Area & Activities

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.

Exploring the city’s center provides a glimpse at the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Baroque, and Renaissance periods, as well as an understanding of the discreet native burghers’ houses that date back to the monarchy. A stroll along the Salzach, Salzburg’s picturesque river just two minutes from the hotel, is a romantic way to end the day, providing insight as to why this city inspired so many creative works including the Cathedral, the Franciscan Church, St. Peter’s Monastery, and the Collegiate Church.

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.

Our concierge at Hotel Goldener Hirsch will be happy to assist in arranging any of these outings for you.


Local Area & Activity Highlights

Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle is Europe’s largest castle complex and is located in the centre of Salzburg.
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The Sound of Music

The original settings of the hit film "The Sound of Music" can be explored during your city break in Salzburg.
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Family and Children's Activities

0.6 miles

Scavenger Escape Salzburg

Phone: +43 662 422704

Navigate through themed scavenger escape rooms with your party and solve all the problems that stand in your way together.

3.5 miles

Casino Salzburg

Phone: +43 662 8544550

The Casino Salzburg combines extravagant architecture with modern gaming such as poker and jackpot.

1.7 miles

Exit The Room - Salzburg

An escape room with an emphasis on working as a team and utilizing your surroundings to solve the puzzles.

2.2 miles

Kartworld Salzburg

A thrilling high speed Karting experience for all ages.

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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.


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.

Local Attractions

Mozart's Residence

Makartplatz 8

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9

Fortress Hohensalzburg

Mönchsberg 34

Sound of Music World

Getreidegasse 47

Leopoldskron Palace

Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58

Area Sightseeing

Private Tour - 1 hour

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Hotel Goldener Hirsch

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Biking trail (0.6 miles) Bowling (3.1 miles) Jogging/fitness trail (0.6 miles) Mountain biking, trail (3.1 miles) Sauna (0.7 miles) Nature preserve, trail (0.6 miles) Bike Rentals (0.7 miles)
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