The legendary Viennese chef Vinzenz Panhans opens your hotel.
The Vienna society discovers the Semmering. Even the journey by train to the luxurious hotels on the cliffs and even more stunning viaducts and galleries gives an unforgettable experience.
Archduke Karl Franz Josef, later Emperor Karl, the last Austrian Emperor, learns to ski on the lawns of the Panhans.
More and more creative people are going to Simmering. Oskar Kokoschka, Karl Kraus, Adolf Loos, Peter Altenberg, Arthur Schnitzler, and later Gerhart Hauptmann and Stefan Zweig have found their inspiration here.
After the completion of the construction of an additional wing at the Grand Hotel Panhans with its 400 rooms is one of the largest hotel complexes in Central Europe.
With the end of the monarchy the Semmering and, therefore, the Panhans lose their customers. The Panhans family is forced to sell the hotel, and in a period of decline in the twenties the hotel changes hands several times. Continue reading