Salzburg, June 2015 – Being a big fan of “The Sound of Music”, I made it a family vacation to visit Salzburg – home of this fantastic musical film. My 3-year old son, Little K enjoyed Salzburg, and he loved Hotel Sacher. Everyone was attentive, and unexpectedly, the hotel was very kid-friendly.
Hotel Sacher is situated on the banks of the river Salzach, with a spectacular view of the old city of Salzburg and the fortress Hohensalzburg. Salzburg is the home of Mozart and has inspired music legends such as Strauss and Toscanini. Built in 1866 (the same year the city joined the Austro-Hungarian Empire), Hotel Sacher is filled with old world charms, mixed with modern comforts.
Franz, the Sacher teddy took care of all our child’s needs – from arranging a comfy cot with signature Sacher bed linens for kids to kids menu. Little K received a free toiletries bag and a special Sacher coloring kit.
Little K also enjoyed the decadent Sacher breakfast. There was no lack of choices – fruits, cereals, deli, breads, pastries, salads, smoked salmon or herring, hot dishes and of course, cakes!
“The Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832 and the original recipe remains a well-kept secret of our hotel. Only the Original Sacher-Torte is produced according to this original recipe. The basis of the entire confection is a chocolate cake, thinly coated by hand with best-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top of it is the crowning glory. It tastes best with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream.” (www.sacher.com/en/original-sacher-cake/)
Aside from being served Sachertorte at breakfast, the housekeeping staff made sure that we had a mini Sachertorte in our room when they freshened up the room every evening.
The hotel is walking distance to the old city as well as other famous sights such as the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart’s House. So it is a great location for travelling with children. There is always a place for them to run around.
Music is an inherent part of Hotel Sacher as it has hosted numerous musical greats such as Placido Domingo. So classical music is constantly being played inside the hotel rooms as well as in the public areas. Little K happened to enjoy the Viennese Waltz, being played on the hotel’s advertorial; and he would wait for the replay again and again. So I guess, he had a little music lesson on this vacation.
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.