Experiencing art and culture in Salzburg

Salzburg‘s cultural scene attracts a lot of attention far beyond the boundaries of the city. The highlight of the year in terms of culture is the Salzburg Festival, during which artists of world fame captivate the friends of classical music. Jazz and avant-garde, electronic music and folk music also have their place. Friends of culture find a multifaceted scene of museums and theatres.  The avant-garde Sommerszene and numerous events during Advent are seasonal cornerstones in Salzburg’s cultural life. With 4,000 cultural events, the Mozart City ranks among the most important cultural centers in Austria.

Salzburg Festival – Culture at its finest

For almost 100 years, the world-famous Salzburg Festival has put the Mozart City in an exceptional state for five weeks in the year. Celebrities and culture freaks from near and far come to attend the over 200 opera-, drama- and concert performances at one of the most renowned culture festivals in the world. The global reputation is owed also to the fact that a large number of international stars appear on stage. Without exaggerating, the Salzburg Summer Festival with 240,000 international visitors ranks among the most important culture festivals worldwide. 

Hugo von Hoffmannsthal‘s „Everyman“ is a world famous classic play. The question who will be cast for the seducing role of „Buhlschaft“, and how it will be interpreted is among the most popular rituals in the German-speaking theater world. Of course, the open-air production against the backdrop of the Salzburg Cathedral Square makes this performance unique. 

From Anna Netrebko to Veronika Ferres, from Rolando Villazón to Peter Simonischek ranges the list of celebrated stars, to name just a few. Ensembles like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are among the “residents” of the Salzburg Festival.

A visit to the museums of Salzburg

Mozart Statue
Culture in Salzburg

The various museums of Salzburg are much more than just an alternative programme. The House of Nature with its huge aquarium and its interactive Science Center, Mozart’s Geburts- und Wohnhaus - the house where Mozart was born and the house where he lived -, the Museum of Modern Art, as well as the impressive DomQuartier and the Residence Gallery are some of the highlights. 

Beyond that, Salzburg offers some unique treasures that you cannot see anywhere else. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm and atmosphere of the Marionette Museum or the Christmas Museum.

Culture apart from classics and museums

The offer of the vibrant tourism magnet at the Salzach does of course not merely consist of classical music. Friends of jazz find their happiness at the “Jazzit” or at the Jazz & The City Festivals in autumn.  Lovers of the small arts and cabaret enjoy the MotzArt Festival and many other cabaret titbits at the ArgeKultur, the Republic and at lots of other venues. One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, the „Adventsingen“ at the Large Festival Hall, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, international pop stars at the big Salzburg Arena, a breakdance festival – are just a few items on a long list.

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