The tradition of the hotel
The Walchseer Hof - a traditional hotel and guesthouse
The Walchseer Hof was originally called the "Schopferwirt" this name actually probably comes from the early boat builders who were known as "Schoppern". The 'Schopferwirt' was built shortly after the death of Emperor Maximilian in 1520.
The façade of the building is unrivalled
Around 1756 the facade of the Walchseer Hof was painted by well-known painter Joseph Adam Richter from Mölk. Mölk's best known works in the local area include the painting of the parish church in Ebbs, also known as the 'Barockdom des Unterlandes', the parish church of Hall in Tirol and Matrei am Brenner. In Styria, among others Stift Rein, Maria Langegg in Lower Austria, and the altarpieces in Rottenburg am Neckar, various churches in South Tirol are also among his works.
On 19th March 1930 a fire destroyed the roof truss and the lower floor. Immediately after that re-building and restoration work of the 'Schopferwirt'was carried out. The same lime casein colours were used in the restoration that Mölk used and always will be.
The Walchseer Hof is a listed building and has been a guesthouse since the time of Maria Theresia - around 1740. Today too our restaurant in the picturesque centre of Walchsee near Kössen in the Kaiserwinkl inspires with traditional Austrian cuisine and unforgettable events. Our rooms and our team are also available for your celebrations such as weddings, Christmas parties and birthdays are here to help.
We hope you have a wonderful stay in our traditional 4-star hotel in the Kaiserwinkl!