The sleek, contemporary style of "The Blue Goose" boutique art hotel counters the building's 400 year old pedigree and offers guests a stellar location at the top of the main shopping street and steps away from the Grosses Festspielhaus. Works by avant-garde artists such as Erich Shobesberger, Christian Ecker, and Waldemar Kufner adorn the walls of the winding corridors between low archways and ancient wood beams. Upstairs, the guest rooms have whitewashed walls with cheeky
framed posters and cheerful curtains; a few have skylights. The popular restaurant has lively contemporary art on the walls and nouvelle Austrian delights on the menu. Artists, curators, and Salzburg Festival patrons flock to this hotel, so be sure to make reservations well in advance.