Successful for many years – from unusual beginnings
The Lürzer family
In the year 1966, Herbert and Emilie Lürzer took over their parents‘ guesthouse with its cow barn extension, which at the time served as a supplies store for the cows from Untertauern‘s agricultural industry during the summer months. After renovation measures in 1967, the Guesthouse Kesselspitze was opened.
The Pension Kesselspitze was erected. Amongst other things, this building included a cow barn for alpine dairy farming, and on the first floor there were already 8 double rooms.
Herbert Lürzer starred in the cult film "Help" by the Beatles as double of Paul McCartney in Obertauern.
Construction of the 4 star Hotel Kesselspitze, already equipped with a sauna and an indoor swimming pool, a bar and 40 comfortable rooms. The hotel was opened after only a seven-month construction period.
Construction of the Lürzer Alm, which was in fact planned as a “Sausage vendors”. Here the foundations were laid for a kind of gastronomy still immensely popular with many skiers and fans today – and which has been copied across the whole of Austria.
Because the ski lodge was heavily frequented daily from the first day onwards, the Lürzer Alm was carefully enlarged for the first time.
Conversion of the indoor swimming pool into the “Tauerntherme“ (thermal baths) with an adventure pool, whirlpool, cosmetics, massage and a sauna world as well as enlargement of the rooms.
New extension of the Lürzer Alm. In the same year, construction of the Hotel Garni Frau Holle with 28 rooms and an underground garage, wellness facilities and a beer pub.
Construction of a generously-sized hotel lobby with an old Zirbenstube (wood-panelled bar) “Einhornbar”, a wine cellar etc. in the Hotel Kesselspitze.
Purchase of the Traditional Hotel Edelweiss with 70 rooms. The hotel is located in a unique position, and has been converted due to the outdated infrastructure into a modern sport hotel with all the latest technology.
Fire in the Lürzer Alm, This popular ski lodge was completely destroyed, yet makeshift operations were maintained over the winter months.
New construction of the wellness and conference centre Sporthotel Edelweiss, renovation of the remaining rooms.
Foundation of our own taxi company, Taxi FREUDENHAUS, takeover of the Sports centre in Obertauern – renovation and redesign of the leisure time areas, wellness and restaurant in modern design.
Opening of the à la carte restaurant Steinbock, and directly afterwards the new FREUDENHAUS rental branch in the Sporthotel Edelweiss.
Renovation Doubleroom "Tauernhöhe", Suite "Kleine Kesselspitze", Suite "Grosse Kesselspitze" in the Sporthotel Edelweiss.
- 50-Year-Anniversary Lürzer Ferien
- Addition Indoor swimming pool and Wellness area in Hotel Kesselspitze