Our top tip: "When the lights go out in the village". For a few hours, the electric lights go out all over the village, and St.Wolfgang is bathed in candlelight. Our guests can also avoid the crowds at weekends and visit the atmospheric Advent market when it is quieter.
White Horse Inn's treasures
Art and curiosities
White Horse Inn's history and tradition on Lake Wolfgang date back more than 500 years. Follow their traces through our hotel!
Hallways full of surprises
White Horse Inn today, that's 9 separate buildings that are connected by hallways and the famous White Horse Bridge. Grown through decades and for more than a 100 years inextricably linked with the Peter family. A lot has been collected throughout the many years. We use the hallways, niches and corners at White Horse Inn to bring you closer to these treasures.
"Our guests have the opportunity to explore the hotel like a museum. They can walk on the films' traces through our nine houses and will always find a great range of true gems. In the hallways we present treasures like pictures from the film shooting with Peter Alexander, film recordings and props. We show our visitors how St. Wolfgang and the hotel looked like in those days. Further information can also be found in the rooms. So they can dive into former times", says White Horse landlady Gudrun Peter.
Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich
Apart from exhibits from the famous films and operettas, White Horse Inn has a lot of other precious items to present.
Emil Jannings was a German actor. He received the first ever Oscar and is at the same the only German who won in the "Best Actor" category. Jannings was also honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The stage and film star was closely connected to Lake Wolfgang. He spent a lot of summers in his mansion on the lake. When he emigrated in the 1930s and 1940s he left his furniture to the then White Horse landlady. Discover some of the items at White Horse Inn!
Apart from Jannings there was an endless coming and going of several celebrities and stars at White Horse Inn. Marlene Dietrich was amongst these guests. A special treasure of the Peter family is one of the film diva's original parfum flacon. We will be pleased to show you this gem!
The region's most creative side
White Horse Inn also has a very special bond with the works and person of Gudrun Baudisch. The Grand Dame of ceramics, who founded world famous "Hallstatt Keramik" amongst other things, was a very welcome guest but also feared due to her temperament. Many of her works went to the Peter family and have always been greatly cherished.
If these walls could speak - they would have a lot to tell! Unfortunately we haven't managed to make them talk yet.