At a Glance
- huge breakfast
- historic house
- church bells are a noisy alarm clock
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The guest rooms are each decorated differently, with several featuring charming wood armoires and beds, others displaying understated modern accents. Downstairs, greet the day in one of the cutest breakfast nooks in Salzburg, festively done up in red, white, and green. These lovely features don't do much to clue you into why the hotel has adopted Mozart's second name, but dig a bit. You'll learn that this 500-year-old, rather ramshackle yet charming house is not far from the St. Sebastian church and cemetery where many members of his family are booked for an eternal stay. The hotel site was once home to one of Salzburg's communal baths. Back in Wolfgang's time there was no running water in houses, so travelers—especially those arriving through the nearby Linz Gate—would immediately repair to this official bath after their long trip along dusty roads. Today travelers still make a beeline here. But if you have a problem with Salzburg's incessantly ringing church bells, beware—there is a church next door and its bell goes off every quarter hour. It stops at 11 pm but will prove a rather loud alarm clock at 5 am.