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Grosses Festspielhaus

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Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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43 0 662-8045-0
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An excellent guided tour of the most impressive concert venue in Salzburg.

Our tour group was large due to considerable interest in this building. The tour guide did an excellent job in German and English to explain the long history of the many parts to... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour group was large due to considerable interest in this building. The tour guide did an excellent job in German and English to explain the long history of the many parts to the venue and their connection to the history of Salzburg. The most important link is with the Salzburg Festival held every year in July and August and... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Totally redesigned for Mozart's anniversary, in old stables, built against the mountain. Spectacular yet subservient to its function. Classy without being intimidating. Always playing something which is presented in a slightly different way without being distracting. Had the opportunity to see Don Giovanni performed during the Festspiele. One of the best performances and locations I've had the good luck to... More 

Thank Godert T
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82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

On a recent visit to Salzburg, I happened to be there during the Music Festival. Despite the hyped up prices and the numerous tourists I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. For an added bonus it's the only time that you can visit events in the famous Festival Hall. I took a tour of the building and was transported from a high... More 

1 Thank ehelencheung
Lesbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ok Salzburg is an expensive city and the opera is no exception with the top price seats about twice the cost of the equivalent seats at the Royal opera House in London. That said its worth doing if opera is your thing. They also do tours but I didn't go on that. Staff are always helpful and it's always a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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523 reviews
195 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Salzburg Festival is one of the meccas for classical music lovers. You can pretty much guarantee that anything you see there will be terrific. The Festspielhaus is a good hall, not the best acoustics, but more than adequate for the wide variety of the presentations. And it is the presentations that are the stars.

1 Thank John K
Fürth, Bayern
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to get a deep look behind the scenes and a lot of background information about history of the festival halls you should absolutely join the tour.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

To be honest, the tour guide was fantastic. She did the tour in both German and English and was very informative. But frustrating was the fact that nobody at the booking desk mentioned to any of us that we would not be viewing the rock riding school due to rehearsals; which is what most people come to see! So I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I spent one week in Vienna in 2014 and had such a great time that I wanted to go back to Austria again this year. The 50th anniversary of the movie "Sound of Music" got me interested in visiting Salzburg initially as I love musicals and classical music. While I was reading about Salzburg, I found out about the Salzburg... More 

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234 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Went to a lunchtime performance of Mahlers 9th with Vienna Philharmonic, as part of the festival. Felt as if we should have made more of an effort to be smart, but didn't feel uncomfortable. Most of the patrons were immaculatey turned out in suits or traditional dress, and great place for people watching. The auditorium was superb and the acoustics... More 

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217 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The place is not a standard one ! First of all the way it has been built sets it apart ; a huge quantity of rock has been removed from the mountain in order to provide enough space for its baskstage and then for the adjoining and very useful garage. It was conceived as an opera house and is one... More 

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