The Christmas season in the Barbarahof


We love the Christmas season. And there are several reasons for this. On the one hand, there’s the season itself, when we can finally hit the slopes again. Or the numerous pre-Christmas activities that we undertake together with our guests. And not to forget: the delicious Christmas delicacies that kitchen fairy Elfriede prepares year after year.

We, your hosts Katrin and Roland Steger, have collected our (pre-)Christmas highlights and would like to share them with you today.


To shorten the waiting time until Christmas Eve, we have thought of numerous activities for the most exciting and at the same time most contemplative time of the year. Not only do they increase the anticipation, they also provide an extra dose of Christmas spirit. You will see!


In addition to more than 270 kilometers of slopes, the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski area offers numerous varied activities off the slopes.

Highlights in Saalbach and the surrounding area:

Christmas highlights at the Hotel Barbarahof:

  • Chestnut roast with Christmas music and mulled wine
  • Advent wreath making: Have you ever tied your own Advent wreath? no? Then it’s high time!
  • A visit from Krampus and St. Nicholas at the Hotel Barbarahof: the annual highlight for our little guests!
  • Advent coffee with homemade vanilla crescents, gingerbread, cinnamon stars and more: need we say more?
  • Christmas party with a festive menu and singing together on Christmas Eve
  • Baking apple bread with senior boss Elfriede

Speaking of apple bread … We love this typical pre-Christmas treat! That’s why today we’re revealing Elfriede’s top-secret recipe for her juicy, spicy apple bread!

You will need these ingredients


  • 0.5 kg peeled and coarsely grated apples
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 165 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 100 g honey
  • 100 g finely diced figs
  • 100 g whole nuts
  • 100 g raisins
  • 0.5 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 0.5 teaspoon clove powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg. Gingerbread spice
  • 1 pkg. Baking powder

This is how it works:

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Grease two loaf pans with butter and dust them with breadcrumbs. Then place the well-mixed dough on the worktop, divide the mixture into two equal parts and shape them into rolls. Place the rolls in the loaf pans, brush the dough with milk and prick it a few times with a fork.

Then bake in the oven at 160 degrees for about an hour.
Tip: The spicy bread tastes best spread with butter!

We wish you an unforgettable pre-Christmas season!

Your family Steger and the TEAM BARBARAHOF

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