Salzburg & the Austrian Lake District Rail Holidays

S alzburg has two huge musical draws: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and The Sound of Music. If you’re a fan of the composer or the film, you will love Salzburg. If you have no interest in Mozart or musicals, there’s still plenty to enjoy about this pretty city dominated by the largest medieval castle in Europe. The surrounding mountainous country is also well worth exploring, with destinations like UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hallstatt just a 2-hour train ride away.

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Hotels in Salzburg & the Austrian Lake District

Der Salzburger Hof

Just a short walk from Salzburg’s main station, the Hotel der Salzburger Hof offers easy access to the sights of the city. Modern bedrooms come with a large flat-screen TV with DVD and Blu Ray player, an iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine. The famous Mirabell Palace is 10 minutes away on foot.

Radisson Blu Altstadt

The Radisson Blu Altstadt occupies a building that dates back to 1377. All bedrooms and suites are individually decorated with all the amenities that you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The hotel also boasts a restaurant overlooking the river and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all areas.

Sacher Hotel Salzburg

One of the most famous hotels in Salzburg, the historic Hotel Sacher occupies a grand building on the banks of the river in the heart of the city. All bedrooms and suites are individually furnished, with state-of-the-art facilities. There are two restaurants to choose from as well as the Café Sacher, where you can enjoy a slice of the original Sachertorte.

Heritage Hotel

Combining three historic buildings in Halstatt’s UNESCO World Heritage listed car-free centre, the Heritage Hotel offers a comfortable base to explore and panoramic views over the lake from its outdoor terrace. Guests enjoy bathrobes and slippers in all rooms along with complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the hotel’s Austrian restaurant, spa lounge and sauna.

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Hotel Goldenes Schiff

The Goldenes Schiff is a family-run hotel on the River Traun, within walking distance of the train station. All bedrooms feature HD flat-screen cable TVs with international TV channels as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s also an on site restaurant serving Austrian specialities and a spa area. The Eurotherme Spa Centre is a 2-minute walk away and offers a 10% discount to guests.

Suggested Tours in and Around Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour

Sound of Music fans will not want to miss this tour of all the local filming locations associated with the film, which also gives you the chance to learn about the history of Salzburg as you go along. There may even be the opportunity for some singing.

from £40 per person
Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Whilst it's perfectly feasible to get from Salzburg to Hallstatt by train, we recommend this guided tour if you want to avoid changing and get some background information on this lovely destination.

from £52 per person

Blogs About Salzburg & the Austrian Lake District

22 May, 2020
Salzburg is one of the most popular city destinations in Austria, drawing music lovers from all over the world who want to tour the filming locations associated with The Sound of Music or visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.