Hotel Hochschober, Austria

Austria is not only considered the winter sports capital of Europe but also popular for summer tourists who visit its historic villages and hike in the magnificent scenery of the Alps. Hotel Hochschober is located in the center of Turracher Höhe, ski resort between Carinthia and Styria region in 1763 meters above the sea level. Since it opened in 1929 the hotel has been under the ownership of Leeb family. Today, the third generation continues running the business.

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This around the year wellness hotel offers not only variety of spa procedures but also a unique heated swimming pool right in the cold mountain lake which can be enjoyed in the middle of the winter. Authentic Chinese pagoda which is directly connected with the hotel is one of the highlight of your visit not only from the architectural point of view but also due to the atmosphere and relax it offers.

The rooms at Hotel Hochschober are furnished in natural wood style with modern bathroom, toiletries and view of either the lake or the mountain. Continuous renovation work ensures a dapper ambiance and 33 rooms in the main house were given a new look in the spring of 2013. Two large top-quality suites were added to their range of rooms in the summer of 2014 and 17 mountain crystal rooms were added to the range in 2015.

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Dining is a special chapter for Hochschober; in the morning you are can choose from hundreds of goodies in the breakfast buffet; from local cheese and salami, to salad bar; from different pastries and bread rolls to home-made butter. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available to the guest in almost every corner and there is an also nonstop mountain water fountain.  Lunch is being served in the restaurant with lake view and offers traditional Carinthia specialties from fresh ingredients such as duck, fawn or local fishes.

Spa and wellness area boosts indoor and outdoor heated pool, panorama sauna, Turkish hammam and variety of massages, procedures and cosmetics treatments. Water gymnastics takes place almost every morning, warm and cool water sputters in the outdoor whirlpools and the view from the spacious relaxation rooms goes as far as the lake. What is spa hotel’s specialty? A herbal oil massage on the So Sound Lounger, oriental Ayurveda, innovative haki® and alpine power with the care cosmetics by Balance Alpine 1000+.

If you still think that you need more activities, sneak into the library, choose from over 3000 books on the shelves and stay by the fireplace. For game lovers, Hochschober also provides variety of boarding games in the bar area where you can enjoy an exciting game while sipping your cocktail or drinking delicious wine. During the day, head to the slopes of the surrounding mountains to experience some thrill and adrenaline.

In the base camp area, you will find a serviceman who takes good care of your ski equipment and wax your ski. Skiing in Turracher Hohe is a lot of fun for all the generations while kids will be enjoying the fun slopes, the adults can sip prosecco served by Alm Butler. Throughout your stay at Hochschober you will also receive daily courier with announcement of all exciting activities and happenings during that day. In upcoming months you can look forward to the jumping week, dancing lessons, photography course, yoga session and many more.

The combination of crazy ideas and silent wonders makes the Hochschober special. Feeling like at home is the central theme of the hotel; everyone around including the staff makes the whole atmosphere very friendly and easy-going. Towards the end of your stay, you are caught thinking I would like to stay here forever. If you simply cannot, at least try to enjoy it for the days you are being here and let everyone else simply envy you. For more information about the hotel and reservation go to

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