SIGHTS. Stiftkirche St. Peter (collegiate Church Of St. Peter). The most sumptuous church in Salzburg, St. Peter's is where Mozart's famed Great Mass in C Minor premiered in 1783, with his wife, Constanze, singing the lead soprano role. Wolfgang directed the orchestra and choir and also played the organ. During e
Mozart Week. Mozart Week is organized by the International Mozarteum Foundation each January around Mozart's birthday, offering opera productions as well as orchestral, chamber music and soloist concerts.
Salzburg Festival. The two Salzburg Festival Halls (Festspielhaus and Haus für Mozart) and the Felsenreitschule are the main stages for the world-famous Salzburg Festival, which attracts the rich and beautiful from all countries during summer and Easter and transforms Salzburg into "the stage of the World".
SIGHTS. Festspielhaus. Designed by Wolf Dietrich and built in 1607, this festival hall was once the court stables. Today it's the center for the major musical events of Salzburg, its cultural activity peaking during the August festival. The modern hall seats 2,300 spectato
SIGHTS. Traunkirchen. About 4½ km (3 mi) north of Ebensee on Route 145 you'll come to Traunkirchen, a little village where Arnold Schoenberg invented his 12-tone method of composition; stop for a look at the famous "fishermen's pulpit" in the parish church next to a conve
ENTERTAINMENT. Salzburger Festungskonzerte. The Salzburger Festungskonzerte are presented in the grand Prince's Chamber at Festung Hohensalzburg. Concerts often include works by Mozart. A special candlelight dinner and concert-ticket combo is often offered.
Salzburg Festival. The world's first international music festival, the Salzburg Festival, continued its over 90-year history of producing and presenting great orchestras, soloists, opera, and theatre in the historic and picturesque Austrian town where Mozart was born.