…. In remembrance of Antonia Thurner
In the years around 1930 when our Guesthouse Thurner was built, Antonia and Hans Thurner chose the most beautiful spot in the small village of Bruck for its location.
Situated on a small south-facing slope in the centre of the village, the guesthouse enjoys its peaceful, wonderful and sunny location, surrounded by lush meadows and orchards.
With the opening of the Großglockner High Alpine Road Bruck became known as the starting point in this mountain area and soon became a very popular holiday resort.
Guests came from all over Austria as well as from Germany, Holland etc, to enjoy their „summer retreat“- as it was then called – in the mountains. Over many years you could find VIP’s and leading politicians from the Austrian capital Vienna spending their time with the ambitious and enthusiastic landlady Antonia.
In the following years their son Fritz followed in his parents’ footsteps and together with his wife Gertraud built the guesthouse “Weißes Rößl”, (The White Horse) named after a former coaching inn where a change of horses was possible. At that time rooms with running water were the best that could be offered as the ultimate comfort, modern bathrooms were still classed as the utter future!
Due to the rise in popularity of air travel together with the continual rise in the numbers of skiers the local tourist trade soon became more important in winter than in the summer months.
In the meantime the European Sport area is counted as one of the best skiing regions in Austria. Snow cannons – above all the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn – guarantee 100% of certain snow and skiing conditions.
In the third generation Elfi and Christine – the granddaughters of Antonia Thurner – have taken over the management of the guesthouses.
The inn was re-designed as a guesthouse with holiday apartments, whereby the generously sized, sunny apartments never fail to astonish our guests when they see the amount of comfort our holiday homes offer. It is our aim to offer families and groups a comfortable and well-kept holiday home at the best possible price/service conditions.