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Preserved history of Austria: long-standing and ancient hotels

LINZ Some hotels attract with their atmosphere, quality of service and other important aspects. This facilities simply feel no end of guests. They work for years and even dozens of years, turning themselves into unique legends. Almost every country has such old hotels, which are still working successfully, preserving their traditions and authenticity. One can recall the example of the Guest House Pilgrim in the German town of Soest, which was opened in 1304. In Switzerland, there is Interlaken hotel, which began working in 1324. It features the unique charm, which is not felt in the modern hotel complexes. There is a facility of this kind in Austria. That's Gastagwirt hotel in the city of Eugendorf. According to official information, it was opened in 1380. Even today, it is located next to an important trade route, so tired tourists stop here for the night. Keeping traditions, the owners choose a strict style for decorating rooms, but at the same time, the atmosphere reigning here is homely and cozy. As before, treats are always tasty and hearty. For many guests, this is the main requirement, so the hotel is still quite successful.
Photo of Häuserl im Wald, Graz Häuserl im Wald, Graz The building occupied by the Häuserl im Wald hotel is another vivid example of ancient architecture. The hotel is located in a fabulously beautiful natural area. It offers guests six exclusive rooms, all of which possess an incredibly romantic atmosphere. They are all characterized by genuine antique furniture, while some have luxury four-poster beds. The hotel has its own restaurant serving regional cuisine, as well as a wine cellar, which regularly hosts tastings.
Hotel Turnerwirt, Salzburg Every year, thousands of savvy travelers prefer to stay at Hotel Turnerwirt . The building, in which the hotel is open, was constructed in 1473 and looks more like a small hotel surrounded by a lush garden. Besides the gorgeous historic design, the hotel has many other advantages. Hotel Turnerwirt has a small private zoo and a special relaxation area for children with various slides and small cars.
Photo of Das Wirtshaus Greiner, Graz Das Wirtshaus Greiner, Graz The Das Wirtshaus Greiner built over 450 years ago, contains eight rooms. Today, an elegant atmosphere that is reminiscent of the first half of the 20th century reigns in the rooms. They are furnished with massive wooden furniture and decorated with very unusual antique exhibits. The pride of this hotel is the gourmet restaurant located within its walls, which has been a recipient of many honorary awards. Not only will visitors have the opportunity to try a lot of interesting dishes prepared according to old recipes, but they will also get to taste the best varieties of Austrian wines. This mini-hotel is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful garden as well, and many regular customers have made it a tradition to visit it in the warm season.
Photo of BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck, Innsbruck BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck, Innsbruck One of the oldest and most beautiful historical buildings of the city is currently known as BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck . This high-class hotel has also managed to keep the original charm of the past that can be seen in high vaulted ceilings, wide arched passages, and unique elements of décor. Guestrooms and public spaces have elegant wooden furniture with premium textile upholstery. Massive chandeliers in medieval style and stone and wood décor complete the spectacular atmosphere. The hotel’s Tyrolean cuisine restaurant is open in a spacious hall with arched ceiling and ancient frescos. The restaurant will be liked by fans of signature dishes and quality Austrian wine. In winter, BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck offers private alpine ski master classes for its guests.
Photo of Altstadthotel Kasererbräu, Salzburg Altstadthotel Kasererbräu, Salzburg If you want to indulge yourself in the inimitable atmosphere of the past, consider staying at Altstadthotel Kasererbräu . The building, in which the hotel is open, was constructed yet in 1342 and is located close to the Hohensalzburg Castle. All guest rooms of this historic hotel are unique and have their own “historical peculiarities”. Some rooms have skillfully restored fretwork on the ceiling, and in some rooms, travelers will see carefully preserved stone door arcs. Several rooms feature priceless antique furniture made of rare sorts of wood. If you like rooms with mansard windows, consider booking the ones located on the top floor of the building.
Photo of Hotel Bergwirt, Wien Hotel Bergwirt, Vienna Travelers, who above anything else adore homelike atmosphere, will be in love with the family-run Hotel Bergwirt . The traditional atmosphere of the middle of the 20th century reigns in the hotel. Guest rooms look classy with dominating neutral shades and beautiful furniture. They feature large beds with high headboards, comfortable leather armchairs, and premium carpeting. The design of public areas is no less amazing. Visitors will surely notice a large medieval style chandelier in the hall and beautiful wooden furniture with carving in the restaurant.
