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Salzburg: The Magic Flute at Marionette Theater Ticket

1. Salzburg: The Magic Flute at Marionette Theater Ticket

Step into the historic Marionette Theater in Salzburg for a funky production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Watch this fun adaptation of the composer's most famous opera, performed by masterful puppeteers for people of all ages. Choose between the 1 and 2-hour show versions. Discover this iconic miniature opera house, listed as one of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage sites, and admire the interior of its 350-seat Baroque-style auditorium. Enjoy a unique live experience full of singing, dancing, and lots of surprises. Watch a group of professional puppeteers showcase their abilities in musicality and manual skills with this special play. Immerse yourself in the world of Mozart with an exciting twist, in a show that will surely be loved by every member of the family.

Salzburg: Sound of Music Sightseeing Walk with Audio Guide

2. Salzburg: Sound of Music Sightseeing Walk with Audio Guide

Explore Salzburg from the perspective of the classic film The Sound of Music, stopping by famous landmarks and locations that feature in the film. Experience the movie in a new way in this immersive activity, which uses an app-based audio guide with GPS technology.  Start the activity at Mozart Bridge, a notable location of the film. Stroll into the Old Town to see the Cathedral and St Peter’s Monastery. Next, pass through Green Market, and learn about its significance in the film as well as in Austria’s history.  You’ll pass the Horse’s Pond mural and spy Mönchsberg mountain before crossing the padlock bridge over the Salzach River. Learn about the Landestheater, and see the Hotel Bristol where the cast stayed during filming.  Visit the 17th-century Pegasus Fountain and the Dwarf Garden of Mirabell Palace, before finishing the activity at the infamous Do Re Mi steps. Along your route, you’ll learn about Salzburg’s history and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the set of The Sound of Music. The guide uses GPS technology to follow your pace and play the appropriate audio tracks as you go, so you can focus on the sights around you.

Salzburg: The Sound of Music at Marionette Theater Ticket

3. Salzburg: The Sound of Music at Marionette Theater Ticket

See talented puppeteers performing this popular musical, full of singing, dancing, and lots of surprises - "A delightful surprise from start to finish" (The New York Times). The Sound of Music is in English, with explanations in German, Italian, French and Spanish, projected on the wall near the stage. The duration is 1 hour 45 minutes with an intermission between. Enjoy the special, stylish atmosphere in our historic venue. Opened in 1913, the Salzburg Marionette Theater is one of the world’s oldest marionette theaters and celebrates the city’s long tradition of puppetry. The theater stages a range of productions using a cast of around 500 wooden puppets, from operas and fairy tales to "The Sound of Music" - the 1959 movie that showcased the city and its puppetry. Actually, "The Lonely Goatherd" and the puppet scene in The Sound of Music where inspired by this theatre. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers, trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to empathise with the various characters in order to bring alive the marionettes on the stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theatres worldwide and belongs to the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2016. Shows are subject to seasonality and won't all be available at one time. Be sure to check back to see what new shows will be playing next.

Salzburg: Ticket to The Nutcracker at the Marionette Theater

4. Salzburg: Ticket to The Nutcracker at the Marionette Theater

An afternoon or evening spent enjoying The Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s interpretation of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce children to the joys of ballet and classical music. With its fairy tale characters, dances and melodies that immediately imprint themselves on the memory, The Nutcracker has been capturing young hearts and minds all over the world for generations. In the centre of Tchaikovsky’s ballet is Clara. She is given a nutcracker for Christmas from her godfather Drosselmeyer. When she falls asleep, she dreams that the nutcracker is head of a gingerbread army fighting against the minions of the Mouse King. With Clara’s help, the nutcracker wins the battles, turns into a prince and takes her to the Land of Sweets where he tells its ruler, the Sugar Plum Fairy, how Clara helped him to defeat his enemy. In the end, Clara wakes up. The simplicity of The Nutcracker is exactly what makes it so appealing; an ideal choice for the Salzburg Marionette Theatre to bring to its stage. Seemingly drawn straight out of a child’s toy box, and without a complex plot to worry about, one is left to marvel at the ethereal qualities of Tchaikovsky’s music and the delightful dances that each group of puppets takes turns to perform. The Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season.

Salzburg: Sound of Music Exploration Game

5. Salzburg: Sound of Music Exploration Game

Discover Salzburg's most interesting places by solving clues around town and unlocking amazing stories. Visit the Do-Re-Mi stairs, Salzburg Dom, Salzburger Marionettentheater, Nonnberg church, and other iconic locations. Download an interactive application and begin your exciting exploration game. Your mission is to help the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music escape Salzburg before WW2. Solve clues to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each solution unlocks an interesting story and reveals Salzburg's secrets. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around 2 hours is usually enough time. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the downloadable app. Once you have downloaded the app, simply head to the starting point at Mirabellplatz whenever you choose and begin your adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Salzburg: Puppetry Highlights Show at the Marionettentheater

6. Salzburg: Puppetry Highlights Show at the Marionettentheater

The "Highlights" are an entertaining and easy-going 40-minute show during which the most popular and well-known songs and arias from The Magic Flute and The Sound of Music are performed. Enjoy the special, stylish atmosphere in our historic venue. Opened in 1913, the Salzburg Marionette Theater is one of the world’s oldest marionette theaters and celebrates the city’s long tradition of puppetry. The theater stages a range of productions using a cast of around 500 wooden puppets, from operas and fairy tales to "The Sound of Music" - the 1959 movie that showcased the city and its puppetry. Actually, "The Lonely Goatherd" and the puppet scene in The Sound of Music where inspired by this theatre The venue operates as an opera house in miniature, hosting regular performances in its 300-seat baroque-style auditorium. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers, trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to empathise with the various characters in order to bring alive the marionettes on the stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theatres worldwide and belongs to the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2016. Shows are subject to seasonality and won't all be available at one time. Be sure to check back to see what new shows will be playing next.

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What people are saying about Salzburger Marionettentheater

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip around Salzburg using this tour; second time we’ve done a VoiceMap tour and they have both been excellent. Trudy had some good tips and advice, some great knowledge of the film that we didn’t know and can’t wait to tell others about, and the route was clear and easy to follow. We’re both fans of the film and the tour visited lots of relatable places with links to the film and songs - a really great tour and very much worth the money. VoiceMap links to your GPS so info plays when you arrive at the destinations, you can pause and pop into shops etc and sightsee along the way at your own pace, and if you wander off route it picks back up when you return.

It was an entertaining and entertaining event. Even for non-opera fans, the short sentences on the side explained what was happening on stage. The fine manner of the performance with the puppets was touching. The house has charm and you feel comfortable because it is rather small.

Fantastic show, great seats, really pleased we had the opportunity to go!

We were thrilled. Our expectations, it was our first time, were exceeded.

We can do the tour at our own pace, no big group and stress free