Salzburg is a city full of culture. No matter whether it’s literature, art or music. The city has something to offer for every taste. Many cultural offerings are even free.
WHERE CAN YOU EXPERIENCE CULTURE IN SALZBURG?
Exhibitions and galleries
Contemporary art can be seen in the Fotohof Gallery, but also in Gallery 5020, the Leica Gallery or the City Gallery Lehen. Admission to almost all galleries is free.
- In the Dome Quarter in Salzburg there is the Residenz Gallery, which also includes a museum and various collections and exhibitions.
- On the Mönchsberg mountain there is the Museum of Modern Art, which, among other things, presents many photographs. On Sundays there is a combined mountain and downhill ticket for students between 2pm and 6pm, including admission to the Museum of Modern Art for just 3.70 Euros.
- If you want to find out about the life of Salzburg’s personalities, Mozart’s home and birthplace or Georg Trakl’s birthplace can be visited.
- The Salzburg Museum is a museum of art and cultural history for the city and the county of Salzburg.
- In the House of Nature there is everything about nature, technology and man on display.
- Salzburg also has a water museum that tells all about the city’s water supply and offers many stations to try things out.
- In Jazzit, a band plays every Tuesday with free admission.
- In autumn, the free “Jazz and the City” Festival takes place in the old town.
- Pop and rock concerts are held regularly in the Rockhouse and in the ARGEkultur.
- If you want to experience the Salzburg Festival for free, you can watch concerts on the big screen at the Siemens Festival Nights on the Kapitalplatz.
- Free performances are also available with the Mozarteum’s study programmes. For example, in the theatre in the art quarter, where several free performances per year along with all graduation concerts are open to the public and free of charge.
In Salzburg there are many young people who work as authors. They regularly present their written books, stories and readings in the MARK or in the literature house. In the City Library you can borrow books, CDs, DVDs and more, and the book-bus stops regularly throughout the city.
Das Kino shows films in their original language (with German subtitles) and in the Mozart Kino, alongside new films, there are always older classics. In the Shakespeare, there are regular “retro cinema” evenings with free admission.
WHICH MUSEUMS CAN BE VISITED FOR FREE?
Many museums and galleries in Salzburg can be visited for free. The entrance to the City Gallery Lehen and the Fotohof Lehen is free of charge – as well as the Salzburg Art Association in the Künstlerhaus. Hangar 7 has free admission to the museum for flying and driving equipment.
With the Salzburg Card, a one-off admission to all museums and sights is free of charge. www.salzburg.info/en/hotels-offers/salzburg-card
WHAT IS THE CULTURE PASS?
The Culture Pass is intended to make culture affordable for everyone. It can be applied for by students, but also by all those who have little money – those are people who receive minimum pensions, people without work and asylum seekers. The Culture Pass allows free admission to concerts, theatre performances and to the cinema.
The Culture Pass is available in the City of Salzburg at these locations: