Hotspot for culture lovers: Hardly any other European metropolis has as many cultural offerings as Salzburg. Numerous museums and galleries show a broad artistic spectrum, some in outstanding architecture. Music is at home in Salzburg anyway, from July 20 to August 31, 2023, for example, with the Salzburg Festival. And drama, ballet and musical theater are not only to be found in the Salzburg State Theatre. Salzburg is a hotspot for culture lovers.

Salzburger Landestheater

The golden age of Hollywood

“Singin’ in the Rain” is a declaration of love to the musical. The story of the two 1920s silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont in the transition from silent to sound film was staged as a musical in New York in 1952. To this day, the film version is one of the TOP 10 films of all time. From 2 December in 21 performances at the Salzburg State Theatre.  [Read more]

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Salzburger Kulturvereinigung

It won’t be quiet in October

The Culture Days are organised by the Salzburg Cultural Association and take place in October. Since the festival was founded in autumn 1972, great importance has been attached to offering top-class concerts at special venues outside the festival season. The core of the programme stands for diversity. [Read more]

Fackelzug

Festival opening celebration 2023

“Granting access even to the less well-off audience” was one of Max Reinhardt’s demands when he founded the Salzburg Festival in 1920. The “Festival Opening Celebration” consistently puts this maxim into practice – with free admission for all. On 22 and 23 July, 85 programme items with music, plays, readings, and much more present the broad artistic spectrum of this globally unique cultural festival. [Read more]

We Rise by Lifting Others

Marinella Senatore (*1977) is a central figure in Italian contemporary art who uses various media to develop artistic strategies to set processes of social change in motion. Senatore is exhibiting at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg until 8.10.2023. And it will also initiate processes of change on 24.06 with a parade through Salzburg. As in 2022 in an action with the Centre Pompidou in Paris. [Read more]

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Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Queer* Fem* magaZINES

“The question of women’s equality. It’s not a question when the same arguments keep coming up. We are not looking for answers. We want change.” said Linda Nochlin in 1971. The Museum der Moderne Salzburg is showing Queer* Fem* magaZINES. Magazines, zines and comics for the dissemination and visibility of feminist and queer art and artistic queer-feminist publishing. [Read more]

Ballett und Wagner

Easter Festival 2023

The Easter Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan. Since then, they have presented the works of Richard Wagner and other important composers in a modern context. This year the Easter Festival will see the premiere of a ballet by Emanuel Gat based on songs by Richard Wagner and an encounter with electronic music with “Westbam meets Wagner”. [Read more]

Kulinarik in der Salzburger Altstadt

Plant-based Food-Festival

The well-known eat&meet culinary festival in Salzburg’s old town brings vegetarian and vegan cuisine closer this year. The city of Mozart, art and culture pairs exquisite dishes and events around food and drink and makes experiencing Salzburg’s old town a sensual pleasure. [Read more]

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Gendering in Africa

Gendering in Africa

From 22 October, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg is showing the first comprehensive solo exhibition by African photographer Samuel Fosso. Fosso knows how to document gender-crossing roles and clichés in self-portraits that are of personal and political significance and playfully cross attributions of gender, ethnic origin and social class. [Read more]

Hair Salzburg State Theatre

Putin go home!

With Putin go home! the musical “Hair” from 1968 could be translated into the present day. The war in Ukraine makes the protest musical against the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s red-hot again. The Salzburg Landestheater thus brings a very contemporary musical to the stage until 20 November. [Read more]

Cabaret at Salzburger Landestheater

Welcome to the Cabaret!

“Willkommen, welcome, bienvenue” sang Liza Minelli in the 1972 film musical “Cabaret”. At the end of the 1920s, a very liberal attitude to life prevailed in Berlin. Until the Nazis came to power. The musical “Cabaret”, based on the novel “Good-bye to Berlin” by Christopher Isherwood, was written in 1966 and can be seen at the Salzburg Landestheater from 13 May. [Read more]

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Jazz&The City Salzburg 2022

From 13 to 16 October 2022, the Jazz&TheCity jazz festival will transform Salzburg’s old town into an interactive “playground” and will delight friends of contemporary art, jazz music and performance art. For four days, Salzburg will become an international jazz metropolis at around 20 venues – mostly within the walls of the old town. [Read more]

Erika Landertinger

A frivolous everyman

The exhibition “Generation of Everybody” is on show at the Zwergelgarten Gallery until 18 August. Theme: Interpretation of the stage plays “Everybody” and “Everybody Dies”, including ink drawings by Erika Landertinger. The audio exhibition accompaniment calls the room the red light district of the overall exhibition. Indeed: with her style, the artist interprets the theme in her very own way. [Read more]

Art, Culture & History in July

Art, Culture & History in July

From mid-July onwards, the Salzburg Festival will start a cultural fireworks display in all cultural areas of the city on the Salzach. Queer Short Film Festival, Gallery Weekend, Queer City Tour: the city pulsates and shows its many facets. And at the end of August, Pride Week Salzburg begins, the city of Mozart under the sign of the rainbow. [Read more]

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