The Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is nothing short of iconic. For over 500 years, the house has welcomed guests to the calm banks of St. Wolfgang, and since 1878, it carries its current name, “White Horse Inn”. The setting in the stunning Salzkammergut lake region lets you explore Austria’s picturesque Alpine lakes and nearby Salzburg, Hallstatt, and Bad Ischl. The Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl found world-wide fame when the eponymous 1930 operetta and musical and later, the 1960 musical film introduced audiences to the hotel and its charming surroundings on Lake Wolfgangsee. Memorabilia from the film set are on display all around the property. Today, the hotel is just as elegant, but a heated lake pool, an extensive lakeside spa, and a restaurant provide state-of-the-art comfort.
The Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is one of Austria’s great family-run hotels. Paul Johann Peter bought the inn in 1912; now it is run by his heirs in the 5th generation. Gudrun Peter has managed the hotel since 2007, still under her family’s motto “we are Austria’s most charming place by the lake.”
Try a grilled Rössl-char, which was raised in the hotel’s own fish farm. This char is a local delicacy on Lake Wolfgangsee and you can enjoy it in the typically Austrian atmosphere of the property’s fish lodge.