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Hotel Seerose, Fuschl am See

Tranquil beauty amid Austria’s lakes
Revel in the magic of winter at the high-quality 4-star Hotel Seerose, complete with indoor pool. This beautiful Alpine retreat is situated in an enviable lakeside location. Enjoy scenic winter walking and snowshoeing amid the ethereal beauty of Salzkammergut’s lakes and mountains.
Hotel Seerose, Fuschl am See. 7 nights
Hotel Seerose, Fuschl am See. 7 nights

Holiday information


A winter holiday in Fuschl-am-See

for non-skiers
Situated at the head of its eponymous lake, Fuschl am See is a charming village which, despite being a popular draw in summer on account of its idyllic surroundings, retains a wonderfully quiet atmosphere during winter. For a true get-away-from-it-all holiday amid the ethereal beauty of Salzkammergut’s lakes and mountains, as well as wonderful walking between the area's other pretty villages, the four-star Hotel Seerose is almost impossible to beat.
The hotel is an equally relaxing place, especially given its superlative views over the lake to the hills beyond. It would be easy to stay here, swimming in the panoramic indoor pool or sitting with a drink on the lakeside terrace, but to do so would be to miss out on the area’s scenic winter walking and snowshoeing. It is also worth taking the bus to the former imperial town of Bad Ischl or the vibrant city of Salzburg.

Our expert says

"If you want skiing, look elsewhere! This is a place for winter walking, snowshoeing, pottering around nearby towns, and generally enjoying the beauty of winter – which you can even do without venturing beyond the Seerose’s lakeside terrace or panoramic indoor pool."
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert

Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you for an enjoyable non-skiing holiday.
  • Good choice of routes
    While it is tempting to do nothing but relax amid such gorgeous natural surroundings, this would be something of a waste – we recommend that you take to the winter walking trails, at least! As features on the ground can look very different depending on the snow conditions, we do not provide detailed route notes, but instead provide suggestions as to the most rewarding walks. The local tourist office will be happy to provide more information. One 11-kilometre route leads right from the hotel door around the edge of the lake. A second takes you from nearby Strobl (served by inexpensive bus), along the shores of Wolfgangsee, through the village of the same name, and over to St Gilgen. Others crisscross the meadows and woodland surrounding Fuschl. To extend your range, make use of the hotel’s free, twice-weekly shuttle along the valley to Faistenau, which is the starting point for several other walks, or catch a bus to nearby St Gilgen, where you can travel by cable car to Zwölferhorn for some fantastic walks in the mountains.
    Winter walking
  • St Gilgen & Bad Ischl
    There are several towns, viewpoints and other places of interest worth exploring. 

    Reached by bus from Fuschl, St Gilgen is located on the shores of Wolfgangsee and boasts an elegant town hall, an onion-domed church, a couple of small museums (one devoted to lace-making, the other to folk instruments), and is the birthplace of Mozart’s mother. From the town you can take the cable car to Zwölferhorn, which is a real highlight – the views over the entire Salzburg Lake District are sensational! In December, Christmas markets (Thursday to Sunday) add to St Gilgen’s allure. While these are taking place, you can take a boat from the town, across the lake, to picturesque St Wolfgang, another town which holds Christmas markets, made all the more special by the floating lanterns which light up the lake at dusk. 

    Yet another option for a day out is Bad Ischl, a former imperial town served by regular buses. We provide notes for a self-guided walking tour that leads you to the main sights as well as a few hidden corners.
  • 40 minutes away by bus
    Being so close to Salzburg (buses depart hourly from the village and take 40 minutes), you will probably wish to spend at least one day in this cosmopolitan city, whose rich culture is inextricably linked with its most famous son, Mozart. The delightful Old Town is a place to stroll at leisure, discovering Baroque churches and elegant squares, and simply enjoying the atmospheric charm of the Austrian winter. (Alternatively, if you are flying via Mozart’s city, you may prefer to spend a couple of nights there either on your outward or homeward journey.)
    Visit Salzburg, whose streets are filled with Christmas markets in December
  • Skiing & more
    If you fancy donning a pair of skis, there are 55 kilometres of cross-country trails around the nearby village of Faistenau (served twice weekly by the hotel’s shuttle bus).

    Alternatively, other non-skiing activities include snowshoeing, tobogganing, horse-drawn sleigh rides.
    Cross-country skiing
  • Special events
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with an aperitif by the hotel’s Christmas tree, a gala dinner, and festive music from the piano and a local brass band. On New Year’s Eve, a gala dinner is followed by live music and a midnight buffet.

Where you stay

The charming village of Fuschl am See (altitude: 670m) is situated at the head of Lake Fuschl (Fuschlsee), between the city of Salzburg and the spa town of Bad Ischl. Despite bustling with visitors in summer, under a blanket of snow it is much more tranquil. The village has a couple of bars and restaurants, a bank with an ATM, a supermarket and a tourist office.

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Seerose



Options to extend or shorten your stay

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  • 7 nights: 29 November 2019 - 20 December 2019, 21 December 2019 - 03 January 2020 & 04 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

    Start any day* | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    29 Nov - 10 Dec 2019 £870
    11 Dec - 15 Dec 2019 £915
    21 Dec - 22 Dec 2019 # £1275
    28 Dec - 29 Dec 2019 # £1345
    04 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £895
    01 Feb - 16 Feb 2020 § £985
    17 Feb - 25 Feb 2020 £895
    26 Feb - 24 Mar 2020 £870

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    *start Sat or Sun 21-29 Dec
    §Supplements apply on 15 & 16 Feb; please contact us for details

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room - see 'Additional prices' below

    Included travel: British Airways Gatwick-Salzburg (2h) (hold luggage included; please call for times) or Heathrow-Salzburg (1h55) (out dep 1215, home arr 1715; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h40)
    #Variation 21 & 28 Dec: Inghams charter Manchester-Salzburg (out dep 0840, home arr 1410; hold luggage included) or Birmingham-Salzburg (out dep 0815, home arr 1330; hold luggage included)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Seerose, Fuschl
    Full lake view & balcony: 29 Nov - 31 Mar 2020 £12
    Single room: 29 Nov - 31 Mar 2020 £10
    Salzburg (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,   To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Salzburg Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,   To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • flights from Gatwick (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Salzburg Airport

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  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. They are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Austria, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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