Every summer the small and quaint Salzburg turns into an international stage when the cultural highlight of the year is in full activity.
The Salzburg Festival offers a big variety of premium concerts, theatres and operas. You can find the detailed programme here: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at.
But despite the changing programme, there are some highlights that say the same. One of them is the beloved play ‘Jedermann’ (Everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, that premiered at the first Salzburg Festival in 1920 and was played every year since then. Also the festival ball in the last week on August 31st is a popular festivity.
For those who do not have tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in front of the special scenery of the city center and the fortress.
A couple weeks ago we received a feedback from holidaycheck.com: our guests at the Sallerhof rated us with 5,8 from 6 suns!
Therefore the hotel Sallerhof again received a quality selection reward!
We want to thank all of our guests very much for their numerous and positive reviews!
We now reward ourselves with our annual summer break and are looking forward to take care of you again at the end of July!
warm greetings from the Sallerhof
The Untersberg is not only a popular recreation area in the south of Salzburg city- it is also a natural water reservoir for Grödig and the city of Salzburg. The various springs and founts at the bottom of the mountain cover 90% of the water demand of Salzburg city and Grödig.
The water from Grödig is of excellent quality and gets good results at every testing. Therefore the water just needs to be degermed and can be given away in its natural state.
Our guests from all over the world point out that the high quality of our water is not self-evident and that often enough they cannot drink their water from the tap at home like we do in Grödig. Therefore we are very proud of the quality of our water and try to use it as economical as possible.
For further information about the water in Grödig you can visit the website of the local water association: http://wasser-groedig.at/seite_11.html
If you like to run and want to do a good deed to others, then the women’s marathon in Salzburg Klessheim is a must!
The marathon takes places on June 30th and offers 3 levels (3,2 miles running; 6,2 miles running or 3,2 miles walking) as well as a children’s route. With your appearance fee, the Austrian breast cancer foundation with their project “Pink Ribbon” is supported. But also the fun of running and its health benefits are spotlighted by the marathon.
There is the also possibility to try Shiatsu or warm up with a coach. Additional there are two bands (Salzburger Rockbarden and Ritmo Nuevo) and a cooking company (barbecue bulls).
You want to cool off from the warm weather and enjoy the nature at the same time? Then the swimming lake Waldbad Anif is a good recommendation for you!
The lake offers crystal clear water imbedded in a little forest with an old tree population- idyllic nature!
Additional the Waldbad also offers a variety of sports, like table tennis, beach volleyball, boccia, badminton, diving or climbing. The high ropes course in the Waldbad for example is one of the nicest ones in Salzburg and offer more then 120 different exercises.
If you need a break from all those many activities, the lake is close and you can just jump in to cool off or relax on the sun terrace.
Sallerhof tipp: The Waldbad Anif is just 4 km away from the Sallerhof- the perfect distance to leave the car at the hotel and take a bicycle. Of course you can borrow bicycles at the Sallerhof!
The railroad is not only a means of transportation, but also a popular toy, already since 150 years. This is reason enough for the Salzburg toy museum to dedicate a special exhibition to the beloved toy.
Displayed are toys and models from 3 generations, from the big wooden train, the steam train or the electronic train. As a special highlight the traffic manager of Salzburg, Gunter Mackinger, provided historic Salzburg trains from his own private collection.
Therefore the special exhibition is a highlight not only for children but for families and people interested in trains!
The forests on the Salzburg city mountains are ideal for hiking and walking. Whether you chose the Kapuzinerberg, the Hellbrunnerberg or the Mönchsberg- the mountains are popular local recreation areas and also offer breathtaking views over the city center.
Every year, the city of Salzburg, offers free walking tours, guided by forest-experts, that explain how they take care of the city mountains and forests. This way you can get to know the city mountains even more and learn about forest care.
This year, the walks take place from June 10th- June 14th, during the week of the forests. The walks start a 5 pm. at every weather.
The Haus der Natur, a museum for technic and nature is always a good recommendation for a family excursion. Besides the current exhibitions there are always interesting temporary exhibitions, like to one about the topic bionic.
Like the title ‘nature inspires technology’ already suggests the exhibition shows how humans can learn from animals and nature concerning technical issues. There are many questions that will be answered, like: What have a thighbone and the Eiffel Tower in common? And what has the aircraft industry learnt from studying the wings of birds? By the way, the gecko was used as an example to develop especially adhesive sticky tape.
We wish you fun discovering and exploring- because people never stop learning!
The national park Berchtesgaden is only a short driving distance from the Sallerhof and attracts many people. The national park is especially known for the beautiful lake Köngissee and the Watzmann mountain. Since May 2013, the national park offers another attraction worth going there: the house of mountains!
Since May 2013, the house of mountains is open (daily, from 9 am- 5 pm) for everybody who takes interest in the national park and its nature. The goal is to make the nature and its knowledge accessible for everybody. The house of mountains informs about the ecological conditions, the meaning and beauty of the national park.
This way the house of nature is an information center as well as a cultural and touristic highlight. It explains the characteristics of the national park Berchtesgaden and this way also helps preserving it.
The district and street festivals are a popular change to the every-day routine for many local people in Salzburg.
This year the Kaiviertel starts the festivities with its Kaiviertelfest from May 24th-25th.
In June, the Linzergasse celebrates the Linzergassenfest from June 26th-28th.
And last but not least, there is the Steingassenfest from August 23rd-24th.
Some festivals, like the Linzergassenfest already exist since 30 years and therefore became a popular event for many local people. But whether you attend the Kaiviertelfest, the Linzergassenfest or the Steingassenfest- the festivals are used to show off the district/street, advertise for local businesses and entertain the visitors. There is no charge but usually a variety of bands and music as well as local dishes and events for children.
So the only thing that is left to do, is hope that the weather is warm and dry so that this years festivals are as popular and successful as always!