Dear guests,
dare to look forward..

Spring-awaking at Lake Wolfgangsee

Time to awake and enjoy..

Where better to do this than in your wellness hotel for adults at the shores of the lake Wolfgangsee?
We look forward to welcoming you back to Cortisen from April 20th.

As soon as the sun has gained strenght, you can start an active day on the mountain or at the bike.
The lake needs some more degrees for swimming, just dive into our 25m indoor panoramic pool
and enjoy the view of the crystal-clear lake and the last snow fields on the mountains all around.

4-star superior boutique hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee!

Our boutique hotel combines traditional charm with modern comfort. Located in the middle of the picturesque Salzkammergut and nestled in the breathtaking nature directly on Lake Wolfgangsee, the perfect retreat awaits you for an unforgettable vacation in one of Austria's most beautiful regions. Enjoy the unique combination of luxurious comfort and warm hospitality that makes our hotel in St. Wolfgang a true gem in the region.

Whether you spend relaxing hours on the shores of the crystal-clear lake, explore the diverse leisure activities of the Salzkammergut or let yourself be pampered in our wellness area - look forward to a stay that leaves nothing to be desired. Welcome to our exclusive wellness oasis, welcome to our hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee!

to be different..

Dare to be different.. be Cortisen..

we like being creative, colourful & far away from the mainstream – bog standard just isn't for us – and this attitude is reflected throughout our hotel! [space to breathe], because all of our 25 double rooms & our 9 Design Suites & Loft Suites are different. One special hideaway for your well-earned summer holiday on the lake is our exclusive Boat Shed Suite on the upper deck of our boathouse, immediately on the shores of Lake Wolfgang.


This is what awaits you..

[twen][ty]-[twen][ty][one] we worked hard for your [WOW effect].

.. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. [John F. Kennedy]

After a longer renovation phase, our building has now put on a new face, which we have been proudly presenting to our guests since May 2021. Numerous businesses are responsible for Cortisen's makeover, and many new features have been added. Your host family has implemented a few great ideas to more than meet all your demands.

We just thought,
while we were at it…
25 M

Two professional
swimming lanes.
Open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.

Everything will be alright
at the Feelness Oasis

Finnish Sauna & Organic Sauna: 1. floor, daily from 12 midday - 8 PM. Lake View Sauna: at the boathouse, daily from 12 midday - 7 PM.

What a

Generously sized reception area with billiard lounge and library on the ground floor.

The early bird
catches the worm

Served in 6 courses. Out on the patio, weather permitting. Daily from 7:30 AM - 11 AM.

Exquisite Dining!

On sunny days you can enjoy selected delicacies in our exclusive outdoor kitchen or in the evening in our gourmet restaurant.

‚Falstaff‘ recommendation
90 points / 3 forks

Long international wine list.

Makes your heart
beat faster

70 m2 gym on the 1st floor open 24 h a day. Technogym equipment.


Wellness treatment & massages at the spa, 1st floor. In the garden pavilion, weather permitting. Sign up at reception.

on wheels

EUR 135/day including insurance ‚weapons, hard drugs & easy girls not included!‘

on Lake Wolfgang

Tour for EUR 35/person. Waterski on request. SUP boards for rent.

Feel romantic
in the rowing boat

Filled picnic basket including rowing boat. EUR 75 per day.

'Blue in the Face'
for noble spirits

Exclusively for cigar smokers.
Big selection
of single malts & rum.

Watch films
like back in the day

DVD rental from the library.
Player available for every

Where nature meets luxury: Discover the Salzkammergut!

The Cortisen Boutique Hotel is located right in the heart of St. Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee. The perfect location for explorations and excursions in the Salzkammergut.


Wellness hotel for adults

Adults-only hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee

Sorry, no kids - a successful alternative to a family holiday and the perfect retreat for couples. We love children, but stressed parents also deserve a well-earned break.

Your Hotel Cortisen, your hotel for adults - budding teenagers are welcome from the age of 16.

Unique design and loft suites for your hideaway on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee

We like it creative, colourful & far from the mainstream - [zero]-[eight]-[fifteen] was yesterday. This is also reflected throughout the hotel! None of our 25 double rooms & none of our 9 design & loft suites are the same. A very special hideaway for your well-deserved summer holiday by the lake is our exclusive Boat Shed Suite on the upper deck of our boathouse directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee.

