Superb. This apartment may have been the highlight of our stay in Salzburg. To say we were happy to find this apartment is putting it mildly. It is special, better equipped than any hotel room, and reasonably priced.
It could not be more centrally located. You are immersed in the buzz of a lively market area only steps from the door. Many of the town’s other attractions are in easy walking distance. There is also a place to rent bikes nearby for the chance to explore a bit further out.
We walked from the train station easily in about 15 minutes (although if you have many bags this may be a bit too long) and did not have too much difficulty finding tiny Brodgasse Street. We did not wait more than a moment before being greeted like visiting friends by Igor who was leaning out of the window above. The building houses a nifty bookshop on the ground floor, beside which are enormous black doors leading to the apartments. Inside, the entryway and corridors feel very much like an 800 year old house should, solid and full of history. There is not denying there are four flights of stairs to climb, but truthfully we enjoyed climbing them and exploring the uniqueness of each landing. That said, if you have any trouble with stairs this sadly may not be for you. (Or if your the type who discovers you have to use the bathroom after you’ve left the house ;).
The apartment itself is a pleasing counterpoint to the ancient building. It has been renovated with ultra modern appliances and shower, but still retains details of its past such as gorgeous wood beams, casement windows, and decorative wrought iron hinges. (Hint: the stove is so modern you might want Igor to show you how it works. He offered, but we assumed we’d have no trouble figuring it out. We were mistaken). There is a nice sized flat screen TV with cable and a blu-ray player (but just one movie). Usually we don’t much care if there is a TV, but we so enjoyed just relaxing in the apartment that we were glad to have it as an option (and did end up watching the entire Bourne Identity trilogy that was in the apartment).
In addition there is a small washer and dryer down the hall which was handy, but the dryer is quite slow. There is a Billa supermarket near the river (about 5 minutes away) and another one by the train station, but shop early because they do not stay open very late. I don’t know how frequently this takes place, but there was a farmer’s market one day we were there as well.
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