Salzburg with fireworks at New Year © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Spending New Year´s Eve and New Year in Salzburg - Hotel Scherer in the City centre

Celebrate the turn of the year in the city of Salzburg

At the New Year’s Eve Concert in the Festival Hall, the sounds of the Mozarteum Orchestra can be heard. From the Mönchsberg, the fireworks above the unique backdrop of the historic centre can be seen shooting into the sky. The city of Salzburg is a wonderful destination for a city trip at the turn of the year.

New Year´s Eve in Salzburg

Dance classes for childreen & adults on New Years´s Eve afternoon

Already in the afternoon, Salzburgers get in the mood for the turn of the year at Residenzplatz in the Old Town to the accompaniment of rhythmic sounds. Special dance classes for children as well as for adults ensure entertaining hours on New Year’s Eve. While the children practise their steps to cheerful New Year’s Eve and party hits, the Viennese Waltz Crash Course is the ideal preparation for the New Year’s Waltz. With good sounds from DJs and live musicians, it’s easy to look forward to midnight, when the impressive fireworks finally light up the Salzburg sky in thousands of colours.

New Year´s Eve dinner

Many restaurants in the historic centre offer a special New Year’s Eve menu on the last day of the year. Dine in an elegant setting and get in the festive mood for a high-spirited candlelit night. You can also choose to enjoy your festive evening menu at Hotel Scherer before heading to the city centre.

New Year´s Eve concert

One highlight on 31 December is the New Year’s Eve concert by the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in the Large Festival Hall. The event calendar, however, promises other concerts and events, such as in the Mozarteum, the State Theatre, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Palace.

Let yourself be enchanted by a ravishing concert with pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Or marvel at one of the operettas in the puppet theatre such as “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. Your New Year’s Eve celebration in Salzburg will be simply fabulous!

New Years in Salzburg

New year´s concert

On 1 January, the instruments are tuned to duly welcome the new year. In the Large Festival Hall, in the Mozarteum, in the Salzburg State Theatre and at many other venues, you can attend New Year’s concerts in Salzburg.

On New Year’s Day, listen to the dreamlike sounds of Mozart, Dvorak, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven and many more – start the New Year in Salzburg in a particularly enjoyable way! And the Sound Mile in Salzburg’s Old Town also invites you to welcome the New Year once again in celebration with classical music from the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

New Year´s Eve shooting

The traditional New Year’s shooting by the shooters and Salzburg civil guard is awaited with anticipation. At 4:00 p.m., the shots are fired from the Staatsbrücke bridge and the city hills to herald the new year.

Fireworks over the city of Salzburg

At midnight, the events reach their climax. The bells of the Salzburg Cathedral ring out in the heart of the historic centre and a magnificent fireworks show is set off on the Mönchsberg, lighting up the sky above Salzburg with its rockets.

New Years´s Eve in Salzburg: Romance, Party & Indulgence

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s in Salzburg has many facets, depending on whether you like it more cosy or festive. Romantics stroll through the enchanting old town, which is plunged into darkness for the last time this year. Party-goers mingle with the celebrating people – especially at Residenzplatz there is a boisterous party atmosphere. And targeted connoisseurs attend a New Year’s Eve concert and crown it all with champagne and fireworks against the backdrop of the ornate old town.

Hotel Scherer - Your hotel close to the centre for New Year's Eve holidays in Salzburg

Look forward to a very special city trip: after your New Year’s Eve celebration, you can collapse into your cosy bed in the Hotel Scherer not far from the historic centre. Find out more about our rooms and send us a non-binding request for a New Year’s holiday in Salzburg!

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