Hotel Sonnschein

  • The Wildschonau Valley, Austria, Niederau

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The characterful and brightly coloured Hotel Sonnschein sits in a quiet position 10 minutes from central Niederau and just 300m from the nearest lift and bus stop. 

For a charming Austrian experience, look no further. The homely restaurant lounge and bar are the perfect spaces for the hotel's personal service. Two impressive indoor pools, a steam room and sauna provide further spaces to unwind. 

All bedrooms are spacious and have homely pine furnishings. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins from Innsbruck airport or 2 hours 30 mins from Salzburg airport.

Don't miss out on our limited time savings! Speak to a member of our UK based team on 01483 791 111 or book online.

Added value

Free mini-golf (subject to availability)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 142
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 52
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

  • Small Austrian twins have bath with showerhead
  • Standard original wing Austrian twins sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead, seating area and balcony (additional bed is a single sofa bed)  
  • Spacious original wing Family suites sleep 3-4, have double sofa bed, bath and two separate bedrooms, and balcony (additional bed is a double sofa bed) 
  • Superior Austrian twins in the new wing have bath, seating area and balcony (additional bed is a double sofa bed) 
  • Single rooms in the new wing have shower and balcony
  • All rooms have telephone, radio, TV with english speaking channels, fridge, kettle, safe and hairdryer

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Step free. In a flat area away from the village which is slightly uphill.

Niederau

A quiet resort in the unspoilt Wildschönau Valley, picturesque Niederau houses a pretty church and friendly cafés and is a superb base for a walking holiday. All our guests receive a free Wildschönau Resort Card (from approx. 16 May 2022) giving you loads of freebies, including free use of all lifts in the Wildschönau & Alpbach valley. The Markbachjoch gondola in the centre of Niederau gives you access to miles of marked trails through lovely rolling hill.

Things to Do

Once you have taken the gondola up to the top of Markbachjoch (1,496 metres) there are many routes down with clearly marked paths, including the “Path of Contemplation” to Oberau, a one-hour walk which passes the Farmers’ Museum at Bach. There are many mountain alms dotted around including the “Kasealm” above Niedrau, and the more adventurous amongst you might want to try a spot of hand-gliding! If you prefer more traditional transport, a bus service operates along the whole valley, enabling you to make the most of this scenic region. For a bit of retail therapy, try the nearby town of Wörgl.

In & Around The Wildschönau Valley

  • Over 300km marked walking trails
  • Popular area for cycling and E-Bike hire
  • Outdoor pool in Oberau
  • Nordic walking
  • ‘Bummelzug’ tourist train
  • Tree-top rope walk
  • Horse riding
  • Horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Tennis
  • Silver mine
  • Sculpture park
  • Kundl gorge
  • Cheesemaking farm
  • Herb and spice garden
  • Various museums

Resort Card

Free to all guests

Free ‘Wildschönau Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of all lifts in the Wildschönau Valley
  • Free entrance to the outdoor swimming pool
  • Free use of tennis courts in Oberau
  • Free entrance to silver mine and museums
  • Free guided walks (Mon-Fri)
  • Free children’s activity programme (Mon-Fri)
  • Discounted rates on many other attractions.

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 

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

Markbachjochbahn – Summer 2022 open from approx 7 May - 9 October.

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Salzburg from £29 per person (full day)

Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life, pay locally for walking city tour option.

Herrenchiemsee from £40 per person (full day)

Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.

 

BOOK LOCALLY 

Grossglockner Mountain (full day)

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

Berchtesgaden, Germany (full day)

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views. Pay locally for Eagle's Nest option.

 

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Comfortable lounge/stube
  • House bar
  • Several restaurants
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Conservatory
  • Leisure area with indoor pool, steam room and sauna (Free)
  • Whirlpool 
  • Outdoor pool (solar heated) 
  • Solarium (pay locally)
  • Garden
  • Fitness room 
  • Car parking
  • Communal dryer
  • Communal washing machine
  • Safety deposit box
  • Solarium
  • Table tennis
  • TV room
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room
Meals
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 3 course evening meal with choices of main dish (including vegetarian option) plus salad buffet
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

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: 12.096661
  • Latitude: 47.449972
  • Location Description:
    • 350 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 350 metres to the resort centre
    • 300 metres to the lift

Reviews of Hotel Sonnschein

Tripadvisor reviews
Total price from
£1347
per person from £449
Includes £329pp discount
Hotel Sonnschein
Niederau, The Wildschonau Valley,Half Board
01/06/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
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