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Salzburg Festival

Hofstallgasse 1/5020, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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With a quarter of a million descending on the city of Mozart, the Salzburger Festspiele is the biggest cultural event in Austria and celebrates a summer of concerts and theatre. With around 220 musical events at 14 venues around the city, the 2016 festival runs from late July through August and premieres works by four composers, offers opera performances for kids, produces first-class drama from Beckett and Shakespeare, and has a full schedule of inspiring music from philharmonic and chamber orchestras.
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Aug 14, 2017
“Amazing and all around you”
Sep 7, 2016
“Excellent Choice”
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Hofstallgasse 1/5020, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

As a tourist who just happened to be here during the summer festival (last weekend of July it started) I was so happy to get to listen to some quality music for free. I assumed it would be classical music, and boy was I wrong....More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

August is the month that the festival take place and u c all the people going around in formal for the happenings in the town. Great location and fortress visit was magnificent.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Really an unforgettable event. Everyone dresses up for the opera, some in tuxes, formal evening wear and traditional Austrian dresses. The singing is outstanding and the staging surprising and new. Mostly adults. My 14 year old daughter was the only child I saw there but...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2015

The old town is one of the main reasons to visit Salzburg. It is quite small and easily traversed within a day, however it should be thoroughly explored. There are surprises around every corner and street. If you want to try a Mozart Ball, be...More

Thank Nathan V
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was my first trip back to Salzburg since I was in college and it is still as beautiful as I remembered. As a musician and Mozart fan, this city has the culture of Vienna, without the stuffiness. We were there at the end of...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2015

The old town is quaint with a lot to do. It resembles many other old European towns with narrow streets opening out onto wide squares. Many places to visit, lots of museums and of course Mozart woz ere! You could be forgiven for thinking he...More

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