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The Salzburg Festival

Each year during the summer months Salzburg is transformed into a giant stage

The Salzburg Festival has its own unique flair.  Getting from Grödig to the center of all the action takes almost no time at all!

Salzburg, the Mozart City, is well worth a visit at any time of year. Its small streets and squares have a certain atmosphere that is always lively and new. The summer months, though, have their own dynamic!  And no, it’s not just the warm summer air, but certainly also the hustle and bustle of the annual Salzburg Festival that creates this unique atmosphere.

Festival season is the time to see and be seen! Don’t be surprised if you happen upon some national and international celebrities as you make your way through the streets of the Old City

A World-class program and an extraordinary atmosphere

The Salzburg Festival began with the premiere of the drama Jedermann in the summer of 1920. Since that time, it has continued to evolve and today ranks among the most important classical music festivals in the world. Each year the program features about 180 events, including operas, concerts, reading and theater performances. The centerpiece of the Festival is the now famous play Jedermann that draws countless visitors year after year. If you are fortunate, you can take-in an open-air performance in front of the Cathedral – making for an unforgettable summer evening. Should it rain, the production is moved to the Festpielhaus theater. Inside or outdoors, the production is nevertheless a marvelous experience. 

If you plan to attend one or more of the Festival’s events, please make certain to inquire about tickets well in advance.

Even if you are not going to attend one of the concerts in person, a visit to Salzburg during the Festival is well worth it. Strolling through the city on a warm summer evening while taking in the elaborate costumes and charming atmosphere of the city is something that will leave a lasting impression. With a bit of luck, you might spot some of the actors from Jedermann as they make their way, accompanied by music, along the Hofstallgassee street and the old market toward the Cathedral. Another popular option is to find a seat on the Kapitelplatz square and enjoy past opera and concert productions, as well as live performances sponsored by Siemens. 

Grödig – your starting point for the Salzburg Festival

Regardless of whether you have tickets to the Salzburg Festival or if you are just an onlooker, Grödig is your optimal starting point. From Grödig it takes only 20 minutes to reach the center of the city by car. Or, if you prefer, take the local bus that runs every 20 minutes. (bus fare included in the Salzburg Card)

After an active day in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the old city (Salzburger Altstadt) enjoy the idyllic countryside of Grödig, your vacation destination.

More Information at: www.salzburgerfestspiele.at