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This year the ‘Winterfest’ will be celebrating its 16th year. International circus artists will be thrilling audiences with their skills in the Volksgarten for six whole weeks.

Nov 30, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018

The Winterfest in Salzburg has long since achieved international repute in the contemporary circus world. Only the very best circus troupes get to perform here, and this cultural event has now become the largest festival for modern circus artistry in the entire German-speaking area of Europe.

Every winter around 30,000 visitors are attracted to the big-tops in the Volksgarten where they enjoy a vast array of fascinating acrobatics, gentle poetic charm and crazy stories. The festival is fittingly accompanied by a fascinating programme of side events and a rich and varied array of culinary delights.

Philosophy behind the Winterfest

To make Salzburg's Volksgarten what it once was: a venue for amazement, enjoyment and festivities. This was the idea behind the Winter Fest, enchanting the public during the pre-Christmas season since 2001 - as was Georg Daxner's passion for tents and the circus.

The philosophy behind the Winterfest is simple: to offer something special during the hectic (pre-) Christmas season: time and leisure for an evening with friends, an evening to share wonderful stories over a good glass of wine and culinary delicacies.
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