A confectioner preparing the famous Bad Ischl Zaunerstollen
Rössl landlady Mrs. Gudrun Peter in a chic traditional dirndl.


+43 6138 2306

direct booking

Fantastic vacation at Lake Wolfgangsee
Enjoy your vacation in the Salzkammergut!

Bad Ischl – the imperial town at the heart of the Salzkammergut

Culture and spas with imperial charm

Bad Ischl – capital of culture

Bad Ischl, the former summer residence of the Austrian imperial family, is only a short drive from the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl. As a cultural haven and spa town, it offers no shortage of culture and history. But don't be fooled, there's also plenty of modern delights to be discovered!

Bad Ischl highlights

This imperial town is known and loved by visitors the world over, with its villas from the turn of the 20th century, the promenade through the spa gardens, and the Zauner Café and Pâtisserie with its incomparably delicious croissants and famous Zaunerstollen. Operetta melodies dance through the air and the glorious weather is ideal for a hike or trip on the funicular to Katrin, Bad Ischl's local mountain.

But there's more to this town that meets the eye. The 2024 European Capital of Culture also has a modern side. Art galleries, exhibitions and the Lehár Festival offer state-of-the-art, popular visitor attractions. 

Production of the famous Zaunerstollen in Bad Ischl

Events and sights in Bad Ischl

  • Lehár Festival (July and August): Austria's biggest operetta festival
  • Kaiservilla and park: Visit the original chambers at the summer residence of Empress 'Sisi' and Emperor Franz Joseph
  • The marble cottage,  also known as Sisi's cottage, plays host to numerous exhibitions each year
  • Salzkammergut thermal baths: the EurothermenResort Bad Ischl boasts saunas, jacuzzi, bubble loungers, a lazy river and much more.
  • Haenel-Pancera Museum: View works of art from around the world in this private collection
  • Zauner Café and Pâtisserie: Once the former supplier and baker for the royal court, Zauner Café and Pâtisserie is a must for all visitors. Enjoy Zaunerstollen and Zaunerkipferl in this imperial setting

The imperial town of Bad Ischl is just 15 minutes from your base at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl in St. Wolfgang. Plan your visit and other  excursions today by sending a no-obligation booking enquiry to the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang!