For over forty years – since 1971, to be precise – authors and avid literature fans have been gathering every springtime in Rauris Valley to participate in readings and discussions – always dedicated to a different topic. At traditional inns, even up in the mountains. From a small events series, Rauris Literature Days has gradually transformed into a literary event renowned far and wide. In the German-speaking world, the Rauriser Förderungspreis is one of the most prestigious prizes for first prose publications. Complete information about this highlight event in Rauris Valley, programs and dates as well as authors, can be found on the Literature Days website. Save the date: in 2017 Rauris Literature Days will be held from 29 March to 2 April.