If you've never been to the Schubertiade think of a pretty village (with it's own cablecar) in the Austrian Bregenzerwald, surrounded by beautiful scenery of the Vorarlberg; a charming family run hotel with excellent food (that Maestro clients have been enjoying for the past 18 years); fresh air, lovely walks, cable cars and wonderful leider recitals and chamber music in Schwarzenberg just 20 minutes away by Schubertiade coach.
The Schubertiade takes place twice each summer in the nearby town of Schwarzenberg in the beautiful setting of the Angelika Kauffman Concert Hall with concerts at 11am, 4pm & 8pm most days. The local villages have organised an excellent Schubertiade coach transfer service for all concerts and you will be transferred from the church in Bezau (just 5 minutes walk from the Sonne) 40 minutes prior to each concert and back again afterwards.
The holiday is a little different to the usual Maestro experience in that rather than an escorted tour, the holiday is intended to be an unstructured and 'go as you please' relaxing break - ideal for those of you who enjoy the fresh air and great outdoors (or just want to relax in a lovely setting and look forward to glorious music in the late afternoon or evenings). You can relax on the terrace of the hotel and read a book or to use your included ‘travel pass’ and take the local postbus to Lake Constance and Bregenz or as far as Lech or Werth and to ride many of the cable-cars of the region. The local bus links the Seilbahn cable car of Bezau and the cable car at Mellau and stops right outside the hotel.
Tina Bywater who has attended every Schubertiade for the past 20+ years is happy to assist during your stay with planning your day to day activities and giving advice.
Die Sonne, in classic Austrian gasthof style, is run by Andrea & Christian Meusburger - the third generation of the same family. There is a lift to most rooms but some require one flight of stairs to reach them. Porterage of your luggage in and out is included but please let us know if you have any difficulties in respect of the staircase.
The Sonne is a classic gasthof situated beside a stream just 200 metres flat walk from the centre of the village. All rooms have private facilities (some with walk-in shower – please note on your booking form if this is important to you). We have four ‘single’ rooms on allocation which have a single bed and up to six double rooms for sole use as well as a further block of double rooms for double or twin use. Just a note on the twins – although they are two separate mattresses with separate duvets, they are within a single wooden bed frame. We can request rooms with balcony or panoramic windows for an additional fee. The hotel features:
- true single rooms with single bed
- double rooms for sole use
- double/twins for two. Please note that the double/twins are made up with a double bedframe and two mattresses.
- Half board is included and dinner is served either early or late to coincide with concert time.
Concert Information: A total of five concerts of your choice are included, full details will be published shortly. If you wish to add more from the list the cost is £85 per performance. There are many more concerts during our stay and you can see details using the Schubertiade link below. If there is a particular concert you would like to add please let us know and we will do our best to secure tickets for you.
20 August Manchester - Zurich depart 0845 arrive 1145 LX 391 (Swiss)
30 August Zurich - Manchester depart 1710 arrive 1805 LX 380 (Swiss)
Flight options are also available from Heathrow, Gatwick & Birmingham
Important Note on Deposit payment - For this holiday the deposit is £900 plus any additional tickets ordered (includes your ticket subscription which we have to pay immediately to the Schubertiade). In the event that you have to cancel we will try and resell the entire package but otherwise we can only return your tickets to the Schubertiade for resale but we will not know what has and has not been sold until after the festival has concluded so any refund of resold tickets will occur in September 2021. Any refund of tickets will be less 25% to cover the Schubertiade fees and handling charges.
**You can now complete the booking form electronically but will require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free using the link below the booking form. You can then download & save the PDF form to your computer, complete the details, resave and then email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you may still print and complete the form by hand.**