The Philharmonic Orchestra
Thanks to its famous orchestra, Bad Reichenhall has been one of the music leaders in southern Bavaria, which, as Salzburg's neighbour, is quite an achievement. Here, it's like a music festival atmosphere the whole year through. In 1868 Josef Gungl assembled the first 'spa orchestra' and by so doing, founded what was to become a traditional concert orchestra that still boasts fame today. Since 1948, the orchestra has proudly carried the title of 'philharmonic'.