The Kaiviertel quarter lies between Mozartplatz Square and Kajetanerplatz Square, between the River Salzach and Hohensalzburg Castle. Kaigasse 33 should be your first stop when planning a trip to Salzburg.
The people of Salzburg used brushwood to create a wall to prevent the waters of the Salzach from eroding the banks. This brushwood flood barrier was called ‘Gehai’. Kaigasse got its name from this term for the river’s flood barriers (‘Kai’).
Kaiviertel itself developed along the former main road that led from Domplatz Square to Berchtesgaden. On the site where the Romans built their temples and the cathedral canon and Salzburg’s civil servants built their courts, you can now see the historic Altstadthotel Kasererbräu standing hundreds of years later, located in the heart of the area best loved by the city’s flâneurs, surrounded by countless shops and the best-known sights of the Salzburg Old Town.
Between Kaigasse and Krotachgasse, there was once a temple dedicated to the gods Asclepius, Hygieia and Cybele. You can see the last remaining walls of the Roman building in the Roman room of the Mozartkino.
Make Kaigasse number 33 your home from home during your stay in Salzburg, and experience this charming quarter for yourself. To get your room in the Kaiviertel, please send a no-obligation request.
Calling all Mozart fans! In Papagenoplatz Square – just a few minutes from the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu – you’ll find a fountain with a statue of Papageno the bird catcher from Mozart’s famous opera, ‘The Magic Flute’. The Zirkelwirt pub has been a fixture here since 1647. In summer, the beer garden at this rustic pub is the perfect place to see out the day. The Stadtcafé Balthazar is just two doors down from the Kasererbräu. It’s a popular place for Salzburg locals to meet for a drink after work. As a guest at the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu, you don’t even have to leave the building to enjoy a great meal: just to the left of the hotel’s staircase, there is a small corridor that leads to one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and quirky boutiques on Kajetanerplatz Square.
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