The Hotel Sacher Salzburg epitomizes Sacher’s unique mix of world charm and modern comfort: tradition hand in hand with innovations. As in the Hotel Sacher Vienna, music has always been an important part of the hotel and in the city of Mozart’s birth we regularly host the world’s finest musicians alongside royalty, international statesmen, business people, artists and global celebrities.
Sacher is at the heart of the city – geographically, culturally and historically. We take Salzburg’s pulse daily and keep our guests informed of the most interesting events, the best places to go and things to do – as well as all of Sacher’s own news.
At your service
Our Chief Concierge, Simon Mlinar, and his team put themselves completely at your service during your stay at the hotel to make sure you that everything you need is provided for you. Ask the impossible. It’s surprising how often our experienced concierge team are able to work miracles. Let us know what we can do for you.
Freedom of the city
We offer you the freedom of Salzburg and the key to the city: we give you access to all the best culture, restaurants, shopping and sights. We can provide you with thorough information so that you can find the best designer stores with ease. And our inside contacts can also get you the most sought-after tickets and tables in Salzburg.
Our favorite word is yes
Our concierge service makes the impossible possible. Whatever you desire, we deliver, with courtesy and the utmost discretion. And, if you’re not sure what you want, we’re very happy to suggest something for you. We look forward to welcoming you to Sacher soon and offering you the key to the city!
whatever you desire – your well-being is our highest aim.
Sacher is a privately run business that has kept family principles at the heart of how we look after our guests and customers across our hotels, cafes, restaurants and other operations. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality, complete attention to detail and exceptional service with a personal touch. Find out more about the Sacher Corporation.
Hello, it’s me – your very own Sacher teddy!
Allow me to introduce myself!
My name is Franz, and I’m your personal friend at the Hotel Sacher Vienna and at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg. I’ll look after any special wishes and needs you may have, so that you can enjoy your stay here as much as the grown-ups in your party!
Psst! I’ll also be happy to arrange such things for you as a bottle warmer, nappy bucket, a high chair, bibs, children’s dishes, your laundry, a babyphone or anything else you may need! Just get in touch with my friend the concierge in the hotel!
I look forward to your visit and hope I will soon get to know you personally!
Very best wishes,
Your teddy, Franz Sacher
Animals can enjoy Sacher luxury, too: even the legendary Anna Sacher loved to have her dogs around her. And today dogs continue to be welcome guests in the Sacher hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. The specially designed guidebook “Sacher Pets – Tierische Etikette” gives useful hints and tips to dog owners.
Animal friendly amenities
Guest rooms are equipped with blankets, towels, feeding bowls and, of course, cosy baskets for the canine guests. Furthermore exclusive “Do not disturb” signs for dogs ensure privacy. Leashes in various lengths and bags to clear away dog droppings are available at the reception. Upon request we can also arrange “Dog-Sitters” for you.
Special care for your companion
To ensure that you and your four-legged darling enjoy your stay with us to the full, we designed the guidebook “Sacher Pets – Tierische Etikette” which provides you with useful hints and tips, including suggestions for attractive walking routes as well as recipes for gourmet dog food.
The Sacher hotels and cafés have been managed by the Gürtler family since 1934, since 1990 by Elisabeth Gürtler. Both hotels are two of only a few privately owned 5 star luxury hotels worldwide.
As of 2014 the next generation has been responsible for the performance of the company. Georg Gürtler, Alexandra and Matthias Winkler as well as the whole Sacher team grant their guests highest quality, passion, an international flair and the level of excellence, which is inextricably linked with the name „Sacher“.
A PIECE OF VIENNA
It all began back in 1832: Franz Sacher created the Original Sacher-Torte, which from then on has become world famous and is still traditionally manufactured according to his secret recipe.
In 1876, his son Eduard opened the Hotel Sacher Wien in Vienna’s first district. Only a few years later, in 1892, at the age of 23 his wife Anna took over its management and influenced the „Sacher“ like nobody else. Not questioning her leadership, she’s quoted: “The master of the house, that’s me!”. Moreover she became famous for her faible of zigars and the French Bulldogs, that permanently accompanied her.
