Salzburg Culture Days
(typically happens in early October)
What better way to celebrate the legacy left behind by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart than for his birthplace to put on a yearly festival of classical music and opera? Held since 1972, Salzburg’s Culture Days performances offer an often creative, contemporary twist on historic tunes. Aside from more traditional concerts, you might see hip hop dancers grooving to Broadway showtunes, famous actors giving literary readings to music and more.
Blue Danube Film Festival
(Budapest | Vienna - typically in late November)
Only the third of its kind, this short film festival held in both Vienna and Budapest showcases independently produced films from all over the world. Screened both in English or with English subtitles, entries are encouraged to use creativity and experimentation while exploring common human and societal challenges.
Vilshofen Oktoberfest Celebration
Experience an authentic year-round Oktoberfest celebration on many of our Danube River itineraries in Vilshofen, Germany – an exclusive AmaWaterways offering! Savor the fresh pretzels and hearty beer as you dance the night away to live traditional German tunes performed by lederhosen-wearing musicians.
As part of your independent exploration before or after your cruise, attend these events during our Danube River itineraries, including Romantic Danube and Melodies of the Danube. Please check the event websites for updates on 2021 dates.