Arthotel Blaue Gans

Boutique, centrally located, artsy

Herbert Vonkarajanplatz 3, Getreidegasse 41-43, Salzburg 5020


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At a Glance

Combining history with modern design elements and contemporary art, this inn, located in the heart of the historic city center, is the oldest in the city.

Indagare Loves

  • The winding corridors and ancient wood beams throughout the property
  • The hotel’s private herb garden located in the center of the property
  • The 120+ works of art on display and complimentary admission to the Museum of Modern Art


Arthotel Blaue Gans, situated on the famous Getreidegasse in Salzburg’s Old Town, harmoniously blends history and modernity while providing friendly service. This hotel is both the oldest inn in the city, dating back to 1350, and was reimagined into the first boutique hotel, created as a meeting point for music and design lovers. Contemporary art lines the minimalist white corridors and airy-feeling common spaces mix with the historical features of the building to create a bright and lively atmosphere.

The 35 rooms and suites are elegant and minimal with streamlined furnishings, crisp fabrics and warm lighting and are equipped with modern amenities. No two rooms are alike, but each is decorated with original art and feels contemporary and sophisticated. The charm of the hotel extends beyond the rooms: the restaurant’s mural paintings, wood paneling and cast-iron lamps make for a warm atmosphere where guests can enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine; the bar’s leather seating and occasional live jazz performances make it the perfect place to lounge and linger; the outdoor dining space offers spectacular views of the Festival Hall and Mönchsberg mountain. And while there is no gym, there is a massage room.

Who Should Stay

Travelers who want to experience old-world charm yet still enjoy a modern vibe.

Written by Teva Kukan

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