What to see and do in this fabulous city known for its music and chocolate...
If ever a hotel deserves the moniker ‘boutique hotel’, the Hotel am Dom is a shining example. In 2009, this 800 year old townhouse located in Goldgasse in the heart of the Old Town, was converted by an enterprising hotelier into the little jewel it is today.
The hotel has 15 rooms distributed over five floors. While preserving historical features like wooden ceilings and staircases, the rooms have every modern comfort one could wish for. Each room is individually styled and decorated and the floors have names, not numbers. There are nods to Salzburg's musical and artistic culture in the naming of the floors, which are aptly named Herbert von Karajan and Romy Schneider.
I loved the stylish, modern reception with its vaulted, white-washed ceiling and the friendly staff who speak fluent English.
Prices for a single room at Hotel am Dom range from €90 to to €240 (depending on the room and season).
If money is no object, you can stay at the hotel or you can simply choose to enjoy the café. The cafe menu features 15 different types of coffee and delicious dessert options include the Sacher torte, dubbed the 'most famous cake in the world since 1832', according to the Sacher Hotel. The indulgent torte is a generous portion of chocolate cake, which is accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream.
Salzburg has countless theaters, big and small, classic and modern and even a puppet theatre. If you are an enthusiast, get the Salzburg Card, which offers huge discounts on tickets
Feast your eyes at the flower, fruit and vegetable market at the Domplatz, which is a riot of colour. Afterwards, enjoy a meal at the historical Stiftskeller St. Peter, the oldest restaurant in Europe.
Whatever you like to see or do, you’ll never have a dull moment in Salzburg!
The official Salzburg Tourist Guide
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