History - Family Schneider
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History of the Hotel Schönblick at Lake Wörthersee
It was in 1955 when Sophie and Georg Schneider (parents of the current owner Georg Schneider) built a small Bed and Breakfast in the village of Augsdorf near Velden overlooking Lake Wörthersee. They called it Schönblick, meaning “beautiful view”, owing to the superb lake views.
For the first time in 1980, the small Bed and Breakfast became a 4 star Hotel.
Even in those days the Schönblick Hotel was one of the most successful ones in the area, having an average occupancy of around 144 nights per year, roughly twice the number of other similar local establishments.
And what's next?
Time out at Lake Wörthersee
Over the years the business was developed by the enthusiastic hard work of the Schneider family with the support of loyal partners such as the Volksbank, other local professionals and some long-serving employees. Despite many attempts and worries, service has always been a priority, hence the family motto is, “All for the guest”.
The largest single investment in the hotel up to now was the construction of a new east wing at a cost of 2 Mio. Euros. This was completed by the end of October 1993 and enabled the Schönblick to accommodate 85 guests, rising to 100 with use of extra beds for children.
As an additional mainstay, Georg Schneider opened the Café Börserl on Brunnenplatzl in 1996. With the Augsdorfer lido, which was added two years later and gives its guests access to the lake.
Family Schneider´s heart is devoted to the a-la-carte restaurant where also non-resident guests are warmly welcome to dine in the intimate interior or on the terrace.
Family Schneider will be pleased to meet you.