Have you been to the Wolfgang Lake in Salzkammergut yet? If not, it’s about time you do! Salzkammergut, the land of 70 breathtaking lakes, is a fantastic place to go walking and explore nature. Each lake boasts its own distinctive character, but all are embraced by the Austrian Alps.
Wolfgang Lake with its crystal-clear waters (drinking water quality) is said to be one of the most beautiful in Austria, and will charm you right from the start. Endless mountain meadows, themed trails and cycle paths make the area around the lake interesting for both families and nature lovers. Moreover, you can also explore the lake on a pedal boat or motorboat. And lake cruises are part of any vacation here, too.
In St. Wolfgang you’ll find the legendary Weisses Rössl hotel – no greater place to stay at! With beautiful views of the lake, an award-winning restaurant, and an alluring wellness area, it’s not surprising that this charming hotel is often booked out.
On top of that, the hotel is world-famous due to the musical comedy and operetta “Im Weissen Rössl”. Five generations of landlords have transformed this former “operetta hotel” into a 4-star superior hotel, a member of Romantik Hotels. “We value tradition and make every effort to bring old values back to life” says Rössl landlady Gudrun Peter.
Rooms & Suites
Over the centuries, 9 houses have grown together into a harmonious whole. No two rooms are the same, each one is different with its own charm. So you can choose from 12 sizes, categories and furnishings – from cosy Rössl rooms with magnificent lake views to modern luxury suites.
It’s all about tradition and relaxation here, and the ambiance makes you feel like you’re a special guest in a private home.
Wellness & Spa
The hotel is home to a wonderful SPA – the perfect place to relax and switch off from everyday life. The main draw here is the heated pool on the lake (30 degrees), which can be enjoyed also in winter.
You’ll find also a whirlpool, and a wonderful jetty with sun loungers and umbrellas. As if this wouldn’t be enough, there is also a 1500 sq m wellness area with indoor pool, sauna area, steam baths, panoramic relaxation rooms, and a salt steam bath with SOOL from Bad Ischl.
For something even more relaxing, book facial treatments, body packs, massages, Ayurveda rituals – whatever your soul craves!
Wining & Dining
The hotel is famous for its food – not only as a gourmet dining epicenter, but as the home of several local specialties. Why’s that? Because the Kaiserterasse Restaurant has already been awarded 14 Gault Millau points and one toque for the third time in a row.
For an authentic experience, get a taste of the Rössling Fillet from their own fishery, and make sure not to miss out on the delicious Beef Tartare. Moreover, the Rössl sommeliers serve top quality wines exclusively from Austria – so go ahead and splurge! One thing is certain – the creativity of the food menu is overwhelming.
If you’re looking for more casual dining, the Seerestaurant is a lovely venue with panoramic views, serving up Austrian specialties like Abersee sheep’s cheese, Tafelspitz, Salzburger Nockerl and Kaiserschmarr’n.
The Rössl is, perhaps, the best possible spot to indulge in the Austrian tradition of hospitality, particularly when booked exclusively with family and friends. It’s a retreat to nourish the soul, and satisfy your taste buds. In essence, a delightful slice of Austria… Why not start planning your family escape now?
Travel is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the hosts we choose. Gudrun, thank you for allowing me to choose you!