Gasthof Waldwirt - Hotel in Russbach & Familienurlaub Salzburg

Vacation at Hotel Waldwirt

Your oasis for more joy of life

In the Salzburg region & Salzkammergut

Our hotel is located at an altitude of approximately 800 meters in the midst of a magnificent mountain landscape and breathtaking nature, offering you a fantastic view of the Salzburg region. Whether it’s from the sun terrace, the lawn, or your room, the Salzburg region is at your feet.

Our modernly furnished rooms offer you a romantic or rustic ambiance. Some of them feature a balcony with a splendid view of the mountain world in the Dachstein region. Do you prefer a classic or elegant style? Are you looking for a rustic stay in the mountains or are you excited about romantic nights in a four-poster bed? At Hotel Waldwirt, you will find the perfect room for your dream vacation.


Food and Drinks

are the fuel for the body and soul.

Our kitchen takes care of your physical well-being with hearty local delicacies and specialties for everyone. Our half-board guests can choose from a daily 3-course menu.

During your stay, our rich breakfast buffet offers you a great start to the new day of your vacation. Coffee, cappuccino, or organic tea? Spreads, cheese, cold cuts, or perhaps some muesli? Let our breakfast buffet surprise you

You are welcome to share your vacation impressions with friends or loved ones at home via the internet and make use of the free Wi-Fi access throughout the building.

The use of our Physiotherm infrared cabin is free of charge for our house guests.

Vacation impressions

should not be missing

You are welcome to share your holiday impressions with friends or loved ones at home via the internet and freely utilize the complimentary Wi-Fi access available throughout the entire building.

The usage of our Physiotherm infrared cabin is provided free of charge for our house guests.

Free Wi-Fi access
Infrared cabin
Mostly balcony
Free parking



We are delighted to offer you a relaxing time in a family atmosphere in the Salzburg region. Enjoy the comfort of our house and indulge yourself after wonderful experiences in the enchanting mountain world. Gasthof Waldwirt is located at an altitude of 800 meters, approximately 1.5 kilometers from the town center. The mountain lifts are easily accessible within a few minutes.

On the sun terrace

At the sun terrace and the sunbathing lawn, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air and relax from your hikes or ski tours. You will be amazed by the magnificent view of the mountains. We are happy to provide you with tips for exploring our homeland. Take advantage of the ideal location of our hotel at Pass Gschütt, the gateway to the Salzkammergut region. In this splendid setting, children can have fun at our playground.

Gosaukamm, hoher Dachstein, Gosausee

The history

The holiday hotel 'Gasthof Waldwirt

…is one of the traditional establishments in Russbach. Originally, it was the Wintersteller family’s residence. Today, the house has been accommodating guests from Austria and around the world for three generations. The story began on May 23, 1954, when Dorothea Wintersteller opened a bottle beer business.

In the following years

… through building expansions, the first guest rooms were made available. The success with the guests allowed for further expansion of the hotel. Johann Wintersteller and his wife Ingrid continued on this path. Johann took over the guesthouse in 1971 and expanded it to its current size.


In 2005, he passed the baton to Werner Wintersteller. To provide guests with high comfort at a fair price, he carried out extensive renovations. Expanding the range of services ensured a contemporary offering that guests appreciate. One thing has remained unchanged since the founding of the hotel. The warmth of the Wintersteller family and their staff creates a family atmosphere that repeatedly attracts many guests to their mountain vacation in Russbach.