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.

ANNO 1960

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.


1986 - 1994

In 1986, Hans Jr. returned from the college of hotel management and plans began being forged for expansion. But those plans would ultimately be abandoned in favor of construction of Apparthotel Bernhof, which was taken over later by brother Wilfried. In the meantime, Hans got to know Mirva, who was employed close by at Hotel Kristall.

In 1994, it was finally time at the “Alpenland” for the big remodeling and expansion which would turn the business into a 4-star hotel with 72 beds. It was in the autumn of that same year that Sebastian first saw the light of day. Just prior to the millennium,  the wedding invitations were sent out and, with the birth of our little Lisa, our happiness was complete.

take a look for yourself!

The Hotel

And because it is simply so beautiful, we gone ahead and collected some of our very best impressions here for you to enjoy. Even now, we can guarantee you one thing. They are certain to whet your appetite for a holiday in Obertauern, here in beautiful Salzburger Land.

to the Impressions

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