Hotel Seppenbauer

A tradition of authentic hospitality between the Alps and Adriatic

High-Quality Rooms

More space for comfort and relaxation


How Carinthia should taste

Meetings & Events

Our seminar rooms are ideally suited for meetings and workshops

Extraordinary Collector Pieces

Highly polished examples of mechanical beauty astonish even reluctant automobile admirers

Experience Carinthia at its most enjoyable

In the beginning there was the Wirtshaus – Gerhard Porsche invested boundless love, time and painstaking care into renovating and remodeling this venerable inn in St. Salvator, and naming it after a memory from his own childhood: the Seppenbauer.

Today, we are privileged to serve you the best of a rich inn-keeping heritage, including dishes based on traditional recipes with exclusive use of regional ingredients – accompanied, of course, by multiple-award-winning specialty beers from the Hirt brewery.

We also invite you to get to know us from other, very different perspectives: our 36 stylishly luxurious rooms for a whole new lifestyle touch, our exquisite spa for moments of pure relaxation and, above all, our extensive Seppenbauer “Seminar World”, boasting state-of-the-art high-tech features.


There’s no art to a beautiful lifestyle. That’s what we like to say when it comes to Landhotel Seppenbauer, as we invite you to discover our 36 spacious hotel rooms featuring the finest materials, natural, sophisticated and stylish. Abundant use of woods including native pine, ash and alder, warm and densely woven fabrics, soft carpets and luxurious baths.

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This is how things should taste – tradition that literally melts on your tongue, primarily regional ingredients in step with the changing seasons. The authentic cuisine you associate with a country inn, served up here in our own cozy dining rooms – accompanied by multiple-award-winning specialty beers from the Hirt brewery.

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Located in the heart of idyllic Metnitztal is a seminar center on 3000 m2, which manages to combine nature and modernity in unobtrusive ways. Multifunctional and equipped with the latest technology, yet surrounded by green countryside with deep regional roots – this is the seminar world of the Seppenbauer. Barrier-free, energy-efficient, and with a focus on regionality.

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Automobile Museum

Here, everyone becomes an automobile fan: True jewels from the infancy of the automobile, presented by Gerhard Porsche in his automobile museum that is part of the Seppenbauer. Gaze in awe at extraordinary collector pieces, from Rolls Royces and Bentleys to, naturally enough, Porsches, along with a unique collection of Vespas and motorbikes, and even the original prototype of an airplane.

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Beery Wellness Enjoyment

Our proximity to the Hirt brewery inspired us. We have designed our spacious spa – a true oasis of relaxation and regeneration – around an oversized beer vat! On two levels, and with a variety of wellness stations.

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A Land like a Treasure Chest

The historians agree: Central Carinthia was always a beloved, hotly contested, rich land. We say: Central Carinthia is not only a paradise for those in search of history and culture, it is also one for nature lovers and fans of outdoor sports. You can find a small selection of the region’s most beautiful excursion destinations here – ask us about event programs and other great tips.

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Fortifications and cultural centers in one – to this day, castles leave a clear stamp on the Carinthian landscape, including Hochosterwitz and the many castles of Friesach. Add to those our palaces and, last but not least, magnificent abbeys and monasteries as well as the cathedral in Gurk – and every single one of them well worth a visit! Or perhaps the candle maker’s, the chocolate manufactory, Hirter Brewery and, of course, the Seppenbauer Automobile Museum…

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We have also caught the new fever for walking: from guided hikes to family walks, from pilgrimages to the Alps-Adriatic trail. Or if your feet are a little weary, hop onto a bike – or even onto the saddle of a horse! Here with us, you are also “on the ball” as often as you wish. Whether tennis or golf, the choice is all yours. And in winter, we definitely bring on the snow – guaranteeing your fun out on the pistes!

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Pure Nature

When nature touches someone, it endows that person with a peaceful soul and allows them to breathe freely again. The interplay of meadows, mountaintops, forests and tranquil lakes turns the region surrounding St. Salvator into a broad expanse that awaits discovery and exploration – along a pathway back to the essence of who you truly are. From Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen to the Saualpe and Längsee, from Hörfeld Moor to the Liebenfels Water Path…

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How to find us

Landhotel Seppenbauer lies in the north of the town of Friesach, at the entrance to Metnitztal valley in Carinthia. You can reach us from the south on the S 37, then take the exit marked “Friesach Nord”, from where it is another four kilometers to St. Salvator. Traveling in from the north, you will come on the S 37 over the Neumarkter Sattel, take the St. Stefan exit and continue to St. Salvator.