Beethoven in the Helenental

With Beethoven on the "Wegerl im Helenental"

Cultural delights in a relaxed atmosphere at 4 open-air concerts in July and August

panoramic terrace

Cultural delight

in a relaxed atmosphere

panoramic terrace

Open air

on the terrace

For the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, we invite you to enjoy a cultural treat in a relaxed atmosphere.


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At 4 open-air concerts in July and August, various ensembles of top-class pianists, strings and singers from the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität let the great composer sound in the wild and romantic Helenental – where he used to spend a lot of time.

The artistic direction has Univ. Prof. Thomas Kerbl, Vice-Rector of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz.

  • Ticket prices per concert: € 59,–
  • Additionally bookable: 
    • 4-course evening buffet € 32.00 per person
    • overnight in single- or double-room, price on request (bookable according to availability)
  • The concerts only take place when the weather is fine.

A special place

Enjoy an unforgettable concert experience almost directly at the legendary and much-sung "Wegerl im Helenental".

Helenental bridge

Dates and program – on Thursdays, concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (admission at 6:30 p.m.) – only in good weather

July 23

  • Sonata for piano in C major op.53 "Waldstein"
  • Sonata for piano F minor op.57 "Appassionata"
  • String Quartet op.58 "Rasumovsky Quartett"


July 30

  • Sonata for piano in C minor op.13 "Pathetique"
  • Sonata for piano and cello in A major, op.69
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello in C major op.102 / 1s
  • Variations for piano trio on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” op.121 / a

August 6

  • Sonata for piano in E flat major op.7
  • Trio for violin, viola and cello op.9/3
  • Duet "mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern" WoO 32
  • "An die ferne Geliebte"; Song cycle for tenor and piano op.98


August 13

  • Sonata for piano in A flat major op.110
  • Selected songs



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The ensembles consist of the following students from the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz:


  • Arantius Quartett: Emirzet Henriquez Marval (1. violin), Silvia Marrero Herrera (2. violin), Raquel Cobo Álvarez (viola), Verena Breitfuß (violoncello)
  • Trio Ventura: Lukas Hebenstreit (violin), Simon Mattern (viola), Elena Deinhammer (violoncello)
  • piano: Elias Gillesberger, Anna Maier, Abuzar Manafzade, Lydia Mayr, Jan Sattler, Federica Tremolada 
  • violin: Florian Rainer
  • violoncello: Juan Manuel Bermudez Obando, Aurelia Karen Kegley 
  • vocals: Martha Matscheko (Sopran), Willemijn Spierenburg (Mezzosopran), Domen Fajfar (Tenor)

Additional cuisine

Enjoy the culinary overture in the modern hotel restaurant: 4-course evening buffet for € 32.00 per person as an introduction to the successful concert evening.

main dish


Source of inspiration

On the trail of the great composer

Beethoven spent his summers in Baden for 15 years.



It was here that he composed essential parts of his 9th symphony, the European anthem. A walk through the Helenental valley is said to have inspired him for the "Ode to Joy".

Here the Beethoven hiking trail is dedicated to the great composer, which he once walked in long sections. It is a reminiscent of the special relationship between Beethoven and the region. One part of the route is the legendary and much-sung "Wegerl im Helenental", a promenade on the left bank of Schwechat leading from Baden to the Krainerhütte.