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Salzburg Marionette Theater

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Address: Schwarzstrasse 24 | Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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+43 662 8724060

Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children...

Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children since 1913. It is also home to performances of opera at various times throughout the year.

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Mind-blowing; a must-see

The performance of "The Magic Flute" was truly incredible. The accuracy and use of illusion will continue to be a unforgettable memory of my time in Salzburg. This place rightly... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Stockholm County, Sweden
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Stockholm County, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The performance of "The Magic Flute" was truly incredible. The accuracy and use of illusion will continue to be a unforgettable memory of my time in Salzburg. This place rightly deserves a UNESCO designation for "intangible heritage". The show was so good that I got tickets to see a second performance, this time of the Little Prince, because I was... More 

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were unsure at first but it proved to be truly wonderful. The stage scenery was magical and the marionettes astonishingly realistic. The show was not long but perfectly timed, starting at 7 and finishing at 9 with a short interval priced from 27 euros to 37 ( depending on seats) worth getting the ones nearer the stage.

Thank hatwilltravel
Shelton, Washington
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Can't recommend this highly enough. It was wonderful. Only a little over an hour long, so not so bad for the non-opera lover. The puppets were amazing, and the puppeteers were so skilled.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had the luck to visit Marionette Theatre last weekend and check out ourselves what it is about. Show on the menu was "Peter & The Wolf/Little Red Riding Hood" which made it ideal for the whole family (2 adults & 2 kids). It was really worth it as we have never seen something similar in the past. So I... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a late addition to our program, but a very welcome one. Seeing some of the Sound of Music (SOM) sights in Salzburg was very high on our list, so the opportunity to see the SOM marionette performance was a must. I'll just say our group (5 adults ranging in age from 22 to 59) were very happy with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

My fiancee and I love musicals, and especially The Sound of Music which we have grown up loving. I took her to Salzburg to show her places like the church at Mondsee where the wedding was filmed, the Mirabella Gardens (Do - Re - Me), and the summer house which is now in the grounds of Hellbrunn Castle. But, the... More 

Thank Paul R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We walked out at intermission. Really poorly done work. I can't imagine the marionetters are professional, b/c i see much more impressive work done in any park in a major city. I knew the music and singing was recorded, but didn't think it would be as bad as it was. really a rip off. even the marionettes themselves were not... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the Sound of Music show for my daughters birthday while in Salzburg. This was a wonderful show! I have never been to a show like this and I think this will be something we always remember. Seating is kind of flat and they do have pillows to sit in but even for me with someone big and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had seen a more amateur Marionette production of the Magic Flute in Vienna so we did not know what to expect in Salzburg which is "the" Marionette Theater. We decided to go for a "Salzburg-classic" and the only show they have in English - The Sound of Music. What I liked: Very nice theatre with comfortable seating. Excellent puppetry,... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic show, well worth a visit. I saw the Sound of music which was performed in English and loved every minute.

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