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The Most Beautiful Hotels in the Salzkammergut

The picturesque traditional region between Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria offers numerous great hotels.

May 2, 2024

Ruths house


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The delightful historic vacation home located directly on Lake Hallstatt, lovingly run by master tailor, innkeeper and art lover Ruth Zimmermann, is an absolute gem that is without question one of the best places to stay in the Salzkammergut. It is not for nothing that it's part of the extraordinary Pretty Hôtels portfolio - vacations and places to stay this authentic are rare. In addition to the cozy bedrooms, visitors can also enjoy a lounge with a feel-good factor, a sauna and a spectacular lakeside terrace.

Ruths Haus
Gosaumühlstraße 90, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Tel. +43 699 190 46 166

Web: ruthshaus.at
Price: From € 850 for three nights


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The family-run organic hotel in beautiful Ramsau am Dachstein attracts guests all year round with its alpine charm, culinary delights from the farm and youthful spirit. The hotel's own farm with goats, cows, rabbits and more is a highlight for families. From spring to fall, the surrounding area invites you to go on extensive hiking tours, while Dachstein is an absolute hit for enthusiastic skiers in winter. Yoga courses and multi-day retreats are also offered on the farm.

Ramsau 35, 8972 Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria
Tel.: +43 3687 81980
Web: feistererhof.at
Doubles incl. breakfast from € 179

Villa Alma

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A historic lakeside villa, located on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, shines in a new guise - and thus fits perfectly with the symbiosis of tradition and modernity that makes up the best places of Salzkammergut. Here, you'll find a classic alpine house with wooden cladding on the outside and a colorful refuge in Scandi-chic style on the inside: the eight stylishly furnished rooms and suites inspire with their cheerful design and modern furnishings, while the in-house concept store with regional products invites you to take a touch of summer freshness home with you.

Villa Alma
Mondseestraße 20, 5340 St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, Austria
+43 664 240 3000
Doubles incl. breakfast from € 170


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The most elegant resort in the Salzkammergut is the perfect address for a luxurious family vacation on Dachstein. Guests can choose between cozy family suites and spacious chalets, which are equipped with every luxury you could wish for. The spa facilities also focus on the needs of children, and in terms of cuisine there's something for everyone. 

Am Hornspitz 1, 4824 Gosau, Austria
+43 6136 8888
Suite from € 687

Landhaus zu Appesbach

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If you seek relaxation, you'll immediately feel at home in this country house in St. Wolfgang, where sustainability and harmonious cuisine are the order of the day. The rooms have the charm of a manor house, while the spa focuses on holistic wellness. It's quite rightly counted among the best places of Salzkammergut.

Landhaus zu Appesbach
Au 18, 5360 St. Wolfgang, Austria
Tel.: +43 6138 22090
Web: appesbach.com
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 158

Seehotel Grundlsee

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Here, you'll find stylish rooms with modern furnishings, directly located on the picturesque Grundlsee. The hotel's cuisine serves traditional dishes with a contemporary twist using seasonal ingredients.

Seehotel Grundlsee
Mosern 22, 8993 Grundlsee, Austria
Tel.: +43 3622 86044
Web: seehotelgrundlsee.at
Price: Doubles from € 309

Goldener Ochs

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One of the most popular accommodations in the former imperial town of Bad Ischl since 1791, the hotel has recently been given a new flair. The rooms have been given a stylish upgrade, but the hospitality remains as tried and tested as ever. The cuisine and wellness area are also impeccable. 

Goldener Ochs
Griesgasse 1, 4820 Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut, Austria
Tel. +43 6132 23 5 29
Web: goldenerochs.at
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 76 per person

Cortisen am See

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"Be different" is the motto of the adults-only boutique hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee, which provides instagrammable moments with exciting design elements and colorful interiors. A hit for gourmets: the hotel's own restaurant, which has been awarded three Falstaff forks. 

Cortisen am See
Markt 15, A-5360 St. Wolfgang, Austria
Tel.: +43 (6138) 2376 -0
Doubles incl. breakfast from € 385

Read more: The Salzkammergut: On tour with culture

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Spring 2024.

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