Gasthof Hirschen Schwarzenberg / Austria

Gasthof Hirschen

Let’s get straight into the epicentre of style for a new generation of traveler. Because the Hirschen is a truly special place. Over the years it has become something like a club. With a lot of heritage and a personality of its own. In the historic corridors the floors creak and magnificent works of art hang on the wood-panelled walls of the individual lounges. But since 2024 it has also moved on to the next chapter.

The new Hirschen Spa

The rear part of the property underwent a major remodelling. The result is a completely new bathhouse with spa, treatment rooms, two saunas, sports, workout and yoga room, bar and a year-round heated swimming pool outside in the garden. All of this in pure Vorarlberg timber architecture – beautifully realised by Studio Nona Architects.

The new Hirschen Bathhouse: Spa, treatment rooms, sauna, relaxation rooms, workout spaces and of course the heated swimming pool in the garden.

Hirschen Homes

Also completely new: The Hirschen Apartments in the Wälderhaus, which is located a little further back on the Hirschen site. There are a total of twelve flats in this house, ranging in size from 40 to 80 square metres. What we love: Lots of light-coloured wood, elegant furnishings, magnificent views, cosy beds. The largest flat under the roof boasts 80 square metres, it has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large kitchen and direct access to the bathhouse. Everything here is of the highest quality.

Of course, the Gasthof Hirschen also has beautiful rooms in the main house, especially the “Stuben” in the parent’s house from 1755, with fine antiques, and very harmoniously added modern elements and unique works of art from the collection of senior boss Franz Fetz. Small detail: We have rarely spent a night as good and cozy as in these beds. Extra brownie points for this. Altogether there are now 18 rooms and suites in the Hirschen main house, and eight spacious apartments in the Wälderhaus.


With the opening of the new bathhouse, the Hirschen offers a wide range of activity for guests – daily sessions changing from yoga, pilates, workout, HIIT and also trail running as the boss Peter is a big fan (maybe he will join you). In the basement of the new apartment building there are perfect rooms and spaces for yoga retreats and other workshops. Just get in touch with the Hirschen team.


Historically the food has always been one of the main parts of this lovely Inn. In the award-winning restaurant, the young chef Jonathan Burger serves his award-winning dishes with regional products and creative ideas.

What’s cooking: Creamed veal for instance with potted dumplings, goulash juice and capers. Or braised chicory, served with beetroot cream, olives and beurre blanc. It doesn’t just sound sophisticated.

If you do not want to go for the whole menu in the evening or for lunch, of course you will also get your Wiener Schnitzel or “Kässpatzen” along with the “signature” product of the Bregenzerwald, the mountain cheese.

Hirschen Moods: Lovely evenings spent in the restaurant, outside or in the historic rooms with creative dishes and a lot of action during the day.

THE Surroundings

The Hirschen is located in the center of the Bregenzerwald, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world, with villages where beautiful settlements of shingle houses have survived. In summer an absolute hiking paradise and in winter the guests go to the Bödele ski area and ski back to the house with the skis via a tour descent.


All those people who want to sleep in style and eat very well, people who miss a soul in hotels and maybe find a place where they keep coming back in the next few years and thus find their famous home-away-from-home.


Classic double room with breakfast from 168 Euros for two. 

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Hirschen – Fine Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Hof 14
A-6867 Schwarzenberg

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