Salzburg Festival


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Salzburg Festival

Every summer, the Salzburg Festival transforms the city of Mozart into a gigantic stage showcasing opera, theatre, and concerts of the utmost excellence. Spanning five weeks, the renowned Festival unveils a diverse program of performances across multiple venues. Among the most iconic locations are the main festival hall, the historic Felsenreitschule, the esteemed House for Mozart, and the illustrious Domplatz Square, where the legendary morality play 'Everyman' comes to life.

Do & See

The medieval and baroque area of the city holds the esteemed status of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, boasting an array of impressive historical landmarks, museums, and other attractions. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Salzach and immerse yourself in the town's rich history while also catching glimpses of contemporary architecture and the modern world. Fortress Hohensalzburg perches regally at the top of the 'Festungsberg' and is one of the largest fortified defence systems in Europe. Gazing down to the foot of the Mönchsberg visitors see the festival district and the large festival hall, Felsenreitschule riding school built into the mountainside, and the 'Haus für Mozart'. The Getreidegasse is a well-known attraction and is one of the most attractive and heavily frequented shopping streets in the world. A stone’s throw away is the Salzburg Cathedral with its imposing dome and magnificent facade made of marble hewn from the Untersberg.