Hosts in Obertauern for 40 years
We always have an open ear!
For over forty years now, the Bernhofer family have been personally treating their guests to 4-star standards in a casual, family-style atmosphere.
Hans Bernhofer Sr. set out from Untertauern in the 1940s to seek his fortune here on the Tauern Pass. He worked as a ski instructor in winter, while in summer he helped take care of his parents’ farm, the “Wernhartgut”, in Untertauern. In the 50s, he already opened a ski school of his own in Seekar and built the Seekar tow lift. In 1960, Christine “Christl” Gruber from Altenmarkt came as a cook to the then “Alpenvereinshaus Seekarhaus”, which was leased by Franz Posch from Gosau.
1961 saw the two of them get married and in 1965 they began leasing the Seekarhaus themselves. In the following years, three sons were born – Hans, Christoph and Wilfried – and in 1975/76, Gasthof Alpenland was built with 39 beds as well as a ski kindergarten.