© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Schneeschuwandern im Mühlviertel in der Nähe von Bad Zell.


Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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  • W-Lan
  • Suitable for groups
  • Non-smokers
  • Private swimming spot

The center of the house is a four floor high vertical library, the stairs spiral around books! 16 rooms and 4 suites facing the forest, the lake and the glacier! In the midst of the Salzkammergut, framed by Dachstein, Lake Hallstatt, famous Bad Ischl  and the styrian Salzkammergut you can find the Lesehotel with a breathtaking view. 

Surrounded by peace and books

Feels like visiting friends: when you enter the house you leave your shoes downstairs and enjoy slippers in sheepskin rug, feel cosy and home. 

Books, books everywhere: the dining room provides cook books and the guest kitchen invites you to cook. You can even rent a cook to enjoy a regional meal. Breakfast is available the whole day. By night, the milkyway is visible because at our place, there is no light pollution. Some guests stay here just to enjoy the stars. By day the beautiful mountain area invites for hikingmountainbikingclimbing and in winter for snowshoe hiking. Hallstatt invites for a culture daytrip with the eldest salt mine of the world. 

Salzkammergut is famous for it's diversity. No matter if you are into culture, adventure, sport or relax. You can find everything your heart may desire - in winter and in summer. 

Number of rooms/beds, maximum occupancy
  • Number of rooms: 20
Number of rooms per room type
  • Single room: 4
  • Doubleroom: 12
  • Suite: 4
  • Room suited for wheelchair users: 1
Room information
  • Panoramic view
  • Air conditioning
  • handicapped accessible rooms
Other information

All rooms and suites are equipped with highspeed glass fibre Internet access points (to be turned off), WLAN connected TV sets and our fabulous waste separation. Further more the Lesehotel invented Plug & Play Reading - and read-to bed, a desk, open bath, mini fridge, wardrobe and the bookbar that offers your favourite and pre-ordered books. The precious bedding from Mühldorfer guarantee peaceful sleep.

Room amenity
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom and seperate toilette
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • Coffee mashine
  • Internet access
  • Minibar
  • Desk
  • Lake view
  • Terrace
  • restrooms
  • W-Lan

General equipment

  • Lounge
  • Library / reading rooms
  • Garden
  • Sunbathing area
  • Elevator
  • Wifi (free of charge)
  • Bathing place
  • Night porter
Other equipment

Every room is equipped with high speed glassfibre access points. The screen is connected to the WIFI
We strongly believe in sustainability and offer a recycling system in every room.
Every room has the Plug & Play Reading and Read-to bed (an invention of the Lesehotel), a bookbar, an open bath (often even with glacier view), a minifridge, a desk and a wardrobe.


  • Breakfast room
  • restaurant
  • Snack
  • Garden / Patio
Additional to the gastronomy

Enjoy our superior breakfast all day long! You like it in privacy in our room, or on the terrace, or ...wherever you want, whenever you want!

The Lesehotel is equipped with a guest kitchen to rent and lots of beautiful cook books, that stimulate the delight to cook.
Our partnership with the luxury hotel Dachsteinkönig enables us, to serve delicious food to our guests. We finalise the delightful deliveries and serve them in the kitchen, on the terrace - wherever you're up to.

other child-equipment

The Lesehotel is not especially for kids as it appeals more to adult guests and people seeking for quietness.

Sport and recreational facilities

  • Storeromm (lockable)
  • Shoe dryer
Riding (activities)
  • Carriage ride


  • Baggage keepsafe
  • Baggage transport
  • Transfer (airport, train station, ...)
  • Room service
Guided tours

Our hosts are the soul of the house. Always there fore our guests, helping whenever necessary whether it should be information, tips for adventures and much more.

Prices per person, per night
  • Single room: From € 180,00
  • Doubleroom: From € 260,00
  • Suite: From € 340,00
General price information

Please find the actual daily rates on our Lesehotel homepage.

City tax

€ 3,00

cancellation terms and conditions

Please notice our standard rate cancellation  policy:
30 % from booking
70% up to 7 days before arrival
100% from 7 days of arrival 

Profit from our Wir bieten Standardraten mit folgenden Stornobedingungen an:
30% ab Buchung
70% ab 7 Tage vor Anreise
100% ab 6 Tage vor Anreise

Profit from our 10% discounted NONREF rate which is non refundable ! Secure your booking with an additional travel insurance.

