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Salzburg Marionette Theater

Schwarzstrasse 24 | Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020, Austria
0662-872406-0
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Ranked #14 of 94 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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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Saw the Die Fledermaus (The Bat), but I think A Midsummer Night's Dream is the best one - the marionettes are the most imaginative. The performance was in German with English subtitles, very professional, very funny and entertaining. The theater has a mini exhibition of marionettes and some light snacks/drinks. It's definitely worth doing even if you are not a... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Buy seats in first few rows. Ask them to hold the tickets at the box office. We saw "Sound of Music", but I think any of the shows are probably great. (Be aware that only SOM is in English) Go early and enjoy the history.

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Don't miss this fabulous show! My 13 year old son even looked at me during intermission and said, "now that's impressive!" I grew up with marionettes which were passed down to my children so it was an extra special evening to be watching this together!

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

So fun! Worth the money for sure! I saw the Sound of Music, and loved every minute! (And was super thankful it was in English!) A must do while in Salzburg!

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I dont go out much at night when I travel but this looked interesting so made the effort. What a delightful part of salzburgs heritage. The marionette show does only musicals in the original language the work was written in, so beware you may not understand what they are saying. A breif description is given in other languangues on the... More

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A free visit to the little museum adjacent the Marionettentheater brings you in the Sound of Music atmosphere Very nice displays with marionets.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We saw The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Marionetten Theatre tonight, a great experience. Very recommendable. We suggest you go there to be amazed by the puppets and the puppeteers - fantastic. If you go there to enjoy an opera you might be disappointed, many in the audience treat it as a spectacle and are noisy and inconsiderate of the... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you like The Sound of Music, this is a must see. You forget you are watching puppets! But the Goad Herd song at the end is fantastic! I would go again!

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I traveled with my friends and we love Salzburg. its a very wonderful town with quiet and peacful environment. The restaurents there are also good. I enjoy there a lot.

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Cobleskill, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Enjoyed a performance of the Magic Flute here. The performance came close to being cancelled due to an electrical failure outside the theatre, but fortunately, the lights came back at the last moment. We paid extra for good seats and found that they were excellent. Really enjoyed the magical moment at the end when we got to see the puppeteers.

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