Hotel Stadtkrug in Salzburg

It felt like we had stepped back in time upon entering the gorgeous Alstadt Hotel Stadtkrug (the building itself dates back to the 1300s). The Klammer family owned the property starting in the 15th century, the same year Stiegl Beer (an Austrian staple) was founded and when Christopher Columbus found America. The house saw several different owners of the century, and once was a bakery, a tailor, and then a brewery. In 1966 the property was sold to the Auer family and changed into the Stadtkrug restaurant. Eva and Hug Lucian are now the current owners of the hotel along with the Juhu Ranch where they get fresh, local meat to serve at the restaurant. The hotel resides in the iconic old town area of Salzburg, right next to the river below the Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) which has our favorite panoramic views of the city. The feast of a breakfast was also one of the highlights, complete with everything from local smoked trout to warm muesli and Austrian pastries (it ends at 11am so you can even sleep in and not miss out). Our room still had the original wooden beam ceiling dating back to the middle ages, while our windows opened up looking over the quaint streets of old town. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast on the roof top garden terrace sitting on the slopes of the Kapuzinerberg. The staff was so incredibly helpful and kind, one employee even took us out to the Christmas markets and ice skating! Hotel Stadtkrug offers the warmth and charm of old Austria while giving guests a little added luxury during their stay, we will definitely be back when visiting Salzburg!