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Grosses Festspielhaus

Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
43 0 662-8045-0
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Ranked #11 of 95 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Performances, Concerts
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good guided tour on this festival hall which is only used for performances 6 weeks in a year! Amazing to see one of the hall is constructed out of the side of the mountain and were used in one of the scene in "The Sound of Music"

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you love classical music then by all means visit Salzburg during Salzburg Music Festial in July and August. You'll find street musicians playing everywhere, some really top notch, opera and orchestral concerts in the large halls, and smaller choral groups in churches and the residence halls. One of the many concerts we attended included the New English Orchestra and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice, nice people, but why is a lady in WC who wants 50 Cents or 1 euro for using the toilet?? Every visitor boughte a ticket for + 100 Euro (or more than 400 Euro), and you should pay extra for the toilet? What?

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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A friend and I attended two performances in the Grosses Festspielhaus during the 2014 Festspiel -- Concentus Musicus Wien with 85-year-old conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic with Placido Domingo. The hall has excellent acoustics that allow musicians to shine. Both performances were immensely enjoyable (despite the rather warm hall). Tickets are pricey and should be reserved months in... More

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Il Gzira, Malta
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We went on the 2pm tour which takes you through their three halls. My favourite hall has to be the Sound of Music hall which has the cliff as its backdrop. The tour comes free with the Salzburg Card.

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Munich, Germany
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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Location is great for classical Plays. The architecture is unique. Typically sold out for the Festivals. Recommendation: Check out when there are tests and Trainings of the orchestra and the classical artists, sneek in thru a side entrance, you must be a Little bit tricky, be quiet and enjoy, could be more interesting than the Play. Before you try... More

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Senior Contributor
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We bought box seats (140 Euro/ticket) to an orchestral performance of Nabucco, with Riccardo Muti conducting and 8 soloists from the Rome Opera House performing the parts, and they were worth every cent. The acoustics and performance were wonderful (as were the drinking in the street during the intermission and the stylishly dressed people). Highly recommended for those who enjoy... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Festival Halls in Salzburg were a must for my husband, being a classically trained musician and avowed, "Sound of Music," fan. We are sure it must be a lovely experience to tour the buildings, and we are sure they must be very interesting, unfortunately our guide, despite announcing the tour would be in both German and English, spent just... More

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Senior Contributor
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We saw Jedermann a phantastic theatre performance. Liked everything. Due to rain not on the Domplatz, but did not matter.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We saw a piano recital and the place was packed with well dressed patrons - for a Saturday night 9:00 PM music festival performance. Very impressive -- and the performance was fantastic. We sat on the upper level and the acoustics were terrific...but we noticed that the heat got to many as there were numerous sleepers up there! The seats... More

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