Beautiful Spaces: Where I Stayed in Salzburg, Austria

Jul 09, 2015    /    things i like

Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the places where I stay during my travels. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way. This is one such space.


On my way from Switzerland to Slovenia this summer, I decided to stop for a few nights in Salzburg, Austria—a place that has been on my list for a while.

I stayed in a small town called Wals bei Salzburg just outside Salzburg itself. It’s about 20 minutes from Salzburg by bus (30 minutes by bike if you take the fast route and don’t get lost like Luna and I) and it was lovely, so, as I often do, I thought I’d share it with all of you:

Beams

bed

kitchen

couch

rug

chickens!

The apartment is a studio on the top floor of a three-story building (a big old house that’s been converted into three apartments). It’s got a kitchenette (though no sink or oven), as well as a large living space with all the usual (bed, table, couch). The private bathroom is downstairs.

As I mentioned, the place is a bit outside the city, but for me that was part of its charm. It allowed Luna and I to discover some really wonderful cycle routes (in particular, there’s a lovely stretch along a river heading toward town) and one excellent and non-touristy inn restaurant just down the street. It was also nice to be away from the crowds at the end of the day.

And, finally, as you’ll have noticed above, there’s a massive garden with (wait for it) chickens. And cats…who happen to be afraid of the chickens (which is obviously hilarious).

In all, if you are headed to Salzburg and like staying outside town (as I do), you can find the apartment on Airbnb. And bonus, it’s only $31 per night.

(And if you aren’t on Airbnb yet, would you sign up using this link? You and I both get a credit if you do.)


Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.

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4 Comments
  • Neens Bea
    July 9, 2015

    I love your Beautiful Spaces series, Gigi – it is so inspiring! It must have been lovely living up in the eaves of such a charming property. By the way, the cats being afraid of the chickens reminds me of something that happened the other day – I was taking my dog Albert for a walk around the village when we rounded a corner and saw a man sitting on a tiny chair in the middle of a small public lawn, reading a book while his three tortoises were roaming around in the grass next to him! Well, that is to say, I saw the tortoises. My dog saw only the cat skulking behind a tree, keeping close watch on the tortoises. It was quite a hilarious scene! :-)
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    • gigigriffis
      July 10, 2015

      I love the tortoise story. :) Hilarious.

  • Montecristo Travels (Sonja)
    July 9, 2015

    always keep an eye on this series … for our own trips! Love it. And this is adorable.

    • gigigriffis
      July 10, 2015

      Yes, and the owners love animals, which is always a plus.

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