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Philosophy & tradition

“Behind every successful man there’s a successful woman.” Or even three – as there are at our hotel.

This comfortable hotel is known for its friendliness and informal atmosphere. For more than 40 years, the Wende family have been looking after their guests with great commitment and warmth.


This leading hotel in the region has always been owned solely by the Wendes and is therefore a real family business. Horst Wende, our senior chef has both his wife, Waltraud, and his two daughters Martina and Birgit at his side and active in the business. Together they contrive to give Hotel Wende its unique charm.

The word "Wende" in German means “change” and there have been many of those in the history of the hotel. The four-star business has been modernized, extended many times and renovated with loving attention to detail. The results speak for themselves: comfortable rooms, a beautiful wellness area with indoor pool and seminar rooms with state-of-the-art technology to fulfil all our visitors’ different requirements. Your culinary creature comforts are taken care of in our Sonnenstube restaurant, the very heart of the hotel with its light dining-room and elegant conservatory.


In 1970 Horst and Waltraud Wende opened a guest-house with 34 rooms, and shortly after that the first seminars were held in the converted breakfast room.

1975 saw the addition of a restaurant, indoor pool, and sauna and event rooms. Then the number of beds was increased to 200.  

From 1998 to 2004 the hotel was renovated and extended, and the rooms re-designed. The wellness area got a whirlpool and steam bath, the reception area was re-designed and a fire-alarm system installed in the entire building. The whole of the ground floor area was rebuilt, seminar rooms enlarged and the bar and Sonnenstube restaurant re-designed.

2009/10 saw the renovation of the heating system and the erection of solar panels. Our hotel was the first in Austria to receive a “Green Building” certificate, recognition for the steps we had taken in climate and environmental protection.

So a lot has changed, but one thing has stayed the same over the years: the family’s passion for real hospitality. We take care of each and every guest with a sense of personal commitment.