Enjoy the international event in Salzburg
The Salzburg Festival has been attracting international audiences since 1920. In July and August as well as at Easter and Whitsun you will be able to see some of the best operas, concerts and theatrical performances around.
Every year the Festival in Salzburg delights around 250.000 visitors with more than 190 events in 13 venues across the city of Salzburg. National and international stars come to Salzburg to enjoy this classical event.
The Salzburg Festival: tradition and news
The first Salzburg Festival took place in 1920 with the world premiere of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s masterpiece “Jedermann” on the Domplatz, directed by Max Reinhardt. This play has been performed yearly ever since. Over the years other spectacular performances have taken place, like Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.
Enjoy the classical event at several venues in Salzburg’s old town
The baroque architecture in Salzburg serves as wonderful scenery for the performances during the Salzburg Festival. The so-called “Festival borough” initially served Archbishop Wolf Dietrich as his home. It was not until the 1820s that this place was used as a venue for performances.
The borough houses
- The festival hall “Festspielhaus”
- The Mozart house “Haus für Mozart”
- The “Felsenreitschule“
- The Dome square “Domplatz“
- The councils “Kollegienkirche”
Within the scope of the Salzburg Festival there are tours through the festival borough, where you can see scenes and costumes used in the festival, all year round. For those not lucky enough to get tickets to the Salzburg Festival, there are large screens on the Kapitalplatz, where the performances are broadcast.
Spend your holiday at the Gmachl Hotel in Bergheim near Salzburg and benefit from the Salzburg Festival shuttle from our hotel to the city. We can also help with the reservation of festival tickets. Send us your no-obligation holiday enquiry now and enjoy a wonderful holiday in Austria.