Ski holidays in Obertauern

Lürzer Ferien in History

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.


A larger plot of land was purchased - the Schaidberg-Anger – for alpine management purposes...


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.


The son, Herbert, married Milli Giselbrecht, who originally came from St.Martin/Grimming.


The guesthouse was taken over from Herbert and Emilie Lürzer.


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.


... the Lürzer family were able to purchase the plot of land which is today the Lürzer Alm.


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.


Extension of the Hotel Kesselspitze with a dining hall and buffet.


Extension of the Hotel Kesselspitze by 15 rooms.


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.


Purchase of the property for the Hotel Frau Holle.


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 The hotel is located in a unique position, and has been converted due to the outdated infrastructure into a modern sport hotel with all the latest technology.


Extension of the Lürzer Alm.


Conversions to the Hotel Kesselspitze, room enlargements, renewal of the personnel wing and extension of the wellness area. In the same year, a house was built for personnel, and an underground garage was constructed at the Lürzer Alm.


Fire in the Lürzer Alm, This popular ski lodge was completely destroyed, yet makeshift operations were maintained over the winter months.


Conversion work in the Hotel Edelweiss, renewal of the infrastructure, renovation and extension of the dining hall and enlargement of the buffet landscape. Renovation of the entrance and reception area as well as the buffet area in the Hotel Kesselspitze.


New construction of the wellness and conference centre Sporthotel Edelweiss, renovation of the remaining rooms.


Addition of the "DesignStyle" rooms and conference room at the Hotel Kesselspitze.


Purchase of the Edelweissalm.


FREUDENHAUS – the new shopping experience in Obertauern.


Completion and opening of the FREUDENHAUS – middle of November, 2009. Renovation and renewal of the Youth room in the Superior Hotel Kesselspitze.


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 FREUDENHAUS rental branches in Schaidberg, directly next to the Superior Hotel Kesselspitze, opening of the FREUDENHAUS Outlet store, which is located directly in the Sports centre Obertauern.


Opening of the à la carte restaurant Steinbock, and directly afterwards the new FREUDENHAUS rental branch in the Sporthotel Edelweiss.


Expansion Edelweissalm, Renovation 25 "AlpenArt" Hotel Kesselspitze.


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


  • Renovation of the kitchen in Hotel Edelweiss
  • Opening of the Peakini Farm house in Untertauern (expected Autumn 2017)

Link to the Farm house:

from unusual


“50 years ago, it was very hard to develop an establishment outside the locations, as there were no lift systems close by. Therefore, we always had to provide something more than the others, and always had to be that little bit better. This is still the case today.”