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Rudi, Elfriede, Roland and Katrin Steger
40 years hotel Barbarahof – A chronicle of the anniversary
The Hotel Barbarahof would not be what it is today without Barbara and Rudolf Steger. It is thanks to our grandparents that every year guests from all over the world visit us to experience an unforgettable holiday in the Austrian Alps. How the story began and what hard work and tireless diligence are in today’s 4-star hotel, shows a look at the hotel history.
1945 to 1951
Rudi as holzknecht
Rudi works as a woodcutter in Styria, while Barbara earns her money as a waitress in Obertauern.
First guest room rental
With their first joint savings, the two build their first house with guest room rental in St. Johann im Pongau.
Barbara and Rudi get married.
The Steger couple builds the Gasthaus Schifterwirt in Taxenbach, the two host their guests here for a total of 13 years.
Barbara and Rudi buy their first farm, the Rainergut in Högmoos.
The building land for the Hotel Barbarahof is purchased.
1971 / 1972
Construction & Opening
The construction of the hotel takes about two years. The opening is celebrated christmas 1972.
Elfriede and Rudi Steger junior, today’s senior bosses, get married.
First addition: The restaurant is extended by the terrace, and the hotel is expanded.
On February 28, daughter Barbara is born.
On June 28, son Roland, today’s hotel manager, is born.
Handover of the hotel
The grandparents hand over the Hotel Barbarahof to Rudi junior.
On December 8, daughter Isabella is born.
Rudi junior and Elfriede buy the neighboring house “Trybulec”, today’s “Ferienhaus Landleben”.
The sauna landscape is expanded and the life garden is designed.
All bathrooms at the Hotel Barbarahof are being renovated.
The entrance area and the reception are renewed.
The sauna area is being renovated.
The hotel kitchen is rebuilt and expanded. In addition, a geothermal heater is installed. The old oil heating is removed.
All-round renewal | 3-star superior hotel
An all-round renovation is being tackled: all 40 hotel rooms are being renovated, a new lift is being installed, the exterior façade is being renovated and four new deluxe rooms are being built – all in just eight weeks. In the same year, the major renovation is rewarded with the reclassification as a 3-star superior hotel.
In the same year, the major renovation is rewarded with the reclassification as a 3-star superior hotel.
The restaurant is expanded and the Herzerlstube is furnished.
The 40th anniversary is celebrated.
In a further major conversion, the entrance area will be renewed and the large reception will be built in its present form. The winter garden is enlarged, and the mountain fire lounge and the pine relaxation room with a cozy tea corner are created.
In a further major conversion, the entrance area will be renewed and the large reception will be built in its present form.
The winter garden is enlarged, and the mountain fire lounge and the pine relaxation room with a cozy tea corner are created.
On December 23, son Felix is born.
Country House Felix
In August Roland and Katrin buy the “Landhaus Felix”. The apartments can accommodate a total of 25 people.
1. June 2016
Hotel handover to Roland
In spring, the hotel is connected to the fiber optic network and receives a high-speed Wi-Fi system. The parking lot will be enlarged. In addition, a small garden with sun terrace will be built.
House Seilergasse in family ownership
Re-purchase of the apartments in the house Seilergasse (Zell am See), which great-grandfather Rudi had built in the 70s together with son Rudi.
Conversion of the garden
A new garden is being created with barbecue area, sun terrace, bike wash center, children’s playground, petting zoo, fitness course, bobby car track, mini pump track and much more…
Conversion of pleasure workshop
The buffet has been completely renewed and enlarged, we have also expanded the restaurant by the Heustube and a new children’s playroom has been built.