(Recommended by Ben and Len)
Apartment for 5-8 persons - Studio for 2-4 persons
A three bedroom - a double bedroom - and a single bedroom
The Haus Wieser is a little off the beaten path but many places worth finding usually are. This farm with Gasthaus is located high in the hills above Abtenau up a winding mountain road. The location is awesome with great views all around. The primary hostess Barbara is very friendly and hospitable along with her mother and children.
This is a most excellent place to stay - clean, spacious rooms - great breakfast - swimming pool - easy access to tourist attractions. The views from my balcony of the surrounding mountains were exceptional. Calm, clean air with magnificent panoramic views of the Dachstein, the Salzburg Dolomites, the Gosaukamm, and the Postalm.
We found nothing lacking and highly recommend the Biohof Haus Wieser to anyone interesting in staying in this area of Austria.
We took daytrips to Hallstatt and Salzburg from here.
Two nice restaurants in the area -
Gasthof Goldener Stern
5441 Abtenau, Austria
During my travels in Germany and Austria - one of my favorite events to attend is the Erntedankfest. They normally take in September or October. Several times I have scheduled my time in the Schwarzwald to include the first Sunday in October to witness the Fest in Gutach. This is a Thanksgiving harvest celebration held in autumn in most German speaking countries normally consisting of church services, a parade, music and sometimes a country fair. As we were departing Abtenau for the Frankfurt area and our final day in-country we were fortunately stopped by a police officer in the middle of town and were able to witness the parade portion of the Abtenau Fest. Many of the locals were dressed up in their traditional outfits and paraded with the local band. Love surprises like this...