With great passion, providing a unique flair and special attention to her guests, she managed the hotel until her death in 1930. She was succeeded by a smart attorney, who took over the “Sacher” in 1934 and led it into a new era: as of this day the best hotel in town has been owned by the families Gürtler and Winkler.
HOT SPOT: CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY
The Sacher hotel has always been a place to meet for artists, politicians und high society. Celebrities from all over the world have been warmly welcomed at the hotel vis-a-vis the Vienna State opera ever since.
To name only a few Indira Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth II and John F. Kennedy a well as numerous current heads of state such as Queen Laetizia of Spain and German chancellor Angela Merkel are part of the hotel’s register of official guests.
In the world of classical music names range from Herbert von Karajan to Anna Netrebko and Thomas Hampson. Violonist David Garret, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and others continue the list of talented artists.
Iris Berben and Max von Thun head the register of German actors. Furthermore, Tom Cruise, Hugh Grant and Hellen Mirren represent the Hollywood actors and Academy Award winners, who are also part of the Sacher gallery of famous guests.
2017: Certificate of Excellence
2016: Certificate of Excellence
2015: Certificate of Excellence
Condé Nast Traveler:
Readers´Choice Awards 2015: Platz 11 in Central Europa
Readers´Choice Awards 2014: Platz 3 in Central Europa
T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel 2012-2016
Guest Review Award Booking.com
Best Family Owned Company in Austria
Falstaff-Vöslauer-Lifetime-Award für Elisabeth Gürtler
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Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Sacher Salzburg. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.
Schwarzstraße 5-7, A-5020 Salzburg Salzburg city − Austria
+43 (0) 662 889 770
Fax: +43 (0) 662 889 775 51
Use the highway -A1- direction Vienna approximately 5 kilometers until taking the highway-exit "Salzburg Mitte", heading straight on for approximately 3 kilometers and across the Salzach-river, taking the first traffic-light after the bridge to the right and after 1 kilometer you find the Hotel Sacher Salzburg on the right hand side.
Hotel Sacher Salzburg has the ideal setting for every occasion: Anything from an intimate family celebration to an impressive venue for an annual business conference, a dazzling wedding banquet to a lavish birthday party. We have a variety of different rooms for different occasions, all with a stunning view of the river and Salzburg’s old town. Take a look at our Banquet brochure for more information. We also offer catering services for events at the hotel and even for a variety of occasions outside the hotel.
The hotel’s conservatory on the river banks offers great views of the spires of the Old Town and makes a superb venue for a variety of events. The conservatory can be arranged according to your wishes and divided into different rooms if that is what you need. We offer a number of packages for meetings, conferences and other functions with 15 participants and more.
Hotel Sacher Salzburg provides an ineffable blend of style and elegance that makes is the ideal place for wedding receptions and banquets. Europe´s most beautiful registrar’s office – in the Mirabell Castle – is only 200 meters from the hotel and is reached by a five-minute walk through the enchanting baroque Mirabell Garden. The many churches of Salzburg are also within walking distance or can be reached with a romantic horse-drawn carriage or a more modern wedding limousine.
Your fairy-tale wedding
Our banqueting rooms with views over the church spires of Salzburg’s old town provide the perfect setting for a fairy-tale reception. We can help pull together every part of your perfect day to make sure you have a wedding that combines historical romance with modern luxury.
Wishes come true
We would be delighted to help you with any arrangements such as music or flower arrangements and to answer any questions or fulfil any special wishes. Our team would be pleased to plan your most beautiful day so you can concentrate on the most important thing.
If you are spending Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Day in Salzburg, you might come across some irresistible temptations. The kitchen team of the Hotel Sacher Salzburg treats their guests with outstanding culinary delights during the most joyful time of the year.
