Besides the summer festival, the Whitsun Festival is doubtlessly among the most famous of Salzburg’s numerous musical events. The festival originally goes back to 1920 when legendary stage director Max Reinhardt presented Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Everyman” against the backdrop of the splendid Cathedral Square. The festival around Whitsun has gained the reputation of a high-scale musical highlight attracting visitors from all over the world. Around Whitsun, a particular festival is now taking place, strictly following the tradition of the summer event: also here, they engage exclusively highly renowned stage directors, musicians, and actors to present selected plays captivating the audience.
This year’s Whitsun Festival is taking place from 13th to 16th of May, around the homonymous weekend. The program revolves around the famous tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” written by the not less famous dramatist William Shakespeare, whose death-day has its 400th anniversary in 2016. Be it in the modern Broadway interpretation as “West Side Story” or in form of an Italian opera, this play offers the suitable version for all preferences.
Come to experience the legendary festival exuding a particular charm due to spring. Enjoy the musical highlights of our hometown and let yourself be pampered in our hotel “Der Salzburger Hof”: just select your desired date and book online right now!