Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

Grand Hotel Straubinger, Bad Gastein, Austria

The Grand Hotel Straubinger was the largest hotel in Bad Gastein until its closure in 1999. The hotel has been disused ever since.

Visited June 2018 Bad Gastein, Austria Abandoned, Derelict

Located on the Gastein waterfall in the spa town of Bad Gastein in the Austrian mountains, the Grand Hotel Straubinger was the largest hotel in the resort with around 200 rooms, along with the associated Haus Austria. Built from 1840 to 1842, the hotel was owned by the Gastein hotelier family Straubinger from 1602 to 1980. Since then and up until its closure in 1999 the hotel was used as a spa hotel for public servants and was owned by the Federal Real Estate Company.

Archive photo of the Grand Hotel Straubinger
Archive photo of the Grand Hotel Straubinger

Two Viennese real estate brokers, Franz Duval and architect Franz Wojnarowski bought the Grand Hotel Straubinger in 1999, along with the Haus Austria, the Badeschloss, Kongresshaus and the old post office. Since that time, the buildings sat empty, disused and decaying. In 2017 the buildings were acquired by Land Salzburg, the local authority, who plan to revitalise them.

The view over Bad Gastein from the Grand Hotel Straubinger (to the immediate left)
The view over Bad Gastein from the Grand Hotel Straubinger (to the immediate left)
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - The ballroom
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – The ballroom
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - Furniture remained in the ballroom
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – Furniture remained in the ballroom
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - The room doubled as a banqueting hall
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – The room doubled as a banqueting hall
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - The chairs and tables were still set out
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – The chairs and tables were still set out
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - The main staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – The main staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - The main staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – The main staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - Top of the staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – Top of the staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - Bottom of another staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – Bottom of another staircase
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - One of the 200 bedrooms
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – One of the 200 bedrooms
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria - Plunge pool and therapy bed in the spa area
Grand Hotel Straubinger, Austria – Plunge pool and therapy bed in the spa area
Stormy sunset viewed from the Grand Hotel Straubinger's terrace
Stormy sunset viewed from the Grand Hotel Straubinger’s terrace
The Gastein waterfall next to the Straubinger Hotel
The Gastein waterfall next to the Straubinger Hotel

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