06.02.2023 | Innovation | Reading-time: 2 min

Festival organized to mark opening of new concert hall in Vitznau

Vitznau - The new underground Chamber Music Hall in Vitznau, which has come at a cost of 35 million Swiss francs, is to be officially opened with a three-day festival on February 10-12. The venue is attached to Das Morgen Neuro Campus Hotel from the investor Peter Pühringer and is also available as a practice and experimentation room.

The opening of the Chamber Music Hall in Vitznau in the canton of Lucerne is to be celebrated with a three-day festival. The hall, which is clad in imitation gold leaf, has a capacity of 279 people, who can take in performances in the comfort of claret-colored seats. It is equipped with high-tech acoustics that enable professional recordings. Its foyer also serves as a Multimedia Hall that can create immersive image and sound worlds with digital technology. Among other reports, the “Luzerner Zeitung” newspaper puts the investment at a cost of 35 million francs.

At the grand opening gala on February 10, soloists and a chamber music ensemble consisting of members of the Vienna Philharmonic will play pieces both old and new. In addition to concerts, guided tours are also planned for the following Saturday and Sunday. The tours will offer visitors the chance to see the Multimedia Hall and Chamber Music Hall in their full glory, in addition to offering a glimpse of the backstage area and a “parkour of the senses”, which is intended to bring research to life and make it tangible.

The underground concert hall is connected to Das Morgen Neuro Campus Hotel, which is located directly on Lake Lucerne. Together, they form the concept called Kultur Kulinarik Vitznau, as realized by the Austrian investor Peter Pühringer. The Neuro Campus Hotel is part of Hotel Visions Lake Lucerne. The Pühringer Group develops and operates hotels and campus projects, while also maintaining an involvement in neuroscientific research. In Weggis, a neighboring municipality of Vitznau, the group runs a rehabilitation clinic for neurological diseases. The 81-year-old Pühringer also bought the Park Hotel in Vitznau in 2009, before subsequently overseeing a renovation project.