A beautiful city in a dreamlike environment
Among other sites, Salzburg's old town and new town have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Situated next to Mirabell Palace in the new town, the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg is the ideal base from which to explore the city's cultural treasures. Many of the attractions can easily be reached from here on foot. These include Getreidegasse with its picturesque passageways and the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the city's most famous son. The cathedral square, which is home to St Mary's Column and Salzburg Cathedral, is also nearby. Known as the DomQuartier, it includes both the mighty Baroque church as well as the Old Residence, St. Peter's Monastery, and five associated museums.
As you take a stroll through the city, don't forget to pay a visit to Mozart square, which includes the Mozart monument, the old market with its Florianibrunnen fountain, and the small town hall square. Visitors who want to take a closer look at the city's history can visit the Museum of Art and Cultural History in the New Residence or take a tour through the city: the best option is a romantic Fiaker tour or a boat trip on the Salzach river. Hellbrunn Palace, on the southern edge of the city, is another highlight.
In addition to all its baroque splendour, Salzburg also has a very modern side. In the Museum of Modern Art, for example, paintings and sculptures from the 20th and 21st centuries can be admired. The building itself, with its purist clarity and glazed staircases, is a modern work of art by architects Hoff and Zwink. Hangar-7 at the artwork represents a different type of 'Gesamtkunstwerk' ('complete work of art'). The unusual building houses a collection of historic Flying Bulls aircraft.
The imposing glass roof also conceals an art exhibition that reveals its special effects in different levels of daylight, depending on the weather and time of day. Gourmands will get their money's worth at the local Ikarus restaurant, where guest chefs from all over the world invite you on a culinary journey that changes every month.
Visitors can also marvel at hands-on technology at the Lokwelt in Freilassing or the Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelten fahr(T)raum in Mattsee. The House of Nature is another of Salzburg's unique attractions. This interactive science and nature museum includes, among other things, a science centre featuring physical and technical experiments, an aquarium showcasing fascinating underwater landscapes, a reptile zoo, and an exhibition on the theme of "man and his body".
Thanks to its location on the edge of the Alps, Salzburg is also the perfect holiday destination for visitors who want to enjoy adventures in natural settings: popular attractions include Berchtesgadener Land on the German side and Lake Wolfgang on the Austrian side.
For short hikes from the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg, the city's mountains - such as the Kapuzinerberg or the Kühberg - make ideal first ports of call. In the south-west of the city lies the 1973m-high Untersberg, which can easily be reached by cable car. To the west lies the Hohe Stauffen, and even further south are the Salzburg Limestone High Alps. It is about 60km to the fascinating ice cave of the Eisriesenwelt Werfen.
Additional excursion destinations include the Salzwelten Hallein, the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, or the Alte Saline in Bad Reichenhall, which provide extensive information about the history and importance of the "white gold". Get to know a beautiful city in dreamlike surroundings and enjoy maximum comfort for your stay at the new Hyperion Hotel Salzburg!
A boat trip on this idyllic lake is a wonderful experience during summer or the run-up to Christmas. Visitors can embark upon tours of varying lengths thanks to the 27km circular trail and the ferry between St. Wolfgang and Abersee. The crystal clear water, with a visibility depth of up to 10m, also makes the lake popular with divers.
Attractive diving areas include the Franzosenschanze, Fürbergbucht, St. Gilgen and the Falkensteinwand, which also serves as a climbing wall and, with a jump height of up to 28m, is one of the world's highest cliffs used for jumps.
The entire complex of this 17th-century pleasure palace in a Mannerist style is listed, including its extensive parks, famous Renaissance water features, and avenues. Visit the magnificent palace rooms featuring a permanent exhibition or take a guided tour of the unique water features. They include grottos, sculptures, water machines, fountains, and a mechanical theatre. Today, part of the park is used by Salzburg zoo.
Places of interest near the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg
Opposite Mirabell Palace
The new Hyperion Hotel Salzburg will open in 2022 in the city centre, around 800m from the main railway station. Your accommodation in Palais Faber, Salzburg, is located opposite the Salzburg Convention Centre and almost directly adjacent to Mirabell Palace. The historic centre on the other side of the Salzach river is a five to ten-minute walk away. The journey from the airport takes about 20 minutes by taxi.
Hohensalzburg Fortress – a majestic landmark
The Hohensalzburg Fortress towers high above the old town. It extends over around 14,000 square metres, making it one of the largest castles in Europe. Visitors can explore its grounds, the fortress museum, the Rainer Regiment Museum, and the puppet museum. The fortress can be reached from the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg in around 20 minutes by foot. It is worth taking the fortress railway for the ascent.» Continue to Location & surroundings
Mirabell Palace – Baroque ensemble with garden
The Hyperion Hotel Salzburg is located just a few steps away from the baroque Mirabell Palace, which, with its gardens, is a World Heritage Site. The highlights of the palace include the State Hall, the Georg Raphael Donner Staircase, which extends over two floors, and the palace chapel. The pinnacle of the grounds, however, is the Mirabelle Garden with its various sections, orangery, and palm House.
Salzburg Cathedral – Episcopal splendour in the “DomQuartier”
The monumental, baroque Salzburg Cathedral with its mighty dome, the marble facade and the two towers is visible from afar. The impressive building, in which Mozart was christened, is part of Salzburg’s “DomQuartier”, which also includes the “Alte Residenz” and several museums. It is about a quarter of an hour’s walk from the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg.
“Getreidegasse” – in Mozart’s footsteps
With its ornate passageway, Getreidegasse invites you to take a stroll. Discover traditional businesses, shops, and galleries or stop for refreshment in a pub. House no. 9 is home to Mozart's birthplace, one of the city's attractions. The museum displays Mozart's home, instruments, and documents relating to his life. It takes about ten minutes to get here from the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg.
a Benedictine monastery with a long tradition
The Benedictine Abbey of Nonnberg on the Festungsberg hill is the oldest continuously used Christian convent in the world. With its late Gothic church, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It holds an important collection of manuscripts, Gothic paintings, and figures. From the Hyperion Hotel Salzburg, it can be reached in around 25 minutes by foot or 15 minutes by car.» Continue to Location & surroundings