Visiting the Historic Hotel Sacher Salzburg

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Hotel Sacher Salzburg is one of the nicest and highest regarded hotels in Europe and is absolutely a place you need to visit if you plan on gambling in Europe.

The famous Hotel Sacher Salzburg was built between 1863 and 1866 by the master builder Carl Freiherr as an Austrian court hotel.

From the moment its doors opened in 1866, the hotel gained a high level of popularity among people with high positions, such as members of ruling houses, high clergymen, nobleman, and artists, all of whom became guests within the hotel’s first year of being open.

Let’s dive into Hotel Sacher Salzburg and see what all the hype is about.

What Salzburg Is Like

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany with beautiful views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the residential and pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, while facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right.

Salzburg is known for its stunning historical architecture as well as being the birthplace for the world renowned classical composer Mozart. Salzburg is also home to some of Europe’s best resort casinos, many of them sitting in some of Salzburg’s most historical landmarks.

Gambling in general is legal in Austria, while being more or less strictly regulated.

Austria is the home of thousands of sports betting cafes, online gaming clubs, and bars with slot machines that have developed significantly in the last 15 years in almost every major community in Austria.

With the casino industry in Salzburg comes some of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, of which Hotel Sacher Salzburg is one.


The famous Hotel Sacher Salzburg was built between 1863 and 1866 by the master builder Carl Freiherr as an Austrian court hotel.

The birth of the Salzburg Festival caused the “Austrian court” to become more or less the official social center of the festival.

Three major Austrian stars had a major part in the Salzburg Festival and hence became frequent clients for Hotel Sacher Salzburg. The three stars of the festival were Max Reinhardt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss. The artists would eventually live next door and act as heads of the European and overseas society.

Salzburg Festival in Austria

In 1988, Hotel Sacher Salzburg was purchased by the Gürtler family. The family would embark on a mission to refurbish the entire hotel, from the rooms to the restaurants.

All the rooms were decorated and equipped with rare artistic treasures—the hotel’s style was further developed from these decorations.

Today the hotel absolutely feels modern and refurbished and offers what is easily one of the most comfortable and enchanting experiences in all of Austria. There simply is no hotel quite like this one in the entire world.

Staying at Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Looking over the last 150 years, Hotel Sacher Salzburg has maintained a love for tradition but has also done an exceptional job keeping up with the times and ensuring that guests feel like they’re getting the absolute highest quality experience possible.

If you decide to make this historical hotel your hotel of choice while staying in Salzburg, you can expect all of the quality amenities that you would expect from a 5-star luxury hotel—and don’t worry, the staff all speak English.

The starter package for different room choices begins with the Deluxe Rooms.

The space takes up about 320 feet and is decked out with valuable pieces of artwork and antiques. The next room option available at Hotel Sacher Salzburg is the Junior Suite.

Hotel Room in Hotel Sacher Salzburg

In this historic hotel, you’ll find spacious and comfortable seating areas, amazing views, marble bathrooms, and heated floors—these are just some of the popular features that allow the Junior Suites to stand out.

The interior sits in a comfortable space of around 430 square feet, and the interiors are bright, elegant, and gorgeous. The views include the Salzach River that runs by the theater and the Salzburg theater itself, something you absolutely must visit while you’re there. The marble bathrooms in the Junior Suites come with separate bathrooms and showers.

If you’re looking for a superior form of luxury, then the Signature Suite is probably going to be a perfect choice for you during your vacation in Salzburg.

These 538 square ft rooms are perfect for a couple needing just one bedroom, while the two bedroom suites offer 969 square ft of space while coming with a seperate living area. If that’s not decadent, I don’t know what is!

The views from these lavish suites include the Salzburg Theater, Salzach River, and Makart Square. The rooms also come with expensive and precious oil paintings as well as rare antiques.

The Presidential Suite is the finest way to stay at Hotel Sacher Salzburg. The room includes a bedroom and living room area along with a seperate parlor. The bright marble bathrooms and elegant decor in the Presidential Suites will leave you feeling like royalty or a CEO.

Restaurants & Bars

You’re definitely not going to need to worry about going hungry or thirsty while staying in this fine Austrian luxury hotel. There are several different restaurants and bars to choose from that will have everything from the modern and elegant to the local and homey.

Restaurant Zirbelzimmer is a popular spot where gourmet dining meets authentic and rustic charm. The restaurant has been preserved and feels the same as it did when its doors opened in 1866.

Overlooking the Salzach river, the Sacher kitchen team warmly welcomes its guests with a culinary experience that delivers heavy on local flavors.

You can enjoy Austrian classics as well as seasonal and refined creations by Executive Chef Michael Gahleitner, which have been awarded a Gault Millau toque.

Hotel Sacher Salzburg Bar

If you want an even more traditional flavor, then I can promise that you’re gonna enjoy the Sacher Grill.

Executive Chef Michael Gahleitner blends traditional and beloved recipes with vision and creativity to delight and surprise his guests.

From the famous SalzBurger to the tasty Tafelspitz or the beloved Wiener Schnitzel, these wholesome dishes all come with a strong taste of Salzburg. Enjoy marvellous views of the Salzach River as you get comfortable sampling the savoury selections.

Walk into the Sacher Bar late at night to drink in the heart of Salzburg. Enjoy what they call a “pre-dinner apéritif” with elegant views of the Salzach River, all served with a twist of Sacher.

The venue adds well-designed and modern lighting with carefully selected furniture alongside some extremely classy cocktails for a setting that is both intimate and dramatic, making it perfect for a romantic evening or business gathering.

Café Sacher Salzburg

I share the same opinion with others that the Café Sacher Salzburg is the most romantic spot out of all  the food and beverage options at the hotel.

A trip to Salzberg isn’t complete without getting to spend the afternoon in an authentic Austrian coffee café. Come into the romantic coffee and treat café for breakfast to get your busy day started at the casinos in Salzburg.

Hotel Sacher Salzburg Cafe

You can also count on café Sacher serving lunch every day and enjoy some of the most delicious Sacher Torte for desert. If you’re not a desert fanatic, then let me fill you in.

Sacher Torte is a chocolate cake or torte of Austrian origin, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for the Prince Metternich in Vienna. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.

It’s so delicious that it actually has its own National Holiday in the United States! December 5 is National Sacher Torte Day in the United States.

Hotel Amenities

The amenities of Hotel Sacher Salzberg are what you would expect when staying in one of the greatest hotels in all of Europe.

Aside from the typical amenities that come with each room, guests can relax and get their workout on in the Health Club inside the hotel.

Sacher Salzberg has its very own spa team that will make sure that you’re treated like European Royalty. The fitness center is open 24/7 and is free for all the guests of the hotel.


Staying at Hotel Sacher Salzberg is an amazing opportunity and one you should keep in mind the next time you are planning a casino trip.

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