Long Night of Churches
Once a year, a very special event takes place in the city: A program totaling around 3,000 hours draws Salzburgers and guests into many churches inside the historic district: for concerts, special tours and encounters in extraordinary locations.
The idea behind it
The Long Night of Churches invites people to discover the church personally. Not merely the building alone, but also what it’s all about. Places that are normally inaccessible to the public open their doors, classical intersects with modern, and there is a widespread willingness to give the out-of-the-ordinary a try. No particular denomination or prior knowledge is necessary for this program: You simply have to show up!
Program Highlights in Salzburg
A guided tour of the loft in the Collegiate Church or organ music at St. Andrew’s, a Temple Dance inside Cajetan Church or climbing the tower of Christ Lutheran Church, sampling the sacramental wine in the cathedral or enjoying light installations at University Church – during the Long Night of Churches in Salzburg, church really is a “cool” place to be.