view on the Mönchsberg and the Fortress
Salzburg is known for it’s musicians- but there are also some known writers, that have lived in Salzburg. One of them is Peter Handke.
The literature-hiking path is one of the nicest walks in Salzburg, and dedicated to him.
The start of the walk is at the Toscanini Hof at the Clemens-Holzmeister staircase. After a couple of steps, the walk brings you to a couple of points of interest:
the Kupelwieser-castle on the Mönchsberg
like the breakthrough of the defence wall (known as the mayor’s hole) and the Kupelwieser castle. In this castle Handke and his daughter used to live from 1979 to 1987.
There is also the possibility to walk up to the Fortress. One of the most beautiful things of the path is the incredible view of the city of Salzburg.
Alongside the walk there are lanterns, so you can also enjoy the literature walking path in the evening!
The last spa that we want to introduce to you, is the Ruperthustherme in the resort Bad Reichhall.
You can reach the Rupertustherme in 20 minutes driving from the Sallerhof (approx. 20 kilometres). The spa has three seperates areas- the sauna area, the brine pool area with a relaxing brine cave and the family pool area.
Moreover there are two restaurants- one spa restaurant and a family bistro as well as an area where you can enjoy your own snacks.
The Ruperthustherme is the biggest out of the 4 presented spas and scores with its modern design and the separation of the different areas. This way the Ruperthus spa is perfect for families as well as for people who are looking for repose.
In Bad Vigaun you’ll find another spa-recommendation of the hotel Sallerhof: the spa Bad Vigaun. The spa was renovated in 2009 and presents itself with a generous sauna area and hot brine pools.
The thermal water comes from the St. Barabara’s spring, a thermal spring in Bad Vigaun, that can be helpful for a variety of physical complaints. The pools are filled with undiluted thermal water in different degrees of heat and provide repose and relaxation. Afterwards you’ll feel like new-born!
The spa in Bad Vigau is 20 minutes driving by car from the Sallerhof and open from 10 am until 10 pm. (on weekends until 9 pm.).
A happy Valentine’s day from the Sallerhof
wishes you the family Schnöll-Reich and the Sallerhof team!
Another recommendation for a nice spa is the Watzmann Spa in Berchtesgaden. You can reach the Watzmann Therme in only 15 minutes (approx. 15 kilometres) driving from the Sallerhof. The day pass for adults is 15,50 Euro and there are several reductions for families.
You can enjoy the wide selection of pools, a black-hole slide, the sauna, the brine pool area, as well as a healing gallery that offers additional relaxation.
Weather you want to relax after a Sightseeing trip in the city of Salzburg, get your energy back after a sporty skiing day or just want to have a nice spa day- the Watzmann Therme is a good recommendation.
Is there anything nicer, than relaxing in the hot water in a spa on a cold winter day?
In the surroundings of Grödig, there are several good spas that we want to introduce to you. The first one is the Aqua Salza in Golling:
The cozy spa is about 20 kilometres (approx. 20 minutes driving from Grödig) from the Sallerhof in Grödig. Every day from 10 a.m until 8 p.m. you can get pampered in the sauna, the family spa and the spa restaurant.
The tickets are 11 Euros (per adult for the family spa) and there are reductions for children and teenagers.
Highlight is the Aqua Sound in the sauna area- a special brine pool that also offers underwater music for your relaxation. The family spa also has some nice pools to offer, as well a cozy children’s area and a whirlpool.
Have you always dreamed of sleding down an ice track with 100 km/h? Well, then you at the right place at the Luge Track at the lake Königssee!
The village Schönau at the lake Königssee is close to the Hotel Sallerhof in Grödig. Only 18 km separate our cosy hotel from the adventurous ice track. The ice track is about 4265 ft long and the difference in altitude is about 360 ft. The bobsled is made of foam rubber and carries up to 4 persons (at least one of them needs to have experience in bobsledding).
The price for one person/ride is 30 Euro and except a pair of gloves and a little courage you need nothing else! From December until February you can make reservations for bobsled, on the homepage of the tourist information of Schönau: http://www.koenigssee.com/en/bobrafting-bobsleding.htm.
The most beautiful thing during winter are the snowy landscapes. One way to enjoy those landscapes is by snow-shoe hiking!
With the snow-shoes on your feet you can walk easily through the enchanting winter landscapes of Salzburg. Previous knowledge and experience in snow-shoeing is not necessary but you should bring walking boots and winter clothes. Snow-shoeing is only allowed with the company of professional local guides, who ensure your safety during the hike.
With pleasure we can help you make arrangements for a guided hiking tour, with our business partner crocodile sports. (http://www.crocodile-sports.com/en/activities/winter/snowshoe.html)
From January 24th until February 3rd the Mozart festival takes places.
This popular music-festival is interpreting mostly music from the famous Salzburg composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Several known orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (George Prêtre), the Camerata Salzburg (Louis Langrée), the Emerson String Quartet, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble (Marc Minkowski) as well as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Sir Simon Rattles) are going to play the music of W.A. Mozart.
Therefore the Mozart festival is the only festival at present that engages with the music of Mozart that much. This year one piece really stands out: the interpretation of Mozarts Drama per musica Lucio silla by Marc Minkowski. As every year, there also will be shows in the historic buildings that Mozart used to live at.
The new year in Salzburg starts with a curious tradtion- the Glöcklerlauf:
In the night from the 5th to 6th January, the so called last Rauhnacht (the last of the Twelve Nights, that concludes Christmas) a procession takes place.
Men, dressed in white clothes, wearing belts with heavy bells and headdresses, that are lighted from inside out, wander the streets. They start their procession in the district Kleingmain at 7 pm. and walk to the city center of Salzburg, where the procession ends at about 9 pm.
In former times, the procession was believed to chase away the cold and darkness and invite light and warmth to come back. The men with their amazing, bright headpieces create a wonderful and mystical scenery that is worth seeing!