HOTEL GOLDENES SCHIFF ****

A very warm welcome!

The  Hotel Goldenes Schiff is situated in the heart of Bad Ischl. And yet the peacefulness and the unique panorama view of the wonderful Salzkammergut landscape dominate the familiar atmosphere of the hotel.Reside cosily and in style directly on the banks of the Traun River.
Sightseeing, shopping and wellness – all the famous cultural and cure establishments of Bad Ischl are within walking distance.
The former imperial court confectionery Zauner is just around the corner. And the train station is only within five minutes walking distance.
This 4-star Hotel with its 55 rooms & suites, designed to harmonize comfort and tradition, is a sight of its own.
All rooms have recently been equipped with High Speed Internet, the lobby and meeting area with Wireless LAN.All other well known attractions of Bad Ischl - Imperial Villa, Imperial Thermal Spa, Confectionery Zauner, Congress- and Theatre House, museums and so on -
are within five minutes walking distance.

Our hotel offers an exquisite wellness area. For your wellbeing several recreation possibilities make heavenly relaxation become an experience.
The 80 sqm wellness area includes a sauna with a panorama window facing the church. This sauna can also be converted into a bio & herb sauna.
If you prefer to relax in the hotels exquisite marble steambath, please feel free to do so.

Utilization is exclusively available for our hotel guests.For all of those who would like to use the full programme of health treatment this world famous city has to offer, we have attractive health- & recreation packages designed for you.

A must for gourmets
What would relaxation, well-being and pleasure be without being spoilt by the Austrian cuisine. The dishes are fresh, light and sophisticated, the ambience comfortable, cosy and modern with a new designed terrace looking over the Traun River. This is how you will dine and experience the range  of our culinary delights, this is how you will enjoy the real Salzkammergut hospitality. It is served!

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Hotel Goldenes Schiff - Stifterkai 3 -  4820  Bad Ischl - Austria                                                                           














Enjoyment between tradition and modernity

The Salzkammergut: In its valleys between mighty mountain peaks, around its crystal-clear lakes
and along side idyllic river courses it seems as if times goes by a bit slower.
Here it's not the speed of life and hectic that counts, but quality of life, nature and pleasure.

Bad Ischl lies in its centre. A city that was once the Emperors summer residence and that has a long history
which Bad Ischl proudly displays in many different areas. But it is also a city with its historical
growing open-mindedness. The exciting contrast between old and new, between tradition and modernity is,
what makes this city an experience, that is hard to describe in words and pictures. Still we will try.

It's a must to come here to be able to feel the charm and friendliness of this small city.

We offer ...

  • central, quiet location at the river Traun between the Lehar-Villa & the confectionary Zauner
  • 55 **** rooms
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Wellness area with sauna & steam bath
  • range of cultural & sportive packages
  • all rooms with shower/bath, toilet, hair dryer, radio, TV, telephone with alarm clock, mini-bar,
     free movie channel, broadband internet access, safe
  • Local papers available in the lobby
  • Shoeshine machine
  • Guest laundry
  • Personal & professionell service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Business Corner
  • Own parking area, coach parking
  • Ticket service
  • Open 365 days/year

History of the hotel
The hotel has a long tradition, the building dates back to the 17th century. In 1810 the name "Zum Goldenen Schiff"
was given to the then public house. In these days the restaurant was known as “Traunlidl” after its owner Augustin von Lidl.
Although the couple had 12 children, none of them wanted to take over the company, so his widow was forced to sell it.

In 1932 Benedikt Fröch bought the Inn and in 1966 the youngest daughter, Christine Fröch, married Josef Gruber and together they kept the restaurant. In the early 70ies the couple raised the building by 3 floors and equipped all rooms with shower/bath and toilet. Between 1968 and 1974 the 4 children Edwin, Sandra, Claudia and Jasmin where born.

In 1987 Josef Gruber died during a car accident aged only 46. Through the support of their children, Mrs. Gruber was able to keep the hotel.

In the winter 1991/92 the meeting room was built and since then meetings for up to 30 people can be arranged.

In 1994 the Gruber family decided to lease the restaurant and since 1999 Mr. Wilhelm Eberl has run the restaurant which has rapidly become well known throughout the region attracting connoisseurs from near and far and is now recognised as a Gourmet Restaurant.

In 1999 the neighbouring house was renovated and connected with the excisting hotel. Since then the hotel
also offers an enjoyalbe wellness area. On the 1st of January 2000, the hotel was handed over to the son Edwin Gruber who continues the family tradition into the third generation.

The latest reconstruction and renovation of all rooms has continued with the recent (May 2006)
completion of a new spacious lobby, a new front desk as well as an attractive bar and lounge area.