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Chateau de Fontainebleau (cc) Music Destinations

The castles of France inspire dreams of other eras, of summertime strolls through courtly gardens and elegant entertainment. The Opéra en Plein Air Festival gives opera fans the opportunity to indulge these fantasies with a healthy addition of contemporary flair.


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.


Johann Strauss’ Vienna Itineraries

The life of Johann Strauss II is historically entwined with that of Vienna, and with Austria, where the composer’s Blue Danube Waltz is the unofficial national anthem.



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