Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Getreidegasse 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Nestled among the boutiques and restaurants that line the city’s main shopping street, the historic Hotel Goldener Hirsch has all the hallmarks of a Tyrolean hunting lodge right in the heart of medieval Old Town, from vaulted ceilings and mounted antlers to staff dressed in lederhosen and dirndls. Vintage guest-room keys are embellished with stag silhouettes, and even the tableware and linens in the two restaurants (one a former blacksmith, the other a goldsmith) feature the signature leaping-deer motif. Both serve hearty local fare—stop in for schnitzels, beef goulash, and bratwurst with sauerkraut, then call it a night in one of 70 cozy guest rooms, which balance cheerful country textiles and antique furnishings with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi.

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Hotel Goldener Hirsch Design & Architecture

Exit through the thick green door of the baroque Hotel Goldener Hirsch, your quietly understated luxurious home a few buildings from Mozart’s birth house, and you will re-enter the bustling old town of Salzburg. The oldest hotel in the Starwood Luxury Collection, the Goldener Hirsch makes you feel as if you are a resident of Salzburg rather than a visitor.

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