New Timetable for European Capitals of Culture

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: August 19, 2020; 12:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Covid-19 pandemic also affects the timetable for the European Capitals of Culture. Postponements and extensions are made in order to guarantee proper planning for the selected cities. In 2024, Austria should be hosting another Capital of Culture in Bad Ischl.

Linz was the last Austrian city selected as the European Capital of Culture. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Tokfo / CC BY-SA 3.0 AT (

The Covid-19 pandemic is upsetting the timetable for the European Capitals of Culture in the coming years.

This year's title holders Rijeka in Croatia and Galway in Ireland would exceptionally have the opportunity to keep their title until 30 April 2021, the EU Commission announced.

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