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Grosses Festspielhaus

Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
43 0 662-8045-0
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Ranked #6 of 95 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Performances, Concerts
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243 reviews 243 reviews
76 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

In Salzburg for the summer festival, two of the operas I saw took place in the Grosses Festspielhaus. The stage is huge and the auditorium is also pretty big but the acoustics are so superb that the singers' voices project beautifully into the vast space. Altogether it is a hall worthy of this great festival.

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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The best concert hall for either classical opera or orchestra performance. Great sightlines from any seat, had tried all 4 ticket categories, impeccable!

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the best concert hall round the world.Best acustic good ticket service,direct walk from car garage.

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Hong Kong, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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60 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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