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Grosses Festspielhaus

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Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 662-8045-0
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Guided Tours of the Festspielhäuser

If you want to get a deep look behind the scenes and a lot of background information about history of the festival halls you should absolutely join the tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
Fürth, Bayern
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Fürth, Bayern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

If you want to get a deep look behind the scenes and a lot of background information about history of the festival halls you should absolutely join the tour.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

To be honest, the tour guide was fantastic. She did the tour in both German and English and was very informative. But frustrating was the fact that nobody at the booking desk mentioned to any of us that we would not be viewing the rock riding school due to rehearsals; which is what most people come to see! So I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I spent one week in Vienna in 2014 and had such a great time that I wanted to go back to Austria again this year. The 50th anniversary of the movie "Sound of Music" got me interested in visiting Salzburg initially as I love musicals and classical music. While I was reading about Salzburg, I found out about the Salzburg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Went to a lunchtime performance of Mahlers 9th with Vienna Philharmonic, as part of the festival. Felt as if we should have made more of an effort to be smart, but didn't feel uncomfortable. Most of the patrons were immaculatey turned out in suits or traditional dress, and great place for people watching. The auditorium was superb and the acoustics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The place is not a standard one ! First of all the way it has been built sets it apart ; a huge quantity of rock has been removed from the mountain in order to provide enough space for its baskstage and then for the adjoining and very useful garage. It was conceived as an opera house and is one... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took a tour of the 3 concert halls here. They don’t allow pictures of the stage, but it was really neat to walk around. You get to see the stage that was used in the final scene of the sound of Music, which was a highlight for me. The tour is part of the Salzburg Card, so if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sometimes things just align... I had tried to get tickets to Don Giovanni before we left for Salzburg, but it was sold out. Gave up on that, but on the evening of the performance I dropped into the box office and they had 2 tickets available. Didn't bother with the Euro -> US conversion in my head and went ahead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was not our first time in Salzburg. Unfortunately the Festspiel prices went so up, that I don't know whether we come again to listen some concerts or watch operas. The foyer with the frescos of Anton Faistauer are reconstructed and it is simple breathtaking. We had a Don Giovanni in an excellent performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was great expirience seeing the opera in this beautiful building. I would recommend that you book your tickets way in advance. Dont miss this!

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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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