Salzburg

Salzburg, with a population of 150,000 people, is the fourth-largest city in Austria and its skyline is dominated by an array of churches, castles and palaces. Tourist Salzburg can be readily divided into two sections, the Old Town and the New Town, separated by the river Salzach and both are compact and easily walkable. The Old Town is renowned for its baroque architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salzburg is perhaps best known as the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), and in more recent times the city was the setting for the play and film “The Sound of Music”. The city boasts not one but two Mozart museums, the house in which he was born and one in which he lived in later life.

Sightseeing Whispers

Hotel Whispers
Hotel Elefant - Exterior Hotel Elefant - Bedroom Hotel Weisse Taube - Exterior Click to enlarge
Hotel Elefant  Website Trip Advisor Page A delightful, comfortable, modern, family-run hotel housed in a 750 year old building in the Old Town pedestrian area just round the corner from the Mozarts Geburtshaus museum. The well-appointed bedrooms provide every amenity you could ask for, and there is also a superb buffet breakfast in a sumptuous first floor dining area. The hotel’s staff are universally pleasant and helpful and make your stay there most enjoyable. Can be strongly recommended. (Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4, 5020 Salzburg) Hotel Weisse Taube  Website Trip Advisor Page This small hotel is located in a 14th century building in the Old Town pedestrian area, just off Mozartplatz. The rooms are small but comfortable and have modern bathrooms. The reception staff are friendly and helpful and the reception area/foyer is a welcoming space. Breakfast is available but pricey. Good room rates are available off-season and if you cannot get into the Hotel Elefant at the right price, this is a worthy alternative. (Kaigasse 9, Salzburg 5020 Austria)

Restaurant Whispers

Le Coq en Pate Zirkelwirt Trattoria Domani Zum Eulenspiegel Trattoria Domani Zum Eulenspiegel Le Coq en Pate Zum Zirkelwirt
Le Coq en Pate  Trip Advisor Page This small, unpretentious French bistro located at the north end of Linzer Gasse, the main pedestrian street in the New Town, offers French-style home cooking in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Homemade quiches of various varieties are the main attraction and these are supplemented by a selection of French and continental main dishes and homemade desserts, all at moderate prices. If you eat there once, you will probably go back a second time, as we did. (Linzer Gasse 72, 5020 Salzburg 5020) Trattoria Domani  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a slightly more upmarket, slightly more classic Italian restaurant than L’Osteria but with prices only slightly higher. Starters include Carpaccio di Manzo and Antipasti Caprese and main courses include a huge selection of pizzas and pasta dishes as well as classics such as Saltimbocca alla Romana. The food is excellent, the service efficient and the décor is very pleasing on the eye. (Kaigasse 33, 5020 Salzburg) Zum Eulenspiegel  Website Trip Advisor Page This is an old-style Austrian restaurant located in an old building in a small square opposite the Mozarts Geburtshaus museum. The signature dish is a whole baked char (a variety of trout) from the family farm served with potatoes and a simple mixed salad, and other options on the menu include favourites such as Wiener schnitzel and goulash. Prices are perhaps slightly above average but the food and service make it well worth it. (Hagenauerplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg) Zum Zirkelwirt  Website Trip Advisor Page Located in a small square near Hotel Weisse Taube, this is apparently the oldest restaurant in Salzburg and it certainly offers an “old world” rustic ambience with lots of bare wood and old style decor in evidence on both of its floors. The food is equally authentic, with many of the traditional Austrian favourites available, and the standard of the food does not disappoint. The service is pleasant if perhaps a litttle brisk. It might be a good idea to book in the evenings, as it gets busy. (Pfeifergasse 14, Salzburg 5020, Austria)

