Feel warmly welcome at the Alpenhof!
Discover Bavarian joie de vivre and down-to-earth cosiness
For those who appreciate luxury and a warm atmosphere equally, the Alm- & Wellnesshotel Alpenhof is the right place. As a real family business, the hosts still welcome their visitors personally.
Also the stylish fittings of the hotel make you feel home from the first moment instead of extravagance, but always as comfortable as possible. Not unnaturally, that the Alpenhof offers everything your heart desires How about a round of sweating in the alpine sauna before you refresh yourself under a marvelous cold shower?
The history of the Alm & Wellness Hotel Alpenhof
When Stefan Zapletal began his training as a hotel manager in the late 1980s, he had no idea that the hotel industry would never let him go. But actually it all started much earlier. Namely in 1965 when the foundation stone for the Alpenhof was laid. At that time, the Berchtesgadener Land was not yet one of the most visited holiday regions in Germany. But at least it is already known far beyond the national borders as a spa and healing region. Since the demand for accommodation was increasing, the couple Michael and Johanna Hinterbrandner decided without further ado to close the gap in the quarters and the first version of the Alpenhof was created. At that time it was still a small pension with 24 beds. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Alpenhof grew steadily with the increase in tourism. First there was a small indoor pool, then further extensions with even more rooms and apartments, which made the Alpenhof ever more stately. The spacious panoramic indoor pool, for example, was built in 1986 as one of the last structural interventions before Stefan Zapletal stepped on the scene.
The Zapletal family take over the Alpenhof
In 1999, Stefan Zapletal became the new tenant of the Alpenhof and a new era began with further renovation and conversion work. 10 years later, in 2009, Stefan and his wife Gabi became the new hotel owners of the Alpenhof. As a guest of the Alpenhof, you can best see what happened next. But to sum it up in one sentence: The Alpenhof has been completely renovated in the last 20 years and has grown into a hotel with 52 rooms and 104 beds. The redesign of the wellness area in 2007 and the construction of the underground feel-good sauna hut in 2017 were groundbreaking in order to be able to call ourselves one of the leading wellness hotels in Germany today.
How will things continue with the Alpenhof? It’s set in the stars. Or maybe not. If the two children of Gabi and Stefan Zapletal also have some of their parents’ hotelier blood in their veins, it is more likely that the second generation of the family will lead the Alpenhof into a new hotel era.
Arrive and come alive at the Alm- & Wellnesshotel Alpenhof
In the Alpenhof, Bavarian cosiness is lived. It is very likely that you will notice this for yourself as soon as you arrive. On the one hand, the quiet location on a mountain slope, surrounded by forests and an idyllic mountain panorama, means that you can quickly relax here with us.
But also as far as the equipment of our house is concerned, we have done everything to ensure that coziness and comfort are the top priority. Whether the traditional ambience in the Bavarian Alpine style or our down-to-earth cuisine with products from the Berchtesgaden region: instead of extravagance and temporary trends, we rely on the proven traditions of our homeland. We have not only designed our rooms and suites according to this philosophy, but also our spacious wellness & SPA area. Whether inside the Alpenhof or outside in the garden: We have made sure that each of our guests can unfold or withdraw according to their personal preferences.
The Berchtesgaden – Königssee region lies at your feet on our doorstep
The most beautiful thing for mountain and nature lovers is the wonderful location of our house. All you have to do is step outside the front door of the Alpenhof and you are in the midst of an idyllic alpine and forest landscape. For a walk to the Königssee, for example, you only need about 40 minutes. The same applies to a walk to the valley station of the Jennerbahn. From there you can be taken comfortably to the Jenner at over 1,800 m above sea level and back to the valley. The best way to end your vacation day is at our hotel bar. Or on our panoramic terrace, where you can make plans for your next vacation day under the starry sky and a good glass of wine in summer. It gets really cuddly and cozy here at the Alpenhof in winter. When the nights get longer again, in addition to romantic candlelight, the crackling open fire in our alpine lounge creates a particularly homely atmosphere.
Whether Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden or Salzburg: the city is calling!
Also the cities and the environment are worth a visit – best of all the cultural capital Salzburg which is just a short drive remote from Schönau. Especially lovely: also kids will find their own places to play and romp around. An eventful day will be finished off like he has begun – in one of the idyllic and beautiful restaurants. In the typical Bavarian ambience the high quality menus taste even better. And for those who want to – We love to welcome you at the hotel bar for a drink. In the winter it will get really romantic in front of the chimney in our “Almclub”. And what about summer? There you can enjoy the mild and marvelous summer evenings on the “Panorama terrace”.