© Foto: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Gesellige Runde am Wolfgangsee
Gruppe junger Menschen auf einem Steg am Wolfgangsee

Restaurant "zur Gis"

Lichtenberg, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • Garden / Patio
  • playground

In the parlour or in the modern fireplace lounge

In winter with a crackling fire in the fireplace (of course only when it's cold outside) and in summer a unique view from our large sun terrace. Our restaurant has comfortable wooden furniture, old granite grander to keep the drinks cold and our bar, which invites you to lounge and celebrate. The large window front provides a wide view of the surrounding area.

Celebrate parties at the GIS

Our Kaminstube with 60 seats offers a cosy and modern ambience at the same time, and is also ideal for celebrations and parties of all kinds. Many exciting events, celebrations, activities, good and healthy food and other delicacies await you! Let the creative Gasthaus zur GIS continue to surprise you.

300 years of Gasthaus zur GIS

Yes, it's been quite a long time since Zäzilia Hengstschläger opened the first snack bar on the Gis in 1702. After her early death, her sister Magdalena and her husband Mathias looked after the inn until their two sons Anton and Johann were ready to continue running what is popularly known as the "GH Kuhenödt".

How did the name "Kuhenödt" come about? It's quite simple - the first stallion farmer who settled here cleared the trees and herded his cows there. As the mountain gradually cleared, the current name Lichtenberg was born!

While Johann Hengstschläger, the well-known "Gis-Hans", ran the business (around 1900), his brother Toni was a pioneer of Austrian ski production. He produced the first "Dachstein" brand ash skis and his patented ash double pole. Gis-Hans passed the inn on to his son Hans (1936), who was also mayor of Eidenberg, and he in turn passed it on to his son Wilhelm Hengstschläger and his wife Helga in 1971.

Since February 2003, the younger generation has been in charge again! Daughter Martina Hengstschläger and her team are bringing a breath of fresh air to the GIS! After many renovations and a new young and dynamic concept, they are on the verge of making the traditional inn on the GIS a popular destination for hikers, runners, cyclists and sun worshippers once again.

Tuesdays - Sundays 09:00 am - 10:00 pm

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
Kitchen hours

Tuesdays - Sundays 09:00 am - 10:00 pm

Food types
  • Regional
Local dishes
  • Austrian
menu / Fremdsprachen
  • German
Room information
  • Indoor: 100 Number of seats
  • Garden / Patio: 200 Number of seats
  • Garden / Patio
  • Smoking room
  • Children's corner (indoors)
  • Playground (outdoors)
  • High chairs for children
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
  • private party available
  • table reservation available
  • W-Lan
Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Restaurant "zur Gis"
Auf der Gis 1
4040 Lichtenberg

Phone +43 7239 6230
E-Mail wirt@gisaustria.com
Web www.gisaustria.com

Contact person
Mrs Martina Hengstschläger
Gasthaus zur Gis
Auf der Gis 1
4040 Lichtenberg

Phone +43 7239 6230
E-Mail wirt@gisaustria.com
Web www.gisaustria.com/

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