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

New Year's Eve in Salzburg

Salzburg is the perfect venue for those who want to go to extremes at the end of the year: live music, endless eateries offering culinary delights, the ringing of the bells and a brilliant firework display above Hohensalzburg Fortress at midnight make New Year's Eve in Salzburg a memorable vacation experience. The incomparable party zone in Salzburg's historic city center helps shorten the time to the countdown in a fantastic atmosphere. Dancing the Blue Danube Waltz on the historic squares at midnight is an absolute must on the New Year's Eve program in Austria.

Celebrating the turn of the year in Salzburg

New Year's Eve in Salzburg is very colourful and diversified in celebrating and welcoming the new year. Here some suggestions of how to spend the last night and the first days of the year in Salzburg:

December 31
New Years Eve Concert of Mozarteumorchestra Salzburg in the Large Festival Hall. Many more concerts and events in Mozarteum, Salzburg State Theater, on the Fortress Hohensalzburg, in Castle Mirabell and many different other venues.New Year's Shooting of the Salzburg civil guards in the old town of the Salzburg.

January 1
New Year's concerts in the Large Festival Hall, in Mozarteum, Salzburg State Theater, and many more venues all over Salzburg.

Well then: Happy New Year!

Silvester 2016 in the Old Town

The Residence Square will be turned into a DJ-Lounge with light shows and projections on the walls around the Residence Fountain. The New Year is welcomed with a breathtaking fireworks from the Fortress.


On New Year's Day, the so-called "Klangmeile“ takes you on a musical journey with classic Polka and Waltz. Before this, a "hangover-breakfast" will take place between Herbert-von-Karajan-Square to Universitätsplatz Square and Alter Markt Square.



  • New Year's Eve, 31.12.: 22.00 – 02:00
    DJ-Sound on the Arcade of the Cathedral
    Lightshow on Residence Square
    Culinary delights
  • New Year's Day, 1.1. 2017, starting 11 Uhr
    motto for hangover-breakfast „Oysters and Champagne"
    Musical path from Herbert-von-Karajan-Square via Universitätsplatz Square to Alter Markt, starts at 16.00
    DJ-Session with polka music and waltz




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