Culture, Theatre & Festivals in Salzburg
Cultural Vacations in Salzburg
In barely any other city the size of Salzburg do you find festivals, concerts and live performances on such a high level. The Salzburg Festival is world-famous, of course, and, together with the many other special events, has long since made quite a name for Salzburg.
Mozart Week in January gets the annual program off to a perfect start. The Mozarteum Foundation hosts operatic performances as well as works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and soloists. Salzburg's most famous son, of course, can be counted on to take center stage. For more information visit the Homepage of the Mozart Week.
With the Easter Festival, Herbert von Karajan created one of the most exclusive and high-quality festivals in the world. Only a few concerts, but these are of the very highest level and allow the maximum artistic freedom. The success of the Easter Festival shows us that yet another great son of this city was also a genius in his own right. For more information visit the Homepage of the Easter Festival.
Also given birth to by Karajan, though focused more towards baroque music. At Whitsun, too, the operas and concerts are in a class of their own. For more information visit the Homepage of the Whitsun Festival.
An integral part of the calendar for more than 30 years now: ASPEKTE Salzburg revolves around composers of the 20th century, with much to discover and enjoy. For more information visit the Homepage of the Aspekte Festival.
The Sommerszene was founded as somewhat of a counterpoint to the Festival itself, likewise now an integral part of the Salzburg cultural scene. With installations, interdisciplinary performances, dance and much more, the program is modern, colorful and diverse. In this context, too, top-rank artists from around the globe feel right at home. For more information please visit the Homepage of Sommerszene Salzburg
The world's most important music festival probably doesn't even need a special introduction of its own: For 6 full weeks, the best international orchestras, conductors and soloists set up shop in the Grosses Festspielhaus and other performance venues. "Jedermann" – performed on Cathedral Square – serves as the fulcrum for this amazing event. For more information, news and events visiti the Homepage of Salzburg Festival
Salzburg Culture Days
There's simply no end in sight when it comes to top-notch performances of classic music. In autumn, too, Culture Days promises us captivating classical concerts as well as brass-band music and colorful evenings spanning the spectrum between classical and modern. For more information please visit he Hommepage of Salzburg Culture Days
Salzburger Jazz Herbst
Now also one of Austria's premier musical events: Salzburger Jazz Herbst brings first-class musicians from around the world to Salzburg. Most of the concerts are free to the public, though reservations are necessary in many cases (demand is very high). Every year at the end of October and beginning of November. For more information visit the Homepage of Salzburger Jazz Herbst
Winter and Christmas in Salzburg
From brass music performed at the Advent market and the concerts of the Waldklang Festival, to reflective Advent music at several church and concert venues.
In addition, Salzburg boasts a whole array of first-class theatres and concert houses. These include:
- Kleines Theater (www.kleinestheater.at)
- Mozart Dinner Concert (www.salzburg-concerts.com)
- Rockhouse Salzburg (www.rockhouse.at)
- Salzburg Fortress Concerts (www.mozartfestival.at)
- Landestheater (www.salzburg-landestheater.at)
- Marionette Theatre (www.marionetten.at)
- Schauspielhaus (www.schauspielhaus-salzburg.at)
- Salzburger Schlosskonzerte (www.salzburger-schlosskonzerte.at)
- "Oval" Stage Europark (http://www.europark.at/de/oval)
And that's still not the whole story. Salzburg has even more to offer, including several evenings of jazz and electronic music at the JazzIt, smaller concerts at different locations, plus Summer Cinema and free concerts in the Volksgarten. Send us your no-obligation vacation enquiry for a room at a hotel or inn in Eugendorf, as you look forward to Salzburg's wealth of cultural highlights and many other opportunities , and all just a short distance away.