A few days of retreat and relax in the pre-Christmas period… Therefore I had chosen the completely redesigned hotel – DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort – in the Salzburger Land, which was reopened in July this year, and because on the way, I planned a visit to Salzburg, the famous festival city.
With beautiful memories of this enriching day in Salzburg, the scent of candles, sweet pastries and mulled wine still in the nose, we went on to Grossarl. The journey should take about 50 minutes.
Grossarl, the main town of Grossarltales is situated at 924 m and is about in the middle of the valley. There are around 40 covered huts and 73 km of perfectly groomed slopes on the Skischaukel Grossarltal-Dorfgastein.
THE EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort
and its story
“Keep up with the times and do not forget the roots. From vision to reality, from hotel to resort. We have fulfilled ourselves and you a dream.” says family Hettegger. They have been active in the hotel business since 1979. From a pension with 14 rooms it is at present after a very successful change 150 rooms. and 7,000 square meters Spa with two separate ranges – Adults Only and Family.
Edelweiss MOUNTAIN SPA
The Infinity Pool
I love that, early in the morning when almost everything is asleep, explore the hotel in peace and quiet and swim a few rounds before breakfast. It was a pleasure to have the Infinity alone for me and to enjoy the view of the mountains and the sunrise.
THE EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort
THE WELLNESS RANGE Adults-Only
Wonderfully relax and take a deep breath in the spacious Adults-Only Spa area. THE EDELWEIS didn’t promise too much. It was very relaxing. The infusion in the panorama sauna and of course I also tried the cold pool, it was an overcoming but afterwards a wonderful tingling sensation on the whole body.
Families with children also get their money’s worth in EDELWEISS. PRINZENLAND EDELWEISS is an exciting play paradise with an adventurous water park with five slides over two floors, its own pool and family sauna.
Twilight and sunset
Alpinlounge & Drinks
My holiday tip in EDELWEISS in February 2020, the Grossarler Genussgipfel, a unique wine experience with first-class winegrowers.
Every room a dream – sleeping in EDELWEISS
DAS EDELWEISS names its 113 rooms and 35 suites, named after mountain flowers such as FEUERLILIE, LAVENDEL, SILBERDISTEL, ARNIKA, MARGUERITE or MELISSE, living worlds and oases of well-being. The Top Suite EDELWEISS has a living space of 115 m2, a heated suite pool on the 300 m2 south terrace and its own sauna.
The room equipment is modern, elegant and in natural colours and mixed with wooden elements. The beds were very pleasant and my room very quiet, with open balcony door I slept wonderfully.
Double room from € 140 per pers./n.
Junior Suite from € 185 per pers./n.
Premium Suite from € 250 per pers./n.
EDELWEISS Top Suite from € 1.110 / N.
Breakfast at the marketplace
After a restful night and a few rounds in the infinity pool, the rich breakfast buffet was just right. Although I love breakfast à la carte, I could arrange my breakfast in the EDELWEISS MARKTPLATZ on the ground floor.
In DAS EDELWEISS, the chef and family member Alexander Hettegger pays a lot of attention to the fact that regional and seasonal dishes come phenomenally on the plate. And he advises the guests to take their time and take their food more consciously, preferably without a telephone at the table.
In the evening you can choose from three menus, meat, fish and vegan and the seven-course surprise menu for connoisseurs.
The dishes were refined and tasty and after the sweet desserts one could create as a crowning conclusion a cheese plate with wonderful cider at the evening buffet.
after dinner to CHURCH.HILL
EDLE ZIGARREN AUS ALL WELT wait for lovers of smoking pleasure in the elegant SMOKERS-LOUNGE CHURCH.HILL with a fine English club atmosphere right next to the Alpine Lounge.
OR MAN GAMES TABLE FOOTball
Very noble and stylish the “Calcio Balila” or Calcetto – as the Italian calls the table football game – just behind the Smoker Lounge. I would have enjoyed “kicking” a few rounds after dinner.
Unfortunately there were no players, the cool Alpinbar was more interesting and my short break was over.
Many thanks to the extended Hettegger family and the very friendly and courteous staff. It was very pleasant! I am happy to recommend you to others.
DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort
5611 Großarl, Salzburg – Austria