Freude am Fahren
Regarding Salzburg, I agree with the previous poster (sabado gigante) that Salzburg IS a one day/ night town. I know several people disagree on this issue, but for some reason, Salzburg has a reputation far bigger than its size - it is a very small city, total population about 150,000; Vienna, by comparison, has at least 10 times as many people. I concur that the Goldener Hirsch is excellent, as is The Sacher - and if it is not a busy time, they can be had at (relatively) excellent rates. Salzburg, no doubt, is charming, but it is small, and while it seems to charm many, I know many others who have been disappointed due to inflated expectations.Salzburg is certainly NOT a one day only tourist town. In May I can't think of a better place to relax and enjoy some austrian hospitality. Nor do I think it will be totally overrun with tourists then. For Salzburg visits I always recommend the Goldener Hirsch hotel, expensive but worth every penny.