Music Destinations


Salzburg, Austria © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Music Destinations

Salzburg is known by music-lovers as the birthplace of Mozart and, more recently, the setting for the film “The Sound of Music”. Situated on the Salzach River between scenic plains to the North, and rugged mountains to the South, Salzburg outdoors is every bit as breathtaking as its cultural and musical offerings.


Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin © LH Wong Classical Venues / Music Destinations

In the three decades following the WWII destruction of all of its main musical venues, the city of Berlin focused on the reconstruction and restoration of these important cultural centers. In some cases, you see faithful reproductions of past architecture, while in others you see striking modernist departures.


Santa Maria del Mar - Barcelona © Faris Algosaibi Music Destinations

We would like to plead for a kinder, gentler way to experience the remarkable array of buildings produced throughout history in the name of religion. A concert in a church is an ideal way to relieve your tourist angst, and steer clear of the “been there, done that, took a selfie” mentality.


Orchestra of automatons, 19th century. Museu de la música, Barcelona © Photo: Amador Alvarez Music Destinations

Whether you’re a music enthusiast or simply traveling again to a city you already know, a visit to a music museum is a fascinating way to pass the time and experience a city beyond the usual tourist destinations.



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