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Greatest Hits Hohensalzburg Fortress Mozarts Geburtshaus Mozarts Wohnhaus Mirabell Palace & Gardens Old Residenz Salzburg Cathedral     Worth a Look Museum of Natural History Museum of Modern Art Salzburg Museum Getreidegasse Alter Markt St Peter’s Abbey     Out of Town Hellbrun Palace Berchtesgaden Hallein Konigsee Hallstatt Werfen Ice Caves Click to enlarge Hotel Weisse Taube - Foyer Bottles of wine tend to be expensive in Austria so look out for “Offene Weine” (open wines) on the menu. This is house wine served by the glass or carafe. It is the cheapest option and generally the standard is more than acceptable.
Hotel Elefant Hotel Weisse Taube
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Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg, with a population of 150,000 people, is the fourth-largest city in Austria and its skyline is dominated by an array of churches, castles and palaces. Tourist Salzburg can be readily divided into two sections, the Old Town and the New Town, separated by the river Salzach and both are compact and easily walkable. The Old Town is renowned for its baroque architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salzburg is perhaps best known as the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756- 91), and in more recent times the city was the setting for the play and film “The Sound of Music”. The city boasts not one but two Mozart museums, the house in which he was born and one in which he lived in later life.
Sightseeing Whispers
Hotel Whispers
Restaurant Whispers
Le Coq en Pate Zum Zirkelwirt Zum Eulenspiegel Trattoria Domani
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Greatest Hits Hohensalzburg Fortress Mozarts Geburtshaus Mozarts Wohnhaus Mirabell Palace & Gardens Old Residenz Salzburg Cathedral     Worth a Look Museum of Natural History Museum of Modern Art Salzburg Museum Getreidegasse Alter Markt St Peter’s Abbey     Out of Town Hellbrun Palace Berchtesgaden Hallein Konigsee Hallstatt Werfen Ice Caves
Hotel Elefant Hotel Weisse Taube
Hotel Elefant  Website Trip Advisor Page A delightful, comfortable, modern, family-run hotel housed in a 750 year old building in the Old Town pedestrian area just round the corner from the Mozarts Geburtshaus museum. The well- appointed bedrooms provide every amenity you could ask for, and there is also a superb buffet breakfast in a sumptuous first floor dining area. The hotel’s staff are universally pleasant and helpful and make your stay there most enjoyable. Can be strongly recommended. (Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4, 5020 Salzburg) Hotel Weisse Taube  Website Trip Advisor Page This small hotel is located in a 14th century building in the Old Town pedestrian area, just off Mozartplatz. The rooms are small but comfortable and have modern bathrooms. The reception staff are friendly and helpful and the reception area/foyer is a welcoming space. Breakfast is available but pricey. Good room rates are available off-season and if you cannot get into the Hotel Elefant at the right price, this is a worthy alternative. (Kaigasse 9, Salzburg 5020 Austria)
Le Coq en Pate  Trip Advisor Page This small, unpretentious French bistro located at the north end of Linzer Gasse, the main pedestrian street in the New Town, offers French- style home cooking in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Homemade quiches of various varieties are the main attraction and these are supplemented by a selection of French and continental main dishes and homemade desserts, all at moderate prices. If you eat there once, you will probably go back a second time, as we did. (Linzer Gasse 72, 5020 Salzburg 5020) Trattoria Domani  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a slightly more upmarket, slightly more classic Italian restaurant than L’Osteria but with prices only slightly higher. Starters include Carpaccio di Manzo and Antipasti Caprese and main courses include a huge selection of pizzas and pasta dishes as well as classics such as Saltimbocca alla Romana. The food is excellent, the service efficient and the décor is very pleasing on the eye. (Kaigasse 33, 5020 Salzburg) Zum Eulenspiegel  Website Trip Advisor Page This is an old-style Austrian restaurant located in an old building in a small square opposite the Mozarts Geburtshaus museum. The signature dish is a whole baked char (a variety of trout) from the family farm served with potatoes and a simple mixed salad, and other options on the menu include favourites such as Wiener schnitzel and goulash. Prices are perhaps slightly above average but the food and service make it well worth it. (Hagenauerplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg) Zum Zirkelwirt  Website Trip Advisor Page Located in a small square near Hotel Weisse Taube, this is apparently the oldest restaurant in Salzburg and it certainly offers an “old world” rustic ambience with lots of bare wood and old style decor in evidence on both of its floors. The food is equally authentic, with many of the traditional Austrian favourites available, and the standard of the food does not disappoint. The service is pleasant if perhaps a litttle brisk. It might be a good idea to book in the evenings, as it gets busy. (Pfeifergasse 14, Salzburg 5020, Austria)