At the end of the 2005 festival season they announced that nearly two hundred thousand tickets had been sold: 199,485 to be exact.
172,862 of these were tickets to the twenty-six open air performances of Verdi's Il trovatore. The rest were for the many concerts and smaller productions at various venues in Bregenz.
They say they sold 95% of the available tickets.
Next: End of the evening
After the singers and supernumeraries have taken their bows and left the stage, the diver who has been on standby the whole evening gathers up her equipment and climbs up the ladder.
Fortunately nobody fell into the water tonight, but she was there just in case.
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SOMETIMES WHEN ONE IS VERY BUSY TRAVELING THEY GET A LITTLE TIRED..
SO WHEN IN BREGENZ..CHECK OUT THE SACRED HEARTS CHURCH NOT ONLY FOR IT'S BEUTY BUT ALSO FOR THE RELAXED AND MUCH NEEDED PEACEFULNESS IT CAN PROVIDE!!!!
Fondest memory: IT'S BEAUTY IN OCTOBER WAS SWEET!!!!
Favorite thing: Bregenz Tourism Office (Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing) offers an excellent tourist map of the city. It is free. Do not spend your money on maps! The office is located on Bahnhofstrasse street, only some 350 meters away from Bregenz train station (Bahnhof Bregenz).
I love the Pfander and the Old Town Square. And the lake front and the resturaunts...and I guess everything else.
Fondest memory: I miss Bregenz at Christmas. We spent Christmas there last year and on Christmas Eve, my mother and I walked to the town square where half the town had gathered. There was a small band, a live nativity, and a vendor selling hot wine and cider. We both bought cups of wine and stood around and talked with everyone. Right as darkness came upon us, a light snow began falling. It was so magical that for a moment I forgot that I wasn't Austrian. I felt right at home.
The Pfander! Where else can you see five countries at once?
Fondest memory: The first time I visited the Pfander, I had no idea what to expect. It was my first day in Austria and I had never seen the Alps. It was so crowded in the cable car, and I'm so short, that I couldn't see anything on the ride up. When we got to the top, I was shuffled out with everyone else. I took about five steps and then looked up, and that's when the panorama of the scene unfolded. Snow topped mountains, the pristine lake, the bright blue sky, and low green valleys spread before my eyes. It was the most breathtaking site I had ever seen. I really felt as if I were standing on top of the world.
have some overview from its mountain; either go up there by cabin or like the natives, use your legs!
Fondest memory: ... bizarre architecture... Old renovated stuff next to modern- cubicle glass- art.