Hotel Weisses Rössl

  • The Salzkammergut, Austria, St. Wolfgang

  • 4.5

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Built in 1474 and an inspiration for the operetta of the same name, the iconic Hotel Weisses Rössl (White Horse Inn) sits in the centre of St. Wolfgang’s pedestrianised zone, directly on the lake shore. The building oozes character and history and offers first-class comforts, service, and cuisine.

A luxurious spa and a floating pool

If you're a spa aficionado then this place is hard to beat - spread over three floors is the hotel's 1,500 square metre 'Spa On The Lake'. This luxurious lakeside lido has a unique floating hot tub and outdoor pool. Inside is another pool, sauna, steam room, and relaxation area. Beauty treatments are bookable too.

Award-winning cuisine

The luxury doesn't stop at the spa. Enjoy lakeside dining and dishes cooked by Gault Millau chefs. The hotel's ‘Felsenkeller’ boasts a premium selection of fine Austrian wines, so you can find the perfect one to accompany a perfect meal.

Added value

Free glass of wine in wine cellar

Free use of hotel city bikes (E-bike and mountain bikes payable)

Free pedalo hire on request

Free use of private lakeside lido

Free weekly use of night spa

St. Wolfgang

What’s in a name? Plenty when you visit St. Wolfgang, a town christened for the saint said to have tricked the devil into building a pilgrimage church here. The views are pretty divine – St. Wolfgang settles on a promontory in the centre of the much-loved Lake Wolfgang. Townhouses, shops and hotels painted in colourful hues line narrow streets that lead to the waterfront, where a tree-lined promenade follows the water’s edge. Walking holidays in St. Wolfgang explore further afield too – to the cog railway and hiking paths of Schafberg and the jagged limestone mountains beyond.

Walking in St. Wolfgang: lake and mountains

Rambles range from lakeside wanders between the three towns of Lake Wolfgang to high alpine hikes and strenuous summits that can be reached on foot, by cable car or by bus. Easier footpaths also head into the hills behind St. Wolfgang, running past Alpine farms and mountain huts. Wherever you roam, the views are always great, thanks to the backdrop of the Schafberg, Zwölferhorn and Postalm mountains. After all, this is the Salzkammergut – Austria’s spectacular lake and mountain district.

Lake Wolfgang

Ferries and an original 19th-Century paddle steamer cross between the towns of Lake Wolfgang, while sailing boats and watersports take to the water. The lovely village of St. Gilgen is well worth a visit, as is Strobl – best enjoyed as an end-of-day digestif, thanks to its cinematic sunsets. Plus, Lake Wolfgang is just one of over 70 lakes in the Salzkammergut, all connected by an excellent bus service.

The Schafbergbahn cog railway

The steepest steam cog railway in Austria eases peak seekers to the top of the Schafberg (1,768 metres) from St. Wolfgang in around half an hour. From here, views stretch over the lakes and Alps of the surrounding Salzkammergut region and, on clear days, as far as Bavaria in Germany. A green-shuttered mountain hut balances on a rocky outcrop – great for high-rise refuelling – and hiking paths lead back down to St. Wolfgang. You can walk back in about three and a half hours.

St. Wolfgang to Salzburg

Thanks to its saintly backstory, St. Wolfgang was once a VIP pilgrimage site. Go on a tour of the church to find out about its history and admire the gothic artwork by Michael Pacher, one of the earliest Renaissance painters in the region. It also hosts classical and operetta concerts in the summer. Alpine brass bands, on the other hand, tend to pop up in the village square to play their foot-tapping tunes. Fancy a change of scene? Visit the riverside city of Salzburg – the birthplace of Mozart and famous as the filming location of the Sound of Music.

Why book a summer holiday in St. Wolfgang with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Wolfgangsee's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to St. Wolfgang include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 90
  • Official rating: 4


Austrian Twin Rooms are around 23-31m² and sleep two. These rooms have an ensuite with shower

Austrian Twin/Double Rooms with Balcony are around 29-33² and sleep up to three (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have an ensuite with bath or shower and balcony.

Partial Lake View Austrian Twin Rooms are around 29-34m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony with side lake views and an ensuite with bath or shower

Superior Austrian Twin Rooms are around 31-39m² and sleep two. These rooms have a balcony with lake view and an ensuite with bath or shower

Single Rooms are around 20-24m² and have a balcony and an ensuite with bath or shower.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 14 and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: No
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Lift to 4th floor. Not all rooms are accessible by lift - please let us know at time of booking if you require lift access.

Longitude: 13.448125
Latitude: 47.737406

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Salzburg airport
  • Located in the village centre and on the lake shore
  • 250 metres from the ferry quay
  • 220 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 100 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Lakeside lido and whirlpool
  • Lake swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Pedalo hire
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available available
  • Early meals available on request (from 6pm)

As part of the half board package, enjoy a daily buffet breakfast with a range of hot and cold options on offer. There's also a delicious four-course evening meal, with four choices of main. Enjoy seasonal ingredients, regional produce, and delicious Austrian cuisine.

  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1699
Includes £200pp discount
31/08/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Weisses Rössl
The Salzkammergut, St. Wolfgang
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