Conny who works at our MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center answered some questions about her work as a receptionist. And she gives you insider’s tips about Salzburg!
What’s your name and what’s your job at MEININGER?
I am Conny and I am working as a receptionist at MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center since January this year. I love to work here because you meet so many different types of people and travellers. It is always nice to listen to their travel-reason and see their enthusiasm to Salzburg. I am also studying Tourism and so working at MEININGER is the best addition to my theoretic education.
What is the question most guests ask you in the hotel?
Most guests want to know how to get into the city centre for sure. Guests from the far East are very interested to see the city Hallstatt. Families love to go to see the ice-caves or salt-mines which you find around Salzburg. I am also giving a lot of recommendations for restaurants in Salzburg. I love to send the people in one of our traditional brewery-restaurants and motivate them to taste our famous Austrian beer Stiegl.
What is typical about Salzburg?
On a sunny day you will find a lot of people sitting on the shore of river Salzach and enjoying the time with friends while drinking a local beer, for example Stiegl. Do the same. Or rent a bike and cycle along the Salzach. It is also quite nice to do a little hike up to the city-mountain “Gaisberg”.
There is also a bus which can bring you up and you can just hike down after enjoying the Panorama-path.
What do you have to experience in Salzburg?
Try one of the original Mozartkugel (in silver-blue paper) in one of the small patisseries (for example at Mirabellgarden). For fans of Sound of Music there are special Sound of Music tours, which will bring you to all the spots from the movie in Salzburg as well in the surrounding.
Salzburg is not only the birth-place of Mozart, but also from Red Bull. So take Bus 2 and visit Hangar 7 and step into the world of Red Bull. One of the best views you get from the top of the mountain Untersberg. You can hike up or just take the cable car to get there. Last but not least a must-to-do is to visit the fortress and take a walk on the mountain “Festungsberg” to “Mönchsberg” and enjoy the wonderful view over Salzburg.
What’s your insider tip?
In Salzburg you can watch surfers. You don’t believe us? Then take bus 5 and get off at the last station and walk a few meters along the small river. Fast you will come to the spot where local surfers use the natural wave for practicing. It is nice to sit in the grass, enjoy the lovely weather and watch the surfing guys. When you are in “Getreidegasse” and you feel for a drink, go to “Sporer” and try on of its liquors or drinks. “Sporer” is famous for their quality and tastiness.