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Salzburg Events

Salzburg Easter Festival

Annual festival was founded by Herbert von Karajan in 1967 and focuses on a different musical theme every year. Operas are performed in the Large Festival Hall and concerts are held at various venues.

Date: 01 April 2023 - 10 April 2023
Venue: Large Festival Hall.


Salzburg Festival

The festival has a long and established history that dates back to 1920 and has been staged every year since. Having grown in popularity over the years, the modern-day event is now held over six weeks during the summer. It puts on a packed programme of opera, drama and concerts in venues across the city.

Date: 20 July 2023 - 31 August 2023
Venue: Various venues across Salzburg.


The Salzburg Jazz Festival

The Jazz & the City Festival in the old town of Salzburg offers free concerts across different venues, performed by well-known jazz artists and brilliant newcomers.

Date: 12 October 2023 - 15 October 2023
Venue: Various venues.


Salzburg Christmas Market

Traditional Christmas market dating back to the 15th century.

Date: 18 November 2023 - 31 December 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Cathedral Square.


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Featured Hotels


Hotel Goldener Hirsch

The hotel of choice for celebrities and royalty over the years, the Goldener Hirsch (the Golden Stag) is a Salzburg institution. Highly exclusive yet exuding genuine hospitality, the hotel has a unique old-world atmosphere combining the rustic with the luxurious. The hotel boasts two superb restaurants and a wonderfully decorated bar.

Wolf-Dietrich Hotel

The Wolf-Dietrich Hotel comprises the Altstadthotel and the Residenz, two houses that face each other near the city centre. In addition to being very comfortable, it is also healthy and environmentally friendly, being powered only by green electricity, serving organic food in the restaurant and incorporating feng shui into the design.

Haus Wartenberg

Housed in a 400-year-old building, and furnished with antiques and homey bric-a-brac, Haus Wartenberg exudes plenty of character and charm. Rooms are snug and cosy rather than spacious, but that only adds to the warmth of the place. It's within walking distance of Salzburg's Old Town.

Hotel Bristol

Looming over the river this stately property preserves the feel of a classic 19th-century hotel. First built in 1619 it opened for guests in the late 1800s and was the first hotel to have electricity in the city – earning it the name 'Electric Hotel'. It has hosted everyone from monarchs to Sigmund Freud. Today expect a blend of traditional atmosphere with contemporary service.

Castellani Parkhotel

Ideally located hotel on the edge of the Old Town, this handsome hotel has comfortable, modern rooms and top facilities including a fitness centre and steam room. The breakfast is a vast buffet, which includes cooked food, and the restaurant is pleasant. For extra luxury, try one of the 15 suites that are based in its 17th-century priory.

Hotel Stein

One of the hottest hotels in town is, without doubt, Hotel Stein. Commanding terrific views of the river and reached by bridge from the Old Town, it combines sexy modernity with classic style. Boasting a history dating back to 1399, its rooms range from the glamorous to the super-chic.