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What amazed us most?

The wonderful homely feeling at this family-run hotel, combined with superb first-class service. We got the feeling that time stands still here, at this special hotel lost in the Tyrolean Alps.

Why should you come here?

To enjoy the views of the snowy Tyrolean Alps while swimming in the big, outdoor, heated swimming pool. To ski all day in the winter, and to relax in the large spa area and have a relaxing aroma massage afterwards.

special thing about the hotel

It’s a very special place. Warm, authentic, homely. It smells like fresh wood, and you can feel the heart of the Margreiter family, the owners of the hotel, in every detail here. It is full of amazing stories. One such story I heard from another guest, Elizabeth Burgess, whom I met at breakfast. I saw her three days in a row, a stylish old lady, always with her make-up and hair done, enjoying her coffee at the same table in the corner, smiling at her thoughts and observing the other guests – a bit like she's never left the place. I felt that she had a story to tell, so I went over and asked if I could join her for breakfast. She smiled back and said she would be delighted to have my company.

So she told me her story; a story of love for life. Elizabeth is now 81 years old and it’s her 51st visit to Alpbach. She has been coming to this hotel from Ireland since 1958, always staying in the same room, always having her skis waiting for her, and surrounded by the staff who are ready to make her every wish come true. “I’m very spoiled here. I’ve travelled all around the world, but this hotel has something special in every single detail. Last time when I came, it was my 50th visit to Alpbach and the hotel had prepared a real celebration for me – with a live orchestra playing and a special dinner. I was so touched!” she told me.

She only stopped skiing this year, because of her arthritis, so now she hikes in the mountains instead. She has skied every slope in the 50 years she has been coming here, even on the black slopes, and taught her 4 kids and 5 grandchildren to ski here.“Alpbach and this hotel have won my heart, and this is forever,” she says with a beautiful smile.

How to make

the most of your stay

Have a 6-course dinner lovingly prepared by professional chefs. It’s fine dining on a word-class level, served with great attention to detail. The products are extremely fresh and tasty here, as dairy products and meat are bought from local farms, and fish are caught in the crystal clear lakes nearby. Combined with an assortment of fine wines from Austria, Italy and other famous wine regions with expert advice from the hotel’s sommelier, should you need it, dinner here is an unforgettable experience.

Stay in a newly renovated, elegant and spacious suite with all wooden furniture (you won’t forget the smell), a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the Alps.

Have a drink at the Alpbacherhof’s Postalm Bar with a traditional, rustic interior - a place for après ski in winter, and a wine bar with a sun terrace in summer.

Spend a day doing nothing… Get lost in a great book in the relaxation room with water beds, or a panoramic room at the impressive spa, with its large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and great choice of saunas.

is there to see and do

Enjoy amazing skiing in the winter season as Alpbach is part of the Ski Juwel area, offering 145km of blue, red and black pistes, powder snow runs and 47 lifts, which makes it one of the largest areas in the Tyrol. Or go for walks in Alpbach’s spectacular landscape in summer. Named “Austria's prettiest village”, and set 1000m high in the Tyrolean Alps, Alpbach and its surrounding area offer breathtaking vistas and it is the ideal place for all leisure activities, like amazing hiking tours, mountain bike paths, climbing, or swimming in the lakes' crystal clear waters.

How

to get here

The closest airports are Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich. With a hire car or transfer, the journey from Innsbruck is 1 hour, Salzburg 1.5 hours and Munich 2 hours. In winter, in heavy snow, you might need snow chains for the last 10-15 km of your journey as Alpbach is located high in the mountains.