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Salzburg Marionette Theater: The Sound of Music provided by Salzburg Marionette Theater

Salzburg Marionette Theater: The Sound of Music

Salzburg Marionette Theater: The Sound of Music
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The Salzburg Marionette Theater has charmed countless children and adults for a century, and has become famous throughout the world. Since 2016 it is has been included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The performance technique of the Salzburg Marionette Theater has been declared a cultural asset worthy of preservation, as the "most highly developed form of puppet and figure theatre." In this unique baroque auditorium, they present operas, including Mozart's Magic Flute, as well as, the Salzburg classic The Sound of Music, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet, and Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream or Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. Children for sure will like Peter and the Wolf or Rumpelstiltskin. This is for one admission ticket to see the show of choice, that is available. Transportation and other accommodations not included.
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  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Salzburg Marionette Theater
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 45m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request, dress code is smart casual
  • No short trousers in the evening
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Salzburg Marionette Theater
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request, dress code is smart casual
  • No short trousers in the evening
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

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tmomma11
Roanoke, VA69 contributions
Magnificent
Aug 2019
Such an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Quite unique and a dying art. The puppeteers are very skilled and talented. Such a unique experience, totally different than the usual play, musical or concert. As middle aged adults, felt like a kid again.

Curtain call was amazing, just as good as the actual performance. The curtain was raised so you could applaud the actual puppeteers. In addition, they performed, giving you the opportunity to see the behind the scenes look at how the puppets work.

The Sound of Music is in English, however there are subtitles on the side walls with several different languages. There is not a subtitle for everything though.

It is a smaller venue, so you may want to book your tickets in advance. Although the stage is small, we did not have any problems viewing the show sitting midway back.

There was an intermission. During intermission, drinks and snacks were available to purchase.

The theater was decorated with all sorts of puppets and costumes. It was interesting to look at all the history of the theater. They even have a puppet you can try out yourself.

Wonderful, unique experience! Dying art that needs to be appreciated! Fun for all ages! Highly recommend!
Written 24 January 2020
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Ortnerba
Thanks you so much and best regards from Salzburg!
Written 27 January 2020
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Quentin F
Milwaukee47 contributions
Wonderful family experience
Aug 2019
We went to this as average SOM fans thinking it would be a nice way to give the kids something they'd enjoy on our trip. Where we thought this would just be an interesting experience, this was well worth it! The show is truly amazing to realize that those are puppets and people are up top making them work. The music is recorded, but that's not the point of this - its the puppets. Just a wonderful show!
Written 8 September 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank you very much, Quentin and greetings from Salzburg!
Written 16 September 2019
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Deb T
Gosford, Australia8 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2019
I saw The Sound Of Music and it was a wonderful show. Such a rare experience to see a full marionette performance by a very talented group of performers in a lovely old theatre.
Written 30 August 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank you very much, Deb!
Written 16 September 2019
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K. P’an
Cascais, Portugal19 contributions
A fresh take on a classic
Aug 2019 • Family
As it was our third visit to Salzburg, we really didn’t want to miss out on experiencing this UNESCO World Heritage event again. Though Motzart’s Magic Flute is the quintessential choice, as big Sound of Music fans, we thought this would be a fun and fresh take on the classic. We were blown away by how well and creatively the screen came to stage. The marionettes were amazing and the sets were beautiful but what really stole the show was the final act, when they raise the curtain just a bit higher and show the mastery behind the marionettes. My 10 and 13 year olds loved it. It truly is a spectacular, Salzburgian experience.
Written 30 August 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank yo very much and greetings from Salzburg!
Written 16 September 2019
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PatPatPAT
London, UK1 contribution
Good experience
Aug 2019 • Couples
It is an interesting performance, I know why it is a historical drama, the sound of music is one of the attractive to visit Austria, I found that I love Austria so much!
Written 28 August 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank you, Patpat!
Written 16 September 2019
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bebba62
Witney, UK10 contributions
Sound of music Salzburg marionettes
Aug 2019 • Friends
An excellent show. The marionettes are amazing. Initially, you notice the strings, but after a few minutes you don’t see them. The sound is good and the scenery and props are also excellent. It’s sung in English, but there is translation in several languages projected on the side walls.
I am hoping to visit again next year.
Written 8 August 2019
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Ortnerba
Thanks bebba62, hope to welcome you to our theater next year again!
Written 12 August 2019
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debsywalker
Slough, UK2,933 contributions
Not just for children
As I had never seen the film but had seen the sights it was only fitting my last night in Salzburg should be spent watching the Sound of Music.
The theatre is small and my ticket was row 12, I would say pay a little more to get closer.
I was totally absorbed in the story, the puppeteers are just brilliant.
Perfect end to my trip.
Written 21 June 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank you :)!
Written 22 June 2019
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Rebecca C
Holbeach, UK222 contributions
Absolutely wonderful. A must do.
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was fortunate enough that on my two day trip to Salzburg 'The Sound of Music' was playing on one of the evenings. From start to finish the show was absolutely wonderful and the skill involved was amazing with so many puppets on the stage at once.

