Built and first mentioned in a document in the 15th century, the house was used as a theatre for the salt-producing family Wolfen. Our house is situated in an alleyway that is still named Wolfengasse. After the Wolfen stopped the trade of salt, the house became a restaurant. The big fire in 1750 that burned half of Hallstatt destroyed the first and the second floor of the Simony house. The vaults of the ground floor were fortunately not damaged. In 1882, the ancestors of the Scheutz-Höplinger, the Klackl family bought the building and renovated the house turning it into a hotel. Famous explorer of the Dachstein region Friedrich Simony was a regular guest in the house of the family Klackl. To his honour, the hotel was named „Simonyhütte“ which was changed into „Gasthof Simony“ later on.


  • Rooms outfitted with Swiss stone pine-wood, Biedermeier or German Renaissance furniture

  • Traditional home-style Austrian cooking

  • Beautiful lakeside Garden, rooms with balcony


    This tranquil haven with its peaceful and picturesque Alpine panorama offers a spectacular view of the Hallstatt lake. You can even jump into the lake from the lawn. Furthermore, the guest house offers the use of canoes free of charge. In and around Hallstatt you can find fabulous trails for mountain biking. During the wintertime, the house and restaurant has many a cosy corner to warm up next to, after a day of sports.

    Arriving by train, you take a ferry over the lake. The house is only 80m (87,5 yards) away from the station; only 50m (54,5 yards) from the hotel is the historic museum that exhibits prehistoric findings from the salt mine and the sepulchral finds of the Hallstatt period. Our house is also the starting point for beautiful hiking tours through intact Alpine flora along a timber trail. The skiing resort Dachstein West offers descents up to 11km long (12.030 yards), summer skiing on the glacier, mountain biking and countless hiking trails.

    Guest house Simony look forward to welcome you as their guests.

    Today's Gasthof Simony in the 15th Jahrhundert als Salzherrentheater erbaut und erstmals urkundlich erwähnt. Century, built as a theater, and Mr. Salt first mentioned. Die Wolfengasse, in der sich unser Haus befindet, ist heute noch nach dessen Erbauern, der Familie der Wolfen, benannt. The Wolf lane where our house is located, is still after its builders, the family of the Wolfen, named. Seit dem Niedergang des Salzfertigergeschlechts wird das Haus als Gastbetrieb geführt. Since the demise of Salzfertigergeschlechts the house is run as a guest operation. Die Gewölbe im Erdgeschoss konnten während der Brandkatastrophe im Jahr 1750 erhalten werden; der erste und zweite Stock wurden neu aufgebaut. The arches on the ground floor could be obtained during the disastrous fire in 1750, the first and second floors were rebuilt.

    1882 erwarben die Vorfahren der Familie Scheutz-Höplinger das Anwesen und bauten es zu einem Gasthof um. In 1882, the ancestors of the family Scheutz Höplinger acquired the property and converted it to an inn. Der berühmte Dachsteinforscher Friedrich Simony nächtigte während seiner Forschungsreisen in Hallstatt immer im Hause der Familie Klackl. The famous Dachstein researcher Friedrich Simony slept during his explorations in Hallstatt always in the house of the family Klackl. Ihm zu Ehren wurde der Betrieb erst in „Simonyhütte“ und schließlich in „Gasthof Simony“ umbenannt. In his honor, the company only in "Simony" and was eventually renamed "Gasthof Simony".