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Salzburg Marionette Theater

Schwarzstrasse 24 | Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020, Austria
0662-872406-0
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Ranked #13 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Performances, Theaters
Owner description: Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children since 1913. It is also home to performances of opera at various times... more » Owner description: Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children since 1913. It is also home to performances of opera at various times throughout the year. « less
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Tokyo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was lucky to be able to watch "Magic Flute". The theater is small but it has really authentic decoration of European style. The marionettes are much bigger than I expected. The performance followed the opera quite exactly. The sound system was not that good, unfortunate, but good enough to enjoy the play.

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Bangalore, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Its a beautiful theatre and I had a great time watching 'the magic flute.' The music was fantastic..Mozart so it had to be and the marionettes were fun to watch. The movements flowed so smoothly that they seemed like real people. The entire opera was in German, but they had subtitles in English. It's a wonderful experience, but I'd recommend... More

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Portland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband did not want to go to this theater but was so glad he did. The performance for that week was "The Magic Flute" by Mozart. (Husband does like opera) This is not done on a small stage and one has to see to believe what they do with these marionettes. All ages were at this performance and we... More

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Kirkland
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30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Seeing a marionette performance while in Salzburg is a must. The theater is absolutely charming and the performance amazing when you think about how it is done. We saw The Magic Flute, which is so appropriate for the area's history. We marveled at the motion of the puppets (birds, large animals, people). Don't worry, there are subtitles in multiple languages... More

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This beatifully restored theatre hosts nightly performances of marionettes (all hand-made by local artisans) who dance, race, fly, and move in any way across the stage to music (and perhaps dialogue). We watched Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (which is especially appropriate for Salzburg) this past August; after wandering the Mirabell Schloss garden (also recommended) we were next to the theatre,... More

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New York City, New York
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289 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went here with our kids because the puppet scene was our favorite in the sound of music. These are some of the most skilled puppeteers and the theatre has been around for decades and is a historical icon of Salzburg. The show was nice and fun for the kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Such a great little find...thanks to Rick Steve's book. They have different shows each day, and if there aren't too many kids making noise, it is wonderful. The marionettes are beautifully made and even though the shows are all done in German, they have subtitles on the walls and it is very easy to understand just by watching.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We watched the sound of music. The location is nice and quaint! The puppet show musical was very well played! Not sure if you can choose seats. But if you are bringing your kids, remember to ask for booster! Overall a wonderful place and show to end an evening in salzburg!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went for a Magic flute Puppet show. It averaged to $55 USD per person. Though the theater was suitably old and the puppeteers were good the dialogue was in German and trying to glance at the side walls for projected snippets in English every 5 minutes or so quickly became tiring. I end up sleeping through a significant part... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I saw a day performance of Alice in Wonderland. Everything was so well done, truly worth every cent I paid! I would recommend purchasing the closer up seats, the theater is small, but so is the stage. Sitting closer up allows you to see everything in detail. As a side note, if you don't understand german, there are little summaries... More

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