Travelling through time with Sacher
In the beginning, there was the cake…
It was 1832 when Prince von Metternich instructed the 16-year-old apprentice Franz Sacher to create a cake for his discerning guests. The sweet masterpiece was to be made with chocolate, apricot jam, and whipped cream. Today, the Original Sacher-Torte stands as one of Vienna’s best-known symbols and – to quote the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung – “is widely accepted as a currency of interpersonal relationships around the world.” Much like the hotel which the son of the dessert inventor opened years later and which is now one of the most renowned hotels in the world!
1876: Eduard Sacher opens an exclusive luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna by the name of Sacher. The cake of the same name becomes the hallmark of the house.
1880: Eduard Sacher marries Anna Maria Fuchs, a butcher’s daughter, who quickly turns the Sacher into Vienna’s most sought-after hotel and a favourite meeting place of celebrities and high society.
1892: Eduard Sacher dies, leaving the establishment to his wife, who officially takes over responsibility for the destiny of the hotel. Anna Sacher’s management style is strict but fair. The “grande dame” becomes known for her cigars, which she allegedly always had in her mouth, as well as her hobby of breeding French bulldogs.
1918: The end of the monarchy is also a turning point for the select meeting place of figures from the worlds of politics, business, and art. In the years to come, Anna Sacher gradually relinquishes control over the hotel’s operations.
1930: Anna Sacher dies in her room at the hotel. Tens of thousands of Viennese pay her their respects on her funeral procession to the Augustinian Church.
1934: Hans Gürtler and his wife Poldi, along with the Siller family, take over the traditional Viennese institution and renovate the venerable building. The Sacher is restored to the first-class hotel of earlier days.
1938: World War II again puts a stop to tourism.
1945: After the war, the Sacher falls first into Russian, then into British, hands. The Gürtler and Siller families only regain control over the hotel six years later. The Sacher is renovated for the second time.
1949: Co-owner Josef Siller dies, leaving his share of the Hotel Sacher to his wife Anna.
1950s: The Hotel Sacher is expanded. Several small courtyards are integrated into the hotel, and banquet rooms are created.
1962: Anna Siller dies. The hotel becomes the sole property of the Gürtler family.
1970: Hans Gürtler dies. His son Rolf takes over the business but dies a few months later in a tragic accident. His son, Peter Gürtler, assumes responsibility for the business.
1988: Peter Gürtler begins expansion of the Sacher enterprise, taking over the “Österreichischer Hof” hotel in Salzburg.
1990: Peter Gürtler dies. The hotel becomes the property of his children, Alexandra and Georg. Their mother, Elisabeth Gürtler, takes over management of the hotel on behalf of her children, who are still minors at the time. The Sacher is the only family-owned and family-run luxury hotel in Vienna.
1994: The Sacher Hotels become members of the “Leading Hotels of the World”.
1999: In Innsbruck, the first independent Café Sacher is opened, followed by the Café Sacher Graz in 2003.
2000: The “Österreichischer Hof” hotel in Salzburg is renamed the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
2003: The Sacher Eck’, an elegant, modern wine bar, is opened in the Hotel Sacher Wien.
2004: The Vienna hotel is modernized. For the first time ever, the Hotel Sacher is closed for 10 weeks, as public areas such as the entrance area, concierge desk, lobby, and front desk are renovated. The attic floor is converted, enlarging the hotel by 52 rooms. The new design is developed together with the French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
2005: As the top luxury hotel in Vienna, the Hotel Sacher opens the Boutique Sacher Spa
2008: The Original Sacher-Torte has long been an export success. About 360,000 hand-made cakes are shipped all over the world each year. An annual limited Artists’ Collection was launched in 2008: renowned Austrian artists like Hermann Nitsch, Gustav Peichl a.k.a. “Ironimus”, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Xenia Hausner and Herbert Brandl have so far re-designed the packaging of the world-famous chocolate cake, turning the elegant wooden box into a piece of Austrian art, available in a strictly limited edition of 1,000 pieces.
2010: Sacher joins Facebook and other social media platforms. At the same time, it continues its process of renewal, with both the Hotel Sacher Vienna and the Hotel Sacher Salzburg being “in motion”.
