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Grosses Festspielhaus

Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
43 0 662-8045-0
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Ranked #12 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Concerts, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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Type: Performances, Concerts, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums

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Edinburgh,Scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We wanted to go on tour and a notice in the window said tickets would be available from 1.45. We planned our day around it but on arrival just before paying, the ticket seller said the main hall was closed as they were preparing for a performance in 2015! I understand that the halls would sometimes not be open but... More 

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Pretoria
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78 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If in Salzburg this is worth a visit. Even better if you have time to take in an opera. The acoustics are excellent. Lots of bars and restaurants for an after show supper and glass of wine.

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Sevenoaks Uk
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the venue for Salzburg's many music festivals. It is a huge space with great acoustics. The performances we have seen there are world class.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was welcome to go backstage and enjoyed my visits very much. These theaters are huge and ornate in the public areas, and utilitarian and intimate behind the scenes. Even star dressing rooms are shared, for example with the Jedermann star occupying before the evening's music conductor. It's all a wonderful bustle.

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beirut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic opera house, wonderful acoustics, nice bars, great crowd and good wieners! Loved it.

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Zurich
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100 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 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
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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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63 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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