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December 29th, 2012 Happy New Year!

In the summer 2012 we received two special awards: the certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor and the Quality Selection Award from Holidaycheck.

Tripadvisor as well as Holidaycheck give their awards to hotels that receive especially good feedback from their guests.

Both awards are a fantastic acknowledgment to our work and sign of the contentment of our guests. We are very happy that our guests enjoyed their stay with us so much in the year 2012. With new energy we start into the new year and try to pamper you at the Sallerhof as good as possible.

We wish you a good start into the year 2013 and hopefully we can welcome you at the Sallerhof in the next year!

December 13th, 2012 Happy Holidays!

There are still a couple of days left until Christmas, but already Salzburg shines with a winterly-christmassy atmosphere.

We, from the Hotel Sallerhof, are already in the mood for Christmas and are pamping our guests with tea and christmas cookies. Therefore, we already want to wish you          


December 7th, 2012 Advent in Salzburg

christmas market in Hellbrunn

Christmas Market in St. Wolfgang

Another popular Christmas market can be found in Hellbrunn, in the South of Salzburg. Placed in park in front of the famous castle of Hellbrunn, it is an idyllic market that has a lot to offer. This market is especially interesting for families too because there are many different pets that you can feed or stroke.

 Just a few miles from Salzburg in the lake district, three different and charming Christmas markets await. Whether you prefer the market in Strobl, St. Gilgen or St. Wolfgang- its up to you to discover you own favourite market!

December 2nd, 2012 Advent in Salzburg


christmas market in the city center

Many of our regular guests visit us in December to enjoy Salzburg during wintertime. Of course you cannot miss a visit at one of the many Christmas and Advent markets while you are in Salzburg.

During December, we want to present 4 different christmas markets in Salzburg and its surroudings to you!

 The best known Christmas market is the Salzburg Christmas market in the historic city. Since 40 years this market turns the

Christmas market in St. Leonhard

whole city center into a ‘winterwonderland’. You can enjoy a hot cup of punch or shop the market booths. Additional at this market there are daily performances from local vocal groups and choirs.

 There is also a nice Christmas market in St. Leonhard, just a few walking minutes away from the Sallerhof. The different market booths are arranged around the church spread a Christmassy atmosphere. This christmas market donates its whole earnings to the Lebenshilfe, an association that supports people with special needs and disabilities.

October 21st, 2012 Cityflair& Mountainair

With this slogan, the first trail running festival in Salzburg starts from October 27 until October 28!

What is trail running? Trail running is a sport that combines running and hiking. The trails are in the nature or in unusual terrain, like mountains.

The Salzburg Festival offers a variety of interesting trails. There is a trail through the city center, one up on the Fortress Salzburg, one up on the Gaisberg Mountain and one trail for children. With the Salzburg Festival, not only do you have the unique environment of the city of Salzburg while running. Also the trails are diverse. Stairs, spiral stairs, gravel, paving stones, nature and city scenery, narrow turns….

For a visual impression of the city trail up the Fortress you can also watch the video on youtube:

October 14th, 2012 Hiking in autumn

A popular and diverse location for excursion is the mountain Untersberg. On the 70 km2 big mountain, there is almost nothing you cannot do. Whether you just want to go up with the cable car and enjoy the 360° view or be sportive active (for example hiking, climbing, skiing, paragliding, or alpine skiing)- the Untersberg offers it all!

From October 15th until October 28th, there are discounts on the cable car. As a special gift for hikers in autumn, the cable car costs 16,- Euro instead of 21,- Euro (up and down, per adult). Children pay 8,- Euro both ways (instead of 10,50 Euro).

Afterwards the cable car is closed (from October 29th until December 21st) for amendments.

Further information on the cable car and the Untersberg can be found on their homepage:

October 8th, 2012 enjoy free jazz-music

We want to remind you of the musical festival Jazz@theCity, which starts this Wednesday!

For some concerts, there are already no seat reservations left, so hurry and get the last free tickets on the homepage of Jazz@theCity:

The Sallerhof Team and the family Schnöll-Reichl wishes you fun while listening to your favorite Jazz-music!

October 1st, 2012 Fair at the open air museum

Outside the city center, in the middle of a beautiful natural landscape, is the open air museum of Großgmain. On the 50 ha big property over 100 buildings from the rural regions of Salzburg display traditional culture and way of life.

There is a 7 km long walk between the different areas, but the railway on the museum property also helps you get around. The open air museum is especially popular with families and offers many interesting attractions like old tractors and tools, historic taverns and buildingns with pleasant gardens, a Kneipp facility, a butterfly trail and a house of sound. Demonstrations of different handicrafts also enrich the museum.

Don’t miss the fair at the open air museum: From October 6th to October 7th, a fair with traditional music, food and games, brings holiday mood into the open air museum!

September 30th, 2012 Jazz@the City

From October 10th until October 14th, jazz is back in Salzburg. International known Musicians like the Sofa Surfers, Bratsch, the Jack DeJohnette Group or the Stone Raiders play at this years’ festival.

During 100 concerts at 50 different locations in the city center of Salzburg everybody that likes jazz gets one’s money’s worth. But not only the high quality of the music and the diversity concerts stand out- all the concerts are without entrance fees

For further information on the festival you can visit the homepage of Jazz@the City:

September 23rd, 2012 New Year’s Eve

You might wonder, why the title of this blog is ‚New Year’s Eve’- and that in September. Well, in Austria, we celebrate New Year’s Eve twice: once in December and the second time in September!

From September 24th until September 30th, there is a beer festival and the highlight of the festival is the so called Brausilvester, the breweries New Year’s Eve.

But lets start at the beginning. Hundreds of years ago, there was no possibility to cool beer during summer. Because beer needs to stay cool in order to be enjoyable, beer was only made during autumn/winter from September 29th until April 23rd. Therefore, the breweries New Year’s Eve was a celebration of the last and new beer season.

Although there are now sufficient possibilities to cool beer, the breweries New Year’s Eve stayed. Almost all of the breweries in Austria, and of course Salzburg offer special events for this occasion. For further information on the participating breweries and the breweries New Year’s Eve you can visit their homepage:

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