At the heart of the Salzburger Advent Singing lives the perpetual desire for harmony and peace. Even though this desire began back in 1946, it has lost none of its original intention even today. The religious message, carefully interwoven with folk culture elements and contemporary thinking still delivers a very special atmosphere of fascination and reflection that you can only really experience at the Salzburger Advent Singing in the Large ‘Festspielhaus’. Whoever opens their heart to this will undergo a moving experience, whether laughing refreshingly at the childlike charm of the little shepherds or even shedding tears of joy at the devoted yodellers.
This great cultural event in the Large ‘Festspielhaus’ with its elegant reticence, radiates a very special intimacy even though since 1946, about 1.8 million enthusiastic visitors and yearly around 36,000 visitors from 38 countries all over the world have enjoyed this world famous Salzburger Advent Festival. "Whoever comes once, keeps coming back", say lots of regular visitors, many of whom are also members of the "Friends of the Salzburger Advent Singing". At the end of a performance when over two thousand guests stand up from their seats and sing together with around one hundred and fifty devoted yodellers, you can really feel how much magical energy can be created by such a large community.
The Salzburger Advent Singing in the Large ‘Festspielhaus’ is the nucleus of and the big role-model for numerous "Advent Singing" events in the whole German-speaking world. Around 1.7 million visitors have already visited this unique event during the Salzburger Advent period.
How to find us
Ticket Service Salzburger Advent Singing
Salzburger Heimatwerk - Neue Residenz
A-5010 Salzburg, Residenzplatz 9