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Monday, March 31st, 2014 Easter Festival 2014

The Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan. At first it should expand the popular Festival in summer but soon it belonged as well to Salzburg´s culture traditions. This year the numerous shows are set from 12th of April to 21st of April. In the spotlight of the Easter Festival 2014 there is Richard Strauss´ Opera “Arabella”: The concert with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company´s Choir will perform Mozarts “Requiem”, supplemented by Strauss´ “Metamorphosen”. Salzburg´s Easter Festival will Feature this concert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of its founder, Herbert von Karajan. To read more about this topic click here: http://www.osterfestspiele-salzburg.at/

Friday, February 21st, 2014 Carnival

Just a few days to Carnival! This year it will be celebrated on the 4th of March and many Carnival lovers are preparing their costumes these days. The biggest carnival event in Salzburg is the Carnival Parade of Maxglan. It is set on the 1st of March at abour 1 pm. The parade is especially nice for children! In the evening you can enjoy the carnival nightlife in Salzburgs Old City with many dressed up people!

You also have to try a traditional “Faschingskrapfen”! (like on the picture) :)

We wish you a nice Carnival time!

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 New Year´s Eve

2014 is coming in a few days. So let´s say good bye to the old year in these days before we celebrate on New Year´s Eve!

Salzburg is a very good location on that day: There are several outdoor concerts in the City Center. At midnight there is our traditional fireworks over the fortresse of Salzburg. You can enjoy it most from one of Salzburg´s bridges. Bars and Pubs invite you to celebrate the New Year the whole night long!

We wish you a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 Christmas markets!

This year our traditional Christmas market (we call it “Christkindlmarkt”) celebrates its 40th anniversary. Traditional handcraft, toys and delicious food…this market in Salzburg´s City centre offers everything you need for a great Christmas time!

There is another 40 year jubilee here in our area: St. Leonhard´s Christmas market invites you to have a nice and peaceful Christmas time. On Weekends they even have a special program for you. St. Leonhard is just a few Walking minutes away from the Sallerhof!

We wish you a nice Christmas time!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Salzburg Festival

Every summer the small and quaint Salzburg turns into an international stage when the cultural highlight of the year is in full activity.

The Salzburg Festival offers a big variety of premium concerts, theatres and operas. You can find the detailed programme here: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at.

But despite the changing programme, there are some highlights that say the same. One of them is the beloved play ‘Jedermann’ (Everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, that premiered at the first Salzburg Festival in 1920 and was played every year since then. Also the festival ball in the last week on August 31st is a popular festivity.

For those who do not have tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in front of the special scenery of the city center and the fortress.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Walking in Salzburg

The forests on the Salzburg city mountains are ideal for hiking and walking. Whether you chose the Kapuzinerberg, the Hellbrunnerberg or the Mönchsberg- the mountains are popular local recreation areas and also offer breathtaking views over the city center.

Every year, the city of Salzburg, offers free walking tours, guided by forest-experts, that explain how they take care of the city mountains and forests. This way you can get to know the city mountains even more and learn about forest care.

This year, the walks take place from June 10th- June 14th, during the week of the forests. The walks start a  5 pm. at every weather.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 30 Years Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Partly because of it’s location (on top of the Mönchsberg, overviewing the city), but also because of it’s extraordinary architecture- the Museum of Moderne Salzburg can be hardly overlooked.

This year the museum celebrates it’s 30iest anniversary- with a jubilee exhibition. Barbara Musil, Elisabeth Schmierl and Büro Josef Böhm are the names of the artist featured in this exhibition. The last name- Büro Josef Böhm- represents an artist collective that designed an unconventional model railway landscape that invites visitors to embark on an imaginary (time) travel trough the history of the MdM Rupertinum.

The other to artists, Barbara Musil and Elisabeth Schmirls show their art in the MdM Salzburg. Barbara Musil is showing works of art and curiosities inspired by the ‘cabinet of wonders’ whereas Elisabeth Schmirls art is based on research into digital pictorial media.

The jubilee exhibition is shown at the Museum der Moderne until May 5th.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 Literatur-walking path

view on the Mönchsberg and the Fortress

 

Salzburg is known for it’s musicians- but there are also some known writers, that have lived in Salzburg. One of them is Peter Handke.

The literature-hiking path is one of the nicest walks in Salzburg, and dedicated to him.

The start of the walk is at the Toscanini Hof at the Clemens-Holzmeister staircase. After a couple of steps, the walk brings you to a couple of points of interest:

the Kupelwieser-castle on the Mönchsberg

like the breakthrough of the defence wall (known as the mayor’s hole) and the Kupelwieser castle. In this castle Handke and his daughter used to live from 1979 to 1987.

There is also the possibility to walk up to the Fortress. One of the most beautiful things of the path is the incredible view of the city of Salzburg.

Alongside the walk there are lanterns, so you can also enjoy the literature walking path in the evening!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 Salzburger Glockenspiel

Maybe you already heard the Salzburger Glockenspiel (Salzburg chimes) during a visit in the Salzburg City center.

Three times a day (7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) the Glockenspiel rings with popular and known melodies. 51 different music pieces can be played on the Glockenspiel. It has 35 bells and a range of 3 octaves- which is quite impressive!

From March until October you can visit the Glockenspiel (guided tours every Thursday 5:30 p.m. and every Friday 10:30 a.m.).

Not only the technical capacity of the Glockenspiel is impressive- also the view on the top of the tower is worth a visit!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 Explore Salzburg with a boat trip

An unusual way to explore Salzburg is the panorama boat: Amadeus.

From March bis October the panorama boat offers a variety of sightseeing tours: evening tours with a romantic candlelight dinner, extensive tours to the south of Salzburg and the castle of Hellbrunn or short city tours with a concert on the fortress of Salzburg afterwards. There is plenty of choice!

But what makes the panorama boat so special, is not only the tours. The boat is especially constructed to drive on the shallow water and is only 38 cm deep. Also the design with its large glas windows allows an unique panoramic city view of Salzburg.


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