Impressive Advent- and Christmas Concerts

Impressive Advent & Christmas Concerts 

The atmospheric Advent and Christmas concerts on Fortress Hohensalzburg are unique in their kind. Already the way to the impressive Advent & Christmas concert through the Christmas illuminated Christmas Market will will bring you in a special mood for an unforgettable concert evening. The special ambience on the world-famous fortress overlooking the city and the countryside, combined with the artistic quality of the ensembles, make for an unforgettable concert experience. You will be enchanted by musical treasures of W. A. Mozart and his contemporaries and traditional Salzburg Christmas carols.

The concert ticket includes free admission to the fortress and free transportation with the funicular 1 hour before the concert starts!

28th November to 23rd December / 08:00pm


The Salzburg Advent Ensemble, which achieves perfect harmony through its combining of bowed instruments with string music, treats you to musical treasures during the Advent season. Beloved works from W.A. Mozart as well as traditional Advent music from the countryside of Salzburg are performed together. The unique, impressive Advent Concerts take place in the historic surroundings of the Arms Hall or Castle Hall on Salzburg fortress.

Extract from the programme:
W.A.MOZART: Salzburg Symphony
J.HAYDN: Serenade
J.S.BACH: Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings

A.VIVALDI: Harp Concerto, Guitar Concerto
Advent music from the countryside of Salzburg


24th December / 3:00pm


To get you in the mood for Christmas Eve, a traditional Christmas Concert takes place in the festively decorated Castle Hall on Salzburg Fortress on 24th December at 3pm. The well-known Salzburg Mozart Ensemble will be performing for you.

Extract from the programme:
F. SCHUBERT: String quartet
W.A. MOZART: Clarinette Quintette
W.A. MOZART: A Little Night Music


25th – 29th December / 08:00pm


During the most wonderful time of the year, the Mozart Orchestra of Salzburg, a chamber orchestra steeped in tradition, brings you first-class concerts in the historic surroundings of the festively decorated Castle Hall on Salzburg Fortress. Well-known and beloved pieces of classical music composed by W.A. Mozart, A. Vivaldi and Dvorak shall be performed.

These Christmas Concerts in the historical surroundings of the medieval fortress are unique to Salzburg and delight thousands of concert-goers each year. A most special concert indeed!

Extract from the programme:
W.A. MOZART: Synfony
A. VIVALDI: The Four Seasons "Winter"
W.A. MOZART: A Little Night Music – Allegro
J.HAYDN: Serenade
A. DVORAK: Waltzes

Category 1 – numbered seats rows 1-7
Category 2
– unnumbered seats from row 8

For groups of 20 persons there is the possibility of a mulled wine or punch reception on the terrace of the Fortress Hohensalzburg before the concert. Price per person € 3.50

December 25, 2019:
Christmas Concert 1: 5:30 pm
Christmas Concert 2: 8:00 pm

Category 1 - numbered seats row 1 - 7 Castle Hall (row 1 - 6 Golden Hall)
Category 2 - free seatinmg from row 8 Castle Hall (from row 7 Golden Hall)

Golden Hall (every Friday in Advent)
Arms Hall (29.11.-29.12.2019)
Subject to modification!

Notice: The concert hall (Golden Hall) unfortunately does not provide disabled access for people with limited mobility.

3rd January to 23rd November

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