History of Strobl
The name "Strobl" approximately means "rough man" and was widespread in the southern Germany. From the late Middle Ages until the 17th century Strobl was a point of shelter for pilgrims and transport carriers. Strobl benefited from the fact that the Emperor had his summer residence in nearby Bad Ischl.
Since the turn of the 20th century the village has been a well-known touristcentre with remarkable modern facilities. Today Strobl with its wide, flat lakeside and long natural bathing beach, is a popular and important holiday resort offering a broad range of sports and leisure-time activities.