Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Experiences

The Old Town, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is especially captivating when explored by Fiaker, or horse cab. What was once Salzburg’s main form of transportation is now a romantic ride through history, and an excellent way to view the variety of building styles that are true architectural accomplishments. Ideally located, guests of the Hotel Goldener Hirsch have the best of the city at the tips of their toes. Just outside of the hotel is the distinguished Getreidegasse road. A city throughway since Roman times, it is home to world-renowned boutiques. For those interested in history, Mozart’s birthplace is a mere minute away and the famous Festival Hall is just across the street. The Hohensalzburg Fortress can be reached on foot in ten minutes and is Europe’s largest castle complex, located in the centre of Salzburg.

Exceptional Culinary Events & Offers at Restaurant Goldener Hirsch

Discover the events and exclusive offers of our gourmet restaurant Goldener Hirsch and encounter an unparalleled culinary diversity. Experience gourmet journeys and enjoy the variety of tastes with the exquisite creations of Chef Daniel Mild.

Banquet table in a dining room surrounded by wine racks.

Delightful Herzl Experiences

Restaurant Herzl offers pleasurable experiences in a rustic yet cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a selection of exclusive culinary offers and discover Austria’s cuisine and its various facets.

Outdoor dining area with tables, chairs, and umbrellas.

More About the Salzburg Festival

The history of the Salzburg Festival and the history of the Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, have always been closely entwined. When the Salzburg Festival took place for the first time in 1920, we were the Salzburg Festival's first host. Since then, we have been living the tradition with dedication and celebrate the busy Salzburg Festival weeks annually as an unforgettable event. Please allow us to complete your visit at the Salzburg Festival with our excellent service and lovely details.

Salzburg is worth a visit at any time of the year. But every year on the occasion of Salzburg Festival a very special flair comes up in Mozart's city. The Salzburg Festival is one of the most important music festivals in the world. Experience artistic classics and masterpieces of the Festival, like the Jedermann on the Cathedral Square, exemplary Mozart and Strauss performances, as well as a diverse and top-class play, opera and concert programme. 

City Escape to Salzburg

Book your escape to Salzburg and discover the exclusive Hotel Goldener Hirsch as well as the beauty of the Mozart's city with our hotel offer. Enjoy exceptional service, experience luxury par excellence at our elegant and traditionally furnished rooms, indulge yourself in our restaurants and reward yourself with unforgettable experiences.

Woman looking out of window.

Visit Salzburg with Kids

In the heart of the beautiful city of Salzburg, the tradition-steeped and child-friendly Hotel Goldener Hirsch welcomes guests of all ages.

Hellbrunn - Trick Fountains

Nature And Adventure

Venturing out of the city, daytrips abound. Adventurers can arrange visits to stunning vistas of the Bavarian Alps, Salzburg Lake District, Eagle’s Nest, and luminous, frosty Werfen Ice Caves. Not to be ignored is Salzburg’s position as an outdoor recreational destination. By winter, a shuttle transports snow seekers to world-renowned skiing and snowboarding destinations. The summer months see an influx of golfers eager to tee off on the array of nearby courses.

Lake Fuschl

Hohensalzburg Castle is Europe’s largest castle complex and is located in the centre of Salzburg. With the Festungsbahn you can reach the castle easily, or get off at the half-way station and enjoy the beautiful walk across the Mönchsberg.

Some of the castle’s attractions include the Goldene Stube, the Kreutschach Relief and the Georgskirche with its weapons collection. During a historic tour you can enjoy a spectacular view of Salzburg.

The Sound of Music tells a true story from Salzburg, which has since become a legend. Book your stay in the Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, and spend your city break in Salzburg getting close to history. This is where the Trapp family once lived, and where their life was filmed from 1963 on.

The original settings of the hit film "The Sound of Music" can be explored during your city break in Salzburg. And as if this wasn’t enough, you also have the option of combining your stay at the Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg with a visit to the musical "The Sound of Music".

Mozart's Birthplace

Just a few steps from our hotel you will find Mozart's birthplace, one of Salzburg's most popular attractions. Visitors are lead through original Mozart rooms in which historic instruments, documents and memorabilia can be found, as well as a number of portraits painted during his lifetime.

View of the city from the water.

Getreidegasse

What would a city break to Salzburg be without shopping? Right in front of the Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, are charming shops with various treasures. The Getreidegasse is not only the most famous shopping street in Salzburg, but also one of the most beautiful.

City street outside the hotel during the daytime.

Regional Explorations

Cultural Adventures

Salzburg Open-Air Museum
With 100 newly-rebuilt original buildings from agriculture, handicrafts, rural trade and industry, the open-air museum in Großgmain is the largest museum in Salzburg. Visitors are taken on a journey through more than six centuries, during which they will discover Salzburg's rural past.

Haus der Natur
Haus der Natur ("The House of Nature") is situated just a stone's throw away from the Hotel Goldener Hirsch. Exciting exhibitions, a large zoo area and interactive science and technology stations provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. With an exhibition area spanning over 7,000 m², the Haus der Natur is currently the largest museum of Salzburg.

Toy Museum
The Toy Museum is famous for its collection of antique toys and is located just around the corner of Hotel Goldener Hirsch. Aside from being able to marvel at the historical exhibits, younger visitors are encouraged to become actively involved and try out all kinds of different toys for themselves.

Historic Encounters

Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn Castle
A special kind of spectacle awaits visitors at the Salzburg palace of fun. Elaborate water features with beautiful fountains, grottos and water automata provide refreshment and a surprise or two for extra fun in Salzburg with kids.

Hellbrunn Zoo
The unique landscape of the Hellbrunner Berg, with steep cliffs on one side and the foothills in the pastureland on the other side, is home to around 1,200 wild animals. Domestic and exotic animals - from the Alpine ibex to the banded mongoose - live on the approximately 14-acre site at the Salzburg zoo in natural, spacious facilities and are sure to amaze the children.

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
In an exciting guided underground tour, visitors can marvel at the Berchtesgaden mining tradition dating back to 1517, with almost 500 years of active mining. Highlights such as the slide or the underground journey across the Mirror Lake await you.