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Salzburg, Austria Luxury Travel Guide

Updated: Jun 30

Next, it’s off to Salzburg, a picturesque city known for its beautiful Baroque architecture, charming old town, and stunning mountain views. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most famous classical composers in history. Visitors can explore his former home, now a museum, to learn more about his life and music.


Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria by Erik Odiin, Unsplash


Another interesting fact about Salzburg is its association with the movie “The Sound of Music”. The film was shot on location in the city and surrounding areas, and visitors can take a “Sound of Music” tour to see the famous filming locations, including the Mirabell Palace and Gardens and the von Trapp family home. Also worth visiting is the famous Hohensalzburg Fortress, stroll along the Salzach River, and take a cable car up to the top of the Untersberg Mountain for some breathtaking views.


A CULINARY TREASURE


SENNS.Restaurant

Söllheimerstrasse 16

Salzburg, 5020, Austria

+43 664 4540232


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Andreas Senn and Christian Geisler, image by Florian Mitterer; food images by Lukas Jahn



SENNS.Restaurant, a two Michelin-starred and four-hooded restaurant by Gault Millau, is a must for any dining enthusiast. Situated on the outskirts of Graz within a 19th-century bell factory, it offers a novel setting for Chef Andreas Senn’s culinary masterpieces. The restaurant showcases elegant construction, skillfully incorporating references to its 400-year historical past, such as an original large iron bell and antique decorative objects.


With a seating capacity for 30 guests, SENNS.Restaurant boasts an open kitchen design strategically positioned for patrons to witness the expert craftsmanship of Andreas Senn and Chef Christian Geisler as they create their culinary marvels.


Andreas Senn takes diners on a gastronomic journey through a captivating seven-course meal meticulously crafted to tantalize taste buds and awaken all five senses in a theatrical-like fashion. Prepare to be delighted by unexpected flavors, aromas, and sensations.


It is an extraordinary theatrical dining experience. Also notable is the restaurant’s extensive wine list, and its impeccable service, leaving nothing to be desired.


Open Tuesday-Saturday. 6:30 pm –12:00 am. Closed on Monday, Sunday, public holidays.


Luxury Stays


Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Schwarzstraße 5/7, 5020 Salzburg

+ 43 662 889770


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Step into a world of unrivaled luxury at Sacher Hotel Salzburg, a family-owned 5-star hotel nestled in the heart of the historic center of Salzburg. With its rich history and unique location, Sacher stands as the pinnacle of grandeur in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and a city renowned for its remarkable culture and events. Originally constructed in the 1860s by Carl Freiherr von Schwarz, the hotel is situated on the banks of the Salzach river, providing breathtaking views of the majestic river, Salzburg Cathedral, and the iconic Hohensalzburg fortress.


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ACCOMMODATIONS


Sacher Hotel Salzburg offers a selection of 110 rooms and suites – from lavish deluxe rooms to the opulent Presidential Suite and the awe-inspiring Sacher Sky Suite offering contemporary design and undoubtedly the best view of Salzburg. Each accommodation is meticulously designed as most rooms feature a balcony or terrace, allowing you to enjoy picturesque views of Salzburg. The classic-modern decor exudes elegance, while the luxurious amenities, including the Suitepad, Time to Chocolate products, and complimentary alcohol-free drinks, add an extra touch of luxury service.


Other notable hotel features include massage services, sauna, steam bath, fitness center and the Vital Bar, a relaxing area serving refreshing drinks and healthy snacks.


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DINNING


Enjoy authentic Viennese cuisine and local specialties at Zirbelzimmer restaurant (temporarily closed) run by award-winning Chef Gahleitner. Head out to Sacher Grills for an intimate lunch or dinner or Café Sache serving light meals and the iconic Sacher-Torte.


Hotel Goldener Hirsch

A Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Getreidegasse 37 Salzburg, Austria

+43 662 80840


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Established in 1407, Hotel Goldener Hirsch is a charming five-star luxury hotel nestled in Salzburg’s historic old town. It boasts a rustic-chic ambiance and is conveniently located just steps away from Mozart’s birthplace. Immerse yourself in its captivating 600-year-old heritage as the hotel presents Salzburg-style decor adorned with meticulously chosen furniture from authentic antiques, traditional fabrics, and 15th-century designs. Moreover, the reception area proudly exhibits ancient arches and historic artifacts, paying homage to the hotel’s illustrious past.


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ACCOMMODATIONS


With its intimate 5-floor structure and a genuine central courtyard, The Goldener Hirsch presents a collection of 70 rooms and suites. Each accommodation exudes a refined Salzburg ambiance and showcases elements such as “Fleckerlteppich” rugs, solid wood floors, hand-printed fabrics, marble bathrooms, Villeroy & Boch porcelain showers and tubs, and even soundproof windows. These rooms seamlessly incorporate the latest technological amenities to provide luxurious comfort. The hotel also offers notable services like babysitting and pet accommodations. For the convenience of business travelers, there are 7 fully equipped meeting rooms at their disposal.


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DINNING


Helmed by Chef Daniel Mild, Restaurant Goldener Hirsch (+43 662 8084 ext. 861), widely recognized as one of Salzburg’s premier fine-dining destinations, showcases a fusion of traditional and contemporary Austrian cuisine. Guests can relish the exquisite flavors during lunch and dinner. For more casual dining experiences, Restaurant Herzl offers a perfect setting, while Bar Goldener Hirsch awaits in the sheltered inner courtyard, providing an inviting atmosphere.


Sheraton Grand Salzburg

Auerspergstrasse 4

5020 Salzburg, Austria

+43 662 88 999 0


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Situated adjacent to the world-renowned Mirabell Gardens and interconnected with Salzburg Congress, the recently remodeled Sheraton Grand Salzburg hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel offering a modern and stylish ambiance. Overlooking a verdant city garden, this centrally located hotel boasts contemporary decor and is within walking distance of numerous iconic historical landmarks, such as the Festival Hall Salzburg, Salzburg State Theatre, and the Museum of Modern Art.


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Accommodations


With 168 guest rooms including 28 suites, the Sheraton Grand Salzburg is the ideal destination for every occasion, from family getaways to business stays. For longer stays, choose the apartment suite which has a fully equipped kitchen with separate dining and living area including a private terrace. For something extra special choose a spacious sky luxury suite with a private balcony overlooking the Mirabell Castle and Garden. There are also meeting and event space for up to 2,500 visitors, business center, fitness center and the notable Sheraton Club Lounge.


Dining


Restaurant Mirabell

at Sheraton Grand

+43 662 889994039


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Discover the Mirabell Restaurant, nestled adjacent to the enchanting Mirabell Garden, offering a special culinary experience. Indulge in an array of classic Austrian dishes infused with a modern twist, accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines. Relish the flavors of Austrian specialties, such as veal schnitzel with parsley potatoes, lemon, and cranberries, or savor the Austrian filet steak served with morel sauce, vegetables and polenta. The menu also features vegetarian dishes, and it changes seasonally to embrace the availability of local produce. Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, from 06.30 am to 10.30 am (breakfast, daily), and 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm for dinner service.



By Markin Abras, Senior Travel Editor

Images provided by each mentioned venue on this story.

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