Welcome to the
European Stone Festival 2023 in Salzburg, Austria
Thank you for taking an interest in the European Stone Festival, the meeting place for stonemasons and stone carvers from all over Europe.
What is the European Stone Festival?
From 2 to 4 June 2023, we will be welcoming over 120 young stonemasons and stone carvers from all over the world to Salzburg where they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and creativity to a wide audience.
Since the festival took place for the first time at the end of the nineties in Freiburg, it has become an annual event and been hosted by a variety of European countries.
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The theme for the festival in 2023
The theme for the festival in 2023 is 103 years of the Salzburg Festival
Following 2016, this will be the third time that Salzburg is host to the international festival. The Kapitelplatz in Salzburg is the ideal setting for such an international carving festival as the city is closely linked to the art of stonemasonry and stone carving.
The festival is organized by the Steinzentrum Hallein and the Association of Stonemasons and Stone Carvers Salzburg
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Attractions for visitors to the festival
In addition to the opportunity to see the participants carving at close quarters, a wide variety of art and stonework will be presented, including demonstrations, exhibitions and supervised hands-on activities for both children and adults as well as a varied supporting programme.
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The festivals in the future
2024 Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary
2025 Freiburg, Germany
2026 Halifax, England
Impressions of the festival 2019 in Trondheim, Norway