The Hoferhaus

The Hoferhouse

The story of Ausseer Salt

Well-known personalities have stayed at the Hoferhaus at Chlumeckyplatz No. 2 for more than 500 years.

In 1511, Emperor Maximilian stayed with the then salt mill worker in this late Gothic building.


Now it is you who will fill the historic walls with life for a few days, weeks or even several times a year.


Around 1520 the house was decorated with beautiful frescoes.

They depict St. Sebastian, Anna Selbdritt (the depiction of St. Anna with her daughter Mary and baby Jesus) and St. Florian.

They are the oldest frescoes of Central Europe in a bourgeois house.

The frescoes on the first floor portray scenes of the history of Samson.


The Hoferhaus has been in the possession of the family for over 200 years, not only taking care of the preservation of this historically important monument, but also associates with Obermedizinalrat Dr. med. Konrad Hofer, who lived in this house at a point of time­– a significant citizen of the town of Bad Aussee

An outstanding climber, Mr. OMR Hofer along with his uncle was responsible for the utilization of the Sulphur spring. He also co-founded the Real secondary school in this area. His wife Gertrude Hofer, the soul of the house, was a well-known painter and journalist, who was known beyond the borders of Ausseerland and was able to bring many artists, actors and intellectuals to the Hoferhaus.

There is hardly a household in Bad Aussee which did not boast an exquisite watercolour painting on it’s wall made by her.


For the first time, we open doors to our historic home in Bad Aussee to give you an unforgetable experience.


Reside in the center of Austria, swim in 6 lakes with water so pure, that you could drink out of it. Explore the scenic roads of  the mountain Loser in the summer and in winter, it’s family-friendly ski resort and experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt or the imperial city of Bad Ischl.

Facilities of your Holiday Home

  • free WIFI
  • fully equipped kitchen with oven, refrigerator, pots and pans, dishes, glasses and much more.
  • quality furnishings selected with love for you
  • Parking on request, free of charge
  • Shopping service on request
  • Fully equiped bathroom
  • View of Bad Aussee and the surrounding mountains
  • History meets modernity - choose what you prefer

History meets modernity - choose what you like

  • Small but nice with a beautiful view from the veranda: the apartment "Gertrude Hofer" is the prefect choice for you
  • Take yourself back in time by choosing apartment "Kaiser Maximilian", where the emperor himself slept and now you enjoy the lavish layout and the cozy atmosphere
  • Prefer it romantic? Then the apartment "Anna" is our recommendation for you
  • Living, cooking, relaxing - in the apartment "Johann" you have plenty of space to enjoy and get cosy


Apartment Gertrude Hofer


The apartment Gertrude Hofer recalls the "good soul" of the family, who was also a gifted watercolor artist.

The gallery in this 45 square meter apartment is reminiscent of her work and invites you to let your thoughts flow.

The small kitchen has everything you need and the bathroom is equipped with shower and toilet. The apartment is located on the second floor.


Book now your apartment Gertrude Hofer in Bad Aussee

Apartment Kaiser Maximilian

 The airy 127 sqm apartment Kaiser Maximilian is located on the first floor of the historic house.

In the 16th century the emperor resided here and hence so the style of the apartment is still regal!

Large, comfortable sofas invite you to lounge , the bedroom has a wonderful bed with a canopy and a dressing table for the ladies.

The bright kitchen-living room offers every comfort, a splendid table to enjoy and alot of space for you and friends. The bathroom of the apartment is modern with bath and toilet.


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Apartment Anna

The most romantic apartment in the Hofer house is the apartment "Anna Plochl" with 74 square meters. Upon arrival, a cozy sofa awaits you, followed by the bright, friendly kitchen.

The bedroom invites you to dream. The bathroom is equipped with bathtub and toilet.


Book now your apartment Anna in Bad Aussee

Apartment Johann

"Johann" is a very spacious apartment with 138 square meters.

The light flooded apartment on the second floor welcomes its guests with a wonderful kitchen-cum-living room and fireplace.

Then you enter the living room, which combines modern elements with the Biedermeier. The bedroom has a cozy box spring bed and beautiful view of Aussee and the surrounding mountains. The bathroom is equipped with bathtub.


Book now the Apartment Johann in Bad Aussee

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