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Salzburg Easter Festival

Annual festival founded by Herbert von Karajan in 1967 and focusing on one opera production. Also includes several other choir and orchestra concerts.

Date: 28 March 2020 - 13 April 2020
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 five weeks during the summer. It puts on a packed programme of opera, drama and concerts in venues across the city.

Date: 18 July 2020 - 30 August 2020
Venue: Various venues across Salzburg.


The Salzburg Jazz Autumn (Herbst) Festival

Features concerts, films, exhibitions and international jazz stars.

Date: 14 October 2020 - 18 October 2020
Venue: Various venues.

Salzburg Christmas Market

Traditional Christmas market dating back to the 15th century.

Date: 20 November 2020 - 26 December 2020
Venue: Cathedral Square.

New Year's Concert

As part of the Salzburg Festival's winter programme, revellers can welcome in the New Year in elegant style listening to some of Mozart's most famous works at the spectacular New Year's Concert. It takes place in the Grosses Festspielhaus (Large Festival Hall) in the centre of this magnificent town, the birthplace of the famous composer. After the classical performance, visitors can head out into the square amongst the beautiful baroque buildings to watch the spectacular fireworks display light up the night sky on the stroke of midnight. The fun continues on New Year's Day when the streets are filled with musicians and orchestras performing for the crowds.

Date: 31 December 2020 - 31 December 2020
Venue: The Grosses Festspielhaus (Large Festival Hall).

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.