then and now

A bit of history

The accommodation of tourists has a long tradition at this location and dates back to the late 1920s when rooms were rented out to travellers at the formerly called “Haus Edelweiß”. Even in her early 90s, Hermine Peer (“Minnerl”) was running “Haus Edelweiß” as a bed and breakfast and welcomed a countless number of travellers and regular visitors at the premises.

In 2018the house was taken over by Wilfried and Julia with, an at first, crazy sounding idea. We had this vision of building the most beautiful house in Goisern. We wanted to build a unique home for ourselves but also share some of the beauty with our guests by offering charming holiday apartments.

Villa Salzweg

Because the original building of “Haus Edelweiß” could not be restored, we decided to build a completely new house from scratch. With the help of our incredibly creative and experienced friends, Christoph and Thomas from “Musler & Lahner GmbH” and with a lot of attention to detail, our plan was brought to paper.

The house is built from wood, in the style of a traditional “Goiserer summer villas” but at the same time we wanted to meet the most contemporary standards. The combination of creativity and craftsmanship gives the building its unmistakable charm but yet harmonic appearance – “Villa Salzweg” was born.

The house is named after the so called “Soleweg” which runs directly past it. Below the grounds of “Soleweg” lies the world’s oldest pipeline and with 34km in length it has been pumping “Sole” – a mixture of salt and water – between the salt mine in Hallstatt and the final production facility at “Saline Ebensee” since 1607. “Soleweg” is a popular footpath and is the ideal starting point for extensive excursions through the Salzkammergut on foot or by bike.

This is us

We are a small family business consisting of Wilfried and Julia– the owners, our son Veit, as well as Diemut (Wilfried’s mother) and our house cats Filou & Gin.

The letting of holiday apartments is still new for us, however, it’s our highest priority to ensure our guests feel exceptionally well and have the most carefree and comfortable time during their stay with us.

Julia & Willi

Our awards

We always do our best to offer all guests a wonderful holiday. Thanks to our ongoing commitment to optimisation, innovative ideas and offers, as well as our high quality standards, we can count our house as one of the best accommodations in the Inner Salzkammergut.

We were one of 19 establishments in the whole of Austria, one of 3 establishments in Upper Austria and the only establishment in the Inner Salzkammergut to be awarded 5 Edelweiss by the Association of Private Landlords. More top reviews from our guests can be found on Booking, AirBnB, Google, and more.