In Obertauern, water is almost as precious as gold. And in our great-grandfather’s time, the water supply network in Obertauern was not yet well developed and did not reach as far as his property. So, after extensive looking and digging during the 1950s, he discovered a separate spring on his property in an area he had been using as pastureland for his mountain farm. With this spring, we are still independent from the local water policy and general water supplies here in the heart of the Tauern valley.
After his studies and ten years spent working as a construction engineer, our Granddad Franz devoted his time to his own projects. Construction work on the Hotel GLÖCKNERIN, based on his plans, began in 1996/1997, and the hotel opened in the 1997/1998 season. Since then, much of the building has been renovated and extended, the apartments redesigned and three years ago, the new panorama breakfast room was integrated into the building.
Four years ago, we implemented another pioneering environmental project with our own large thermal power station. As a result, the Hotel GLÖCKNERIN, along with the family-run Restaurant HERZENSLUST and Hotel TAUERNHERZ, was the first hotel in Obertauern to supply all its own power. All Huber operations can be completely supplied with heating from our own facility from now on. Equipped with state-of-the-art filtration and exhaust gas systems, the wood chip plant is fed with wood from the surrounding area.
Today’s Hotel GLÖCKNERIN in Obertauern, located right on the slopes, is a genuine family project.
Granddad Franz, the original architect and builder, still takes care of the building’s technical side today.
Granny Johanna is the good soul who lives for hospitality and is responsible for the hotel’s delicious breakfasts.
Franz junior is the host and liqueur sommelier, who looks after the drinks at the bar and deftly manages the hotel.
Nadine is our reception manager and check-in guide.
And of course, let’s not forget Lea and Ella, our happy little fairies that happily guide our guests through the pages...