Steinhaus am Auerbach

At first, you might be slightly surprised by the name: “Steinhaus (stone house) am Auerbach”. This Steinhaus in the Bavarian town of Oberaudorf looks like a wooden house from the outside, but is in fact a massive stone building with 80cm thick walls. Thanks to its timber cladding, however, it blends in perfectly with the surrounding houses. Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck are masters at building on small surface areas with unusual spatial concepts – as they proved beyond question with their previous project, the “Holzhaus (wooden house) am Auerbach”, with which the Steinhaus shares the property. Once again, the building’s floor plan is far from standard.

The parking space is located in a “cut” corner of the house, behind which the entrance area opens with a glass-panelled front. The bedrooms are on the ground floor together with two bathrooms, a sauna and a reading room complete with a fireplace. Under the roof you will find the living room, as well as the kitchen with a dining area and access to the large roof terrace. The interior design – with linoleum floors, and solid wood and clay-plastered walls in muted colours – creates a quiet, relaxed ambience.

Pictures of the interiors by Florian Holzherr

What to do

The house gives you direct access to nature.
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

A house with many, extraordinary details that shows how well you can live in a small space. The many panoramic windows are a particular highlight.

This house is great for

Couples and families. Combining your stay with the neighbouring Holzhaus am Auerbach is ideal for joint holidays with two families.


e-mobility / charging station
Getting there without a car: train stop is a 10-minute walk away.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Bavaria, Oberaudorf
Name Steinhaus am Auerbach
Scenery In a small village in the northern part of the Alps
Number of guests 1-5 people
Completed 2018
Design Christine Arnhard & Markus Eck, Munich
Published Süddeutsche Zeitung, Serie Zukunft Bauen (August 2022), SZ Magazin 29/2021, Dezeen 1/2019
Special Features Right next door is the Holzhaus am Auerbach.
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Golf, Hiking, Lake/river, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna, Skiing, Spa, EV-charging station, No car needed
Same PartnerHolzhaus am Auerbach
Same ArchitectHolzhaus am Auerbach

Availability calendar

The calendar shows the current availability. Days with a dark grey background are not available, while days in white are available for bookings



  1. Fantastic people! We were really looking forward to our holiday at the Steinhaus but the Corona crisis made it impossible. Christine and Markus immediately refunded our deposit without any delay and with zero fuss. We are still looking forward to that holiday, but later…. Hope you are both well!
    Translate comment

  2. Wir haben einen wundervollen Urlaub im Steinhaus am Auerbach verbracht. Das Haus mit seinem außergewöhnlichen Grundriss, den vielen Sitzfenstern, der geschmackvollen Einrichtung und der komfortablen Ausstattung war uns ein gemütliches Nest, in das wir nach unseren Ausflügen stets mit viel Freude zurückgekehrt sind. Sehr schön ist auch die Lage direkt am Auerbach, der an warmen Tage zum Baden einlädt. Die Umgebung – am Fuße der Alpen, nahe Österreich und dem Chiemsee – bietet viele Ausflugsmöglichkeiten. Eine Woche war viel zu kurz, wir fahren wieder hin!
    Translate comment

  3. I love the huge window sills! Nothing beats sitting at the window in the winter and sipping a cup of tea – this house seems perfect for that!
    Translate comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
For booking enquiries, please contact the respective accommodation. How does HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE work? Read our FAQ.