Salzburg Hotels


Goldener Hirsch


At a Glance


  • unbeatable location
  • top-notch dining
  • charm to spare


  • noisy neighborhood

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Goldener Hirsch Review

Celebrities from Picasso to Pavarotti have favored the "Golden Stag" for its legendary Gemütlichkeit, patrician pampering, and adorable decor. It's near the most popular sites, but double-paned windows ensure you won't hear a thing once you enter this special, private world. Inside it's delightfully rustic, with hand-carved wood, peasant-luxe furniture, and some of the lowest ceilings in town; the stag motif is even on lamp shades, which were hand-painted by an Austrian countess. As it's a historic treasure, expect some rooms to have snug, yet cozy, dimensions (some readers have written in alarm about some far-flung rooms tucked under the eave). There are two restaurants: the regal dining room and a smaller bistro. The latter is set on the pretty Sigmundsplatz, and locals love its cozy, timbered look and the house specialty, Nürnberger Bratwürstl (half a dozen little roasted Nürnberg sausages served with sauerkraut and served on pewter heart-shaped plates).

    Hotel Details

  • 64 rooms, 5 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-08-2012

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    Favorite Hotel

    This was definitely our favorite hotel on our 12 day trip through Austria and Germany. The food at the restaurant was the "BEST". The staff was wonderful and always ready to help from parking our car to giving us directions. The room to me is rather old and worn but I think this is what gives it the right touch for Austria. Would definitely stay here again.

    by JerseySue, 6/3/07

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