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Event Tips

Aside from Salzburg’s world-famous festivals, the city’s colorful calendar includes many events, both big and small, from the worlds of sport, music, culture and dance.


Permanent exhibitions. Special exhibitions. Visiting international exhibitions. Salzburg Museum and the Museum der Moderne as well as the Künstlerhaus, countless galleries, and sometimes even the entire city, invite guests to discover an array of humorous, exciting, crazy and fascinating events.

Folk Festivals & Traditions

Salzburg might be a small city, but it ranks as one of the world’s greatest. That said, its international reputation hasn’t gone to the head of this City of Mozart. With folk customs that are alive and well, along with a true appreciation for tradition, throughout the year the people of Salzburg are proud to share insights into their cultural roots with guests.


Aside from the red-letter days of the concert calendar and classic concert halls, other locations have a surprise or two up their sleeves for visitors as well: The broad plazas of the historical district, for example, are ideal venues for open-air concerts starring international performers.

Theater, Dance & Literature

Salzburg “does” music really, really well. There’s no question about it. Aside from classical and the Festival, there’s also a vibrant “young” scene” that embraces hip hop as well as song contests in dialect. Mardi Gras and ball season are also popular highlights in the lives of Salzburgers. The motto says it all: The more colorful, the better.


A number of sporting events have managed to gain international attention. Running, vintage car rallies and bike races, for example, transform the plazas of the City of Mozart into truly special sporting arenas.

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