Frische, saisonale Küche im Gasthof Fahrnberger © weinfranz.at
Hotel Fahrnberger has been operated by the same family for four generations and can look back on a 700-year history. Today the Fahrnberger, located in the middle of the scenic Mostviertel Alps, presents itself as a thoroughly modern, up-to-date hotel.
An Ayurveda massage in the ”Hüttn Spa” with panoramic views, followed by a visit to the cedar sauna, the aroma steam bath, or the infrared cabin, and then, as the culmination, a four-course meal at the hotel restaurant with fresh products from the surrounding organic farms: this could be one of your days at the Hotel Fahrnberger, in Lower Austria’s Göstling an der Ybbs. Despite its easy accessibility from Vienna, this region surrounding the 1,808-metre Hochkar is still something of an insider’s tip. Great emphasis is placed here on low-impact and environmentally compatible tourism: summer activities include hiking, Nordic walking, biking, and rafting, and in winter visitors can enjoy skiing on eighteen kilometres of prepared slopes, snowboarding in eastern Austria’s first freestyle snowpark, and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoe hiking. The ideal starting point for all these activities — or simply for a few wonderfully lazy days of kicking back and allowing yourself to be pampered — is the Hotel Fahrnberger. Renovated in 2008, the hotel now offers stylish and environmentally conscious lodging in rooms furnished completely with wood floors and natural fibres. Equally harmonious and lovingly appointed are the restaurant and the cosy breakfast pavilion. Be sure to check the Internet for attractive package deals — ranging from ski weekends in the winter and hiking weeks in the summer to intensive Ayurveda treatments — offering nearly anything a bargain-seeking holiday maker could ask for.