Planning Your Visit
The Salzburg Festival wants to take responsibility and do everything it can to prevent the corona virus from spreading further:
- 3 step plan for the Salzburg Festival
1.) Since 16 March 2020: All offices and workshops of the Salzburg Festival will remain closed for the time being until 13 April 2020.
2.) Until 15 April 2020: Decision whether Whitsun Festival will take place
3.) By 30 May 2020: Decision whether the Summer Festival will take place.
- Our ticket office at Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11 will remain closed for personal customer service until further notice. However, the ticket office can be contacted by e-mail and telephone. Our staff will process your order by telework.
Contact ticket office:
Monday – Friday 10:00 -12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30
- In addition, there will be no public guided tours and group tours of the festival halls for the time being.
- The planned start of direct ticket sales for the Summer Festival on 27.03.2020 will be postponed to 14.04.2020 and will then be handled exclusively via our online ticket shop. It is still possible to buy tickets for the Whitsun Festival directly online and to pre-order tickets for the Summer Festival.
- The Salzburg State Exhibition “Great World Theatre – 100 Years Salzburg Festival” cannot start on the scheduled date (25.4.). Whitsun 2020 is specified as the earliest starting date. The artistic intervention “The Dream of a Fairy Temple” will also be postponed indefinitely.
Our workshops and the entire Festival team are working intensively on implementing our anniversary programme. It is important to us to note that according to the risk assessment available to us now (as of 11. March), all events of the Salzburg Festival at Whitsun and during the summer will take place. If this risk assessment changes substantially, we will inform our visitors without delay.
We understand the general confusion and insecurity and have therefore added a page to our website with Frequently Asked Questions and information on the coronavirus.
Many roads lead to Salzburg, the heart of the heart of Europe. Whether you arrive by car, bus, train or plane, Salzburg is easily accessible from all directions.
The Salzburger Hauptbahnhof (Salzburg main station) is serviced by a number of European railway companies. Environmentally conscious guests from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and beyond can make use of this well-connected network.
Salzburg Hauptbahnhof – Information
Südtiroler Platz 1
Tel. +435 1717
Salzburg has the second largest airport in Austria. Many international airlines fly to Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart.
Furthermore, Salzburg is only about three hours away from other major airports, including Munich International Airport and Vienna International Airport. Both are easily accessible by public transport.
Just a few meters from Großes Festspielhaus, on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz, there is the nearest bus stop (line 1, 8, 10, A, 22, 23). Most other venues can also be easily reached by bus
Festival Ticket = Bus Ticket
Tickets for Festival performances will be vaild for travel within the city of Salzburg in the so called core-zone by trolleybus, bus or S-Bahn from three hours before the performance begins until the last service. This offer is vaild for the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and the Salzburg Festival in summer.
Arriving by car from within Austria you will arrive either via the A1 (from Vienna/eastern Austria) or the A10 (from the south/western part of Austria). Coming from Germany, you will arrive via the A8 highway.
- There is a ban on driving in parts of Salzburg’s city center.
- Starting one hour before the beginning of a performance, private vehicles can only enter the Hofstallgasse to let visitors out. Parking is not permitted.
- Parking spaces in the center of Salzburg are subject to a parking fee.
- Information about the parking facilities at the individual venues can be found on our venue information pages.
From exclusive boutique hotels to top international Hotels to cozy country house accommodation -Salzburg’s overnight accommodations offer something for every taste and for every budget. The best value offers as well as current vacancies are best booked through our tourism partners:
Culinary Highlights in Salzburg
The cultural experience in Salzburg is certainly not limited to the performing arts and music. Fresh, locally produced, seasonal meals made from regional ingredients used by chefs around the city come together to create culinary highlights that make up the top-tier food scene in Salzburg. Be it an award-winning restaurant, the friendly manner of rural hospitality or something to please every sweet tooth – let yourself be spoiled by Salzburg’s culinary scene!
For an overview of the culinary highlights on offer, visit:
For the Salzburg Festival accessibility is important. In all venues we offer places for wheelchair users, disabled toilets and barrier-free access. Learn more about accessibility at the Salzburg Festival.
A visit to the Salzburg Festival is a unique experience. To answer any questions that you may have, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions for you below. Did we miss something? Please drop us a line at email@example.com.
Information for Coaches
Access and parking regulations
During the Salzburg Festival (18 July – 30 August 2020), coaches (mini buses are considered as cars) require a permit sticker to enter Hofstallgasse.
For more information, please refer to the Information letter for coaches
Please order your permit sticker at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bulky items. We are unable to store bulky items such as suitcases, bags, or rucksacks in the cloakroom for you. In case you intend to leave the city directly after a performance, it is advisable to leave your luggage at your hotel or deposit it in the safety locker at the train station.
- Permitted bags should not exceed the following dimensions: 45 x 25 x 35 cm Pointed or other sharp objects are considered dangerous and usable as weapons.