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5 Best Lakes in the Austrian Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut area of Austria boasts a huge variety of lakes. 76 in total, each with their own unique settings and characters. Some are easily accessible and full of activity such as Attersee, the largest lake in Austria. Other lakes require a half day hike or longer to reach, being nestled high up in the mountains. Whilst we haven’t visited them all just yet, we have been to about twenty […]


Walking the Soleweg in Spring

Spring is in the air which means some beautiful weather can be experienced to enjoy all the fresh growth of flowers and foliage that is bountiful at this time of year. It also means there can be plenty of water, aka rain, to feed all this growth! It was on a day when rain was expected that we set off for the Soleweg between Bad Ischl and Hallstatt. Leaving the Rosenhof, […]


Brilliant Bike Ride to Altaussee

Cycling from Rosenhof, Ebensee to Bad Ischl With the Salzkammergut Trophy (Austria’s largest mountain bike marathon) taking place around early July every year, we decided to get a taste of what lied in store for some of the competitors by tackling a “small” section leaving the Rosenhof B&B in Ebensee, heading to Bad Ischl and towards Altaussee via Rettenbach Alm and Blaa-Alm, two restaurant/inns that are located on high plateaus in […]


TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Having always set out to achieve a great service from day one of running the Rosenhof we were thrilled when we found our work was greatly appreciated by our guests and although it is nice to hear in person and receive friendly messages in our guestbook, it is also wonderful when it is shared with the world online as many guests tell us that they use reviews when choosing holiday […]


Cool Kayak on Traunsee

With Summer in full flow here we were reminded of one of our favourite outings last year when we got out for a paddle on Traunsee, which handily for us is only a short distance from the Rosenhof. The Traunsee is one of the most dramatic lakes in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, and is also the deepest lake in Austria, but have no fear it is also pretty shallow […]


Spectacular Spring Flowers

As Winter begins to retreat with the melting snow and the flora gradually wakes from its slumber, it is an exciting time as when Spring advances, the enormous range of flowers and riot of colour will soon appear. The meadow behind the Rosenhof with just a few Spring flowers in it! The growth is so vigorous during this time that even just in the Rosenhof garden, different varieties of flowers […]


Summer Sun Sun Sun

Although the Rosenhof is surrounded by stunning mountains it doesn’t mean we have snow or even cold conditions through the year. In fact from May to September the average temperature is nearer 20C/68F but often temperatures reach highs of 30C/86F and above – this is often surprising to many of our guests many of whom anticipate cooler weather on their Summer holiday. However, mountains are never to be underestimated and […]


Beautiful Cycle to St. Wolfgang

It would seem that after writing the last blog entry about the superb weather we had experienced in May that I well and truly jinxed the next fortnight as we barely saw the Sun. Instead we were deluged with unusually persistent and at times torrential rain, so much so that in the first weekend of June many rivers around Austria and Germany as well as Eastern Europe broke their banks […]


Great day’s hike to our local cave

With the fantastic weather we’re experiencing at the moment and the abundance of beautiful Spring flowers it would be rude not to get out and take a walk in the mountains! One of the features of the dramatic mountains that surround us is the limestone which means there are some great cave systems around, and it was with this in mind that we headed off on a 9km hike to […]


Not long til Winter!

Wow, over half a year since our last update, think we know what our New Year’s resolution is! Our lack of blogging certainly isn’t due to having nothing to write about though, last winter was one of the best we’ve ever seen out here in the Alps and with the cold weather and snow already falling, this year looks like it could be just as epic. Whilst we’re excited about […]