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Astrofotografie & Sternenmeer | Lesehotel am Hallstättersee

A spectacular view into the firmament


Brace yourself for a breathtaking spectacle as up to 4,000 stars come alive, shimmering with a celestial radiance on those clear, magical nights. Prepare to be captivated, as you lay in awe-inspired wonder, gazing from your cozy hotel bed into the infinite expanse of the universe.

For those with a passion for astronomy and a love for capturing celestial wonders, the Reading Hotel offers an exquisite haven. Discover the ideal retreat where astronomy enthusiasts and photographers alike can revel in the presence of the grand starry system. Yet, the allure of the Reading Hotel extends far beyond the celestial wonders that adorn the night sky. Immerse yourself in the embrace of tranquility, surrounded by over 12,000 captivating books that whisper tales of knowledge and wisdom during the day. Surrender to the peaceful ambiance that flows effortlessly, creating the perfect backdrop for your dreamlike vacation.

When night descends and the stars illuminate the heavens, prepare to be spellbound by the majestic natural spectacle that unfolds before your very eyes.


"Discover enlightenment, not only within the pages of books during the radiant day but also in the shimmering starry sky that unveils its secrets under the veil of night."

Vacation in the natural rhythm of light

Nestled high above the enchanting town of Bad Goisern, in the pristine Salzkammergut region, a celestial spectacle awaits, adorned by the twinkling jewels of the night sky. Here, amidst a sanctuary untouched by the blinding glow of urban life, the stars radiate with an unparalleled brilliance, inviting you to immerse yourself in their celestial dance.

In a world plagued by the invasion of artificial luminosity, the Reading Hotel stands as a beacon of respite. Light pollution, a global concern, not only steals away the awe-inspiring beauty of the celestial realm but disrupts our natural rhythm as diurnal beings, leaving us deprived of the tranquility of nocturnal rest. The bustling cities, with their ceaseless exposure to harsh artificial light, leave us perpetually weary, trapped in a cycle of chronic exhaustion.

Yet, within the Hallstatt Hideaway of the Reading Hotel, a sanctuary of rest unfolds. Here, amid the majestic mountain vistas and serene landscapes, the the transformative power of balanced sleep in the gentle rhythm of natural light rejuvenates both body and soul.

Allow the serene nights at the Reading Hotel to unlock hidden reservoirs of vitality within you. Embrace the restorative embrace of undisturbed sleep, where the delicate interplay of darkness and gentle radiance guides you to awaken refreshed and replenished. The mountain air whispers secrets of rejuvenation, while the stars above illuminate a path to newfound energy and vitality.

Where your spirit will find solace, and your vitality will be reignited in the natural rhythm of light.

Indulge in the celestial symphony that unfolds above the Dachstein massif, where the Reading Hotel transforms into a sanctuary for dreamers and seekers of cosmic wonder. Here, the boundaries between Earth and the heavens blur, and the universe becomes your muse.

The Reading Hotel beckons both the astrophotographer and stargazers alike

Immersed amidst the awe-inspiring mountain ranges of the Dachstein massif, the Reading Hotel unveils a vista that transcends time itself. From the moment the sun begins its descent, gracefully painting the heavens with a kaleidoscope of colors, to the moment when darkness embraces the land, a profound transformation takes place. It is then that the true magic emerges—the diverse tapestry of the Starry Expanse. Prepare to be captivated as the night sky unveils its grand spectacle, bedecked with countless celestial gems that shimmer like stardust.  

Here, in this hallowed sanctuary, astrophotographers find their muse, capturing ethereal moments that transcend the ordinary. Stargazers, too, are offered a front-row seat to witness the cosmic symphony, where the universe itself unveils its secrets.

At the Reading Hotel, you are immersed in an ambiance that nourishes your celestial pursuits. Let the crisp mountain air invigorate your senses as you gaze upon the heavenly canvas, where constellations weave tales of wonder and shooting stars ignite your imagination. Lose yourself in the vastness of the universe, where every click of the camera or simple gaze upwards transports you to a world of boundless beauty.

Unlock the secrets of the celestial realm at the Reading Hotel, where constellations like Orion and Ursa Major, galaxies like the Andromeda Galaxy, and planets such as Mars and Jupiter reveal themselves in breathtaking splendor. Whether gazing with the naked eye or through the lens of a telescope, prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery.

Under the pristine night sky, constellations come alive, painting a celestial masterpiece that ignites the imagination. Behold the mighty hunter, Orion, as He strides across the heavens, his belt blazing with stellar brilliance. Look upon Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and trace the graceful curve of the Big Dipper, a celestial guide lighting the way.

Venture deeper into the cosmic abyss, and witness the grandeur of galaxies like the Andromeda Galaxy. Marvel at its spiral arms, gracefully unfurling across vast cosmic distances, inviting us to ponder the wonders of the universe. And when the time is right, cast your gaze upon the planets themselves. Catch a glimpse of Mars, the fiery red warrior, or behold the majestic giant, Jupiter, with its swirling bands of atmospheric beauty.

Embark on a wondrous journey of knowledge and exploration at the Reading Hotel, where a literary treasure trove awaits to quench your thirst for understanding the galaxy, photography, and astronomy. With over 12,000 books carefully curated from 20 esteemed publishers, you'll find the perfect reading material to deepen your understanding and captivate your imagination.

Whether you seek to unravel the secrets of distant galaxies, decode the intricate patterns of the stars, or delve into the artistry of astrophotography, the
Reading Hotel provides a sanctuary of intellectual exploration. The wisdom and insights held within these pages are waiting to ignite your imagination and empower your cosmic journey.

A holiday at the thousand-star hotel

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the most breathtaking starry sky, and embark on a vacation beyond compare.

To reserve your celestial getaway at the Reading Hotel near Hallstatt, and unlock a world of unparalleled beauty and serenity please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is delighted to assist you in every step of your journey, whether you have inquiries to be answered via email or prefer the warmth of personal communication over the phone.

You want to spend your holiday under the most beautiful starry sky? The Lesehotel in the Salzkammergut offers the perfect setting.

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