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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.

Traunsee lake

The sunny Salzkammergut region is home to no fewer than 76 lakes

Located 191 metres above sea level, the Traunsee lake is the lowest lake anywhere in Austria. It is on the shores of this natural jewel the four-star Seehotel Schwan welcomes its guests with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Your home from home in the heart of the Salzkammergut region!
Unsurprisingly, watersports are one of the main activities in summer, with guests able to choose from sailing, surfing, waterskiing, swimming and fishing. A trip over the lake on one of the sightseeing boats is a great excursion for all the family. Take the plunge into the Salzkammergut's fascinating waterworld!

Did you know?

  • Many swans live on Traunsee lake. In fact, swans are the symbol of Gmunden and provided the Seehotel Schwan with its name (which literally means "Lake Hotel Swan")
  • The Traunsee is the second-largest lake in the province of Upper Austria - only the Attersee is larger
  • The Feuerkofel-Seilbahn cable car transports visitors quickly and comfortably into the mountains of the Höllengebirge massif
  • Gmunden has long been home to a thriving pottery industry and is famous for green-and-white  ceramics typical of the region
  • On a small island in the lake lies Schloss Ort, a beautiful castle which for many years served as the filming location of the famous TV series "Schlosshotel Orth"
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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.

Opening times restaurant and kitchen 2021/2022

04. April 2021 to December 31. 2021

Monday till Sunday:

11:00 until 21:00 warm kitchen


Christmas 2021:

24. December 2021 our restaurant closed at 14:00

25. December 2021 our restaurant closed at 17:00

26. December 2021 our restaurant closed at 17:00

Hotel is in operation.


01.January 2022

Our restaurant closed at 17:00

Hotel is in operation

Company holiday 2022

From 27th February 2022 until 18th March 2022 we have closed.

From Saturday the 19th March 2022, we will be back for you.

Your e mails will continue to be answered during this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

Holidays on the shores of Traunsee lake