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After visiting the Grande Dame Südbahnhotel  we went back to the Kurhaus Semmering – another stunning former Grande Hotel (Spa) of the region. Facing towards the south-east and surround by the forrest.kultursommer semmering, kurhaus, semmering, niederösterreich, austria, lost place, grand hotel, wes anderson kultursommer semmering, kurhaus, semmering, niederösterreich, austria, lost place, grand hotel, wes anderson

In 1907 Karoline von Neumann, whose late husband architect Franz von Neumann built many of the villas in Semmering, and Dr. Franz Hansy proposed the building of a spa above the train station Wolfsbergkogel with view of the Sonnwennstein. Not only a beautiful area but also know for it´s therapeutic effects.

Development and design was done by the two very known architects  Franz von Krauß und Josef Tölk. The building is made out of reinforced concrete, the out- and inside is a mixture of Jugendstil,  traditional and palace-inspired elements.

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The Kurhaus took up to 120 guests at once, who could choose between quite big rooms with bath en-suite in the mezzanine to smaller rooms with shared baths in the upper floors. There was a fitness, a reading, music and playing rooms, gymnastics and tennis outside.

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