Salzburger Adventsingen

at the Grosses Festspielhaus

What is the Secret?

The innermost core of the Salzburg Advent Festival is the eternal longing of mankind for harmony and peace. Even if the beginning in 1946 seems long ago, the intention of the founders has not been lost. The religious message, interwoven with elements of folk culture and current thought, still allows a very special atmosphere of fascination and retrospection to arise which one can only experience at the Salzburg Advent Festival at the Großes Festspielhaus. Anyone coming to the story with an open heart will experience a touching event, will laugh heartily at the childish charm of the shepherd boys and cry tears of joy at the devout yodelling.


An Intimate, Almost Familiar Setting

Despite the fact that about 1.8 million enthusiastic guests have attended this world-famous Salzburg Advent Festival since 1946, and the fact that 36,000 visitors from 38 countries are added to that figure every year, this cultural event at the Großes Festspielhaus retains a particularly intimate air of noble reticence. “Anyone who has attended once keeps coming back,” say regular guests, many of whom are also members of the “Friends of the Salzburg Advent Festival”. When more than two thousand guests rise from their seats at the end of a performance, singing the devotional yodeller together with about one hundred fifty performers, the energy generated by such a large community becomes palpable.

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Der Auftritt der Hirtenkinder beim Salzburger Adventsingen im Großen Festspielhaus gehört immer zu den Highlights der Vorstellung. Sehen Sie Bilder dieser Auftritte – von 1952 bis 2016. Hören Sie dazu „Waldhansl und Schleuniger" vom Salzburger Adventsingen 2016.

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Das Salzburger Adventsingen im Großen Festspielhaus ist die Keimzelle und das große Vorbild zahlreicher „Adventsingen“ im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum. Rund 1,7 Millionen Besucher haben diese einzigartige Veranstaltung im Salzburger Advent bereits besucht.

- Hans Köhl

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Kartenbüro Salzburger Adventsingen
Residenzplatz 9
A-5010 Salzburg

+43 (0)662 843 182

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Monday - Friday: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm


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