Cities

Prague

Prague/Praha is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is the capital of the Czech Republic, and the historical capital of Bohemia. It has been a political, musical, cultural, and economic center of Europe for much of its 1,100-year existence.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, including the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the National Theater, the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter and the Lennon Wall. The extensive historic center of Prague is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague’s rich history, vibrant culture and stunning architecture make it a popular tourist destination. It is the sixth most visited city in Europe, receiving more than 4.4 million international visitors annually.”

For more than 200 years, Prague has been a leading cultural center of Europe. Mozart spent time in Prague, enjoying success leading celebrated performances of Le Nozze di Figaro, performing in the city’s castles, churches and theaters, and premiering both his 38th Symphony “Prague” and his operas Don Giovanni and La clemenza di Tito. Beethoven was also a regular visitor and performer in Prague, and it was the home of the great Czech composers Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana. The city is home to three major opera houses, more than twenty active concert halls, and seven professional orchestras. The city is also one of Europe’s leading centers of jazz, theater, film, visual arts, architecture and literature.

 

MUSIC HERITAGE OF PRAGUE:

For more than 200 years, Prague has been a leading cultural center of Europe. Mozart spent time in Prague, enjoying success leading celebrated performances of Le Nozze di Figaro, performing in the city’s castles, churches and theaters, and premiering both his 38th Symphony “Prague” and his operas Don Giovanni and La clemenza di Tito. Beethoven was also a regular visitor and performer in Prague, and it was the home of the great Czech composers Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana. The city is home to three major opera houses, more than twenty active concert halls, and seven professional orchestras. The city is also one of Europe’s leading centers of jazz, theater, film, visual arts, architecture and literature.

 

Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria is the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for acclaimed musical and film The Sound of Music. Internationally renowned for its baroque architecture Salzburg, or Salt Castle, is nestled around the Salzach River and remains one of the true treasures of Europe. In 1996, the historic center of the city of Salzburg was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The fourth largest city in Austria, Salzburg is home to numerous cultural institutions including Mozarteum Stiftung, Mozarteum University, and the Landestheater or “States Theater”. In addition, visitors may tour the birthplace and residence of Mozart and will see his influence throughout the city.

 

Tabor

Tabor is a charming south Bohemian town, dating back to 1420. Surrounded by historical architecture, breathtaking views, and a bustling town square, the old town has winding cobblestone streets, an ancient castle, baroque churches, underground tunnels, as well as restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.

 

Festival Accommodations:

Prague

Hotel Olsanka

Salzburg

Hotel Meininger
All You Need Hotel

Tabor

Dvorak Hotel