The Unterberger family have lived and worked in this spot since 1687 – high above Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße in Austria’s Pinzgau region. These days they have opened the farmstead’s doors to share its fantastic location with their guests, with views of the Hohe Tauern, the Kitzsteinhorn, and down into the Salzach Valley.
Berta and Matthias Unterberger inherited the estate in 1978. Out of this farmstead – with its simple alpine eatery – the couple created the foundations of the holiday destination it has been transformed into today. The main house was extended, and in 1983 Berta Unterberger opened an inn. It didn’t take long before her culinary skills were far more than just an insider’s tip, and she was consistently awarded a Gault Millau Haube from 2005 through to 2011.
In 2010 Berta handed over the farm to her daughters Elisabeth and Katharina, who have been running it ever since. She doesn’t regret this generational change, because now she finally has more time for her five grandchildren. And since there is always something to do in a family business, she remains closely involved in its day-to-day management.
Are you already in the final Christmas sprint? Why not treat yourself to a little break today, on the 3rd Advent? Take a few biscuits and travel with us to Austria to get to know the Taxhof family business.
By the way, you will find the 17. door of this year’s Advent calendar at this HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE Space:
Holidayarchitecture door for 17 Dezember
So, this is Christmas… again! Throughout Advent, the Urlaubsarchitektur team will be presenting daily gift tips, stories and inspiration for architects, travel enthusiasts and for Christmas grinches, too!