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Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Salzburg, Austria

OUR RATING: Medium

The Goldener Hirsch is nearly as much a part of Salzburg’s history as the nearby cathedral and castle. Dating back six centuries, it effortlessly blends then and now — you’ll find modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning alongside antique shoemakers’ benches that have been transformed into tables.

The hotel is located on the bustling shopping street of Getreidegasse, which boasts an eclectic mix of attractions including international clothing chains, traditional inns and Mozart’s birthplace. The hotel has soundproof windows, so despite being centrally located, the rooms are quiet.

The in-house restaurants are two of Salzburg’s best-known eating spots — Herzl is a 250-year-old intimate eatery, while the Goldener Hirsch’s gourmet menu features the best of local produce. If you feel like eating out, explore the narrow streets and winding alleys of Salzburg’s Old Town just outside the door.

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OUR OPINION:

We love this property for its enviable location right on the main shopping street of Salzburg’s Old Town and its combination of history with modern comforts.

Rooms

Spread between three buildings, the hotel’s 70 rooms each have a different shape and size, echoing the building’s historic charm. Antique wooden cupboards, hand-carved beds and converted tables make up their rustic character. The white walls provide a blank canvas for the bright-blue and red fabrics used throughout the furniture.

Options range from standard rooms to larger suites, including a two-bedroom suite that’s good for families. The bathrooms feature marble tops, and heated towel racks add a touch of modernity to the classic rooms. Wi-Fi, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms come standard in all rooms.

Location

There’s not a more central location in Salzburg’s Old Town than the Goldener Hirsch. Step outside its doors and onto the cobblestone streets and you’re mere minutes from Mozart’s birthplace, the summer festival venues, the grand buildings of the Residenzplatz and The Sound of Music filming locations. Situated on the Getreidegasse, it’s also close to a multitude of restaurants, shops and cafés.

Food and drink

  • Restaurant Goldener Hirsch is a well-known fine dining restaurant in the hotel, featuring traditional and contemporary takes on Austrian cuisine, as well as an extensive wine list.
  • Restaurant Herzl is slightly more casual, with its stone pillars propping the wooden ceiling above, and shelves adorned with beer mugs.
  • The bar’s signature cocktail, the Susanne, comes with a bar-side tale.

Tour ideas in Salzburg

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Hotel Goldener Hirsch as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Mozart dinner & concert
      Mozart Concert

      Mozart dinner & concert

      Mozart dinner & concert

      Immerse yourself in the music and food of the Baroque era with this intimate dinner and concert at one of the oldest restaurants in Europe. Enjoy a performance of Mozart’s works by costumed performers between courses of a traditional Austrian meal.

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    • Mozart walking tour
      Mozart's Birthplace museum

      Mozart walking tour

      Mozart walking tour

      See Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg and the places that were important to him on this walking tour. Visit the Salzburg Cathedral, see Saint Peter’s Abbey and explore Mozart’s Birthplace and Residence, where he lived during his childhood and adolescent years.

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    • Sound of Music tour
      Alpine Salzburg, Austria

      Sound of Music tour

      Sound of Music tour

      This half-day driving tour of the most memorable locations from The Sound of Music with a private driver-guide lets you relive the movie’s nostalgic charms, while also taking in the history and beauty of Salzburg and Austria’s lake district.

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