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A strong family

... with one aim: to inspire you during your holiday with us!

It is the encounters with our guests that enrich our lives. That is why our hotel in the Wildschönau is more than just a normal Tyrolean family business. It is a place of encounters. A place for rest and relaxation. A place with a sense of home. A place full of history and stories. And this history is shaped by people who see their profession as a vocation and whose greatest drive is their endless passion and love for their guests: the family Gruber.



The foundation stone for today's business was laid by our father, senior boss Michael (+ 20.3.2004) and his wife Hilda. From the very beginning, they both worked hard to make their dream of owning their own guesthouse come true. The father worked as a woodworker, the mother in the restaurant business.

In 1966, the two got married. They had four children: Andrea, the current manager of the Almhof, Hildegard, Herbert and Brigitte.

Herbert took over the business from his father in 1990. Herbert ran the Almhof for 18 years, putting his heart and soul into it, until a tragic accident at work took his life on 12 July 2008.

After this tragic accident, Andrea and her family took over the business from her brother. Today the Almhof is run by the second generation and the third generation is already following in their footsteps.


1964: Start of construction of Pension Fichtenhof; ridiculed by many in the valley as there was no road to Thierbach.
1966: Opening and beginning of our gastronomic experience
1974: Start of construction of the Gasthof Almhof
1976: Opening of Gasthof Almhof
1980: Our agricultural roots led us to buy the Koberalm in Auffach.
1981: Modernisation of the farm and construction of the new farm building
1990: Herbert took over the business
1994: Construction of a new stable on the purchased alpine pasture
2000: General renovation of the parent house Hoisen
2002: Complete conversion of Pension Fichtenhof to a low-energy house
2005: Installation of a modern biomass heating system
  - Independence from heating oil
  - The renewable raw material wood from our own forest
  - Harmony with nature is very important to us.

2008: After the tragic death of our Herbert, his sister Andrea Gruber and her family take over the business.
2011: Our hotel bathrooms are completely renovated and refurbished. Another step is taken to improve quality for the benefit of our guests.
2013: The Almhof has a new exterior facade. All the windows are replaced, the balconies are new and a restaurant extension is built.
2014: The new dining room with alpine flair and the new Almstube with panoramic view invite you to indulge yourself.
2016: 50th anniversary and award of the "Tiroler Traditionsbetrieb" by the province of Tyrol.
2018: Complete renovation of the basement: A new panoramic indoor swimming pool and the AlmSPA sauna area with various saunas, infrared cabin, steam bath, relaxation rooms and wellness terrace are created.
2019-2023: Ongoing renovation of the rooms in the main building.
2020: Daniela's boyfriend Daniel starts his own business as a butcher and the new meat processing facility is built in the basement of the guesthouse.
2022: New hotel classification: We are now 3-star superior!
2022: Award "Bewusst Tirol" - we focus on food from our own production and from the region.

The future: More comfort and improved quality are planned!