Living up to what the name may suggest, the hotel is impeccably clean and
resort-like. Treat yourself to the Zugspitze Suite, sit back in the balcony, watch the highest peak of Germany changes
colour in the setting sun.
The food and the service is also first class, and the price is extremely
reasonable. 3nights stay incl. breakfast & supper, as well as 2days
fishing tickets for 250euro p.p. A truly recommendable hotel this one also.
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Mohr Life Resort
The hotel sits in lovely town of Lermoos,
on the north western corner of Austria.
It has changed hands and also the name recently,
but was widely known among the flyfishers
as Hotel Drei Mohren in the past.
The town is situated more or less on the
German border, and the world famous fairy
tale castle 'Neu Schwanstein' is only an
hour's drive. You can easily give your fishing
holiday (and the accompanying family members)
a touch of romantic excuse!!
In the southern end of Austria, forming borders with Italy and Slovenia,
lies the state of Kaernten. Hotel Post sits in a lively village of Koetschach.
From Germany and the north, you would have
to go over the Tauern mountains, thru the
city of Lienz, and yet another steep mountains
before reaching this border town. In fact,
it's only 15kms away from the Italian border,
and you can see the Italian influence in
the local cuisine and in the look of the
The hotel owns fishing rights of Gailfluss and its many tributaries, totalling
33kms in length. The rooms are a tad smallish but tastefully decorated.
For dinner, you can choose one of the many restaurants around. We enjoyed
Italian on the town's main square. 3nights with breakfast buffet, including 3 days' fishing license cost you
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The village's main street is a play ground
of sunbathing cats.
The charge is very reasonable - a night's
stay with 3 course dinner costs you only
40euros. If you add 15euros for the fishing
ticket, and even a few pints of local beer
to finish off the day, you'd be only spending
60euros not more.
The room was clean but rather seasoned. Asking
for a room with balcony would help to make
your stay more comfortable.
We bumped into an autumn festival here also. Colorfully decorated cow marched
on, to the amusement of locals and visitors alike.
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20 minutes drive east from the city of Innsbruck.
Get off A12 following the sign of Zell am
Ziller, you'll soon pass through the village
of Zell. Carry on until you hit the town
of Mayerhofen, and then watch out for the
sign for Lanersbach/Hintertux. You'd then
drive up the small road for another 10kms,
to reach the little resort town of Lanersbach.
There are many hotels, mostly for the glacier ski enthusiasts. But if you
want to wet your line in the lovely little river Tuxbach, Gasthof Forelle
is the one to go. Try you may, you cannot miss the painting of jumping
Forelle on its wall.
The area boasts many of the notable alpine peaks, including Grossglockner,
the highest peak of Austria. It'd be a shame not to spend a day up one
of the scenic trek. The most impressive yet very easy route is Europe Panoramaweg. Don't dare miss it!!
Also nearby the hotel itself, there is another
spectacular walking possibility along the
Dorferbach river. You'd enjoy a most dynamic
land formation while walking along the cliffs
with many little tunnels!
3nights w/ half board for 250euro. A modest charge for a memory of a lifetime!
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The rooms are simply gorgeous. It's spacious and super clean. Not to be
forgotten is the Sauna bath in the basement. After a hard day out in the river, what more
can you ask for!?
Ah, yes, eating! The food is top notch, with service speedy and friendly.
Great deal all in all. Try it, and believe it!
If you carry on south from Mittersill (above
mentioned village where Gasthof Braurup is),
you'll soon drive into Felbertauern tunnel. Once through the tunnel, you're already in the state of East Tirol. Drive
down the road alongside Isel river, after passing by the village of Matrei,
you'll soon see a sign for the alpine resort called 'Kals am Grossglockner'.
There are many accommodations in the town, and Taurerwirt is one of them.
It stands right underneath the rocky cliff of Bretterspitze, and it manages
some 10kms of the river, Kalsbach's beautiful stretch.
On Sunday morning we had an opportunity to
see the village's autumn festival.
The band marched on with merry jingle, the
sound of a canon roared in the valley. The
minister chanted a player to thank the year's
harvest. The summer was now gone, we knew
surely the autumn was there.
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Gasthof Zur Post
Half an hour's drive to the south of Salzburg,
get off A10 at Radstadt, soon you'll find
the village of Untertauern on your left.
The village is situated at the lower end
of Tauern valley. There's a few guesthouses
and of course a church, but not more. On
a sunny afternoon, the world rambles by ever
so quietly on the main street Untertauern.
The guesthouse offers a very reasonable package - 3nights' stay with half
board, plus 2days fishing comes for mere 140euro p.p. Extremely generous
offer I must say. If that's not enough, there's a pool table and pinpong
to close the deal!
Rooms are airy, light and spacious. Most
of the rooms also have a balcony, where you
can sit back in the chair admiring the alpine
peaks sticking out on the skyline.
The true luxury is the sauna bath and the swimming pool down on the ground
floor. The cold feet after hours of wading in the mountain streams will
come back alive!! There's also a sun deck just outside - to spice up your
holiday atmosphere! All in all, this probably is our most favourite fishing
hotel in Austria.
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The package of 3nights 4days with half board, plus the fishing permit for
2days will cost about 210euro per person. There are no grocery stores to
buy lunch, but at the hotel's restaurant, where you can enjoy hearty breakfast,
the guests are allowed to make their own sandwiches for the day's outing
- very kind offer.
The hotel has two separate buildings. The main house with the restaurant,
and the annex which can be rented out for longer stay. The house is tastefully
furnished and nicely decorated - with flowers of the seasons.
In the little alpine settlement of Niederthai stands the charming hotel, Falknerhof.
An easy 30minutes drive from Innsbruck will take you to the valley of Oetz
in Tirol. Drive south along the valley, soon you'll see the town of Umhausen.
Turn left, and drive up the steep zig zag road for 10kms. Willkommen -
to the village of Niederthai.
About 100kms S.E. of Salzburg lies a lively little town of Mittersill.
It's three hours' drive from Munich over the historic Thurn Pass.
The hotel manages 11 rivers and lakes, totalling 130kms in length. The
guest can drive and fish wherever they like.
Rivers, lakes, picturesque contryside - in Austria, the Mecca of trout
fishing in Europe, there are many lodges and guesthouses to welcome angling
enthusiasts from around the globe. Unlike in Germany, the licensing system in Austria is quite relaxed. Anyone can buy the day permit from the river keeper (such as hotels).
For general overview, Fischwasser is a good site. You can ask them for a very informative booklet that contains
helpful introduction to 30 some fishing locations. Here are our personal impressions FYI.
What adds to the attraction is the little tackle shop built adjacent to
the guest house. The vast collection of flies will sure to impress you.
With so many intriguing local gears, flies and what have you, a visit to
the shop and chat with the welcoming owner, Matthias is a must!!
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The charge is quite reasonable. 3nights with half board, including fishing
license for 2 days cost you about 230 euros. Or 500 euros for a week.The
rooms are quite simple with no frills but clean and well tended. The only
problem is the bell of the church across the road. You can't oversleep!
The history of this guest house dates back to 1823 when the present owner,
Gassners, acquired this establishment. Displayed in the dim lit lobby are
the collection of antique tackle. Certainly worth a look!