The Wesenufer Hotel & Seminarkultur an der Donau – enjoy a visit to one of the loveliest places on the Danube!
The Wesenufer Hotel & Seminarkultur an der Donau won Gold at the Best Business Awards for sustainable business management in the category “company with up to 30 employees”.
The Wesenufer Hotel & Seminarkultur an der Donau is nestled in the romantic Upper Austrian Danube valley, right on the banks of the great river, near the Schlögener Loop between Passau (37 km) and Linz (45 km).
The hotel building has more than 300 years of history and yet, after a painstaking renovation process, the building impresses guests with its sleek modernity. The Wesenufer contains a total of 49 rooms (of which three are fully accessible), most with a terrace or balcony offering a magnificent view of the Danube. The romantic and stylish restaurant in the former castle area, the Danube terrace with fantastic views of the imposing river, the artistic inner courtyard and the castle garden with herbal lounge, pétanque lawn and hammocks, round out the facilities on offer. The hotel also boasts a cosy bar, spacious foyer and peaceful wellness area with sauna, infrared cabin, top-quality fitness equipment, hydrojet massage lounge and a spacious quiet zone for guests to enjoy. The in-house mini-market supplies everyday items and giftware.
Seminars and conferences in the open air
This modern conference hotel has been selected multiple times as the most popular conference hotel in Upper Austria, and was voted one of the most popular conference hotels in Austria in 2019. The hotel has also been awarded 5 flipcharts – the highest distinction that can be achieved in this classification system – underscoring the outstanding quality of the hotel. Facilities are available for seminars and conferences with up to 220 guests. Our seminar rooms impress all comers with their modern, multifunctional design and equipment. Our clients particularly appreciate our professional and personal seminar advice from the first offer, throughout the event and afterwards.
Your wedding in one of the loveliest settings on the Danube
Along with a modern ballroom with direct access to the Danube terrace, we also offer a dedicated meadow with Danube views for weddings. A civil ceremony can be held in the hotel, and your celebration is sure to be an unforgettable experience. A church with seating for 100 is located close by the hotel. We will be happy to offer professionally prepared documents and personalised wedding planning services for your special day.
Holidays & leisure – experience all the Danube has to offer
Our attractive location – right next to the Danube cycle path and the Danube Trail – ensures an expansive range of leisure options and makes the hotel the perfect base for excursions to numerous sights of interest in the immediate area.
Numerous cycling and hiking paths offer guests the opportunity to explore the natural landscape.
Mountain bike riders will also find everything they could possibly want, with Wesenufer conveniently positioned in between the two mountain biking regions of Sternenland and Granitland, close to a range of interesting and challenging trails. And if you’d prefer a less strenuous cycling experience, you can even hire an electric bike from the hotel. A landing stage is located right outside the hotel, offering additional excursion opportunities – a boat trip to Linz or Passau, Engelhartszell or the Schlögener Loop. Of course, these natural wonders can also be explored with a trip on a river barge from the hotel.
Community & inclusiveness
Reliability, appreciation, honesty and time: we apply all of these in our inclusive operations and in dealings with our employees, people in care arrangements and our guests. Our establishment is the first hotel in Austria to engage in active social work at such a high level. We have received multiple awards in this area, including the Austrian Inclusion Prize. Since 2020, we have been the first Austrian member of the Embrace Hotels association – an association of inclusive hotel companies currently comprising around 50 hotels, predominantly in Germany but also in Italy and Switzerland.
pro mente OÖ - pro mente OÖ – an association for psycho-social health
Our hotel is affiliated with pro mente OÖ. Nobody speaks out for people with mental disabilities and socially disadvantaged individuals. To feel like part of society, they need to have something to do and to get something out of that activity. With suitable employment and therapeutic interventions, a person may, depending on the severity of their illness, be able to participate in society again. This is our standard practice in all areas.
Eating & drinking
Enjoy local and seasonal delicacies in our stylish and comfortable guest rooms or on the magnificent Danube terrace. Our kitchen has been awarded the AMA Gastroseal.
Transparency, quality and point of origin are important considerations for our team. We serve exclusively natural produce from the local area in our castle restaurant. Our meat comes from Sigharting, our vegetables grow in Eferding and eggs come from the Haibach Organic Farm, where they are laid by happy hens. In the mornings, you can enjoy a range of local delicacies in our expansive buffet breakfast, and we will supply you with the finest Austrian creations every day. Why not end your day with a glass of fine wine in our bar?
We focus on sustainability, and that’s why Hotel Wesenufer was the first hotel in Upper Austria to achieve the EU Ecolabel, in addition to receiving the Austrian Environmental Seal of Approval 2018. The hotel is also a member of the Climate Alliance. Since October 2017, the hotel has provided an electric vehicle charging station. The conscientious handling of foodstuffs is also a key issue. We make every effort to buy locally, and we are a part of the pilot project “United Against Waste”. We focus on the appropriate use of foodstuffs in every area of the hotel, working with our guests to take care of “Mother Earth” by reducing avoidable food waste by half!