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Salzburg Festival

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.

Every summer the Salzburger Festspiele dominates the Baroque city of Salzburg. Some of the great artists of classical music appear on the stage of the Festspielhaus, and international stars like Anna Netrebko, Ricardo Muti and Edita Gruberova have become regulars here.

In the splendid ambience of Salzburg and its Domplatz, thousands of performers demonstrate the harrowing story of the life and death of the rich man in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Everyman", staged here annually since the beginning of the festival in 1920. Visitors can also experience contemporary theatre on Hallein's Perner Island, in the middle of the Salzach River.

Salzburg Festival: 21 July - 30 August 2017

Further Information and Tickets

Be sure to secure tickets to the Salzburger Festspiele well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Salzburg Festival

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The main purpose of the two main domains and is the promotion of Austria as a holiday destination.