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
American Express
ATM card
Diners Club
Mobile and online
Apple Pay
Other payment methods
Advance payment
  • Half-board
  • Full-board
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast for earlyrisers
  • Lunch
other information on catering

Enjoy our superior breakfast all day long! You like it in privacy in our room, or on the terrace, or ...wherever you want, whenever you want! The Lesehotel is equipped with a guest kitchen to rent and lots of beautiful cook books, that stimulate the delight to cook. Our partnership with the luxury hotel Dachsteinkönig enables us, to serve delicious food to our guests. We finalise the delightful deliveries and serve them in the kitchen, on the terrace - wherever you're up to.

Location description

The Lesehotel is located uphill at Predigtstuhl, a high mountain within the Toten Gebirge at Bad Goisern. The hill has a gentle forest northwest side, and a rocky southeast flank. The amazon view over Dachstein glacier and Lake Hallstatt let's you find peace, tranquility and recreation of top class.

Distance (in km)
  • Center: 9 km
  • Train station: 11 km
  • Airport: 303 km
  • Airfield: 77 km
  • Exit: 53 km
  • Bus parking space: 11 km
  • Bus station: 11 km
  • Boat mooring: 12 km
  • Pool: 1 km
  • Lake: 8 km
  • Trail: 10 km
  • Restaurant: 9 km
  • Shopping possibility: 9 km
  • Ski lift: 17 km
Accessibility / arrival

By train:
From Vienna int. Airport take the Railjet to Hauptbahnhof (main translation). Take any train in the direction of Innsbruck/Salzburg/Munich - and make sure the train stops at Attnang-Puchheim. Change trains in the direction of Steinach-Irdning. These trains regularly leave hourly and the ride will take approx. 1 hour. Get off at Bad Goisern and call a taxi or find one waiting outside the translation. Taxi drivers take you up to the Lesehotel (price approx €20 for about 20 mins ride)

By car: Coming from Vienna, Salzburg resp. Munich, leave the highway A1-Westautobahn at Regau (exit 223/224) to the federal road, in the direction of Bad Ischl (B145). Leave Gmunden behind you, along the Lake Traun, pass by Traunkirchen and Ebensee. Pass by Bad Ischl and arrive at Bad Goisern after approximately 50 minutes. Leave the B145 at Anzenau Mühle and go foward at Anzenaumühlenstrasse. Up the hill until you reach the Lesehotel Parking
  • Parking space: 10
Travelling by public transport
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We look forward to welcome you either in winter or in summer!

  • opened daily

of authentic places that offer a  "home-away from home" feelings. An integration of something private and enough of the foreign, room to exclusively and individually shape your own experience as an individual. Fill yourself with adventures of a journey to the best yourself. The guest as protagonist in the focus of his own history. That's how your journey turns into your quest story.  

Dr. Silke Seemann is an economist and has spent the last thirty years renovating and living in the Praunsperglerische House with her family. Thanks to the support of the empathetic craftsmen of the region, the house turned into Hallstatt Hideaway in 2014. She enjoys it as her temporary home and a place to rewind with guests from all around the world.

Dr. Seemann teaches Strategic and Innovation Management and Human Resource Policy at the University of Salzburg and the University of Innsbruck. Being an organizational consultant she cooperates with the Zukunftsinstitut in Vienna in regards to the complexity of resource analysis and designing strategic leadership of future research and systemic strategy advice.

Her widespread know-how and expertise have also shown useful in creating the concept for Hallstatt Hideaway and her chosen hometown, which is a jewel that should be cherished by ensuring smart tourism. Most of the historic houses located on Hallberg can only be renovated using archaic construction methods. The construction site facilities alone generate ever increasing costs. Above all, there is also a problem of resource availability, since it is almost impossible to find workers in Middle Europe to do such heavy construction work.
More at www.silkeseemann.com

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  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for business travelers
  • Suitable for seminars
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Room / apartment available for non-smokers
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Other special suitabilities

We're proud to offer an amazing wheelchair accessible forest room. Quietness and recreation with bird songs and forest view. Twin-beded on demand and with an additional single bed if needed.

Please get in touch for more information.


Wurmstein 26
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

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Austrian Hideaways GmbH

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Silke Seemann
Wurmstein 26
AT-4822 Bad Goisern


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