[P83] – the pool.. our 25 m Indoor Panorama Pool [Selfness Oasis].. with resting bunks [Boat Shed Suite].. on the upper deck of our boathouse [Boat Shed Sauna].. directly over the waves of Lake Wolfgang [Library].. including billiard table [Entrée].. spacious reception area

Sanctuary for worn-out parents.. As a pioneer in our area, we were definitely a step ahead of our time. Sorry, no kids – a big outrage in 2005; today, a successful alternative to family holidays. We love children, but stressed parents also deserve some well-earned time out. Your Hotel Cortisen, the hotel for adults – we welcome near-teens from the age of 16 years upwards.

Be cortisen!

Dare to be different..

Different in the sense of unique. Because that's how we want to be! We don't want to be your luxury hotel in Austria, but your feel-good oasis for your well-deserved holiday in Upper Austria! Your Hotel Cortisen combines four (or so you think) different holiday characters.

be madly athletic

... the defined athlete, who likes to stretch all four of himself and treat himself to an infusion in the sauna and a massage after his sports training.

be entirely relaxed

... the laid-back lazybones who drags their inner lazybones to the gym every now and then and then and maybe does a few lengths in the pool afterwards.

be uniquely fancy

... the modern hipster who is always up to date, but likes to be inspired by the individual and unusual design of the rooms and the entire hotel.

be highly exclusive

... the discerning connoisseur who enjoys a delicious meal and a glass of wine or two on the sun terrace.

.. no matter how we spin it

.. there is only one thing that appeals to them all.. Your Hotel Cortisen am See. We look forward to meeting you .. Your Ballner Family & Team

What is a boutique hotel?

A boutique hotel is generally a small, individually managed hotel that differs from larger hotel chains due to its unique and often luxurious furnishings and personal atmosphere. Boutique hotels are often characterized by themed designs - each room or area of the hotel can have its own flair.

The service in boutique hotels is more personal and tailored to the individual needs of guests. Above all, the local character of the area is brought into focus by integrating local art and culture into the design and offerings. Great importance is attached to high-quality furnishings and amenities. The overall atmosphere in boutique hotels is more intimate and cozy, which contributes to a special stay experience.

What makes Boutique Hotel Cortisen so unique?

Our hotel creates a very special hideaway for your well-deserved vacation by the lake:

  • None of our 25 double rooms & 9 design & loft suites are like any other
  • Exclusive Boat Shed Suite on the upper deck of the boathouse directly on the lake
  • Direct lake access with private beach and service
  • 25 m indoor panorama pool with views of the lake and mountain backdrop
  • Relax Area & Comfort Spa with saunas as well as wellness treatments and massages
  • Fitness lounge with 70 m² gym and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Gourmet restaurant with outdoor cuisine and large international wine list
  • Hotel's own motorboat as well as water skis and SUP boards for hire
  • Billiard lounge and cigar lounge for all single malt & rum lovers
Who is a vacation at the Boutique Hotel am Wolfgangsee suitable for?

Our boutique hotel on Lake Wolfgang appeals primarily to travelers who are looking for a unique and personal experience that goes beyond the standard hotel. The focus is on exclusivity, individuality and a certain degree of luxury. Adults and budding teens aged 16 and over who are longing for a well-deserved break are very welcome at the Cortisen.

How many stars does the boutique hotel have?

The Cortisen am See stands for exclusivity and uniqueness. For this reason, we are proud to call ourselves a 4-star boutique hotel on Lake Wolfgang.

Where exactly is the Cortisen Boutique Hotel on Lake Wolfgangsee?

The Cortisen Boutique Hotel is located directly in St. Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee. With private access to the lake, nothing stands in the way of a relaxing vacation; thanks to its central location, our hotel is the perfect starting point for excursions and explorations around Lake Wolfgangsee.

Are there any recommended sights or activities nearby?

Strolling through traditional St. Wolfgang is a magical experience, especially during Advent. Discover the cozy alleyways with small stalls and smell the delicious aroma of roasted almonds and mulled wine.

But Lake Wolfgangsee also has a lot to offer in summer. A highlight not to be missed is a hike up the Schafberg with breathtaking panoramic views over the beautiful Salzkammergut.