin (1 January)
This year marks the 50th edition of this special marathon in Germany’s capital. Getting up and running while New Year’s resolutions are still fresh, and our motivation still high, is most certainly a good idea. With no races or competitions, this marathon is all about participating.
70th Four Hills Tournament, Bischofshofen (5 – 6 January)
Each year over 25,000 ski enthusiasts come to cheer on the world’s champions during the much-anticipated final of the prestigious Four Hill Tournament in Bischofshofen. Wrap up warm and see who will win the golden eagle trophy this year.
Tourisma & Caravaning, Magdeburg (7 – 9 January)
Ready for a holiday? The trade fair Tourisma & Caravaning gives you a wonderful glimpse into this year’s holiday trends – in Germany and beyond. Visitors can also look forward to news from the caravan industry, as well as a special area dedicated to e-bikes. Fancy a trip?
Days of Dance, Berlin (6 – 22 January)
The so-called ‘Tanztage’ (which translates as ‘Days of Dance’) focus on contemporary dance and are known as a great hotspot for young dancers and new choreographers to be discovered. Various genres and styles keep the festival fresh and reflect what’s going on in Berlin’s dance scene. As always, the event will be held at Sophiensaele, but this year you can also watch it online.
TrendSet, Munich (8 – 10 January)
The TrendSet fair in Munich is an absolute haven for interior designers, professional buyers and home-decor lovers. Across 100,000 square metres over 2,500 brands will showcase their products, attracting 35,000 visitors to find out what is on trend this year.
International Dolomitenlauf, Lienz (20 – 23 January)
Austria’s largest and most important cross-country skiing event is a highlight for every sports enthusiast – particularly if you enjoy a snowy background. This year’s edition celebrates the 52nd anniversary and yet again it is open to both amateurs and professionals.
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