Events in Salzburg

Mozart City Salzburg - “The Stage of the World” and its many faces.


More than 4,500 events take place in our city every year. The options range from world-famous festivals to sporting events to performances and exhibitions in the worlds of music, culture and dance. Read on to find out which events you absolutely shouldn't miss.

Winterfest | 28.11.2019 – 06.01.2020

It is the largest festival for contemporary circus arts in the German speaking world. Winterfest, which takes place in the gorgeous Volksgarten in Salzburg, captivates its audience with exciting acrobatics, priceless poetry and magical stories for a couple of hours of escape from the busy Christmas hustle.

Picture: Akoreacro © Richard Haughton

Salzburger Christmas Markets | 22.11. - 26.12.2019

A very special atmosphere descends on Salzburg in the winter when the scent of cinnamon, cloves and orange wafts through the air. A time for mulled wine and hot punch, for festive and romantic weekends to put you in the mood for Christmas. With a warming drink in your hands, a leisurely stroll through the city with its many Christmas markets becomes a cherished holiday experience. Our insider tip: walk up the enchanting path to the Franziskischlössl at the top of Kapuzinerberg where crackling fire pits, gourmet local products and genuine crafts will invite you to linger.

Mozart Week 2020 | 23.01 – 02.02.2020

Mozart lives! As a core project of Rolando Villazón’s second Mozart Week, theatre artist Robert Wilson is staging Der Messias, K. 572, Mozart’s version of Handel’s oratorio. The programme features around 50 events, including scenic projects, orchestral concerts, chamber music and dance with outstanding interpreters, ensembles and orchestras.

2020 Salzburg Easter Festival | Focus on Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo | 4. - 13.04.2020

The 2020 Salzburg Easter Festival will be presenting a very special version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo. On behalf of the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Semperoper Dresden, Manfred Trojahn composed a new instrumental prologue for the four-act version of the opera. The cast of soloists is nothing short of extraordinary.
Picture: Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden (c) OFS/Matthias Creutziger

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