Join us at the VAMÖ Guitar- and Mandolin Seminar 2020 (May 20-24)

Enjoy four days of music and fun in the Rennaisance castle "Schloss Zeillern". Get individual coaching, play in small ensembles, and in the full scale seminar orchestra. Combine your visit with a trip to Vienna, the world capital of music, and to Salzburg, the city of Mozart and of The Sound of Music.

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The Seminar

Four days of individual coaching, playing in small ensembles and in the seminar orchestra. Internationally experienced instructors (some native English speakers) offer coaching at all levels; mainly classical mandolin and guitar playing, but also Jazz, Folk, Blues, and Bluegrass. The seminar begins on Wednesday, May 20th with dinner and ends on Sunday, May 24th after lunch.

Location: Schloss Zeillern in Zeillern. Easy to reach by direct trains from Vienna (1 hour) and from Salzburg (1 1/2 hour) to Amstetten.


Seminar: € 215 (adult), € 110 (student). Single day ticket: € 60. Includes all seminar events plus two concerts.

Board and lodging (per day, prices 2019): € 72.40 (single room), € 57.50 (shared double room). Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Wonderful Vienna

The capital of Austria is also the world capital of music. Follow the tracks of Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, and many others. Visit a concert or an opera performance.

Experience the imperial city of the Habsburgs or just find out why Vienna is selected the world's most livable city. Enjoy the famous Viennese cuisine, cakes and strudels, a glass of wine in the vineyards, or find out why Viennese people cannot agree on what is the city's best ice cream parlor.

Tours and Packages

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Lovely Salzburg

Beautifully located on the edge of the alps alongside the river Salzach, Salzburg is one of the top tourist attractions in Austria. Music lovers know it as Mozart's birth place and as the location of "The Sound of Music". In its vicinity the famous christmas song "Silent night" was written and first sung.

Visit Mozart's birthplace, the medieval fortress Hohensalzburg, the baroque castle Mirabell, stroll through the historic city center, or take a trip to the nearby lakes and mountain areas.

Tours and Packages

Find more suggestions, tours and packages at one of the following online tourist guides:

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