Discover Germany, Issue 96, August 2022

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Hotel Townhouse Weisses Kreuz

Situated in the winding roads of the old town centre, Townhouse Weisses Kreuz combines a modern design with historic charm. The building was first mentioned in 1392, while the name itself goes back to 1687 when a beer was first served under the brand ‘Weisses Kreuz’. Hospitality has therefore been at the core of Weisses Kreuz for centuries, and the current owners have reconnected with this.

with natural pigments and creates a great room climate. Large granite slabs cover the floor in the public areas and the rooms have solid oak floors. Railings and window handles are handforged. By combining a historic building structure with single pieces of modern furniture, a unique contemporary interior emerged,

During the refurbishment a focus was on preserving the historic elements. Examples of this remit are the vaults on the ground floor and the original frescos from the 14th century. Inside and outside, the building’s walls were coated with traditional lime plaster that has been tinted

The hotel has six luxurious rooms in total, and guests experience a very personal and individual service. “Our guests have time and again confirmed that our house is unique in Salzburg and that is not only due to its interior design in a listed building, but also because of

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THE SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT HOTEL IN SALZBURG

the hospitality we share with our guests”, says managing director Claudia Binder. The high volume of regular Townhouse guests confirm this as well. After all, Salzburg has a lot to offer even outside the festival season: the city is among the most beautiful in Europe and not only has a great variety of art and culture, but also a unique silhouette with its castle and old houses. “Above that, the city has a high density of top restaurants.” Among the hotel’s highlights is the 100-square-metre lounge with an open fire and honesty bar, where guests can relax after a long day in the city. “Remarkable for a hotel in the old centre is our garden as an additional space for breakfast and to relax in summer,” says Binder. Tables, chairs and outdoor sofas invite guests to enjoy a quiet evening after an exhausting day. www.townhouse-weisses-kreuz.at

TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I

Six luxurious rooms, a small but beautiful spa with steam bath and an interior that combines historic roots with modern hotel comfort: Townhouse Weisses Kreuz in Salzburg is a rarity in the old town centre and the perfect hideaway during the world-renowned Salzburg Festival, and any time beyond that.

PHOTOS: TOWNHOUSE WEISSES KREUZ

A SPECIAL KIND OF HOTEL: WHERE MODERN DESIGN HARMONISES WITH HISTORY