The unique quality of life in Salzburg is just one of
the many things that make the Fondachhof so attractive.
Here, in the heart of Europe, culture and nature stand in perfect
harmony, and the lakes of the Salzkammergut are just as close as
the Alps. Munich, Vienna and Venice can be reached in just a few hours
via a sophisticated transport network consisting of airports,
motorways and IC rail connections.
As a place where its many owners over the centuries have lived
and worked, the heritage protected Fondachhof is of great interest to the
public. Its history and location have made it a legend that still stands
out among the many magnificent buildings in the Baroque city.
Perfectly situated in a green district on the edge of the city, the
Fondachhof is an ideal retreat away from the vibrant Salzburg life. The
ensemble and its lush park combine tranquillity and style into a special
environment where discerning visitors love to gather and relax.
Due to the Fondachhof’s proximity to the city of Salzburg and its many attractions, the estate – with its main house, annexes and sprawling park – is perfectly situated for visitors. As an ideal place for business or pleasure, it has been the birthplace of many a grand plan or innovative idea.
The bel étage of the main house is equally impressive: with its high stucco ceilings and open fireplace, it has served as an apt environment for cosmopolitan hosts over the centuries. Even today, the Fondachhof continues to be characterised by special spatial experiences – such as the two utility levels below the exposed truss, which offer unique views over the whole Salzburg basin.
Sylvia Geszty, Opera singer, 1978
The ability to adapt to different occasions is what makes a building special. The Fondachhof excels in this sense, with almost 900 years of flexibility, which, along with many other characteristics, has made it one of Salzburg’s most unique constructions.
At the very beginning, it was occupied by Archbishop of Salzburg Conrad I, who in 1122 handed over the “Hube ad Porras” (property in Parsch, as the district is known today) to the hospital of the equally magnificent St Peter’s Abbey. Since then, thirty-four subsequent owners have been documented, with no gaps in the past 500 years.
The most noteworthy of
Friedrich von Ritz
Most recently, the Fondachhof was acquired
by fürst developments. The property developer’s owner
Franz Fürst has devoted himself personally to the complex
revitalisation, resulting in a unique estate that combines
classic style and contemporary quality of life.
Traders, townsfolk, aristocrats – the owners of the Fondachhof were always families with local and regional roots, who used it as a manor or country seat. A new era began for the Fondachhof in the mid-20th century, as the beauty of the city and province of Salzburg, as well as art, culture and and the Salzburg Festival, became a focus of attention.
Converted into a palatial hotel, the Fondachhof soon became a meeting place for singers, composers, actors, and the stars of stage and screen at that time. They spent a few days here or stayed for several years. The Fondachhof came to symbolise inspired well-being – a travelogue in the Boston Globe praised it plain and simply as "the ideal place".
During the 1950s, the Salzburg district of Parsch, where the Fondachhof is situated, was a centre of the Austrian film industry, which was undergoing a revival at the time. More than 50 films were produced here, including by Franz Antel. Another influential person from this era was Ernst Marischka, whose life’s work includes 80 scripts and almost 30 cinematic productions as director.
Among his most successful creations is the trilogy of Sissi films, starring Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm. The Fondachhof’s pavilion provided Marischka with a quiet place to write the scripts between 1955 to 1957. Filming took place in the nearby Schloss Fuschl. With an audience of more than 20 million, the Sissi films are among the most successful ever in German-speaking cinema.
With its spacious grounds, the Fondachhof conveys the ease and spontaneity of a classic villa, whereby its modern facilities are just as important as the diversity of the daily experiences. The sunny terrace, for example, with its adjacent garden, provides a wonderful setting for pleasant discussions, while the sprawling park invites one to take a contemplative stroll.
Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Baroque jewel of Salzburg’s Old Town, already awaits before the gates of the Fondachhof. Life here in one of the world’s top tourist attractions is characterised by Austrian hospitality, fascinating cultural attractions, and shops offering exclusive brands. Ultimately, this fine balance is what has made it a natural social hub for decades.
• 1.300 m2 total floor space
• 6.000 m2 park
• mature trees
• swimming pond
• garden pavilion
• direct public transport links
• Munich/Vienna/Venice motorway links
• IC rail connection
• Salzburg Airport with general aviation
• 4 apartments of 120 bis to m2
• parking spaces, carports, garages
• 1 office
• 4 apartments
• garages and numerous ancillary areas
property development projects
Salzburg district court
VAT Reg. No.:
fürst developments GmbH
Tourismus Salzburg (country house in the city)
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