Easter in Salzburg
The children are on school break, there’s music to be heard everywhere, and the only snow you will find is up in the mountains. The city is awakening to renewed life: Bright spring fashions compete with luxuriant floral displays, and the first coffee is being served outdoors.
The days of Easter in Salzburg are every bit as colorful as freshly painted Easter eggs. The Easter Festival has been held here every year since 1967, a marvelous opportunity to attend opulent operatic productions. Accompanying the festival is a multifaceted program: from traditional Easter masses to musical events and Easter at the Open-Air Museum. We invite you to discover many of the countless opportunities for yourself.
Vibrant Folk Traditions
Many customs associated with Easter are actually of heathen origin: such as Easter eggs, which can be bought practically everywhere in Salzburg. The traditional “palm bushes”, on the other hand, are typical of Alpine regions: They are bound together from seven herbs and blessed on Palm Sunday. You can learn how to tie palm bushes at the Salzburger Heimatwerk, for example, or at the traditional Easter Market which is hosted at the Salzburg Open-Air Museum, where they also feature demonstrations of ages-old crafts and even a visit by no less of a celebrity than the Easter Bunny.