Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert
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With more than 300 concerts being performed every year, the world-renowned Salzburg Fortress Concerts take their place among the most magnificent series of chamber music concerts. The special atmosphere of the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg together with the excellent acoustics of the Golden Hall ensure that the concert-goer experiences far more than just a concert. From the concert hall and high above the city, you have an incomparable and unique view of the town of Salzburg and its surroundings. Comine your stay with a dinner & concert! The concert ticket inludes free entry to the exterior area of the fortress, free ascent with the funicular to the fortress is possible at least 1 hour before the concert begins.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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AmandaOldRog
Bartlesville, OK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
We took the Festung-Bahn up the mountain. The ride was included in the dinner/concert ticket. We went early so we could walk around and see the Fortress before we went to dinner. The dinner was in a restaurant on the side of the Fortress that overlooked the city. The concert was in a room in the Fortress quite a little walk from the restaurant. It was up a flight of stairs on the outside of the building through an unmarked door. If you didn't know where you were going, you would not find it on your own. Wear comfortable shoes.
Written July 17, 2018
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TNBetty
161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would probably recommend skipping the river cruise or doing it separately. When we booked, we did not realize that you take the river cruise then must walk on your own to the fortress. You take a furuncle to the top of the fortress for your meal. Paying just a little more for VIP tickets gets you a seat by the windows for a fantastic view. You basically have a choice between two set menus-veal or fish. The meal was fairly good and the service very good. After the meal you walk to the concert room. It was raining and everyone got soaked. It was extremely hot in both the restaurant and concert room. Dress accordingly. I took a hand fan which helped. The concert was superb. Very talented musicians. A must event while in Salzburg.
Written June 21, 2019
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Dear Guest, We would like to thank you indeed for your time writing your impression about your experience. We highly appreciate your recommendations and praises, while as well your comments regarding hot in the dinner and concert room will be as well considered. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at our unique locations. Kind regards, Salzburg Highlights Customer Service Team
Written June 22, 2019
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KTM
aussie42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
So we did the VIP dinner and concert tour at the fortress. First off we went up in the funicular to the fortress. Impressive by itself. However dinner was appalling. Yes there is good views from the restaurant but the best thing I can say about dinner was the bread roll to start. The soup was average, the mains were well below average and dessert - do yourself a favour and don't even bother consuming. The concert however was fantastic. All musicians were very very good!!! I would go to another show here again. Considering we paid 75 euro each for this experience I would say just buy yourself a ticket to the concert and dinner somewhere beforehand. I would review the concert 5 stars but the restaurant 1.
Written December 16, 2015
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dori_lukey
Singapore, Singapore653 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We loved the dinner and enjoyed the concert, but felt that the timing was a little awkward in that we were not able to explore the fortress thoroughly as the museums were closed by the time we came up and the fortress was really quiet and dark by the time of the concert. Would have enjoyed it more if the concert was held earlier before the dinner.
Written December 5, 2019
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Dear Dori, thank you very much for the nice comments for our Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner. In the winter time the museums close at 5.00pm and the visit of the museums is not included in the Dinner & Concert ticket price. Therefor the first possible ride for free with the cable car is indicated with 5.30pm. At the same time the restaurant is open for the Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner guests. We wish you merry christmas and a happy new year!
Written December 18, 2019
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dmgart
Redwood Falls, MN75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
There are a few ways you can enjoy some time at the Salzburg Fortress. You can take the funicular and just walk around it - the views are astounding - or you can get a package deal with a cruise, dinner and concert, just dinner and a concert, or just a concert. I would not recommend the cruise. It is a closed vessel and not really worth the extra money. The dinner is very nice and the views and spaces are enjoyable. The concert is very nice - I recommend sitting near the front to see the musicians. It was not the best concert I have ever attended, but we did enjoy it.
Written July 12, 2018
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Jocdgr8
Camp Verde, AZ97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It delivered what I expected. Boat ride: information about the area and (I’m a water person) a chance to see the fierce current on the Salzach River. Dinner: great view, decent Prosecco, wait staff was excellent Concert: okay first there were like a million stairs. Yes a million. But the room where the ensemble played was beautiful, with a wonderful view of Salzburg. It was sunset, so beautiful photos. The ensemble was tight and obviously enjoyed playing with one another.
Written June 27, 2023
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Martini Mary
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is somewhat misrepresented as a single combined tour. Instead it is tickets to three separate events and you are expected to get yourself from the ship to the funicular and the walk is a bit far if you have mobility issues. This should be stated in the description.

The boat cruise was delightful and the captain was a joy. I was nice to go beyond the city center and see some of the outlying areas.

Dinner was good and the views were amazing.

Getting from the dinner to the concert involved many steps which, again, should have been disclosed. The concert was lovely.

Note: Tours should include approximate walking distance and clear indications of how many steps are involved. Also, there is no tour guide included since these are three separate tickets.
Written October 20, 2022
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Gordon E
Brussels, Belgium465 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The description of the dinner in the advertising was "Enjoy a dinner with marvelous views to Salzburg City and its surroundings". There were no views while at dinner. The dinner was in a crowded restaurant at the fortress which had no more atmosphere than your average restaurant in the city. The food was decidedly average ( we had the standard menu so I cannot comment on the VIP one) - a tomato soup that tasted like ketchup, a roast chicken dish that was pretty dry and a dessert which was beautiful, but bland. Drinks were not included and the prices were quite steep! They tried to sell us a 90 euro bottle of wine. What a waste that would have been paired with the boring food. In the end we settled for the cheapest wine on the menu at 36 euros.

The concert was absolutely outstanding, a varied program which included some of the favorites you would expect in a touristic concert, but also some less well-known pieces. The orchestra was fantastic. I was not expecting much, given the touristy nature of the evening, but they were truly talented. The concert was in a beautiful hall in the fortress, which allowed you to imagine you were back in Mozart's time, listening to his beautiful music. In the end, the concert made it all worthwhile, but... if it were possible, I would skip the dinner and just do the concert. We are giving this three stars, but in truth the concert was a 5 star event and the dinner would rate 2 stars.
Written January 3, 2022
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80sLAD66
London, UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just went for the concert. A really nice place, talented musicians and good music which was educational! Could do with some nicer wine though!
Written March 8, 2020
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Dear Customer, thank you very much for your nice feedback and lovely to hear, that you enjoyed the concert. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future once again. Kind regards, Salzburg Highlights Customer Service Team
Written July 22, 2020
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Keith T
Loughton, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Really was not sure what to expect.
But, the Dinner at the 'Panorama Restaurant' adjacent to the fortress was fantastic. Jimmy and his colleagues, treated us so well. The food was outstanding, the views to die for and the drinks menu, very fair indeed.
Moving on to the concert, this was exceptional. I am not a massive classical music fan, but was totally mesmorised by the skill and talent of these musicians.
Totall recommend the whole experience.
Written December 18, 2019
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Dear Mr. Keith, We would like to cordially thank you for your very kind feedback regarding your evening you recently spent with us and also for your lovely, highly appreciated recommendation. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon back again more at our place. Kind regards, Salzburg Highlights Customer Service Team
Written December 19, 2019
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