Holzhaus am Auerbach

Situated in the Upper Bavarian Inn Valley, this holiday home is only 4 meters wide. The architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck built it for themselves and on their own terms. With its solid walls of wood and clay, the house is like a loft on five levels: the half-offset stacked rooms are openly interconnected. The entrance area with a garage leads into the dining kitchen, which can be opened with large folding doors on two sides. Two floating terraces extend the interior space outdoors. The living area with a fireplace and views onto the Spitzstein is located half a floor above. The bedroom, with views of the “Auerbach” river, is on the next level – and further up still is the gallery under the roof with a freestanding bathtub set beneath a skylight. There is an outdoor sauna in the garden.

Pictures by Florian Holzherr

What to do

The house gives you direct access to nature. There are 2 e-mountainbikes at the guests' disposal.
In winter: skiing, touring, tobogganing, skating, winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, jogging, as well as short and longer walks.
In summer: hiking, high ropes courses, natural swimming spots, mountain biking, jogging, tennis, sailing and kiting (at the Chiemsee lake), water skiing (Kiefersfelden), horseback riding and golf.
Various destinations for excursions: Lake Chiemsee (35 km), Salzburg (108 km), Munich (83 km), Innsbruck (85 km), Rosenheim (31 km), Kufstein (8 km), Lake Schliersee (36 km), Lake Tegernsee (61 km ) or Kitzbühel (48 km).
Culture: the new Festspielhaus in Erl (festival venue), the Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf (music film festival), the Bad Endorf cinema, cultural events in the castle Neubeuern or Architectural tours in Tyrol.

Why we like this house

An innovative house in an idyllic location.


Getting there without a car: train stop is a 10-minute walk away.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Bavaria , Upper Bavaria, Oberaudorf
Name Holzhaus am Auerbach
Scenery small village in the northern Alps
Number of guests 1-4 people
Completed 2014
Design Christine Arnhard & Markus Eck, München
Published Business magazine €uro 3/2021, archdaily.com 9/2015, domusweb.it 9/2015, inhabitat.com 8/2015 et al.
Awards Architektouren 2015, artouro 2016 (nomination)
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Golf, Hiking, Lake/river, loft, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Skiing, no car needed
Same PartnerSteinhaus am Auerbach
Same ArchitectSteinhaus am Auerbach

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  1. We had rented this house in August this year. Furnished with both money and taste, no wishes remain unanswered. The dining area sports a fantastic kitchen with a pro coffee maker. On the terrace you can barbecue on a Weber grill. We loved every minute and spent a lovely family week end with hiking, barbecue (try the local butcher with his dry aged steaks) and discussions over a pint of local brew. Not to miss!! Great house, great architecture.
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