The Grundlsee, also known as the "Styrian Sea", is the largest lake in Styria and lies at the center of the picturesque Ausseerland-Salzkammergut. Nestled on its shore is the Seehotel Grundlsee, where you can experience a delightfully romantic and relaxing break from the demands of the modern world.
Hostess Michaela Reiter, chef Max Sampl and the Seehotel Grundlsee team live by this mantra ensuring guests from all over the world enjoy the great harmonic blend of Ausseer tradition, puristic design aesthetics and luxurious amenities.
The Seehotel Grundlsee offers 17 rooms, mostly with lake views and an exclusive lakeside sunbathing area surrounded by nature.
The hotel's Seeplatz'l restaurant is not only open to hotel guests, but also spoils all local guests and travelers with culinary delights as an à la carte restaurant.
With its exquisite surroundings, Ausseerland-Salzkammergut has been known for centuries as the home of recreational summer. While the emperor and his close family visited Bad Ischl, the commoners preferred the peace beyond the Pötschenpass in Grundlsee, Bad Aussee and Altaussee.
By the beginning of the 19th century, well-traveled residents of Vienna had already discovered the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut as a summer retreat. They were always welcome here and mingled inconspicuously amongst the friendly locals.
In the following decades, the region around the Styrian Sea began increasing in popularity with artists who were attracted by the tranquility and dreamlike environment. Nobility would soon discover the region for themselves – Archduke Johann would meet his future wife Anna Plochl at the fabled Toplitzsee, falling in love not only with her but with the whole area too. The Archduke even sent court painters to the Grundlsee to capture its beauty.
Later prominent artists and scientists would settle at the Grundlsee. Some of the most famous among them were Sigmund Freud and Herbert von Karajan. Today, many celebrities still populate the small town of Grundlsee in summer, enjoying the benefits of the warm lake and its drinkable water quality.