The programme of the Dachstein Dialoge features compelling talks, artistic performances and unique discussions. These encourage attendees to challenge entrenched mindsets and cultivate fresh perspectives.

Programme of the Dachstein Dialoge

Portrait von Michael Köhlmeier Credit: amrei-marie
Opening speech Michael Köhlmeier Evangelische Kirche in Ramsau am Dachstein

Tolerance as a historical challenge

Michael Köhlmeier is one of the most prominent contemporary German-language authors, with an extensive body of work that includes essay and fairy tale collections, radio features, screenplays, music albums and novels, most recently ‘Das Philosophenschiff’ (The Philosophers’ Ship).

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Laços Quartet

Young soloists from Australia, Brazil, Croatia, and Armenia, whose paths converged in Vienna, will play string quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich, two composers for whom tolerance was a vital theme.

Short talk Philipp Blom Mützenhalle Filzmoos

A new Enlightenment?

There are repeated calls for a new Enlightenment. Does that make sense? Yes, says Philipp Blom, historian and director of Dachstein Dialoge, it is more necessary and more relevant than ever.

concert Ilumina Ensemble Mützenhalle Filzmoos

Ilumina Ensemble

Ilumina was founded in São Paulo in 2015 by the American violist Jennifer Stumm. What began as a modest initiative to promote musical talent has developed into a project with hundreds of young musicians from South America and leading international artists. Ilumina and its collective of artists from different social backgrounds now perform on major stages all over the world.


Open Concert

A relaxed concert in an informal setting in which musicians play a work or individual movements, or rehearse a work together.

Portraits of Meena Megha Malhotra
short talk Meena Megha Malhotra Hubertus - Café

History for peace

“For Peace and Understanding: Teaching and Learning History” is a project of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, a network of educators and members of civil society.


Tolerance in a new world order

Michael Ignatieff, former rector of the Central European University, author of philosophical and biographical bestsellers and committed Canadian politician, formulates a fiery appeal for tolerance in times of war and polarisation.

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On the road to revolution

Benjamin Schmid and Ariane Haering, the Salzburg violin star and the internationally renowned pianist, will conclude Dachstein Dialoge 2024 with a specially conceived program spanning an ‘arc of tolerance’ from classical Mozart to jazzy Sabina Hank.