A beautiful city in a dreamlike environment
Among other things, the entire old town and the new town of Salzburg have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Hyperion Hotel Salzburg with its location next to Mirabell Palace in the new town is the ideal starting point for exploring the city’s cultural treasures. Many of the attractions can be easily reached on foot from here. For example, “Getreidegasse” with its picturesque houses and the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most famous son of the city. The cathedral square with the “Mariensäule” and Salzburg Cathedral is also nearby. In addition to the mighty Baroque church, the “Alte Residenz”, the St. Peter Monastery and five associated museums are grouped under the name “DomQuartier”.
During a stroll through the city you should also visit “Mozartplatz” with the Mozart monument, the old market with the “Florianibrunnen” and the small town hall square. If you would like to learn more about the city’s history, you can visit the Salzburg Museum in the new residence or take part in a city tour: A romantic Fiaker tour or a boat trip on the Salzach river is most beautiful. Another highlight is Hellbrunn Palace on the southern edge of the city.
Besides all the Baroque splendour, Salzburg also has a very modern side. For example, there are paintings and sculptures from the 20th and 21st centuries to admire in the “Museum der Moderne”. With its purist clarity and glazed stairwells, the building itself is a modern work of art by the architects Hoff and Zwink. A total work of art of a different kind is “Hangar-7” at the airport. This extraordinary building houses a collection of historic Flying Bulls aircraft. Under the impressive glass roof there is also an art exhibition which unfolds its special effect depending on the weather and time of day in different daylight. Gourmets will get their money’s worth in the local restaurant Ikarus, because guest chefs who change on a monthly basis from all over the world invite them on a culinary journey.
Hands-on technology can also be admired in the Freilassing Locomotive World or in the “Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelten fahr(T)raum” in Mattsee. Another special attraction in Salzburg is the House of Nature. The interactive museum for science and nature includes a science centre with physical and technical experiments, an aquarium with fascinating underwater landscapes, a reptile zoo and an exhibition on the subject of “man and his body”. Due to its location on the edge of the Alps, Salzburg is also the perfect holiday resort for excursions into nature: For example, the “Berchtesgadener Land” on the German side and “Lake Wolfgang” on the Austrian side.
For small hikes from the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg, the city mountains such as the “Kapuzinerberg” or the “Kühberg” are ideal. In the southwest of the city lies the 1973 meter high “Untersberg”, which you can easily reach by cable car. To the west lies the “Hohestauffen” and further to the south are the Salzburg Northern Limestone Alps. It is about 60 kilometres to the fascinating ice cave of the Eisriesenwelt in Werfen.
Other attractive excursion destinations include the salt mines of Hallein, the “Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden” or the “Alte Saline” in Bad Reichenhall, which provide impressive information about the history and significance of “white gold”. Get to know a beautiful city in a dreamlike environment and stay overnight with all the modern comforts in the new Hyperion Hotel Salzburg!
A wonderful experience in the summer or in the pre-Christmas period is a boat trip on the wonderfully situated lake. A 27-kilometre circular trail and the ferry between St. Wolfgang and Abersee invite you to tours of varying lengths. The very clear water with a visibility depth of up to 10 meters also makes the lake popular with divers. Attractive diving areas include the “Franzosenschanze”, the “Fürbergbucht”, St. Gilgen and the “Falkensteinwand”, which also serves as a climbing wall and with a jump height of up to 28 metres is one of the world’s highest cliffs to jump from.
The 17th century pleasure palace in Mannerist style is a landmark-protected complex with extensive parks, the famous Renaissance water features and avenues. Visit the magnificent castle rooms with the permanent exhibition or take part in a guided tour through the unique water features. They include caves, sculptures, water machines, fountains and a mechanical theatre. Some of the parks are now used by Salzburg Zoo.