So close to the sky: at 1,800 metres above sea level, only a snowball’s throw from the ski slopes and cross-country trails of the Obertauern region, one finds the venerable Seekarhaus – a paradise for winter-sport fans, wellness aficionados, foodies, and other lovers of the finer things in life.
“So quiet that at night the silence vibrates”, boasts the hotel’s website. And indeed, if you stand on the terrace of the Seekarhaus on a winter night, you can almost hear the stars twinkling
, your breath freezing, and the snowflakes dancing – but nothing that sounds like the daily grind. And this is no wonder; after all, this 4-star Superior hotel lies (or perhaps “hangs” is a better word) high above the village in the middle of the ski area, directly adjacent to three lifts and the cross-country ski trail
! This, of course, attracts winter-sport enthusiasts, who encounter perfect ski conditions in Obertauern from November to May. But wellness fans also appreciate this luxury hotel on the mountain, as they can take advantage of the stylish Seekarhaus Sauna Village, with its various steam baths
, the Miners’ sauna
, the spacious Pavilion of Peace
, the whirlpool, and the Kneipp pool. New this winter is the 850-square-metre wellness facility in the neighbouring Silberseehaus, featuring two swimming pools, a family area, and a panorama quiet room with an open fireplace. Whether one can better relax on two skis on the slopes or on a massage table in the wellness area is purely a matter of personal taste. But there is no question that the Seekarhaus is also a first-rate place to eat. Chef Uwe Koch sees to this with his award-winning cuisine. And if you are up for a nightcap after dinner, head for the Beatles Bar, where owner Gerhard Krings will regale you with the story of how the four boys from Liverpool filmed parts of the legendary movie “Help” at his hotel. www.seekarhaus.at