Stefan Zweig Zentrum Salzburg

Are there standing room tickets?

About the venue

Stefan Zweig Zentrum Salzburg

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.

How to find us

Adress & contact

Stefan Zweig Zentrum Salzburg
Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg

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Tel.: +43 662 8045 0

Public transport

Trolley bus stop Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz
Lines 1, 8, 10, A, 22, 23

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Further bus lines operate from the foot-accessible trolley bus stops Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz and Rathaus.

Festival ticket = bus ticket
Comfortably and relaxed to the Salzburg Festival – three hours before the beginning of the performance until end of operation, your festival ticket is valid as city bus ticket in the so-called ‘core-zone’!


Underground car park Altstadtgarage A+B
Hildmannplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

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Opening hours: daily 0-24 h

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Franz-Josef-Kai, 5020 Salzburg
Opening hours: daily 0-24 h

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 in the cast and programme as well as changes in the beginning times do not entitle the holder to return the tickets. If there are any changes, Salzburg Festival will do its utmost to inform ticket purchasers as far as is reasonably possible. However, it is your responsibility to inform your-self about any changes. You will find the most up-to-date information on our website
May I take pictures and film performances?
All types of image and sound recordings as well as the use of mobile phones are prohibited during performances at the Salzburg Festival. In the case of photographic, television and video recordings made by the Festival or by authorized third parties, the visitor declares that he/she is aware of any image recordings of his/her person and that he/she is aware of the associated exploitation. I agree.
Are there “house rules”?
The respective house rules of Salzburg Festival apply in all venues. By entering a performance venue, visitors and customers expressly accept the house rules.
Are there standing room tickets?
If the general situation allows, reduced standing places can be offered. News will be posted on our website as well as our social media channels.

Venues of the Salzburg Festival