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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Salzburg

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 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 concerts

Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Salzburg
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Hotel Scherer in Salzburg!

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, at the Hohensalzburg Fortress and at Mirabell Palace.

New Year's 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 Year's concerts

On 1 January, the instruments are tuned to duly welcome in 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.

Stroll through the romantic historic centre, which fades into darkness for one final time in this year, mingle among the celebrating people, visit a New Year's Eve concert and crown it all with sparkling wine and fireworks against the backdrop of the decorative historic centre: this is New Year's Eve 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 request for a New Year's holiday in Salzburg!