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The history of the Hotel Gut Brandlhof

The Brandlhof through the ages

Hotel Brandlhof back then
The Brandlhof in those days

For several hundred years, there has been a farm in Saalfelden on the Steinernes Meer plateau, which is known today as the Brandlhof. And so the house already has centuries of turbulent history behind it.

Mentioned for the first time in 1372

The history of the house can be dated back to 1372. The farm's name is more recent. At this point, the Brandlhof served St Peter's Abbey, Salzburg and enjoyed hereditary rights back in the 16th century. In around 1520, the farm was split into the Upper and Lower Brandlhof. Both farms were operated by the Präntl Family from about 1533.

Many different farmers

Between 1372 and 1965, the farm had 33 different owners. In 1979, Anton Maier, a businessman from Wels in Upper Austria and father of Birgit Maier acquired the "Gut Brandlhof" Haflinger stud farm with 480 hectares of forests and meadows, 40 Haflinger horses, 200 chickens and a private hunting ground. The ground floor of the farm was still used in part to stable the Haflinger horses, while the owners at that time were using a few rooms on the first floor and the main living area of the manor house.

From B&B to sports and golf hotel

As tourism continually increased, a bed & breakfast was created at the Brandlhof, which was subsequently converted into a sports hotel. This opened in 1982 with about 80 rooms, an indoor pool, sauna, indoor tennis courts and riding arena – the 18-hole golf course followed in 1983. A number of building phases in rapid succession continually expanded the Brandlhof, making it an unmistakable jewel in the hotel and gastronomy industries. Today, the Brandlhof is managed by its owners, Birgit Maier and Alexander Strobl.

Hotel Brandlhof in Saalfelden
The Hotel Gut Brandlhof today

Milestones for the Hotel Gut Brandlhof

  • 1982 Opening as a sports hotel with 80 rooms
  • 1985 Expansion to 150 rooms
  • 1989 Construction of the ÖAMTC Driving Technique Centre
  • 1993 Construction of the hotel lobby and spa area
  • 2000 Expansion of the conference area to 3,000 m²
  • 2007 Brandlhof "West" extension, 185 rooms
  • 2012 Final expansion with 200 rooms

Hotel Gut Brandlhof today

Today, the Hotel Gut Brandlhof with its extensive range of activities is the only one of its kind in Europe. It is one of the leading enterprises in the region of Saalfelden / Leogang.

Facts and figures about the Hotel Gut Brandlhof:

  • 130 - 140 employees all year round
  • 450 hectares of space
  • 200 rooms and suites in Alpine and urban style
  • 3,500 m² conference area with 19 seminar rooms (from 40 m² to 800 m²)
  • Brand-neutral Autohaus car showroom for vehicle presentations and product presentations
  • Kärcher gantry car wash
  • 3,000 m² health centre & spa
  • 350 m² fitness studio
  • Restaurants and parlour rooms to seat 600
  • 6 themed locations for your events (from quaintly traditional to Alpine chic to elegantly stylish)
  • 100 garage parking spaces, 200 outdoor parking spaces
  • Biomass heating plant for self-sufficient hot water and heating supplies
  • Drinking water supplied from 7 Alpine springs and 170,000 litre storage tank
  • The Wilderer Alm Alpine hut
  • Adjoining ÖAMTC Driving Technique Centre – 80,000 m² for driving technique courses, drift challenges and motor events
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • 6-hole short course and driving range
  • Challenge Zone with high and low rope assault courses, flying fox and drop
  • Archery hunting course
  • 2 indoor tennis courts, 1 indoor squash court
  • 2 bowling alleys
  • Outdoor tennis courts and multi-court for various ball sports
  • Hunting grounds and fishing waters
  • 3 staff houses with 80 flats

Visit the Brandlhof in Saalfelden and see our extensive range of activities for yourself. Find out about our all-inclusive offers or send us a no-obligation inquiry. Come to the Brandlhof and enjoy hospitality with tradition. We look forward to seeing you!

Conferences & incentives

The event location for your added value
450 hectares at the Brandlhof will impress with the individually enthralling diversity
Our enormous indoor & outdoor spaces will offer the right ambiance for your event
You can choose!

Austrian hospitality meets urban chic and Alpine elegance.
The resort, which is personally and passionately managed by the owners, shimmers with sincere service, stylistically confident atmosphere and generous dimensions in all areas of the establishment.

Staying at the Brandlhof

TOP Package

Enjoy the maximum offer of the hotel property Brandlhof on the week-ends free of conference and weekdays.

All year round at vacation times, holidays and window days we offer you your personal time out to the special rate!

Product launch, trader meeting or media event; the new 700 m² brand-neutral Autohaus car showroom impresses with its multi-functional presentation space in an exciting richness of architecture.


200 m from the hotel to the 1st tee

In the heart of the Alps, and yet completely flat. The 18 holes of our course will impress any golfer with its five drives over the River Saalach! 

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