Free Musical Entertainment in Salzburg Altstadt – Lange Nach der Chöre – 24th May ’17

Salzburg Lange Nacht der ChoereSalzburg Lange Nacht der Chöre

Fancy some free musical entertainment together with access to some of Salzburg Altstadt’s favourite halls and venues? Then you won’t want to miss the 2017 Lange Nacht der Chöre this Wednesday (May 24th).

The event is in it’s 5th year and allows the choirs of Salzburg province to showcase their talents. At the same time both residents and tourists have a night of top quality free entertainment as well as free access to some great venues.

There will be 66 choirs taking part, with over  1,600 singers across 18 venues around the Altstadt. With so many choirs taking part, there’s something to suit every taste, from Gospel, Traditional, Folk to Classical and Quartets.

To visit the official site, click here.

Programme of Events

7.00pm – The event is opened by Mayor Dr Heinz Schaden in the courtyard of St Peter’s Church. The choirs (and public) will then head off to their various venues and the singing starts at 7.30pm.

Between 7.30pm and 10.00pm the choirs will perform – each for about 20 to 25 minutes. The public is free to wander between locations and take in both performances and venues.

10.30pm – It’s back to the courtyard of St Peter’s again where the choirs will bring the evening to a close by singing a selection of music together. 1,600 voices at once promises to be something special.


This is a great opportunity to get into some great venues around the Salzburg Altstadt. These include the Rathaus, the Kuenberg Saal at the Neue Residenz, the crypts in the Dom, the Catacombs inn St Peter’s, the Carabinieri Saal in the Alte Residenz and many more. For a full list and details of which choirs are singing, check out the venues on the website here.

Fancy joining one of Salzburg’s Choirs?

The choirs also use this as a recruitment event and the choirs taking part will host open rehearsal evenings over the next few weeks where they welcome anyone to come along, listen to what’s going on, join in the proceedings and maybe even join the choir. Again, with so many styles, there’s bound to be something for anyone who likes to sing.

This link takes you to details of which choirs are hosting the open rehearsal sessions.


Map of the Venues Participating in the Lange Nacht der Chöre

Salzburg Summer Tobogganing / Sommerrodeln

Summer Toboggan in Salzburg

What could be more fun than a Summer Toboggan on a beautiful blue sky day in the mountains? Fabulous views and the wind in your hair – magic.

But where should you go, what are the opening hours and what will it cost to toboggan? I’ve tried to answer these questions here, along with a handy map showing the tobogganing locations. There’s even a few videos.

This guide looks at 7 locations, listed in alphabetic order. The table below summarises the main information, but make sure to look at the main descriptions for more detailed information. Click on the table for a larger version.

Rodeln Overview


Note that this table simply summarises the options. There are a variety of charging models, so check out each individual section below for more detail on pricing.

The map below shows the locations of the facilities mentioned here.



As always, if you find any inaccuracies, anything requiring an update or a new facility you’d like to see covered, please let me know and I’ll make the correction.


Length – 1,980m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 51 km / 56 mins
Address – Au 99, 5411 Abtenau|
Phone Number – +43 6243 / 2432
Email –
Website –
Rules – Kids under 6 must ride with an adult. Older kids may need a child seat
Access – You’ll need to take a cable-car to the top (included in pricing below)

Abtenau Rodeln Hours




Abtenau Rodeln Pricing

Bad Dürrnberg – Keltenblitz

Length – 2,200m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 21 km / 30 mins
Address – Weißenwäschweg 19, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg
Phone Number – +43 6245 85105
Website –

Opening Hours:
12/05 – 09/06 – 11 am – 5 pm (10.30am – 5.00pm on Sat, Sun and Holidays)
10/06 – 10/09 – 10 am – 6 pm
11/09 – 26/10 – 11 am – 5 pm (10.30am – 5.00pm on Sat, Sun and Holidays)

Note – All opening hours are weather permitting.


Keltenblitz Pricing



Flachau – Alpine Coaster Lucky Flitzer (Floodlit)

Length – 1,100m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 71 km / 57 mins
Address – Unterberggasse 172, 5542 Flachau
Phone Number – +43 6457 23790
Email –
Website –

Opening Hours:
26/05 – 05/11 – Open daily from  10am to 7pm
Also open during winter – from 12pm to 7pm.

Flachau Rodelbahn Pricing


Length – 1 Run of 600m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 23 km / 29 mins
Address – Steinbachstraße 6, 5330 Fuschl am See (300m off the main road around Wolfgangsee)
Phone Number – +43 6226 8452
Website –
Open – May to September, 10 am to 5 pm (last run at 6.50pm)


Fuschl Rodeln Pricing


Length – 1 Run of 1,600m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 73 km / 80 mins
Address – Kehlbach 55, 5760 Saalfelden
Phone Number – +43 6582 72173
Email –
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Opening Hours:
13/05 – 08/07 – 9 am – 5 pm
09/07 – 20/08 – 9 am – 6 pm
21/08 – 08/10 – 9 am – 5 pm

Saalfelden Price List


Promotion video of Saalfelden


Length – 2 Runs of 1,300 m each.
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 38 km / 42 mins
Address – Gschwendt 268, 5350 Strobl (right on the main road around Wolfgangsee)
Phone Number – +43 6137 7085
Website –
Open – May to September, 10 am to 5 pm (last run at 6.50pm)

Strobl Rodeln Pricing

Zell am See / Kaprun – Maisiflitzer

Length – 1,600m
Driving Distance from Salzburg – Approx 100 km / 90 mins
Address – Einödweg 3, 5710 Kaprun
Phone Number – +43 6547 20113
Website –
Open – Also open during winter.

Zell am See Rodeln Pricing

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No Smoking Sign
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