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Shimmering water, idyllic boat trips, rugged mountain landscapes and an amazing backdrop everywhere you look – this sums up Achensee in Tirol! It’s no wonder that this landscape has served as a source of inspiration for various authors. It will be here from 10-13th May 2018 that writers of various genres will come together for the seventh time to bring visitors closer together with readings of their stories and works in all kinds of locations. As usual, the Achensee Literatour will be home to exciting stages, inspiring readers and stimulating discussions – don’t miss out!

Achensee Literatour – Programme 2018

10th May | Altes Widum Achenkirch | 7 p.m. | free entry

On the opening evening, visitors to the Achensee Literatour can look forward to readings by Vea Kaiser and Poppy J. Anderson, the first German “self-publisher”. Following that the TYROLIA achensee-literatour-scholarship will be awarded. This year, the young author Tanja Paar can look forward to prize money of 1,500 Euros as well as a work stay in the region. She will present her début novel “Die Unversehrten” followed by a panel discussion on the subject of “self-publishing” to round off the first day.

11th May | Posthotel Achenkirch, hotel lobby | 3:30 p.m. | free entry

Three years ago, born-and-bred Viennese Theodora Bauer received the TYROLIA achensee-literatour-scholarship for her novel “Das Fell der Tante Meri“, and on 11th May she will be reading selected passages from her book in the hotel lobby of the 5-star Posthotel Achenkirch, transporting her audience into the world of the three protagonists, Anni, Ferdl and Karl.

11th May | Literature on the boat, from Pertisau | 7:30 p.m. | EUR 25 per person

The boat will depart from the pier in Pertisau including with it ServusTV moderator Thomas Rottenberg, psychiatrist and author Paulus Hochgatterer as well as Tirolean musicians to round off the boat reading. The audience will delve into the esteemed book “Der Tag, an dem mein Großvater ein Held war“. The price of €25 includes the boat trip and a welcome drink. Reservations can be made at info@achensee.com or by calling +43(5246)5300-0.

12th May | Erfurter Hütte | 10:30 a.m. | EUR 22 per person

At this year’s “murderous alpine lodge reading” the two authors Bernhard Aichner and Thomas Raab will take you on a murder mystery tour. In a relaxed mountain setting, they will present a “best of” their works, giving you personal insight into their creations. Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Rofanseilbahn lift in Maurach, with the reading commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the Erfurter Hütte. The price includes the lift ascent and descent as well as the reading at an altitude of 1,831 meters.

12th May | Altes Widum Achenkirch | 8:15 p.m. | EUR 12 per person

Following her reading on 11th May at the Posthotel Achenkirch, Theodora Bauer will also present one of her novels at the Alten Widum, in this case “Chikago“. Tirolean author Hans Platzgumer will also read from his book “Drei Sekunden Jetzt” followed by a conversation with the author moderated by Thomas Rottenberg. Reservations can be made at info@achensee.com or by calling +43(5246)5300-0.

13th May | Walk along the Dien-Mut-Weg path to the Rodlhütte lodge | 10:00 a.m. | free attendance

The crowning finale of the exciting Achensee Literatour 2018 will be the murder mystery walk with Daniela Larcher. The author, going by the pseudonym Alex Beer, has penned a short murder mystery for this walk around Achensee, which will be read after successfully reaching the Rodlhütte lodge at an altitude of 1,130 meters. The meeting point for this group walk will be the car park next to the St. Hubertus guest house in Pertisau.


New perspectives for audiences & authors

In addition to the audience, the authors invited also cherish the many different perspectives of the Achensee Literatour that are revealed to participants at the event in Achenkirch. Visitors can discover new literature, writers benefit from the fantastic stage concept and the exchange with colleagues and readers. The Achensee Literatour is an event not to be missed for all young authors: Theodora Bauer, who will be visiting the Posthotel for her reading, received the TYROLIA achensee-literatour-scholarship in 2015, which she continues to benefit from today. Her tip for other young authors who would like to be here in Achenkirch is: Stick at it, always exchange ideas with other people and of course – write good books.

Video review of the Achensee Literatour 2017 (German)

5-star accommodation tip

3 night-stay, ¾ gourmet board and an aroma bath with an oil and sea salt peeling is all included in the “Romance, Nature & Pure Relaxation” package at the Posthotel Achenkirch. Arrive on the 10th of May and you can make use of our 7,000 m² spa facilities from 3 p.m. After a rest you’ll be ready for exciting stories and authors. Alternatively you can opt for the “Best Friends Forever” package, which also includes a 3-night stay. Experience the Achensee Literatour with a friend, colleague or relative who also loves literature. In addition to Posthotel gourmet food and use of the spa area, the package also includes a Spa Marine Spice & Silk treatment with hand peeling.

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