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An October 2006 trip to Salzburg by USMA1991

Quote: Salzburg is my favorite city in all of Europe--its beauty, friendliness and charm have very few rivals in my mind. I have always dreamed of returning with my family to this special place to show them the town I love so much.

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

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Since our goal was to make our first family trip to Salzburg our most memorable trip ever, we agreed to stay at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch—arguably the finest hotel in this part of Austria. We had read the glowing reviews in many travel publications and had very high expectations. It is an understatement to say we were not disappointed. The Goldener Hirsch is a 600-year-old hotel, and has obviously learned a lot about how to care for guests in that time. The staff and service are the star of the show here. At check-in we were welcomed with genuine warmth and all of our documents were already prepared. The room staff discretely cleaned our rooms twice a day, working around our unpredictable arr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 9, 2006

Hotel Goldener Hirsch
Getreidegasse 37
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter Stiftskeller - the Restaurant

Restaurant | "Stiftskeller St. Peter (Peterskeller)"

This was my second visit to this restaurant - the first with my family. There is something, a little indescribable, about eating in a 1,200-year old restaurant. We went a little early for dinner (by local standards), around 5:30pm, to beat the crowds and shared the restaurant with just a few Americans with the same idea. It is located near the festungbahn, or funicular train that runs up to the Hohensalzburg fortress, so this is a nice place to stop after exploring it. The menu consists mostly of local Austrian and German plates. We had a hard time deciding on what to order, but my wife had the tafelspitz (boiled beef) and I had the Hungarian gulasch - I'd recommend either to anybody. And t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2006

St. Peter Stiftskeller - the Restaurant
St Peter-Bezirk 1/4
Salzburg, Austria 5010
43 662 841 268 0


Restaurant | "Japan Restaurant Nagano"

After a long weekend of eating German or Austrian food, we wanted a break - and we found this nice little restaurant steps from the Goldener Hirsch. Seeing some of the local Japanese residents eat here was our first indication this place was pretty good. The sushi choices won't overwhelm you, but what they offer was of high quality. The menu doesn't try to offer a lot of everything; rather, it seemed to us the restaurant only wanted to offer a modest number of choices and really concentrate on getting them right. My family and I visited this restaurant twice during this stay, so we tried a few dishes. I can recommend the teppanyaki choices (served in a sizzling iron dish to your table) and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2006

Griesgasse 19
Salzburg, Austria 5020
+43 662 849488