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Gasthof-Pension-Appartements "Zur Gams" in Donnersbachwald, Steiermark

Holidays in Donnersbachwald – Styria

Zur Gams*** superior, an old-established, recently renovated guest house with adjoining self-catering apartments, is one of the finest places to stay in Donnersbachwald. Unspoiled by mass tourism, the area boasts pristine natural landscapes and family-friendly amenities. Nestled in a romantic setting 1,000 metres above sea level in a tributary of the Ennstal valley, at the foot of the Donnersbacher Tauern mountains, Zur Gams invites you to stay and enjoy the area's outstanding beauty.

Our spacious, luxuriously appointed guest rooms, self-catering apartments and suites provide you with a home from home for a relaxing summer break or ski holiday. We like to spoil our guests gastronomically too, welcoming you to our cosy dining room with a generous breakfast buffet and a delicious evening menu of hearty Styrian fare, prepared using mainly home-made and home-grown ingredients.


Rooms at the Gasthof'Zur Gams' - Donnersbachwald, Austria

Guest rooms – Family rooms – Suites

  • NEW: single rooms
  • 4 double rooms
  • 3 family rooms sleeping 2–4
  • NEW: Pine suite de-Luxe
  • 2 spacious family suites with separate children's bedroom

All our rooms are smoke-free and feature exclusive custom-made furniture in light wood, en suite shower room, satellite TV, safe, sitting area and, in most cases, balcony and fridge.

Rates in euros B & B Half board
Winter 2017/18 € 51.60 -
€ 58.80  
€ 58.90 -
€ 66.10  
child € 31.60 -
€ 51.60  
€ 36.80 -
€ 58.90  
Summer 2017 € 43.00 -
€ 50.00  
€ 49.00 -
€ 56.00  
child € 27.50 -
€ 46.50  
€ 32.50 -
€ 52.50  

Nightly rate per person including all taxes
Single room supplement € 15
Short stay supplement (2 nights) € 4




Apartment 1 - Apartments "Zur Gams" in Donnersbachwald, Styria

3 apartments sleeping 2–4

The adjacent building contains our three generously sized apartments, each with a well-appointed open-plan kitchen (with coffee maker, kettle, microwave, electric stove, tableware and table linen), dining alcove, bedroom, bathroom, satellite TV and balcony with seating.

An extra twin-bedded room in the attic may be booked on request. Daily delivery of rolls from the local bakery.

If you don't want to cook on holiday, you can also book our apartments with breakfast or half board.  Perfect for larger groups of up to 28 people, too.

Apartment rates Winter 2017/18 Summer 2017
B & B
half board
B & B
half board
2 persons € 149.70 € 164.50 € 189.70 €  112 €  124 € 150
3 persons (type A) € 149.70 € 171.90 € 209.70 € 112 € 130 € 169
4 persons (type B) € 149.70 € 179.30 € 229.70 € 112 € 136 € 188

Include electricity, heating, towels and bed linen. Reductions for children on request.
Rates exclude tourist tax (€ 1.50 pppn for adults/children 15 years +)
Cleaning on departure : € 55




Original wine cellar   "Zur Gams"

Other amenities at Zur Gams

  • Original wine cellar – "Happy Hour" with snacks and entertainment featuring your host, Roland Rüscher, on the harmonica
  • Shooting gallery
  • Lawn with chairs, table tennis
  • On-site parking
  • Ski storage room


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Summer holidays – Hiking in Donnersbachwald

In the summer, nature is the main attraction. Donnersbachwald offers countless hiking and mountain bike trails taking you past crystal-clear mountain streams, lakes and slopes clad in deep-red alpine roses to heights of 2,375 metres above sea level.  

Guided walks led by your hosts will show you the most beautiful spots and the alpine dairy farms of the Donnersbach Tauern Mountains. A pure paradise for walkers, hikers, sportsmen and nature lovers!

Tennis courts, a bathing lake with leisure facilities, paragliding and horse-drawn carriage rides complete the range of recreation options.

Guests are welcome to go fishing in our ponds.

The region boasts plenty of attractions including adventure parks, Trautenfels Castle Museum, Admont Abbey, Ausseerland with its lakes and salt mining museum, the Sky Walk and Ice Palace on the Dachstein glacier, and the Grimming-Therme hot springs in Bad Mitterndorf.


Fly-fishing – Fishing vacations in Styria

At Gasthof Zur Gams, we have specialized in catering to the wishes and preferences of anglers.

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Ski holidays – Skiing and snowboarding at Riesneralm

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Ski holidays, Donnersbachwald, Austria

Ski holidays – Skiing and snowboarding at Riesneralm

Off the beaten tourist trail, Donnersbachwald charms visitors with its unspoiled winter landscapes and winter sports facilities for all the family. The family-friendly Riesneralm ski resort is a well-kept secret and was rated No. 1 in an international test of ski resorts:

  • downhill slopes with 30 km of pistes
  • modern chairlifts
  • racing circuit
  • superb powder
  • Austria's no. 1 children's ski resort with three magic carpets, children's lifts and five slopes
  • 1 pass valid at five ski resorts in the region
  • Magic Snow ski school for adults and children
  • ski hire, service and gear at base station

The free ski bus service to Riesneralm (about 0.8 km away) stops right outside our guest house.You can even ski all the way up to the house!  

The house has direct access to 16 km of cross-country ski trails, the Mörsbachalm ski touring area and the 4 km Mörsbachalm toboggan run.


You can find many more pictures of the Zur Gams guest house and apartments and of Donnersbachwald in our online gallery.

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