In one of the days of the last week, we were invited to an annual lunch about Austria. The event took place in H10 Casa Mimosa, here in Barcelona. It was a press lunch, where participated press representants and bloggers as we are.
A chic lunch, with amazing people, where we discovered news of the year about some important places of Austria. This time we heared news about Salzburg City, well known as Mozart city, and then Innsbruck.
Below you will find a provided information, that is written by Austria tourist member.
Salzburg City has been a proud member of the UNESCO World Heritage List for over 20 years, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe.
Many years on, the five city squares in the historic district –Residenzplatz, Domplatz, Mozartplatz, Kapitelplatz and Alter Markt – remain the most beautiful in Salzburg: Together with Hohensalzburg Fortress, they represent the heart & soul of this UNESCO-listed city. Likewise contributing to the uniqueness of Salzburg is the topography of this city on the northern edge of the Alps, a combination of craggy mountainsides along with numerous broad green spaces: Nature in Salzburg is always just a few minutes’ walk away.
Special exhibition at “DomQuartier Salzburg” from 08.12.2018 to 27.05.2019 “Prince-Archbishop Maximilian Gandolph Graf von Kuenburg”. “DomQuartier Salzburg” impressively illustrates the grandeur and power that the Salzburg prince-archbishops once enjoyed. www.domquartier.at
New exhibition at Hohensalzburg Fortress: The freshly remodeled Fortress Museum will open its doors in June 2019. The thematic span of the exhibition will encompass the history behind the fortress’s construction, weapons and armor, as well as “Life in the Middle Ages”. Particular attention will be given to Archbishops Leonhard von Keutschach and Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. www.salzburg-burgen.at
Salzburg City of Churches: with a concentration of churches comparable to Rome
With the help of Italian architects, the Salzburg prince-archbishops commissioned construction of the cathedral as well as numerous churches, chapels, abbeys and cemeteries.
Salzburg City of Music – W. A. Mozart, Salzburg Festival and “The Sound of Music”
Over the centuries, the music performed at the Salzburg court measured up with the very best in all of Europe. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s father Leopold came to Salzburg to pursue his own career as a professional musician. As for Wolfgang (1756 – 1791), he was quickly recognized as a wunderkind and would become the city’s most famous son: The Mozarteum Foundation was established in 1880, while the Salzburg Festival has existed since 1920. The city also boasts internationally acclaimed ensembles including Camerata Salzburg as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra, and hosts around 4500 music and cultural events every single year.
Special exhibition “Leopold Mozart: musician – manager – man”: Marking the 300th birthday of Leopold Mozart, this exhibition will take place at the Mozart Residence from April 5, 2019 to February 9, 2020. www.mozarteum.at
Mozart Week at Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg: January 24 to February 3, 2019
In 2019, for the first time Mozart Week will be under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed star tenor Rolando Villazón. The five Mozart Weeks until 2023 will be dedicated exclusively to the works of W. A. Mozart. The program features more than 60 events, including stage productions, orchestral concerts, chamber music and dance. Musically, the focus is on Mozart’s choral works. In 2019, audiences will be able to enjoy an array of artists highlighted by Cecilia Bartoli, Daniel Barenboim, Christiane Karg, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
The Salzburg Whitsun Festival from June 7-10, 2019, entitled “Voci celesti – heavenly voices”, is dedicated to commemorating the voices of the great castrati. This music festival opens with George Frederick Handel’s opera “Alcina”, with festival director Cecilia Bartoli performing in the lead role. The festival comes to an extraordinary conclusion with a concert in Salzburg Cathedral by the Papal Choir of the Sistine Chapel – Cappella Musicale Pontificia SISTINA – one of the world’s oldest, most famous and most exclusive musical ensembles. www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
In summer, the Salzburg Festival from July 20 to August 31, 2019 is one of the most important festivals of classical music and the performing arts worldwide. In 2020, the Festival will celebrate its centennial. However, even one year prior to this big anniversary, the program created under the artistic direction of Markus Hinterhäuser will, as usual, feature grandiose operatic and theatrical productions with a cast of international stars along with concerts by the great orchestras of this world. The highlight, which has been the case ever since the Festival was founded, will be Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Jedermann” performed on Cathedral Square. www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
Musical Advent and Farewell to the Old Year: a melodious winter in Salzburg
Cathedral Square and the Residenzplatz in the heart of the Salzburg historic district are the focal point of the famous “Salzburger Christkindlmarkt”, one of the oldest and most enchanting Christmas markets in the world. This is accompanied by other Advent markets such as those at Hohensalzburg Fortress, in the Sterngarten, on Mirabellplatz as well as “Hellbrunn Advent Magic”. Also during Christmastime, music plays an important role in Salzburg: In fact, the world’s most famous Christmas song “Silent Night” was actually written very close to Salzburg. “Advent Singing” at the Grosses Festspielhaus is attended by thousands of people from around the globe every year, a beloved tradition which has spread and been imitated throughout the Alpine world. www.christkindlmarkt.co.at | www.hellbrunneradventzauber.at |
Tourismus Salzburg, Auerspergstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: +43/662/889 87 – 0, Fax: +43/662/889 87 – 32, www.salzburg.info, #visitsalzburg
Innsbruck is very close to Vienna, and can be discovered really easy, getting by train from Vienna. Even though, it is a small city, and many tourists say, that it can be discovered in a short trip. Innsbruck can offer much more.
It can offer large city and mountains walks with breathtaking views. It can offer very interective cylcing routes for bicicle lovers. Innsbruck has modern architecture and buildings.
This year, they presented tourist card that can be bought for a very good price. One of this cards is great for visiting Innsbruck city, and another one, is great to discover places arund the city.