Easter Festival in Salzburg

Enjoy operas and concerts in spring. The Easter Festival has been part and parcel of the Salzburg culture for the last 40 years. Every year, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the city on the Salzach-River, with a new programme.


The Easter Festival in Salzburg was introduced in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan, a native of Salzburg, and presented the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra annually on the stage in Salzburg. Up until his death in 1989, Herbert von Karajan himself directed the Easter Festival. In 2011 Sir Simon Rattle will, once again, resume the musical direction.

2011 Easter Festival

This year, the Festival promotes the opera “Salome” by Richard Strauss, which will open the Festival on April 16 at the “Großes Festspielhaus” (the Great Festival Hall). Apart from this opera, there will also be performances featuring works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Glasunov, Rachmaninov, Mahler and other popular composers. For a few years now, the “Kontrapunkte” (“Alternative” performances) have been part and parcel of the programme. Single concerts, which supplement the concert series within slightly smaller settings, take place at the Mozarteum (world-renowned Music Academy) and the Republic (‘Alternative’ modern venue).

Find your perfect accommodation for the Easter Festival at the Mondsee Castle. After the concerts it takes only a short ride to your hotel. Enjoy the first signs of spring during your stay in the tasteful atmosphere and the wonderful landscapes in Salzkammergut. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry today or book your room online.

Benefit from our Easter package! We indulge you with a 5-course gourmet meal, wine tasting in our Mönchküche cuisine as well as a delicious Easter brunch in the park, with live music.

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