My name is Antje Kurz. I am a state-certified tourist guide and look forward to showing you Salzburg and its beautiful surroundings.

Take a look around my page, click through hand-picked event tips and be inspired by what you can discover in Salzburg.

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A particularly good insight into my work and the little secrets is offered by a small film (just below), which I created together with my daughter.

Antje Kurz - Fremdenführerin/Guide

Salzburg is unique – a cinematic insight into my work

Suggestions and tips for Salzburg

täglich: Fairtours Salzburg – Individual Best Of
Salzburg’s guides offer a two-hour morning tour of Salzburg’s Old Town daily in German and English for a fair € 10 per person. This tour explores new paths and hidden squares of the city. Interested guests can get to know the city of Mozart from different perspectives, the main attractions are also included in this tour.
Guided tours start daily at 10 a.m. at the main entrance in front of Mirabell Palace. Registration not required.

12.11.2019: Organ & Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The popular series Organ & Film starts the new season with the Hunchback of Notre Dame! Cineastes know and appreciate this format: Silent films are shown on a large screen with an original 35 mm projector. Dennis James accompanies the event as always in his tried and tested humorous manner on the Propter Homines organ. Fever along when the Hunchbackof of Notre Dame falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda and experience the first film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1923 novel in the beautiful ambience of the Great Hall. Due to the rapid editing sequences and the sensitive character drawing of the characters, the film by director Wallace Worsley became a classic among the silent movies.
19:30 Uhr / Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal / Schwarzstrasse 26 / 5020 Salzburg

17.11.2019: Open House Day Schloss Leopoldskron
On 17 November 2019, Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron will open its doors, once again, to members of the Salzburg community between 1:30-6:00 pm. Under the motto, “The Sound of Christmas,” professional tour guides will be on hand to take visitors on around the Schloss to discover its magic. This year’s event will also include a traditional Christmas market with handmade products. In among the festivities, there will be a “Christkind” ready to hear children’s Christmas wishes. Under the arcades of the beautiful Schloss terrace, visitors can enjoy traditional sausages, roast chestnuts, homemade mulled wine and more. Join us and enjoy the great atmosphere at the lake, as well as the unique sounds of the Leopoldskron baroque ensemble.

until 07.12.2019: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Romantic Opera / Libretto by the composer
Richard Wagner was fascinated with the legend of the Holy Grail, this majestic object shrouded in mystery. In Wagner’s mythological universe, which is inspired by legends and historical events but creates its own “space-time continuum”, Lohengrin is the son of the Grail King Parzival, who lives in the faraway castle of Montsalvat. Lohengrin appears in the duchy of Brabant as “Swan Knight in shining armour” to help Elsa, the young heiress to the duchy, who is in great distress. She is innocently accused of having murdered her brother.
The condition on which the noble knight agrees to help her is that he must never be asked about his origin – nor his name. If anybody should dare to break the taboo, the Knight of the Grail will be forced by Providence to leave the unworthy company to their own devices.
Not surprisingly, this leads to conflicts. Some are delighted by Lohengrin’s supernatural appearance and believe that he is sent from God. Others suspect that the figure of light is in league with evil powers. And Elsa – torn between faith and doubt – is caught in the middle. Finally, her curiosity brings about disaster: Elsa poses the forbidden question in the nuptial chamber… (In German with German and English surtitles).
Felsenreitschule / Hofstallgasse 1 / 5020 Salzburg

until 20.02.2020: The Rocky Horror Show
Richard O’Brien
By Arrangement with BB Group GmbH and The Rocky Horror Company Ltd.
“I see you shiver with antici…” To say that Richard O’Brien’s musical play (1973) causes a shiver of anticipation would indeed be an understatement. With the release of its film version two years later, this traumatizing and dizzying roller-coaster ride through science fiction, glam rock, pornography and horror film aesthetics irrevocably became an iconic hit.
Salzburger Landestheater / Schwarzstr. 22 / 5020 Salzburg

What is this Lost Generation? Who were they?
It was the art historian Rainer Zimmermann who coined the term “missing” or “lost” generation in 1980. He sees here a parallel to the concept of the “lost generation” of which Hannah Arendt and Gertrude Stein wrote in connection with the American writers of the 1920s. Zimmermann was referring to artists who were born between 1880 and 1915. Artists who attained a certain fame and recognition in the early 20thcentury, and who came from all corners of the Weimar Republic and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were artists whom the Nazi regime refused to accept, denouncing them instead as “degenerate” and ostracising them, either because of their background, their faith, their political attitudes or one of many other reasons. Their works were destroyed, sold abroad, or – if they were lucky – hidden away and preserved. Their names are largely unknown today, as are their works. Their names are largely unknown today, as are their works. This collection is now bringing them back to life.
The collection comprises some 300 works, most of them oil paintings.
The elegant exhibition rooms let us peek into the extended living room of the collector Prof. Dr. Heinz Böhme. It exudes a cosy ambiance that invites one to linger. There are comfortable lounge areas, tables and stools that offer one the opportunity to sit and study the extensive literature around one.
Opening hours Thursday and Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, donations requested.
Museum Kunst der Verlorenen Generation / Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 12 / 5020 Salzburg

until 17.11.2019: Sigalit Landau. Salt Years
“For the past fifteen years, the sculptor and video and installation artist Sigalit Landau (b. 1969) has repeatedly revisited the Dead Sea as a source of inspiration and laboratory. It has been the setting of the gestation of many of her works – in particular, various mundane objects that she “baptizes” by immersing them in the world’s saltiest sea for months until, covered by salt crystals, they are transformed into objects of mesmerizing, haunting beauty. Landau’s powerful and multifaceted works often probe questions of female identity and bodily experience, and explore themes such as the shadows cast by the Holocaust; the tense political situation in Israel; and complex issues of justice, structural violence, and the economic exploitation of nature. Combining a poetic aura with striking symbolism, her deeply moving creations reveal, with profound ambivalence, the transformative, sustaining, and healing properties of salt, as well as its destructive power.”
MdM Museum der Moderne / Mönchsberg 32 / Salzburg
Rupertinum / Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 9 / Salzburg

until 12.01.2020: GOLDEN TIMES. 17th-century Dutch painting
“Holland is celebrating its Dutch Golden Age. The Residenzgalerie Salzburg follows suit, presenting highlights of European painting.
Seventy masterpieces from the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Residenzgalerie Salzburg will be presented.
Exceptional economic and socio-political conditions provided fertile ground for the heyday of Dutch painting in the 17th century. During this period, known as the Gouden Eeuw/Golden Age, the art of painting attained a quality unprecedented in this range of genres.”
DomQuartier Salzburg / Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a / 5020 Salzburg

until 06.04.2020: From Bernini to Rubens. Roman Baroque from the Rossacher Collection
“Rome is regarded as the birthplace of the Baroque, the last art movement to spread throughout Europe. The Rossacher Collection includes some sketches for paintings that were to become key works of this period. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) and his studio are represented as well as by his competitor Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654). A design by Peter Paul Rubens (1580-1640) shows his most important Roman mission.”
DomQuartier Salzburg / Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a / 5020 Salzburg

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