To call the marionettes of Salzburg puppets seems wrong, albeit accurate. The Salzburg institution, which has been in existence since 1917 is more than just a show, it is an art that requires immense effort and passion from everybody involved. The Marionette Theatre employs 12 professionally trained puppeteers who play their marionettes like finely tuned instruments. If you get the chance to witness a performance, please do, as you will find yourself absolutely spellbound after only a few minutes. Even the theatre itself is a sight to see, as the stage is ornately decorated and almost looks like a small opera house. So go on and be captivated by an entirely different kind of performance.