Stefan Zweig Centre, Edmundsburg

About the venue

Stefan Zweig Centre, Edmundsburg

On the site of two smaller houses dating back to the 13th century, Edmund Sinnhuber, the abbot of St. Peter’s Abbey, had the Edmundsburg erected at the end of the 17th century as housing for “deserving retainers of the Abbey”. Since the mid-19th century, the building functioned as a “sanctuary for poor boys”, and until the end of the 1950s it was a boarding house for students and apprentices.  In 1961 the International Research Centre for Social Ethics (Internationales Forschungszentrum für die Grundfragen der Wissenschaften) was founded here.

Since the autumn of 2008, Salzburg’s Paris Lodron University has re-established the building, which is owned by the Archdiocese of Salzburg, as a “House for Europe”. The Edmundsburg houses the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS), the Faculty of Economic, Labour and European Law, and a European Centre for PhD Students. An important centre for friends of literature, the Stefan Zweig Centre, one of the University’s research centres, occupies the ground floor. An exhibition informs visitors about Stefan Zweig’s life and works, the Centre offers events focusing on Austrian literature in the first half of the 20th century, and international relations with other universities are cultivated here. The Stefan Zweig Centre publishes a series of academic publications and has been working on a new edition of the author’s fiction.

Further information

When do the doors open before a performance?
The foyers of the respective venues open one hour before the start of the performance. Doors to the performance venues themselves generally open 30 minutes before the start of the performance.    
What happens if I am late?
We recommend that you arrive at the respective venue approx. 30 minutes before the start of the performances. Despite this, should you arrive after the performance has started, please contact the staff service immediately, who will be able to assist you. We strive for the possibility of a late admittance, but there may be productions in which there is no late admittance because of excessive disturbances caused to the rest of the visitors.
Will I get a refund if there is a change in the cast of a performance?
Changes to the cast and programme as well as changes in the starting times do not entitle ticket holders to return their tickets. If there are any changes, we do our utmost to inform you in timely manner. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to inform yourself of any changes. The latest information can be found on our website.
May I take pictures and film performances?
All manners of audio and video recordings as well as the use of mobile phones are prohibited during the performances of the Salzburg Festival. In the case of official photography, TV and video recordings carried out by the Festival or third parties with the Festival's permission, visitors declare their consent to possible images of their person being recorded and used.
Are there “house rules”?
The link to the current house rules can be accessed here
Are there standing room tickets?
Standing room tickets are available in the Felsenreitschule and in the Haus für Mozart. There are also standing room places at the Jedermann performances on the Domplatz. These are available starting one hour before the performance at the box office int the Franziskanergasse, but only if the performance takes place on the Domplatz (Cathedral Square). If the performance takes place in the Große Festspielhaus, no standing room tickets are available.

Venues of the Salzburg Festival