Secretary of State Mayer: Salzburg Festival Has Been Successful Despite the Challenges

More+Events ♦ Published: August 31, 2020; 12:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

This year's Salzburg Festival will serve as a role model for other cultural events in the future. The organizers have successfully coped with the challenging situation Covid-19 brought upon the world and implemented a festival that was highly praised by Austrian politicians.

Secretary of State for Art and Culture Andrea Mayer praises the successful implementation of this year's Salzburg Festival. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Filmfestival Linz from Linz, Österreich / CC BY (

According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, this year's Salzburg Festival was a great success not only in terms of cultural policy.

It has shown that even in times of the Covid-19 crisis, large cultural festivals are possible if they are accompanied by a professional prevention concept.

Federal Minister of Health Rudi Anschober:

"Salzburg is proof that even during …