Salzburg Pride 2021
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Clever planning has no problem

From 3 to 5 September, Salzburg will once again be under the sign of the rainbow. In order to be able to attend without any problems, even in Corona times, there are a few rules to follow, but they don’t really hurt. If you plan cleverly, you won’t have a problem.

Three days commemorating the 1969 riots on New York’s Christopher Street, when gays, lesbians, drags and trans people took to the streets against government arbitrariness and discrimination. 52 years ago, our ancestors laid the foundation for our CSDs today. A lot has changed since then – and there is still a lot to do.

Clever planning has no problem

In order to be able to be present at the Pride Night of the Salzburg Pride 2021, it makes sense to think a little about the Corona-related procedure. In most areas of life, the 3-G rule has been in effect since 22 July, i.e. proven vaccinated (Geimpft), recovered (Genesen) or tested (Getestet). These areas include catering (cafés and restaurants), body-related services, hotels and accommodation, coaches and excursion boats. In night catering, however, the 2G rule applies, which Hamburg, for example, now also wants to introduce as the first German state. The 2G rule states that only people who have been vaccinated or who have a PCR test are allowed to enter. The PCR test is a bit more complicated and the result takes up to 24 hours. You should plan for this if you want to be at the CSD parties at Mexxx or Dark Eagle or at the Pride Night at ARGEkultur. A PCR test is also possible in Salzburg’s test streets, for example in the Kongresshaus or at Mozartplatz.

In Austria, rapid antigen tests can be obtained easily and free of charge under supervision. One registers at the city of Salzburg in one of the numerous test streets. The best places for tourists to go are usually the test centres at the Kongresshaus in the Andräviertel at Auerspergstraße 6, entrance from Mirabellgarden, or in the Old Town at Mozartplatz 5-7. The test centre at Mozartplatz is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. At the Kongresshaus Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After registering online, you arrive at the agreed time, identify yourself and take the test – it takes less than 5 minutes. 15 minutes later, you receive your result by text message on your mobile phone, download the proof of identity and can thus identify yourself and gain access anywhere you need for 48 hours.

Since Pride Night can also only be attended with personalised tickets, it makes most sense for out-of-town guests to take a test on Friday afternoon. This is then valid until Sunday, 48 hours later. Or if you arrive on Saturday, you can take a quick test before Pride and then stay safe until Monday. Those who return on Sunday can repeat the test on Saturday to meet the entry requirements.

For Pride Night tickets it is best to register promptly at the HOSI Salzburg and then pick up these tickets on Friday evening at the Rainbow Market at the HOSI in Gabelsberger Straße 26. Then admission on Saturday evening is guaranteed. If necessary, the HOSI will also send tickets. And on Friday evening the CSDSalzburg 2021 officially starts with Rainbow Market, Bingo with drag queen Gigi LaPajette and parties at Dark Eagle and Monkeys Bar. or also at Mexxx Gaybar. More updates soon here on gaysalzburg.at and of course at the HOSI Salzburg.

Published 7. August 2021Updated 25. June 2023
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