Every summer, the Salzburg Festival transforms the city into a huge stage. Over a hundred years ago the founding fathers of the Salzburg Festival, Max Reinhardt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, proclaimed “the entire city is a stage”. The Salzburg Festival is one of the most important festivals for the performing arts in the world. The programme of artistic events, with unique combinations of opera, concerts and drama, the combination of culture and the holiday atmosphere of Salzburg, and the extraordinary flair of this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City make Salzburg and its Festival something truly special. Enjoy the classic Festival production of “Jedermann” in the open-air theatre on Cathedral Square, the Felsenreitschule theatre, the Grosses Festspielhaus and wonderful operas, concerts and plays!