Hospitality over three generations


The Löffler family, well-known for first-class cuisine and superb hospitality, has been in charge of the café/restaurant and the three-star guest house for three generations. The family-run business is situated on the historical premises of one of the best-preserved art deco villas in the village of Semmering, a high-altitude health resort with a healing climate at 1000 m above sea level.

In 1938 Karl and Marianne Löffler bought Villa Josefine. At first it was not used as an inn. Only after their son Karl and his wife Maria had taken over the business in 1952, the couple for the first time opened a restaurant specialising in trout and fried chicken and a small bed and breakfast. The ground floor still housed a hairdresser and a mattress maker back then. By and by these rooms were incorporated into the restaurant as well.

In 1988 Michael and Sonja Löffler took over the Pension-Café-Restaurant Löffler, and since undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2003 the house shines in a new splendour. For some years the third generation has now been working in the family business as well.