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The Best Hotels in Salzburg

Mozart’s birthplace, festival central, UNESCO World Heritage Site—Salzburg is Austria’s culture capital. As such, historic hotels, feisty independents, and mountaintop castles welcome visitors in world-famous style. From sleek rooms hung with modern art to cozy ones kitted out like the settings of fairy tales, here’s where to stay now.
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Getreidegasse 41, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Dating back to 1350, Salzburg’s oldest inn is an überatmospheric boutique hotel with an enviable Old Town address and an unexpected twist. The design-savvy property juxtaposesrustic vaulted ceilings, stone walls, ceiling beams, and other remnants...
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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...
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Schwarzstraße 5-7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Perched on the banks of the Salzach River, Salzburg’s grande dame drips with old-world charm thanks to a stunning collection of antiques, crystal chandeliers, and fine art. But the guest rooms, many of which were refurbished in 2016 for...
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Vienna, Austria
Sacher is synonymous with luxury in Vienna. It’s the name of not just the hotel, but also Austria’s most famous cake, the delectable Sacher-Torte. Eduard, son of Sacher-Torte creator Franz Sacher, opened the hotel in 1876, though it was his young...
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Goldgasse 10, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
A contemporary alternative to Salzburg’s ultra-luxe heritage properties, this small boutique hotel in Old Town gets its name from its address on Gold Alley, once home to metalsmiths but now lined with shops. Though hints of history appear in...
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Mönchsberg 26, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Set on three-and-a-half acres of garden grounds atop Mönchsberg Mountain, the castle-inspired Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is like something out of a fairytale. Be sure to arrive hungry: In addition to a restaurant that serves Austrian and...