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Family operated hotel: Der Kaiserhof in Ried im Innkreis

A look at the history of our traditional establishment

Der Kaiserhof - the number one address in Ried: "Number one" refers not only to our leading-edge quality, but also to the fact that this business is the first and oldest 4-star hotel in town, as well as being the number one address for travellers thanks to its central yet quiet location. The hotel has a longstanding tradition and has gone through many periods of change and development: We would love to share more of the history of this family-operated hotel with you.

From the chronicles of the Kaiserhof Hotel in Ried ...

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The first known historical record of the Kaiserhof in Ried is from the year 1678: "The allodial property Froschau, situated at the front, opposite the shepherd's gate, with a house, barn, stables, cart-house, herb garden and orchard". How this "Froschau country estate" came into being is not entirely known. As it is not mentioned in older documents, it was probably founded in the 16th century. A garden, fishery and stream are documented under the name of Froschau as early as 1593.

1783 marked the construction of a "new residential building and inn with a newly built cellar underneath". In 1929 the building was sold by Count Arco to the Österreichische Brau-AG (Austrian brewery company). In 1939 the establishment was sold to Mayer, Max and Katharina, née Brunnhuber. In 1968 Anton Kaiser, Katharina Mayer's nephew and the present owner's grandfather, purchased the inn "Gasthof zur Stadt Ried". This was then converted to a hotel by the current owner's grandparents.

The present owner, Elisabeth Poringer, took over the "Hotel Kaiser" from her grandfather Anton Kaiser in 2002. Following an initial conversion phase, the hotel was reopened as a four-star hotel under the new name "Der Kaiserhof" and the restaurant was leased out. The guest rooms were then refurbished and are continuously modernized to this day.

... and recent events at the hotel Der Kaiserhof

The last 15 years saw a number of milestones resulting in the 4-star hotel in Ried as it is today: In 2007, the Kaiserhof was equipped with a small spa area with a Finnish sauna, an infrared sauna and a gym, in 2015 conference rooms were added and the entrance to the carpark was rebuilt. In 2016, 21 rooms were refurbished and a new, wheelchair accessible elevator was added.

Thanks to our constant efforts to improve our services, the hotel Kaiserhof has become a model company in which one aspect in particular stands out: genuine hospitality and unconditional warmth combined with first-class service. Find out for yourself what it's like to be able to expect above-average service and attentiveness throughout your entire stay - this is what we are committed to, here at the Kaiserhof.

Vacationing in Upper Austria: family-run city hotel in the Innviertel region

Choose the number one address in Ried im Innkreis, the four-star hotel Kaiserhof right in the center of Ried: the perfect choice for your business trip, or if you're just passing through on your travels across Upper Austria or taking a short break in the Innviertel region.

Just send a no-obligation inquiry to the Kaiserhof family hotel to receive an offer tailored to your requirements right away.