Sight Schloss Ort in Gmunden
Your box seat
on the lake shore
Schloss Ort, formerly Orth, on the picturesque Lake Traunsee, looks back on an eventful history. In addition to a dazzling phalanx of great personalities who called Schloss Ort their hometown, a multitude of myths and legends entwine around the centuries-old castle. It gave the German-Austrian TV show “Schlosshotel Orth” a truly royal setting from 1996 to 2004. This amazes, delights and inspires thousands of visitors every year.
Our apartment house, the Seeresidenz Danninger Gmunden, is the ideal starting point for an exploration tour through Gmunden, to Schloss Ort and into the entire Traunsee area.
The first document mentioning the castle dates back to the 10th century.
It was built as a moated castle and administered by knight Hartneid von Ort, the first of the local lords, and after a fire in the 17th century, the castle was overhauled to how it is seen today.
The castle has been in possession of House Hapsburg, including to the most famous lord of the town, Johann Salvator, since 1690. Salvator later disappeared on the lake. It later went to Johann Orth. This Hapsburg descendant decided to renounce his titles. His lifestyle went contrary to the etiquette of the house. His dramatic end off the Chilean coast is still shrouded in mystery.
The history of the castle complex will excite visitors in a journey through the centuries. Many places in Gmunden testify to the events in and around the castle. You can learn a great deal about the exciting events and historical occurrences in Schloss Ort on the premises of the two castles. One thing is for certain: Schloss Ort will surprise with new great stories time and time again.
The castle is not only a real eye-catcher, but also offers its visitors a variety of amenities and services. The castle grounds have a museum where you can get to know the castle better and refine your knowledge. You will also get a detailed insight into the history and secrets of the TV show “Schlosshotel Orth”. The show has a loyal fan base and has been considered a cult in the Austrian television landscape ever since it was broadcast.
Since the castle is located right on the water, a pier is connected to the castle grounds. The integrated civil registry office makes the Schloss Ort a popular place for weddings. Marriages in Gmunden are becoming increasingly popular because the castle grounds with the spacious Traunsee lake behind them provide a memorable backdrop for the perfect wedding.
In addition, the castle is also gastronomically accessible. With the restaurant Orther Stub’n there is a gastronomic business offering specialities from the region and international delicacies. If you want to taste the heart of Gmunden and its surroundings, this is the right place for you. Our Seeresidenz warmly recommends the spectacular delicacies of the Orther Stub’n.
From our apartment house, the Seeresidenz Danninger Gmunden, it is only 600 metres on foot to the castle.
You can explore the castle and the surroundings at Lake Traunsee in a relaxed way on a hike through the beautiful lake landscape. From the idyllic garden of the Seeresidenz you have a fantastic view of the castle grounds and the blue lake with the surrounding hills.
In the pre-Christmas period there is a castle advent event on the castle grounds. The whole castle is dressed up for Christmas and the visitors can enjoy a romantic atmosphere, which finds its climax in the nativity scene. This is built on the water of Lake Traunsee and enchants both young and old alike with clear starlit nights over the lake. From our apartment house you have a unique view of the winter lighting during the castle event.
If you wish, you can also comfortably take the slow train to the jetty of the castle. During the journey, the driver reveals further secrets and anecdotes about the eventful history of the castle. Practically, the slow train also passes the Seeresidenz on its way, so you can get on the train easily.
The registry office in Gmunden records an increase in weddings in town. But an excursion to Lake Traunsee is not only worthwhile for high occasions such as marriage. For centuries, the Schloss Ort on Lake Traunsee has fascinated visitors of all kinds and invites them on an extended exploratory journey. Our apartment house serves you as a perfect anchor point for excursions to Schloss Ort and the surrounding area.