Sauerhof (1822)

25.7 degrees C

From 1820 to 1822, Joseph Kornhäusel - on behalf of Baron von Doblhoff-Dier - incorporated the pre-existing medieval complex into his newly-created Grand Hotel Sauerhof as it stands today. The hotel was the first free-standing spa hotel in Europe. Its spring, (first recorded in the 12th century), feeds the Roman- style baths which are one of the outstanding examples of neo-classical architecture in Austria. The building will be restored by his new owner in the foreseeable future.