August 18 – 20.
LIVE LIKE MOZART SALZBURG PLACE TO STAY
HERRENGASSE 10, Salzburg 5020, Austria.
Cosy appartments in the heart of the Historic Old Town with a garden and a terrace. Herrengasse, a hidden alley behind the Dome with a wicked reputation. In former times the executioners of the city ran several brothels here, whereby the oldest (next door; since 1501) still exists today.
EAT LIKE MOZART
Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1/4, 5020 Salzburg
Fancy, expensive but worth it. Opened in the year 903 by by one of Charlemagne’s top religious scholars St.Peter is considered to be the oldest restaurant in Central Europe.
In the beginning it served religious travelers and wasn’t accepting money for food. Today this is one of the few places that would feed you after 10 pm. They are aware of the timings of the shows and are happy to host the late dining crowd including the performers. Reservations highly recommended as they are located two steps away from the festival facilities.
CHASE THE UNICORN
Book “Of Unicorns and Wild Men” tour at the High Salzburg Fortress
Start your day at the High Salzburg Fortress (Hohensalzburg) – the largest medieval castle in Europe that has survived to the present day. Despite dozens of wars in Salzburg the castle has stood unconquered and undamaged throughout history. “Of Unicorns and Wild Men’ is a tour that explores some of the old sagas and legends associated with the fortress. Get to know what the significance of the turnip is; what Emperor Charlemagne in Mount Untersberg was up to; meet a lion with a pretzel tail; see the ‘Rübler’ coat of arms and find where the unicorn hides up in the fortress. Highly recommended to book in advance at: email@example.com
Flat fee for the tour (up to 10 participants): € 60.00
Alternatively: Daily & free at 09:30 am
Discover all the most fascinating outdoor corners of Fortress Hohensalzburg and acquire lots of information about the fascinating, almost 1000-year, history of the defences in just 30 minutes for free!
Where to meet: Info point (point A, entrance to the interior), no registration required
NB: Please check the weather report and dress accordingly!
To get yourself up to the 900-year-old fortress use the 19th-century funicular from Residenplatz To avoid queues get yourself tickets online https://www.5schaetze.at/de/festungsbahn.html
TAKE A STRALL LIKE MOZART DID
The “Monchsberg Walk” from Hohensalzburg Fortress to the Museum of Modern Art (and its elevator back down). Pass by the ancient fortification Richterhöhe, Wine Culture Museum & WasserSpiegel reservoir and stop at the M32 Eatery (on the terrace of Museum of Modern Art ) to enjoy the birds-eye view of the city. Once you are done with chasing the unicorn, exit the fortress by taking the steep lane down from the castle courtyard (look for sign: Footpath to Town). At the bottom of the lane, you’ll see the funicular mid-point station – however, you can’t get on or off here. You’ll walk left under the funicular track to find signs leading you to the Monchsberg Walk and the Museum of Modern Art (MMA). On the way you will pass by the ancient fortification Richterhöhe that hosts a few private residences and a Wine Culture Museum, a mountain reservoir for drinking water (WasserSpiegel museum) and an astronomer’s home with a tiny observatory. After reaching the Museum of Modern Art (MMA) make a coffee pause at its M32 eatery and ride the Mönchsberg lift down to the city center. The lift is free for the M32 clients if you ask waiters for the vouchers.
DINE WITH THE MAN ON A MOZARTKUGEL
Open-air restaurant IMLAUER
Kapitelplatz. Gourmet experience with the public viewing of Verdi’s Falstaff Festival production.
For years in summer Kapitelplatz aside the Dome is being occupied by Die Siemens Fest>Spiel>Nächte – a public screening program with evening performances of sold-out current operas and the most beautiful historical productions from 100 years of the Salzburg Festival. To fully enjoy the broadcast of this year’s production of Verdi’s comic opera Falstaff, book a table at the open-air restaurant IMLAUER right at the feet of the Man on the Golden Sphere by the German artist Stephan Balkenhol (representation of Mozartkugel – a small, round sugar confection made of pistachio, marzipan and nougat that is covered with dark chocolate, created in Salzburg and named after, of course, Mozart).
Falstaff in short: The story of a fat and silly old man Sir John Falstaff, whose romantic misadventures make him a laughingstock in the provincial society of his small town. After a series of tragicomic situations have unfolded, he hides in a laundry basket and gets dumped in the river.
HAVE FUN WITH ARCHIBISHOP’S TRICK FOUNTAINS
Schloss Hellbrunn, Fürstenweg, 5020 Salzburg
A unique cultural experience not to be found anywhere else in this form.
Start your day with a 20-minute drive by Bus 25 to the Hellbrunn Gardens and Palace – a never-before-seen oasis of enjoyment and leisure. For 400 years Hellbrunn trick fountains (Wassserspiele) created by the prince and archbishop Markus Sittikus have been bringing smiles on the faces of their enthusiastic visitors.
Sunday, August 20, 15.00
ENJOY MOZART’S MOST WELL-KNOWN OPERA
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Haus für Mozart Hofstallgasse 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Le Nozze di Figaro in short: The rather humorous opera tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married despite the efforts of others to stop the wedding. Love, humor, revenge, and disguises all play a huge role in this opera