The show is in English with subtitles in other languages that are put on the wall which give a description of what is happening in each scene. I was seated in Row 2 which gave a perfect view of the stage, however if you need to see the subtitles then you would need to sit further back.

This is a wonderful experience that I would recommend to any Sound of Music fan whilst in Salzburg.
Written 12 June 2019
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Ortnerba
Thank you, Rebecca!
Written 13 June 2019
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GeorgeFMarkhamON
Toronto, Canada2,899 contributions
Excellent puppet musical - staff not so friendly
May 2019 • Couples
The Marionetten Theater was excellent, a tour de force of puppetry through the almost entire Sound of Music story. Good visibility, comfortable seats, and and incredibly talented puppeteers. Unfortunately, the people at the entry made a big fuss about a very small backpack that was being carried as a purse. Much larger purses were allowed in without any issue, but the backpack format seemed to trigger them. That and the 1 Euro that was charged for checking (tickets were in the 40 Euro range).
Written 27 May 2019
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Ortnerba
Dear George, We are happy to read that you enjoyed the Sound of Music performance that much! Backpacks, umbrellas and glass bottles are generally not allowed in the audience hall for security reasons.This is an official regulation and the same in all theaters, cinemas etc. in Austria. We apologize if our entrance stuff has overseen other backpacks, this should not happen and we will discuss it. We would be very happy to welcoming you again to our theater some time!
Written 28 May 2019
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GMBaker8
Williamsburg, VA49 contributions
Totally entertaining -- a must-do!
May 2019 • Couples
We attended an evening performance. Frankly my wife is the "Sound of Music" fan so I was humoring her. To my surprise, this was very entertaining and I was awed by the skill of the puppeteers. It's spoken in English with subtitles in various languages. It's a very nice theater with friendly staff. Be ready with your camera as the end when the artists are revealed...
Written 14 May 2019
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grumpy66grumpy66
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brilliant
a great and entertaining place to visit alone, couple or with family and enjoy the marionettes musicals and plays.
Grover R
Grover R
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Theatrical performance you can not get other places
One of the tour books we had talked about both the performance and the theater as can't miss sights. We left Munic
GmanSA
GmanSA
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Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker) - AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Don't believe a word the negative reviews say - this is an age old tradition in Salzburg, and it's not a Broadway p
Eurotraveler5557
Eurotraveler5557
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Magic flute
Delightful presentation. Child friendly. Easy to see performance. Easy to access theater and close to other attra
J4757DVmanuelab
J4757DVmanuelab
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Short and sweet
One hour show was perfect, we’ll done. Great for kids but more interesting if you actually understand German.
CorneliusfudgeGM
CorneliusfudgeGM
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Excllent
100 metres away from our hotel and a great way to spend a hour on New Years Day. The artistry of the puppeteers is
amateur2urist
amateur2urist
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Enchanting
I saw the Nutcracker on Boxing Day and it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. The show is so beautiful and
W1844SXsarahb
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A fun way to round off your Sound of Music experience
We spent this morning doing the Sound of Music tour with Panorama (lots of fun) and finished off with the Sound of
SuzW66
SuzW66
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Unique and worth doing
This is something unique and well worth doing. It can be popular so book ahead. We saw the short version of Mozart’
Kmmmmm
Kmmmmm
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Awful
This was a total ripoff I saw the Nutcracker from the second row center and it was like watching a dimly lit small
PiermontMS
PiermontMS
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Really enjoyable evening
It took some convincing to get my teenage daughter to agree to this activity. But it was definitely worth it! The
bash4ever
bash4ever
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Great introduction to opera
We booked "The Magic Flute" because it was the only show we could easily work into our schedule during our few days
Robert L
Robert L
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UNESCO performance
We saw the Magic Flute marionette performance. Just timeless. The lobby is worth browsing too. Just fabulous and we
Chuck P
Chuck P
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Amazing Performance!
We attended the Marionette theater as part of our obsession with Sound of Music. The detail of the Marionettes and
lmm10_12
lmm10_12
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Definitely worth it!
I came across this on Trip Advisor and decided that it was a must do given the appearance of the puppets in the Sou
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