Salzburg is world-wide known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an extraordinary architectural beauty, acting as a stage for many events. In 1997, the historical city centre was declared as anUNESCO World Heritage, because of its exceptional architectural beauty, its homogeneity and its large numbers of cultural monuments. The city is full of atmosphere during the pre-Christmas time, with theChristmas Market in front of the cathedral.
On the first Advent weekend, music&friends always arranges, for choirs from all over Europe, concerts on these extraordinary places: Open-air at the Christmas Market in front of the cathedral, advent concerts in churches or concert halls and a common concert with all the participating choirs in a church or a concert hall in Salzburg, where each choir presents itself with a song, followed by a dinner for all choirs in a typical Austrian restaurant.
Church services on Sunday are possible and are the last highlight of a very special weekend in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And – of course – there will be some time for shopping to find some typical Christmas presents.
Each choir will get an individual program – here you can see an example for the stay in Salzburg:
Thursday: Arrival to the hotel. Check-in and dinner.
Friday: After breakfast guided tour of Salzburg. Individual lunch. In the afternoon, concert at the Christmas Market or in front of the Castle Hellbrunn. Preparation for the friendship concert, which will be held in the evening in Salzburg or in its surroundings. Friendly drink with the other choirs after the concert. Transfer back to the hotel.
Saturday: During the morning, individual tours or shopping in Salzburg. In the late afternoon, common concert with all the participating choirs in a concert hall or in a church. After the concert there is a common dinner with all the choirs in a restaurant.
Sunday: Departure or church service in the morning.
Extension: music&friends can organize an extension in Munich, Ceske Budejovice or Nürnberg. Of course, with guided tours and additional concerts.
By coach: Coming by your own coach to Salzburg, the coach must be available for all the transfers of the choir.
By flight: Many flights are offered to Munich or Salzburg. If coming by plane, music&friends will organize all the necessary ground transports. Just check the following links for flight information and pricing: www.bmibaby.com, www.vueling.com, www.easyjet.com, www.flysnowflake.com, www.jet2.com, www.smartwings.com, germanwings, Air Berlin.