Hotel in Grossarl- Hotel Alte Post
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Why hike? Because there are more mountains than hashtags!
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“Satisfied guests are all very well – our aim is to inspire our guests.“ With this motto here at the hiking hotel Alte Post we do our utmost to offer our guests a wonderful and unforgettable holiday. Genuine hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere with personal service and creative cuisine. Our hotel in Grossarl in Salzburger Land is currently being run by the 4th generation of our family. Arrive, feel at home, go hiking with each other and savour nature step by step – that’s what we would like to offer you on your summer or winter holiday.

Ihre Gastgeber im Hotel Alte Post in Großarl

Toni Junior

Toni took over the business from his parents in 2017. He is now in the 4th generation. Besides the daily work he is mainly in charge of the kitchen. As a proud father he loves spending his freetime in the nature with his two ladies.

Ihre Gastgeber im Hotel Alte Post in Großarl

Maria Junior

Besides doing some work for the reception and marketing Maria´s daily routine is dominated by her little daughter Sophia. Maria, who used to be a florist, is now a certified hiking guide. In the summer she loves to be out and about in the mountains. In the low season the three of them like travelling.

Ihre Gastgeber im Hotel Alte Post in Großarl

Sophia ♥

Our little sunshine is enjoying life. She´s already a pro in wrapping members of staff and guests around her little finger.
Be wild, cheeky and wonderful!
Astrid Lindgren

Ihre Gastgeber im Hotel Alte Post in Großarl

Toni Senior

Toni is a real multi-talented allrounder in our hotel. He is an amitious hiker, out and about in all weathers and knows every secret path. Toni loves listening to Austrian folk music and often has a sprprise or two up his sleeves.

Ihre Gastgeber im Hotel Alte Post in Großarl

Maria Senior

The ``heart`` of the hotel and responsible fot the homemade cakes and pastries. Maria is a certified guide for the Chapel Path and she knows the most beautiful spots in the Großarltal. Coming from a musical family she is also an enthusiastic member of a chorus. Being a grandmother she loves spending time with her grandchildren.

The history of our hiking hotel

From the Unterbacken Inn to the 4 star Hotel Alte Post

  • The Alte Post in Grossarl was first mentioned in the 15th century. The house held a Maria-Theresia business license for bakers, thus the name Unterbacken Wirtshaus.
  • In 1920 our great-grandparents Josef und Anna Knapp came from St. Lorenzen in the South Tyrol to Grossarl. They bought the inn and the accompanying farm.
  • Until 1927 the post was transported to St. Johann by stage coach. The horses were stabled here, thus the name “Alte Post“.
  • In 1957 our grandparents took over the business and in 1990 our parents Toni and Maria Knapp.
  • The 4th generation of our family currently runs the Alte Post with lots of love and passion as a traditional family-run business in Grossarl.

The history of Grossarl

  • The Grossarl Valley in Salzburger Land looks back on an ancient settlement history.
  • Settlement in the resort of Grossarl took place at the same time of the whole valley. The Arl-Scharte was originally one of the most important north-south routes through the mountains in Pongau.
  • By the 17th century the hamlet with church, grocer’s shop and inn had developed into a respectable market village. Due to the flourishing mining industry affluence gradually prospered. Grand houses were built on the village square, which primarily belonged to business people (shoemaker, blacksmith, tailor etc.)
  • From 1960 the valley was made accessible by transport.
  • On 23.05.1962 the Salzburg Provincial Government officially pronounced Grossarl a market town. On the same day Grossarl obtained its coat of arms.
  • At the beginning of the 1970’s tourism started to make it way into the Grossarl Valley, which brought with it a general economic upswing.
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