Photo of Gasthof-Hotel Weißes Kreuz, Innsbruck Gasthof-Hotel Weißes Kreuz, Innsbruck Gasthof-Hotel Weißes Kreuz greeted its first guests yet in 1465. The respectable hotel is located in the central part of the historical part of Innsbruck and has long become a landmark itself. In 1769, Mozart stayed at the hotel, so modern travelers have an opportunity to book the room where the great composer once lived and searched inspiration. Gasthof-Hotel Weißes Kreuz is very popular with fans of excursions because the design of the hotel is no less grandiose than local museums or picture galleries.
Photo of Citadella Residence Vienna, Vienna Citadella Residence Vienna, Vienna The prestigious Citadella Residence Vienna is open in a beautiful historic building. It never ceases to attract art connoisseurs and fans of historical traditions of the past. Original brick walls, open terraces with marble décor, antique wooden furniture with skillful handmade carving – these are just some of the inimitable elements of the hotel. Citadella Residence Vienna exhibits a large collection of art that includes not only paintings of renowned masters but also ancient sculptures, vases, and wooden items. There is a fantastic open terrace on the roof of the historic building. From here, travelers can enjoy a charming view of the nearby Vienna Prater.
Photo of Hotel Mariahilf, Graz Hotel Mariahilf, Graz The comfortable Hotel Mariahilf , located on one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets of Graz, will also delight connoisseurs of past traditions. Her spacious rooms are designed in a minimalist style, with massive wooden beds decorated with carvings. Some rooms have antique wardrobes and nightstands. Every detail of the decor was thought out to the smallest detail – beautiful vintage style table lamps, original mirrors in gilded frames and chic porcelain vases.
Photo of Sporthotel IGLS, Igls Sporthotel IGLS, Innsbruck Sporthotel IGLS is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Innsbruck. First guests appeared there yet in 1889. This is a true paradise for fans of sports activities and wellness treatments – starting from its opening, the hotel has targeted these categories of travelers. Sporthotel IGLS is open in a beautiful Alpine chalet and has a private golf center. Besides that, there is a large spa in the territory of the hotel. The 700 sq. meter large spa features a big indoor swimming pool with a direct exit to the garden, a modern fitness center, relaxation area with hydro massage baths, authentic Finnish sauna, and numerous treatment rooms. The hotel offers various extra services, such as free excursions to picturesque places.
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Hotel Stefanie is the oldest hotel in Vienna. It greeted first guests more than 400 years ago. The hotel is open in a beautiful building with small square windows and looks like a gallery with precious exhibits inside. For several centuries, Hotel Stefanie showcases a magnificent collection of antique furniture and precious artworks. One of the best Austrian cuisine restaurants in the city, Kronprinz Rudolph, is also located at the hotel. In summer, the restaurant’s summer terrace is open, and … Read more
The high class Hotel & Villa Auersperg is open in a magnificent villa that dates back to the 19th century. This hotel has also been run by the same family for more than a hundred years. The beautiful villa is surrounded by a well-groomed garden with carefully preserved old sculptures, stone vases, and terraces. The design of guest rooms is made in different styles, so travelers can book both premium modern rooms and rooms made in accordance with traditions of the past. Among the newest additions … Read more
Romantik Hotel Schwarzer Adler is a unique hotel, the opening of which took place yet in 1511. The hotel still features elements of the original décor, including the eye-catching details made of dark wood. Inner premises of the hotel look more like a museum with a collection of antique furniture and artworks. The national restaurant open in the building will be liked by fans of unusual design. A part of the restaurant’s tables is installed in an unexpected place – in an old cabin that was … Read more
The Schlossberghotel - Das Kunsthotel is also housed in a very beautiful historic building with a snow-white facade and tiled roof. Original antique furniture and works of art were employed in the shaping of its interior. During the reconstruction of the building, the pristine components of its architecture such as the old wooden windows and exposed beams under the ceilings were partially preserved. The interior of the hotel is surprisingly characterized by a combination of authentic antiques, … Read more

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