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.

On my Facebook page I try – always up-to-date – to point out highlights from Salzburg and the surrounding area. The last entries of my fan page can be found at the end of the page and, of course, automatically when you like my page.

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 - Tourist 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.

26. – 30.05.2021: Literaturfest Salzburg
Das Literaturfest Salzburg bietet in der 13. Runde wieder ein vielseitiges Programm mit Lesungen und Gesprächen, (Open Air-)Performances, Literarischen Spaziergängen, Spoken Word und Konzerten. Zu hören sind in diesem Jahr unter anderem namhafte Autor*innen wie Sharon Dodua Otoo, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Birgit Birnbacher und Marlene Streeruwitz. Jungen Autor*innen gibt das Literaturfest eine Bühne, um noch unveröffentlichte Texte vorzustellen. Als Ko-Produktion mit dem Toihaus Theater wird Helena Adlers „Die Infantin trägt den Scheitel links“ performt – die Premiere findet im Rahmen des Literaturfestes statt; vier weitere Aufführungen gibt es in Saalfelden, Hallein, Tamsweg und Neukirchen.

29. – 30.05.2021: Salzburger Museumswochenende 2021
“Endlich ist es wieder soweit! Nach einer Pandemie bedingten Pause im letzten Jahr laden heuer wieder 50 Museen und Sammlungen in Stadt und Land zum Salzburger Museumswochenende am 29. und 30. Mai 2021 unter dem diesjährigen Motto „Museen inspirieren die Zukunft“. Es freut uns sehr, dass sich gerade jetzt so viele Institutionen an diesem Kulturevent mit freiem Eintritt beteiligen. Endlich ist es wieder soweit! Nach einer Pandemie bedingten Pause im letzten Jahr laden heuer wieder 50 Museen und Sammlungen in Stadt und Land zum Salzburger Museumswochenende am 29. und 30. Mai 2021 unter dem diesjährigen Motto „Museen inspirieren die Zukunft“. Es freut uns sehr, dass sich gerade jetzt so viele Institutionen an diesem Kulturevent mit freiem Eintritt beteiligen.”

08. – 25.06.2021: Sommerszene 2021 “STOP – GO”
“Sommerszene is celebrating its comeback. After an enforced two-year break, we are finally able to welcome you once again inside the theatre and in public spaces where we will present a lot of contemporary art. This year’s edition of the festival will catch up with some projects from last year, and make you fellow actors, inviting you to stroll, listen, watch, reflect and discuss. And – we promise – in our accustomed analogue format.”

21. – 24.05.2021: Salzburg Festival Whitsun ROMA ÆTERNA
“In 2021 I would like to pay special homage to Rome, my beloved home town. Completing 150 years as the capital of modern Italy, Rome retains its contradictory identities, one of proud splendour and the other of decadence and decay. Throughout all times, and despite having repeatedly been declared dead, the city has lived up to its epithet as the Eternal City and is still going strong.” (Cecilia Bartoli)

17.07. – 31.08.2021: Salzburg Festival
100 years young was to be the guiding motto for a packed programme of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Salzburg Festival in summer 2020. However, the pandemic intervened and led to the most momentous challenge that has faced our society since the end of World War II. Never before has cultural life been so severely restricted in democratic countries during times of peace. In light of the crisis, the Festival took the decision to realize a modified and shortened version of the centenary programme. As it did in its inaugural season 100 years ago, the Festival was able to set another bold example for the arts. The projects that could not take place in the 2020 centenary will now be realized in summer 2021 — thereby extending the Festival’s centennial season until autumn 2021.

26.09. – 19.10.2021: Salzburger Kulturtage 2021
The Music Festival in Autumn: “Experience”
Diverse impressions and extraordinary experiences: Art pipes and piano concert, music and culinary, singer-songwriter and classical, saxophone quartet and orchestra or nature experience and inspiration. In addition to the Week of Austrian Orchestras, the Salzburg Culture Days 2021 present conscious moments for surprising new views of the worlds and beings of music.
With, among others, SIGNUM saxophone quartet, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Bachchor Salzburg, Riccardo Minasi, Kate Aldrich, The Erlkings, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Markus Poschner, Nikolaus Habjan, Orchester der Salzburger Kulturvereinigung, Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Roland Essl und dem Mozarteum Quartett.

