The University of Redlands Salzburg Semester has provided unique learning experiences for Redlands students since 1960 and is still the signature U of R study abroad experience after nearly 60 years. This is the perfect opportunity to revisit your Salzburg experience or visit for the first time. Travel is more enjoyable when sharing your experience and we look forward to sharing this journey with you.
We will be staying at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg, the city’s 5-Star Grand Hotel and known as the “Grande Dame on the Salzach River.” Located right on the banks of the River Salzach, Hotel Sacher’s rich history is evident in its décor -- think intricately carved dark wood ceilings, silk-lined walls, ornate fabrics and marble bathrooms. Almost every room has a view of the Old Town and fortress, and it has been the very center of the city’s social life since it opened its doors in 1866. It has a quite a roll call of celebrity guests as everyone from Tom Hanks to the Dalai Lama has bedded down in one of the 113 elegant rooms and suites. Each room has been personally decorated and individualized by Elisabeth Gürtler, the hotel’s owner.
The Hotel Sacher has been run by the Gürtler & Winkler family since 1988. It is one of the very few privately owned five-star luxury hotels left in the world and run by a family team. They are passionate about maintaining the tradition of the world-famous hotel and giving their guests the quality, style, and comfort that are synonymous with the Sacher name. In 2016 the Hotel Sacher Salzburg celebrated its 150th anniversary!
Sounds of Salzburg
Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical on our private Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. This comprehensive, 4-hour adventure takes you to the film’s iconic sites around the city while providing historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels. On the way, you will visit the stunning Lake District (the Salzkammergut) just outside Salzburg where you will take in glacial lakes and experience incredible vistas. These beautiful lakes are used by locals for sailing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing and in the winter, skating. After your time in the mountains, you will return to the Alstadt or old town of Salzburg.
Independent Time in Salzburg
Based on feedback from past travelers, we have intentionally designated a significant amount of free time in Salzburg for you to explore the city, reconnect with your old stomping grounds, or discover this beautiful city for the first time. Optional excursions can be added as you desire.