Innkeepers in the snow – Hurrah!

Cozy alpine huts for winter sports enthusiasts: Riess am Semmering and other slope-side inns in the snow are perfect for warming up and reenergizing.

From crisp-clear snowy fun between slope and X-country trail into the welcoming warmth of an alpine inn – and to a set table next to the tile stove: Winter sports lovers will warm up in no time at the historic Seewirtshaus Riess am Semmering.

Cozy alpine huts are what make a day in the snow complete. A prime example of a winter inn of this kind is the historic Seewirtshaus Riess am Semmering. It has been in the same spot since 1666 – with its back to the slopes and a terrace looking out on the lake below. You can still feel the coziness of the former alpine farmhouse. Ample warm wood paneling and individual rooms account for its charm today.

The wishing table
Rustic local cheese spaetzli known as kasnocken, tasty beef soup, regional fish or sweet cream cheese dumplings – the food served in Seewirtshaus is as down-to-earth as it is varied. The tile stove radiates a warm glow. Fine wines are stored in the inn’s own cellar. That is how the innkeeper in the snow cares for his guests, seven days a week.

... and here are some other slope-side innkeepers!

  • Alpengasthof Enzian is in the heart of the Mönichkirchen Ski Resort. You go from here straight out onto the slopes – or on a snowshoe hike or mini-bob ride.
  • Winter sports enthusiasts are welcome in Grünbach near Puchberg – at the active alpine Landgasthof zur Schubertlinde.
  • Feeling great in the wintertime – in Gutenbrunn: The cross country skiing trails and magical snow-covered hiking trails begin right in front of Marschall Stuben.