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Holidays on the shores of Traunsee lake

Situated in the centre of Gmunden, on the shores of the Traunsee lake, the Seehotel Schwan is the ideal mixture of traditional hospitality and modern facilities. As such it is perfect for both business travellers and holidaymakers. From successful seminars to action-packed holidays with plenty of rest and relaxation too, there is no better place to experience the beautiful Salzkammergut region.


Since 1883

The history of our hotel - today the "Seehotel Schwan" - can be traced back to 1502. The building used to bear the address Stadtplatz 6 ("6 Town Square") but can now be found at Rathausplatz 8 ("8 Town Hall Square"). When the hotel was first opened in 1502 the ownwe was a salt merchant named Merth Staininger.

Over the years it has borne many names, including "The House by the Lake" and "Janerhaider" after one of itsowners. Also the name "Lake House" is mentioned historically. On 22 December 1851 a coffee house which was named after its owners was established.

With the purchase of the building by Michael and Franziska Nöstlinger on 10 February 1883 the coffee house became an inn, called "Zum Schwan". In autumn 1898 the house was completely destroyed, but it was rebuilt in the same year to today's appearance.

With the purchase and modification of the house "Schleißgasse 4" in 1963, the Seehotel Schwan was expanded to reach its present size. It has now been the possession of the Nöstlinger family for over 100 years.

Das Hotel Schwan 1839
Die Küche 1839
Das Hotel Schwan Geschichte
Das Hotel Schwan
Seehotel Schwan Speisesaal um 1930

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Enjoy the sunny side of life

Here at the Seehotel Schwan guests can experience the best of all worlds: fine food, interesting events, outdoor adventures in one of Austria's most beautiful landscapes, and a traditionally warm welcome in a hotel run by the same family for six generations. Gmunden, perched on the shores of the Traunsee lake and surrounded by the stunning Salzkammergut region, is ideal for business travellers, holidaymakers, globetrotters and free spirits.

Holidays on the shores of Traunsee lake