at the Sonnenburg
The Sonnenburg Literary Salon is where we host literary events on a regular basis: meet renowned writers and attend exciting events as well as author readings with your whole family! Connect with the people who write your favourite books. Share your thoughts with writers and other book enthusiasts. Finally, take home a signed copy of your preferred book as a souvenir!
We present you with regular literary events:
“A good book is like a good friend.” Proverbially. Literally, we go even further. Because reading is our joy, books are our life. This is why we will surround you with many excellent books at our literary hotel. However, we want to share our passion for literature in person as well. With you. By friends (of good literature) for friends (of good literature). Thus, we cordially invite you into the Sonnenburg Literary Salon: join us for authors readings and other literary events!
General Information on Book Readings
For our guests we always aim to organize a multifaceted literary programme. Therefore, we are constantly in touch with renowned authors and publishing houses. Most of the readings for adults take place in the evening. Family readings and children’s literature workshops, on the other hand, usually start in the late afternoon or early evening. This way, everyone can conveniently dine at one of our restaurants either before or after the event.
You will always find the exact time and venue of each book reading or event right here. Furthermore, we provide detailed event information in our daily Sonnenburg Morning Post, which we put on your breakfast table every morning. In addition, you will receive information about upcoming readings when you book with us regularly in our newsletter, and you can also ask our concierge for further information.
Our book readings are free of charge for all guests of the Sonnenburg Hotels. Visitors can buy tickets at the Sonnenburg reception desk for 15 € prior to the event. Also, note that all children up to the age of 12 attend our book readings for free.
Following each reading, the author and interested guests will usually have the opportunity to discuss the book. At every literary event you can purchase the book on the spot. The respective writer will certainly be happy to sign it for you.
Our literary packages
Annual Literary Festivals and Events at the Sonnenburg
As a literary hotel it is important for us to host and partner with various regional and national literary events. We would like to highlight the most important ones:
Oberlech Tolkien Days
Every year our literary hotel becomes a refuge for elves, hobbits, dwarves – and of course for all human fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since 2018 the curators Stephan Köser and Sebastian Streiberger have been gathering experts from a wide range of disciplines every year. Thus, they created an intriguing programme of lectures that is interspersed with haptic elements. During the Oberlech Tolkien Days 2019, for example, there was a workshop on medieval sword fighting: under professional guidance, participants learned how to wield a sword.
Oberlech Picture Book Days
Since 2018, this literary workshop by Austrian children’s book author Melanie Laibl has been enchanting our young guests at the Sonnenburg. Over the course of several days, the participating children develop a picture book story. They rhyme, write, craft, paint, and design their own picture books.
The Oberlech Picture Book Days are suited for any kids who love stories and enjoy being creative.