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Concerts, operas and plays at the famous Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg historic centre shines for six weeks as a unique setting of high-quality culture during the Salzburg Festival. Operas, plays and concerts offer a variety between tradition and modernity every year in July and August sought by like-minded people. The world's best musicians perform at the Salzburg Festival, with the festival district resembling a catwalk, where celebrities and culture lovers can look forward to top-class enjoyment of art in the city of Mozart.

The Festival Hall in Salzburg
The famous Salzburg Festival

Impressive festival times in Salzburg

The annual highlight of the Salzburg Festival in July and August is the Jedermann play. Several thousand spectators follow the history surrounding the death of a rich man against the impressive backdrop of Salzburg Cathedral. In bad weather, the play is performed in the Large Festival Hall.

The Jedermann is an outstanding work by Austrian playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the co-founder of the Salzburg Festival.

History of the Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival celebrated its birth on 22 August 1920, when the legendary Jedermann was performed at Domplatz for the first time. With its founding, Hugo von Hofmannsthal was able to make an idea that had been in the heads of the Salzburg cultural icons for a long time a reality together with director Max Reinhardt. In 1922, the first opera was added to the programme and the rest is history. The Salzburg Festival has long since established itself as one of the largest festivals of its kind, which is known among culture lovers all over the world.

Browse through the programme and pick your highlights!

The Festival in Salzburg - Jedermann performance
The world-famous Jedermann performance in Salzburg

Easter and Pentecost Festivals

Spurred by its success and the high demand for tickets, other festival dates were created: the Summer Festival is complemented by the Salzburg Pentecost Festival and the Easter Festival and here too, a brilliant programme thrills the visitors.

Cultural summers in Salzburg at the 4-star Hotel Scherer

Look forward to a unique Salzburg cultural summer at the famous Salzburg Festival! The employees at Hotel Scherer will be happy to provide you with more information on ticket sales and on all matters relating to your visit to the festival. Find the perfect holiday offer and spend your summer holiday at Hotel Scherer, which offers peaceful yet central accommodation just a few minutes from the historic centre and the festival halls. We look forward to receiving your non-binding request!