The “Blaue Gans” (blue goose) in the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town is the city’s oldest inn. Hidden behind 600-year-old walls you will find an art & design hotel which, while thoroughly modern, has expertly preserved its historical heritage.
Through careful renovations, grown structures were made visible. The modern interiors of the rooms let the vaulted stucco ceilings, marble floors, baroque doors and historic timber beams take centre stage, meanwhile ensuring that you never feel like you’re living in a museum. The 120 modern works of art that are distributed throughout the building add a cosmopolitan and urban flair.
In addition to the hotel rooms there are also three apartments – all individually designed and again combining the old with the new. The hotel features a conference room located in a glass house in the courtyard next to the herb garden. And when dining out, you’ll be spoiled for choice between the restaurant with its vaulted ceiling, original wall panelling and murals, the brasserie bar with its classy metropolitan ambience, the atmospheric wine cellar, or – in good weather – the guest garden overlooking the Mönchsberg.
What to do
Sightseeing in Salzburg (Mozart's Birthplace, the Festival Hall and Pferdeschwemme well, the Museum of Modern Art (free admission for hotel guests), Mirabell Gardens, Hohen Salzburg Fortress), jogging, free city bikes, guests can use the Day-Spa in the Vollerhof by appointment.
Why we like this house
The hotel is a creative retreat in the middle of the old town of Salzburg.
This house is great for
Art and design lovers, foodies, anyone looking for a fantastic city break. Workshop space available (conference room for 8 - 10 people). The restaurants can also be booked for events.
Details of the property
Region/Town: AT – Austria, Salzburg
Name: arthotel Blaue Gans
Scenery: In the heart of Salzburg's Old Town
Number of guests: 35 rooms à 1-max. 3 people
Architecture: Old & new, Historical
Completed: 1350 & 1998
Design: Christian Prasser, cp architektur , Vienna
Art, AT – Austria, City life, Gourmets, Historical, Hotel, Let the music play, Meeting, Mountains, Old & new, Pet friendly, Restaurant, Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Short trip, Urban, Vine, Wine & dine, Work & holiday, Workshops