2011: In November the Sacher Salzburg presents the results of a comprehensive refurbishment: 20 completely renovated rooms, a new terrace overlooking the River Salzach, a thoroughly modernized conservatory, revamped banquet rooms and the renovated bar give a lighter, brighter touch to the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
2012: In February the Hotel Sacher Vienna presents its new “look” after several years of refurbishment: all in all, 86 rooms and 63 suites on six floors were brought up to the latest standards. With the presentation of the last four fully renovated floors in 2012 the Hotel Sacher Vienna has almost completed its refurbishment process.
2012: The completion of the Pellèas et Mélisande Presidential Penthouse Suite and the Katja Kabanowa and Nurejev Deluxe Bedroom Suites with roof terraces on the 7th floor marks the end, for the time being, of the long extension and refurbishment process.
2013: The Sacher proudly presents its new website: bigger pictures, direct booking of rooms and restaurant tables, a Facebook live stream, and many statements by and stories about the people behind the brand make this website a benchmark for the luxury hotel sector.
2015: The next generation has been responsible for the performance of the company. Georg Gürtler, Alexandra and Matthias Winkler as well as the whole Sacher team grant their guests highest quality, passion, an international flair and the level of excellence. The Sacher is still the only family-owned and family-run luxury hotel in Vienna.
2016: he Sacher proudly presents its new website: a new, modern design & responsive
Our Sacher kitchen team warmly welcomes you to the Zirbelzimmer and its beautiful ambiance that has been preserved since the opening of the hotel in 1866. Overlooking the Salzach river we invite you to enjoy Austrian classics as well as seasonal and refined creations by Executive Chef Michael Gahleitner which already have been awarded a Gault Millau toque.
Open daily from 12:00 to 02:00 PM
and from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(Meals can be orderd until 01:45 PM or 09:45 PM)
As the name suggests, at the restaurant Salzachgrill we spoil you with the finest grilled specialties. In a most charming atmosphere with a view to the Salzach river, you can savour a delicious steak from the Salzburg Organic-Beef, tender trout fillet or our famous burger. During summertime, the spacious terrace invites to informal lunches and dinners surrounded by Salzburg’s beautiful scenery.
from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
(meals can be ordered until 10:30 PM)
Click here to see the menu
Click here to see the weekly menu
The Sacher Bar provides refinement, elegance and style and makes a congenial venue for a drink at any time. Its well-designed lighting and carefully selected furniture means that it is both intimate and dramatic, and as well suited to romance as it is to business. Try one of our delicious cocktails, enjoy the evening piano music, or step out onto the terrace to enjoy the view of the river on a warm summer evening.
Open daily from 09:00 am – open end.
The café terrace on the banks of the River Salzach is a perfect spot for coffee in spring and summer whilst the sumptuous interior ineffably blends the old world Sacher charm with modern comfort. As well as our much-loved desserts there’s also a variety of delicious savoury dishes to enjoy. At the Sacher Confiserie next-door to the café you can buy Original Sacher specialities and have them sent to friends and family members anywhere in the world.
Indulge yourself with a riverside location and the best cake in town.
Coffee house culture is an essential part of Austrian culture and there is no better place to sample it than the Café Sacher Salzburg, where you can also indulge yourself with some Original Sacher-Torte.
Café Sacher Salzburg
from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Enjoy Austrian and international dishes in the Roter Salon which overlooks the River Salzach and has a magnificent view on the spires of the Old Town. This is also where breakfast is served to guests at the hotel. The restaurant is also available for lavish receptions, banquets and buffets.
Open daily from 7:00 am to 10:30 am
from noon to 2:00 pm
and from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
(meals can be ordered until 9:45 pm)
The Hotel Sacher Salzburg’s in-house confectionery store is the place to buy our world-famous Original Sacher-Torte and other delicious Original Sacher products. Thanks to our sophisticated logistics, you can even send all these delicacies to friends and family members almost anywhere in the world: From the Original Sacher-Torte to the personal gift voucher there’s something for every taste.
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.