Hotel Goldgasse, Salzburg: a historical stage
Text by Nina Prehofer
Away from the hustle and bustle, Hotel Goldgasse lies in one of the magical historical lanes in Salzburg’s old town. The charming building is a homage to the famous Salzburg Festival.
The boutique Hotel Goldgasse is an authentic establishment with genuine flair; a hidden gem that has subtly integrated the traces of the past into a new concept, instead of effacing them. Ceiling frescos, and in places the – amazingly beautiful – historical stucco work are a testimony to the quality of craftsmanship from a bygone era. A wall with patina alongside glass walls backed with photographs and large-scale scenes of the Festspiele are a delight to all theatre-lovers.
Each room is a homage to the Salzburg Festival.
Visitors meet “Peer Gynt”, join “Jedermann’s” banquet, or line up with “The Soldiers”. Yet there is no compromising on comfort, with marble floors under your feet, a spa shower and “Herbal Treats” from the cult label Susanne Kaufmann.
Guests start the day with a delicious breakfast. Local, home-made and sweet delights from the kitchen are guaranteed to melt your heart. And it only gets better at lunch and dinnertime at Gasthof Goldgasse, which holds a Gault Millau toque. This cosy restaurant or high-end hostelry tastes of crunchy schnitzel, juicy tafelspitz (prime boiled beef), tangy dumplings and delicious sauce, and the best comes last: Salzburger Nockerl. Now that is a genuine Salzburg experience.