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Salzburg Fortress Concerts: New Year's Day with Dinner

Salzburg, Festung Hohensalzburg — Burgsaal

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About the Event

Celebrate New Year's Day at the beautiful Hohensalzburg Castle with a festive concert.

Experience a selected 3‐course dinner or VIP dinner or GOLDEN VIP dinner at the world‐famous Hohensalzburg Fortress, high above the rooftops of the city, in the Panorama Restaurant and then enjoy a New Year's concert in the historic castle hall entitled 'Ein musikalischer Spass' with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra Salzburg. After the concert, the city of Mozart will be at your feet by night, making the evening an unforgettable experience and a highlight of your visit to Salzburg.

This concert is part of the 'Best of Mozart Festungskonzert' (Salzburg Fortress Concert), and widely regarded as one of the most important chamber music series in the world. Highly qualified musicians and internationally recognised soloists offer excellent performances of the works of W. A. Mozart and Strauss.

The concert offers not only the highest quality musical experience, but the special atmosphere of the 900 year old Festung Hohensalzburg as well.  It is the hallmark of the 'Mozart City' of Salzburg and the view of the city and surrounding countryside from the concert hall is beyond compare.

Practical Information

Special service for you:
Individual tables for dinner in the Panorama Restaurant!
Your table will be allocated according to the number of people booked.

Please note: only card payment possible in the Panorama Restaurant (except Amex).

Included in the price
Categorie 1:
- Fortress cable car (ascent and descent)
- Dinner (excluding drinks)
- New Year's concert at Hohensalzburg Fortress (side block — numbered seats row 1‐7)

Categorie 2:
- Fortress cable car (ascent and descent)
- Dinner in the Panorama Restaurant (excluding drinks)
- New Year's concert at Hohensalzburg Fortress (side block — free choice of seats from row 8)

- Festungsbahn (Berg‐ und Talfahrt)
- VIP Dinner (exkl. Getränke)
- Neujahrskonzert (Mittelblock — nummerierte Plätze Reihe Reihe 1‐3)
- Abendprogrammheft
- 1 Glas Sekt in der Konzertpause

Golden VIP (only 6 pm):
- Festungsbahn Berg‐ & Talfahrt
- VIP Aperitif
- VIP Dinner
- 1 Flasche 0,375 l Rot‐ oder Weißwein / 1 Flasche 0,33 l Mineralwasser / 1 Kaffee
- Orchesterkonzert (Mittelblock — nummerierte Plätze Reihe 1‐3)
- Abendprogrammheft
- 1 Glas Sekt in der Konzertpause


Categories 1 & 2
Salzburger Jourgebäck with two different spreads
Beef consommé with dumplings
Corn‐fed chicken breast supreme on vegetable rice with fruity sauce
Mozart dessert

Category VIP
Salzburger Jourgebäck with two different spreads
White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds
Sous vide cooked short ribs of local beef on truffled pea and potato puree and grilled 'tomato de Roma'
Salzburg golden trout 'Müllerin style' with rosemary potatoes
'Salzburg dumplings

We are happy to serve you a vegetarian menu on request.
Please express this wish to the service staff in the evening.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Selected works
  • Antonín Dvořák – Selected works
  • Johannes Brahms – Selected works
  • Johann Strauss – Selected works
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress is a key Salzburg landmark, and the largest completely-preserved castle in Central Europe. Built atop the Festungsberg in 1077, 506 metres above sea level, the fortress has never been conquered. Renovated in the late 19th century, it became a major tourist attraction with the construction of the funicular in 1892. Visitors can also choose to reach the fortress on foot, enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views from the hill. The main attractions inside the fortress are the magnificent princely chambers - the Golden Hall, Golden Chamber, and the Bedchamber. Featuring medieval decorations, gothic wood carvings, lavish stucco, tapestries and ornate paintings, the interior variety underscores the fortress' long history. A venue straight from a fairytale, the Festung Hohensalzburg regularly hosts classical concerts that are well-known throughout Europe.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Antonín Dvořák

Antonin Dvorak is considered to be one of the most well-known and prominent Czechs in the world, as his musical work gained international recognition already during his lifetime. He was born in 1841 in a small Czech village into a butcher’s family. At the age of 6, Dvorak started taking violin lessons and it immediately became obvious that the boy had exceptional talent in music. Later in life, he was learning to master piano and organ as well as simultaneously working in a slaughterhouse. After Dvorak turned 16, he was admitted to the Organ School in Prague that trained future professional composers. After graduating, he stayed in Prague, joined Karel Komzak’s orchestra and started actively composing his own music. However, he struggled to make ends meet and always had to work on the side by playing music in churches and giving private music lessons. Finally, 1874 became a turning point in his life when he won a financial grant from an Austrian Prize competition for his 15 submitted works. This allowed him to quit the orchestra and devote himself fully to composing. During this period, he wrote his Slavonic Dances, Moravian Duets and Violin Concerto, which brought him sweeping success. In 1892 he was invited to teach at the New York National Conservatory, where he stayed until 1895 before returning home. He started teaching at the Prague conservatory and later became its director. Until his death in 1904, he had been a successful and well-loved composer, both in his homeland and around the whole world.

Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss Jr., also known as the king of waltz, is the most famous Austrian composer of dance music and operettas. He was born in 1825 in Vienna’s suburbs. Even though his father, Johann Strauss I, was a respected composer, he was totally opposed to his son' secision to dedicate his life to music and wanted him to become a banker instead. Therefore, the boy had to learn to play the violin literally in secrecy. His tutor, Franz Amon, was actually the first violin player of his father’s orchestra. Meanwhile, the young Strauss went to the polytechnic college at his father’s request. In 1844 Johann Strauss Jr. formed his own small orchestra that performed in different casinos and restaurants. But his father, being very influential on the local musical scene, made a lot of effort to get his son’s orchestra banned from playing at popular locations and events. However, this could hardly stop the young Strauss from becoming a success in Austria. After his father’s death, Strauss merged both their orchestras and started touring Austria and nearby countries. He as well as his younger brothers ,who were also composers, basked in fame due to their dance music that sounded so modern and innovative back then. Johann Strauss also travelled to the United States where he beat the record by conducting an orchestra of 1000 people. Until his death in 1899, Strauss was extremely popular thanks to his light and lively music, full of blissfulness, zest for life and enjoyment. His works celebrate nature’s beauty, purl of water, gush of wind and wisper of tree leaves.


Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34, Salzburg, Austria — Google Maps

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