Whether summer, spring, autumn or winter, every season invites you on a voyage of discovery into the Salzkammergut.
Whatever you like to do during your holiday: recreation, sport or culture. Here in the Salzkammergut there is something for everyone.
If you are looking for relaxation, you will find it especially here in Bad Ischl. An excursion with the cable car to the Katrin, a visit to the thermal baths or the hotel's own spa with sauna and indoor swimming pool - the spa park right next to the hotel with its wonderful floral splendour, idyllic hikes or a visit to the famous confectionery Zauner - there are many possibilities to let your soul dangle with us - depending on the season, summer freshness or winter warmth.
The beautiful mountain landscapes and alpine routes invite you to go hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking or climbing. Sailing, diving, rafting, swimming, even river surfing can be done in the inner Salzkammergut.
Well-kept tennis courts and a challenging golf course - one of the oldest in Austria - make the hearts of the athletes beat faster.
In winter, skiers - the largest Upper Austrian ski area in Gosau is right on their doorstep - cross-country skiers, ski tourers or ice-skaters will find everything they are looking for.
Snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular, for example on the Postalm, the largest contiguous alpine pasture area in Austria.
Bad Ischl has rightly been proud of its cultural offerings throughout the year since Franz Joseph's time, especially in the Congress and Theatre House.
This is also the home of the annual summer Lehar Festival, which today not only brings the stars of the Vienna Volksoper to Bad Ischl, but also operetta lovers from all over Europe.
Or simply visit the Kaiservilla, our hotel is located directly at the entrance.
The people from the inner Salzkammergut are famous for their awareness of tradition and their cultivation of customs. Every Friday morning, the farmers' market takes place in the city centre, where you of course go in traditional costume; traditional festivals in the year such as carnival, the solstice celebrations, the alpine festival with the famous side plovers, the Almabtrieb with the flowers decorated cows, thanksgiving, farmers' autumn and especially in the Advent and Christmas time the Christmas market,
the Perchten runs and the Glöcknerlauf - up to the unique Liachtbratlmontag - the 1st Christmas Day. Monday in October, a piece of the Ischl craft tradition in which the 50-, 60,-70,-80-, and 90-year-old
Ischlers celebrate their birthday anniversaries together and take an "energy bath" in the crowd.