Providing 2,500 seats, the Festspielhaus is one of the largest Opera- and Concert-Houses worldwide. It was built in 1997 and 1998 in conformity with plans of Prof. Holzbauer. The modern building with excellent acoustics joins harmonically the historic Alter Bahnhof. All year long a programme of highest value of Concerts, Operas, Ballet, Musical and Operetta is being offered. Highlight are the annually held "Karajan-Pfingstfestspiele" taking place in May/June.