Fodor's Expert Review Schloss Leopoldskron

Leopoldskronstrasse 56–58, Salzburg, Salzburg, A-5020, Austria Fodor's Choice

Expansive grounds surround this historic palace immortalized in The Sound of Music, located less than a kilometer (⅔ mile) southwest of Fortress Hohensalzburg, which was originally built in the 18th century for Archbishop Leopold von Firmian. In 1918 it became the summer residence of Max Reinhardt, founder of the Salzburg Festival, and today you can yourself marvel at the mirrors of the Venetian Room and enjoy the property's two libraries. Coffee and a slice of homemade cake, or a glass of locally produced wine, are best enjoyed on the enchanting terrace overlooking the peaceful lake and jagged Untersberg mountains. The historic Meierhof building offers elegant, modern rooms embellished with artifacts discovered in hotel storage; if you're a fan of The Sound of Music, request one of the handful of rooms adorned with movie and stage memorabilia.

PROS

  • idyllic
  • peaceful location
  • <i>Sound of Music</i> memorabilia
  • great value
  • a few free bicycles with picnic baskets available
  • idyllic, peaceful location
  • <i>Sound of Music</i> memorabilia
  • great value
  • a few free bicycles with picnic baskets available
  • idyllic lakeside setting
  • smart and reasonably priced rooms
  • free bicycles available from reception

CONS

  • no bus connection
  • no on-site restaurant and few nearby dining options
  • the closest bus stop is a 12-minute walk
  • no on-site restaurant
  • too far from the action for some

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Residential Area
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0662-839–830

HOTEL DETAILS

55 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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