Hotel Weisses Rossl

  • The Salzkammergut, Austria, St. Wolfgang

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As the inspiration for the operetta of the same name, the iconic ‘White Horse Inn’ was originally established in 1474 and lies in the centre of St. Wolfgang’s pedestrianised zone and directly on the lakeside.

Today it continues to offer first-class comforts, service and cuisine in this impressive building that oozes character and history. The facilities on offer are second to none – the extensive spa area and lakeside lido includes a unique floating hot tub and outdoor pool. Inside you’ll find another pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas.

From chocolates, tarts and jams to herb vinegars the Gault Millau-award winning chefs create palate pleasures for you to enjoy. You fine dining experience is taken in the restaurant with views over the lake. The ‘Felsenkeller’ at Hotel Weisses Rössl boasts a premium selection of fine Austrian wines. Many of the rooms at Hotel Weisses Rössl face the lake with beautiful views. Rooms either have classic Austrian design or a modern interior.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Salzburg airport.

Added value

Free glass of wine in wine cellar

Free city bike hire (E-bike and mountain bikes payable))

Free pedalo hire on request

Free use of private lakeside lido

  • No. of rooms: 90
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4.5


Austrian Twin Rooms are around 23-31m² and sleep two adults. These rooms have a shower and amenities including free Wi-Fi, radio, cable TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and minibar.

Austrian Twin Rooms with Balcony are around 29-33² and sleep up to three. These rooms have a bath or shower and balcony.

Partial Lake View Austrian Twins are around 29-34m² and sleep up to three. These rooms have a bath or shower and balcony with side lake views.

Superior Austrian Twins are around 31-39m² and sleep two adults. These rooms have a bath or shower and balcony with lake view.

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

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Lift to 4th floor, not all rooms are accessible by lift.

St. Wolfgang

One of Austria’s most enchanting lake resorts, St. Wolfgang enjoys an especially picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Wolfgang. It is a place of great character, where pretty painted houses and shops line the narrow cobbled streets, and most evenings the village comes alive with open-air brass band concerts and frequent indoor classic and operetta concerts. Lake activities are plentiful, including boat excursions to nearby St. Gilgen and trips on the original ‘Franz Josef’ paddle steamer. Many hotels have private lakeside lidos with free boat hire for relaxing days soaking up the views. St. Wolfgang is also an ideal base for excursions to nearby Salzburg and the UNESCO village of Hallstatt

Things to do in St. Wolfgang

Holidays in St. Wolfgang offer a wide variety of excellent activities. The historic Schafberg railway, the steepest steam cog railway in Austria, takes you to the top of the Schafberg (1,768m) from where you have a magnificent bird's eye view of the lake and surrounding Salzkammergut region. Lakeside activities are plentiful while St. Wolfgang hotels also serve as an excellent base for excursions. Evening entertainment includes regular folklore, operetta or brass band concerts in the village centre or in the church.

Things to Do

  • Regular operetta and classical music evenings
  • Historic paddle steamer and boat trips
  • Swimming and rowing boats at the lakeside lido
  • Watersports, including water-skiing, wind-surfing, sailing and diving
  • Schafberg mountain railway
  • Nordic walking
  • Bathing
  • Cycling and mountain biking and Electric bike hire
  • Horse riding and horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Guided tours of the church


Festivals and Events

St. Wolfgang is a big draw for for music lovers with regular operetta, classic and folklore music evenings and concerts throughout the week. 

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Schafbergbahn – open from approx 16 May.

  • Attractive restaurant and café
  • Stylish lounge and bar
  • Wine cellar
  • Reading room
  • Lakeside terrace and lido
  • Large spa area with indoor pool, sauna, solarium, steam room and gym 
  • Massage & beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Heated outdoor swimming area with jacuzzi (in lake)
  • Boat hire is available outside of hotel
  • Weekly events programme including cocktail evening, hotel tour and wine tasting
  • Lounge area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Ski room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • WiFi
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Four course evening meal with choice in each course plus salad buffet
  • On Saturdays there is an option for an out-of-hotel fish meal in a mountain alm (local supplement payable)
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 13.448125
  • Latitude: 47.737406

Reviews of Hotel Weisses Rossl

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Total price from
per person from £1269
Includes £330pp discount
Hotel Weisses Rossl
St. Wolfgang, The Salzkammergut,Half Board
30/07/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Glasgow Int.
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