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Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scale of the auditorium is vast, holding the honour of having one of the widest stages in the world. To view its facade along elegant Hofstallgasse is breathtaking. It was fascinating to discover that the previous incumbent on the site were the Royal Stables...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A couple of days ago when it was pouring rain we did the guided tour of the huge complex. You can only do this with a guide, we did not have to pay as we used the Salzburg Card which I recommend to every one....More

1  Thank roy v
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We lucked into the daily tour and walked into the stage from the Sound of Music after fearing we wouldn't be able to see it at all. The tour was conducted in English, but primarily in German. You see all the different stages and even...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We wanted to see the rock stage that is shown in The Sound of Music. We took a tour of the festival house. They show you 3 rooms in the festival house - the huge original one with the rock wall, the House for Mozart...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We took a very interesting tour at the theater as seen in The Sound of Music Edelweiss and Van Trapp escape scene. Actually there are two theaters in the complex along with a reception hall. Our guide was Herman. He was very engaged, knowledgeable, and...More

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you are not lucky enough to obtain tickets for an opera or concert, preferably while the Summer Festival is going on, do try to take the guided tour, which takes place every morning, and sometimes more than once a day. Very knowledgeable guides, whose...More

1  Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went to hear a famous pianist in this large, air conditioned concert hall. The acoustics is not great but is adequate. The staff is friendly and speaks English. It is used in the famous Salzburg Festival. I prefer Alice Tully Hall. in New York City....More

1  Thank UD K
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Festspielhaus is known primarily for the summer Salzburg Festival, which this year will take place from July 21 to August 30. Less well known is the "Sunday Matinees" program, held monthly at 11 AM, excepting festival times, which occur not only in summer but...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Festspielhaus is beautiful and impressive, and of course like many Salzburg tourists we were keen to see the Rock Riding School from the Sound of Music. Unfortunately, the tour guide was disinterested in this having been in the film (which makes her city SO...More

Thank nosrekcids
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful guided tour. It's only given once a day at 1400. Knowledgeable tour guide gave information in German and English. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing the history of this venue.

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