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Grosses Festspielhaus

Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
43 0 662-8045-0
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Ranked #11 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Performances, Concerts
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Il Gzira, Malta
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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102 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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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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218 reviews 218 reviews
31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I attended a piano recital here for the third time. Wherever I sit in this great hall, the acoustic is excellent. Even if you sit far away from the platform you have a good view and can hear every note.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Salzburg Festivals of classic music are world famous. Art lovers from all over the planet meet here every summer to listen to the best opera singers of the world. The city of Salzburg also offers to people who could not get tickets anymore (some of them you need to book up to one year in advance), the charming possibility... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We couldn't afford a ticket to see any performances during the festival, but for €6 on the opening night we were given an hour long tour of the concert halls including some interesting background of the history of the hall and how it was created. The tour guide was absolutely fantastic and very knowledgeable. That said, if you can afford... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Even if you don't like opera, go and have a guided tour of this place. It is in fact three opera houses, the huge Grosses Festspielhaus, the historic Felsenreitschule with its spectacular sliding roof and a smaller opera house for more intimate productions. Also the entrance halls and ballroom are great venues and a match of classic and very modern... More

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