Ödön von Horváth, one the 20th century's most important German-speaking dramatists, spent his most fruitful creative phase (1923-1933) in Murnau on the Staffelsee Lake. First held in 1998, a triennial festival – the Horváth-Tage (Horváth Days) – is organised in honour of the literary colossus.
The event is organised by the Ödön-von-Horváth-Gesellschaft Murnau, an association dedicated to the remembrance of the author. Its members have made it their mission to create a greater awareness of the man who was Ödön von Horváth, his life, his works and the themes that were closest to his heart. Held over several days, this event sees his works reinterpreted on the stage, alongside stimulating discussions, followed by the announcement of the winner of the Ödön-von-Horváth Prize. This award acknowledges personalities, who, through their activities in the world of art or science, contribute to the dissemination and contemporary realisation of the literary heritage bestowed by Horváth.
The Horváth-Tage event will next take place in November 2016.
82418 Murnau a. Staffelsee