First held in 1920, the Salzburg Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest caliber fill the beautiful Alpine city with music and drama.
The elegant Salzburg Festival is held annualy from July to September.
If "Salzburg is the heart of the heart of Europe," as the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal noted, the Salzburg Festival is the steady beat.
Since 1920, the celebrated event has filled this lovely Alpine city with some of the finest opera, drama and concerts on the continent.
From Mozart to modern, from classic interpretations to daring experimentation, only the best are invited to Salzburg
each year. A visit to the festival combines high culture with the sheer pleasure of vacationing in one of the most scenic places on the globe.
The surrounding lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut lake district lend themselves to memorable excursions, and the city itself makes for beautiful memories -- Salzburg’s Hofstallgasse and the entire Baroque old city center form the Festival’s backdrop.
This year’s festival starts on July 19 until September 1, 2013 – ending with an elegant ball at the fascinating Rock Riding School.