20.05. – 08.07.2021: Der Tatortreiniger
Wenn alle anderen weg sind, der Mörder, die Kriminalbeamten, die Spurensicherung, wenn nur noch die Leiche da ist, schlägt seine Stunde! Dann kommt »Schotty«. Dann wird das entfernt, was keiner mehr braucht und was keiner sehen will. Die Reste der Verbrechen. Seien die Orte auch noch so grauenvoll, »Schotty« schreckt nichts. Es ist eine Wissenschaft. Mit Bürsten, Schrubbern, Seife, Schwämmen und chemischen Substanzen betritt er die Tatorte und putzt. Vor allem braucht er aber Empathie und Geistesgegenwärtigkeit. Denn »Schotty« ist nie allein. Er begegnet völlig fremden Menschen. Hinterbliebenen oder Bekannten der Opfer, Leuten, die zufällig vorbeikommen oder den Geistern der Ermordeten. Alle befinden sich in emotionalen Ausnahmezuständen. Sie wollen reden, alles mal grundsätzlich klären. »Schotty« wird zur alltagsphilosophischen Projektionsfläche, muss erläutern, trösten und die Dinge wieder in Ordnung bringen. Am Anfang stand ein Experiment. Aber »Der Tatortreiniger« wurde zu einem Kulthit. 2012 bereits mit dem Grimme-Preis gekrönt, stieg die Nachfrage des immer zahlreicher werdenden begeisterten Publikums rasant.
Kleines Theater | Schallmoser Hauptstraße 50 | Salzburg

What ist the 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: Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:00 (during the Salzburg Festival Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-18:00). Admission is free, donations requested.
Museum Kunst der Verlorenen Generation / Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 12 / 5020 Salzburg

bis 24.05.2021: The Physiognomie of power. Harun Farocki & Florentina Pakosta
In an extensive juxtaposition, this double exhibition focuses on the work of the German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944 Nový Jičín, CZ—2014 Berlin, DE) and the Austrian graphic artist and painter Florentina Pakosta (1933 Vienna, AT).
Starting in the 1970s, the critical reflection on aspects of power became central to both artists’ work. Farocki’s video installations, essay films and documentaries investigate the mechanisms of the control and surveillance society, psychological manipulation through an omnipresent capitalist logic, and the role of digital visual media in warfare. Pakosta is a protagonist of the feminist avant-garde who addresses structures of patriarchal domination and power in her work by examining the male face of power through drawings and unmasking it in an at times surrealistic manner. Common to both practices is their focus on manifestations of an extreme exercise of power. One of the things they make apparent is that capitalism and patriarchy not only function in similar ways, but are also frequently interconnected. The exhibition is based on works held in the collection of the Generali Foundation and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
Museum der Moderne MdM | Mönchsberg 32 | Salzburg

As supplement to the 360° view of the City of Salzburg in the great Panorama painting, Johann Michael Sattler and his son Hubert produced paintings showing views of cities and wonders of nature from all over the world. These pictures, which Johann Michael Sattler named Cosmoramas, enabled the public to experience unattainable places at close quarters.
On the upper floor we are showing city views from the second half of the nineteenth century – a time when many people, uprooted by revolutionary upheavals or impoverishment, were forced to leave their old homelands and try their luck in the New World.
On the ground floor Hubert Sattler brings to life the power of water: whether the calm sea in the Lisbon harbour, tumultuous waterfalls and serene river landscapes in the USA, or the deep, cool lakes in the Austrian mountains.

23.07.2021 – 17.04.2022: TRAUMSTADT. BLICK AUF SALZBURG UM 1920
Salzburg mit seiner einzigartigen topografischen Lage ist nicht nur heute ein enormer Tourismusmagnet, sondern übte schon vor und in den 1920er Jahren eine magische Anziehungskraft auf die unterschiedlichsten Menschen aus. Einige übersiedelten aus den großen Metropolen in die pittoreske Kleinstadt an der Salzach und ließen sich nieder. Andere kamen als Gäste und wurden treue Freunde der Stadt. Beschleunigt durch die Salzburger Festspiele nahm der Tourismus stetig zu und Salzburg wurde als Marke international bekannt. Wie präsentierte sich damals die Stadt seinen BesucherInnen und was sahen die Menschen, wenn sie vom Gaisberg oder Mönchsberg auf Salzburg blickten? Welche Aussichten und Einblicke erlauben uns die künstlerischen Dokumente dieser Zeit? Was entstand neu? Was ist vergessen? Die Ausstellung zeigt in malerische Ansichten, gezeichneten Visionen und historischen Fotografien eine Zeit, in der sich viel bewegt hat. Tauchen Sie mit uns ein ins Salzburg der 1920er Jahre!

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