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The imposing Alps, deep-green mountain pastures, and a lovely lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.
The Jazz Festival in Saalfelden offers music that is honest, unaffected, and a bit rough. It strives to be a place for experimentation, where the most innovative playing can be heard. What began in 1979 in a horse barn has long since established its main stage at the Congress Saalfelden. Concerts are also held in the Kunsthaus Nexus and free performances take place in front of the Town Hall. All in all, the festival features four days of top-flight jazz in the middle of SalzburgLand’s spectacular Alpine scenery. So what could be more logical at this “jazz summit” than to take the music up to the mountain pastures as well? The delectable culinary offerings at the Steinalm, the old Leogang smithy, the Vorderkühbühelhof Alpine farm, and the Huggenberg mountain inn eliminate the need to haul heavy picnic baskets. The mountain concerts are also free of charge.

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