< AUSTRIA | SALZBURG: Hotel Sacher Salzburg
On the banks of the River Salzach, as close as possible to the breathtaking City of Salzburg and next to the bridge, Staatsbrücke, the architect Carl Freiherr
von Schwarz built an impressive hotel between 1863 and 1866 called the Österreichischer Hof. It did not take long for the hotel to become popular, due especially to its
Already during the first years, its guests included members of royal families, statesmen, members of the high clergy as well as many artists. With the start of Salzburg Festival, the Österreichischer Hof immediately became its social centre. The event’s triumvirate, Max Reinhardt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, and many performing artists were living side by side with the European and overseas high society. Today still, this exclusive luxury hotel continues to be a centre for all the socialites attending the Festival.
In 1988, the Gürtler family bought the famous hotel, thus starting a new era. All the rooms and restaurants were renovated with a great deal of regard for their historical heritage. The rooms and suites were adorned with unique works of art while special attention was given to the colour of the interiors. Despite all the changes, the charming traditional atmosphere of the hotel has remained intact.
Guest book include names of: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Dimitri Mitropoulos, John Denver, Julie Andrews, Placido Domingo, Dalai Lama, Tom Hanks...
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